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Baruch Student Takes Fifth Place
Out of 11,000 Entrants
In Valuation Competition

Levy Rozman makes his pitch for buying shares of cruise line

Levy Rozman makes his pitch for buying shares of cruise line


NEW YORK, NY- June 16, 2015 -- Baruch College student Levy Rozman ‘17 outperformed more than 11,000 competitors to place fifth place in the annual HOLT Valuation Challenge, sponsored by Credit Suisse.

Rozman, who is a statistics & quantitative modeling major in the Zicklin School of Business, also led a contingent of 75 Baruch students in claiming fifth place for the College, out of 340 colleges and universities in 60 countries. Baruch’s showing was the best among all American institutions.

Competitors in the contest created 2.5 minute videos urging the judges to consider investing in a particular stock. Rozman made a case for cruise line operator Carnival Corporation (CCL), arguing that “superb marketing and corporate management,” combined with an expanding market of retiring baby boomers and other first-time cruise passengers, will enable the industry leader to reverse a recent trend toward lower growth and margins.

Rozman set a two-year price target of 47 for CCL, which had been trading around 39 when he recorded his video as a sophomore last year. In early June 2015, the stock has traded in a range of 46-48.

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