NEW YORK, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TheStreet (NASDAQ: TST) and the University of Dayton's RISE 14 student investment conference today announced Nathan Hauge as the grand prize winner of the "Next Great StockPickr" competition. Hauge, from London, Ohio, is currently a senior at the University of Dayton and will graduate this spring. His winning video talked about Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN). Runners up for the competition included Sumant Chittiprolu from Ohio State University, Brian Ross from the University of California Fullerton, Jason Sigmon from the University of South Carolina and Kevin Wivell from Bentley University.
"The Next Great StockPickr" competition invited college and graduate students to submit a one-minute video presenting and analyzing a stock they believed would show the most gains in the coming year. Entries were posted to TheStreet's Facebook page and finalists were selected based on the number of "likes" the video received. Jim Cramer, TheStreet's founder and chief markets commentator, and his investment team then selected Nathan Hauge as the grand prize winner from this group of finalists.
"In order to reap the long-term benefits of a good investment, people need to learn about the stock market at a young age, and that's what our competition encouraged students to do," said Mr. Cramer. "Nathan's video demonstrated a smart assessment of a stock by highlighting important industry trends, evaluating the different drivers for each segment of the company and importantly, considering the shareholder return focus."
Hauge will receive a trip to New York City to meet Mr. Cramer at TheStreet's headquarters on Wall Street this summer, in addition to a one-year subscription to The Chairman's Club, which encompasses TheStreet's full suite of premium services plus access to The Deal Pipeline, The Deal's transaction information service reporting on the deal economy. Hauge and all finalists will be awarded a trip to RISE, the largest student investment conference in the world.
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