Category Archives: Past Performance Tracking

Performance tracking of stock picks and 3rd-party assessments of our research.

How Accounting Adjustments Contribute to Alpha Generation

New Constructs’ proprietary forensic accounting research empowers investors to identify alpha-generating investment ideas more efficiently than traditional manual approaches. This report highlights investment ideas based on insights our research technology automatically provides on a firm’s true return on invested capital (ROIC) and economic earnings.

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Position Update: Knoll, Inc. (KNL)

While our original thesis has proven too optimistic in the short run due to the industry slowdown, we believe KNL remains best positioned to benefit from the expected improvement in 2H17 industry trends.

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Position Update: Tenneco Inc. (TEN)

TEN was downgraded to Neutral by our rating system on 8/10/17. Despite the downgrade, we are maintaining our Long recommendation due to expectations for a 2H17 margin recovery and the stock’s low valuation.

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Fatten Your Nest Egg with Sanderson Farms

The stock’s of chicken producers have been on a tear this year. We selected Sanderson Farms (SAFM) and Pilgrim’s Pride (PPC) as Long Ideas in mid-2015, but we are honing in our focus on SAFM as the best way to play growing chicken demand.

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Closing Danger Zone Pick: VirnetX Holding Corp (VHC)

While business prospects still hinge upon patent infringement rulings, the significantly lower valuation no longer presents the unbalanced risk/reward it once did.

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Closing Danger Zone Pick: Verifone Systems (PAY)

While fundamental issues remain, such as a bottom-quintile ROIC and a challenging competitive landscape, we are inclined to take profits.

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Closing Danger Zone Pick: Shutterstock (SSTK)

The significant reduction in stock price and embedded market expectations diminishes the downside risk and we are closing the position.

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Closing Danger Zone Pick: Celadon Group (CGI)

The significant reduction in stock price and embedded market expectations diminishes the downside risk and we are closing the position.

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Model Portfolio Outperformance Through 2Q17

Our model portfolios offer clients multiple strategies to outperform in good and bad markets. See the performance of these model portfolios through 2Q17.

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Position Close Update: MDLZ, PRGO, ORCL & VZ

Our Long Idea and Danger Zone research reports are part of an ongoing effort to identify hidden gems in the market and help clients avoid portfolio blowups. In this Position Update report, we are closing out two Long Ideas and two Danger Zone picks previously published on the Research Blog.

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Closing Danger Zone Pick: Zoe’s Kitchen (ZOES) After 43% Gain

We think the downside risk in Zoe’s Kitchen (ZOES) is diminished and are closing this position.

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Position Update: Long Idea and Danger Zone Research

We provide a synopsis on the current state of all Long Idea and Danger Zone research published to date.

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Danger Zone Update: Pandora Media (P)

Danger Zone Pick, Pandora Media, down 18% since publish date (S&P up 1% over same time), recently announced it is looking into “strategic alternatives, including a possible sale.” Accordingly, we think the downside risk here is diminished and are closing this position.

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Model Portfolio Outperformance Through 1Q17

Our model portfolios offer clients multiple strategies to outperform in good and bad markets. See the performance of these model portfolios through 1Q17.

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Our Model Portfolios Outperform & Protect Investors In 2016

Through 2016, we delivered stock picks that, by and large, outperformed their benchmarks and major indexes and helped protect from blowups.

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Top Stocks & Model Portfolios From 2016

Our Long Idea reports aim to identify those firms that the market has overlooked and that when analyzed beyond standard metrics, are significantly undervalued. In addition to individual Long Ideas, we provide Model Portfolios that provide well-screened lists of companies based on specific criteria

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Danger Zone: Highlights & Lowlights of 2016

Our Danger Zone reports aim to identify those firms that, when looking below the surface, have struggling businesses and highly overvalued stock prices. However, the thesis does not always play out as we expect and, at times, the stock continues garnering investor interest and only grows more overvalued.

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Proof Is In Performance Through 3Q16

Through 3Q16, we delivered stock picks that, by and large, outperformed their benchmarks and major indexes and helped protect from blowups.

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Proof Is In Performance Through 2Q16

Especially when it came to short strategies through 2Q16, we delivered stock picks that, by and large, outperformed their benchmarks and major indexes and helped protect from blowups.

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New Constructs Strategies Outperform In 1Q16

Especially when it came to long strategies through 1Q16, we delivered stock picks that, by and large, outperformed their benchmarks and major indexes for our subscribers.

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