Mays Business School at Texas A&M University won second place at a Seeking Alpha national stock pitch competition in New York City in March, coming out ahead of teams from Columbia, Carnegie Mellon, Georgetown and the University of Texas at Austin.

Seeking Alpha Stock Pitch-2Along with teams from 14 other universities, Mays Business School finance majors Joshua Kim ’17, Blake Shirk ’16 and Brandon Shirk ’16 and graduate student Thomason Waldo ’14 submitted their stock pitch to a panel of expert judges, which included editors from Seeking Alpha, Goldman Sachs equity research analysts and hedge funds professionals.

The Texas A&M students’ pitch analyzed, Inc. “The judges and contestants were openly impressed with the quality of presentations from the Texas teams,” Kim said.

Seeking Alpha is a crowd-sourced website for financial markets and also partners with universities around the world to bring stock pitch competitions to college campuses.