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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”.

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  1. KLA Tencor (KLAC) – long – up 86% since publishing in August 2017
  2. Overstock.com (OSTK) – short – down 69% when position closed in March 2020
  3. TrueCar Inc. (TRUE) – short – down 67% when position closed in June 2019
  4. Amgen Inc. (AMGN) – long – up 44% since publishing in May 2017
  5. Target (TGT) – long – up 33% since publishing in June 2019

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This article originally published on May 8, 2020.

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[1] Our core earnings are a superior measure of profits, as demonstrated in 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 “Income Before Special Items” from Compustat, owned by S&P Global (SPGI).

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