We are August’s #6 ranked stock picker in Healthcare per SumZero Rankings. SumZero is a highly exclusive buy-side only community with over 16,000 pre-screened professional portfolio managers.

Below are some of our best picks, which utilize the superior core earnings[1] and Earnings Distortion research featured by the HBS & MIT Sloan Paper, “Core Earnings: New Data and Evidence”.

We give members of New Constructs access to these ideas, as we do all research, before we post them to SumZero. 

Long Calls

  1. Williams Sonoma (WSM) – up 89% since publishing in September 2016
  2. D.R. Horton (DHI) – up 61% since publishing in April 2020
  3. Target (TGT) – up 51% since publishing in June 2019
  4. Amgen Inc. (AMGN) – up 48% since publishing in May 2017
  5. HCA Healthcare (HCA) – up 35% since publishing in June 2020

Short Calls

  1. Overstock.com (OSTK) – down 69% when position closed in March 2020
  2. TrueCar Inc. (TRUE) – down 67% when position closed in June 2019

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This article originally published on August 10, 2020.

Disclosure: David Trainer owns DHI and HCA. David Trainer, Kyle Guske II, and Matt Shuler receive no compensation to write about any specific stock, style, or theme.

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[1] Our core earnings are a superior measure of profits, as demonstrated in Core Earnings: New Data & Evidence a paper by professors at Harvard Business School (HBS) & MIT Sloan. The paper empirically shows that our data is superior to “Operating Income After Depreciation” and “Income Before Special Items” from Compustat, owned by S&P Global (SPGI).

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