Three Walker College of Business students have earned a top spot in the University of Georgia (UGA) Stock Pitch Competition finals.
Senior Finance and Banking majors Nathan Wiles, Christian Bear and Eric Hasenkopf, who are members of the Appalachian State University Bowden Investment Group, were selected through a pitch submission contest.
The students submitted an investment thesis pitching buy or sell recommendations on a stock. The focus company must have a minimum market capitalization of $500 MM and be a current member of the NYSE, NASDAQ, or Amex.
The submissions were judged on the strength of the thesis, the ability to clearly communicate the thesis, evidence of mispricing, the appropriateness and accuracy of valuation methodologies and the agreement between qualitative and quantitative analysis.
The top 12 teams were invited to the UGA campus to compete in the finals at UGA on March 19. The Stock Pitch Competition is hosted by UGA's Terry College of Business.