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U of Maryland's Undergrad Fund Earns 'Street Cred'

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As of Nov. 7, the fund was made up of 94% stocks (composed of about 28 individual companies) and 6% cash, and was beating the S&P 500 by 0.92% (since the fund's inception on Oct. 26, 2006).

At each fund meeting, one of the student analysts presents a stock to all of the fund members for consideration.

With so much of the fund invested in individual stocks, what are these student money-runners' most notable stock picks?

The Senbet Fund's five biggest stock holdings:

1. CVS Caremark (CVS)
2. Coca-Cola (KO)
3. Apple (AAPL)
4. CONSOL Energy (CNX)
5. General Electric (GE)

The Senbet Fund's five best stock performers:

1. Apple (AAPL)
2. CONSOL Energy (CNX)
3. McDonald's (MCD)
4. Air Products & Chemicals (APD)
5. Chesapeake Energy (CBK)

The Senbet Fund Checks HealthSpring's Pulse

The latest company presented to the Senbet Fund's members was HealthSpring (HS), a managed care organization that provides healthcare services to qualifying Medicare subscribers in five states. Arkady Gelman, the fund's healthcare analyst presented HealthSpring as a buy.

But the buy recommendation wasn't based on a gut feeling. Much of it was based on a very impressive discounted cash flow analysis that puts HealthSpring's projected share price well above its recent sub-$20 trading range .

Gelman's argument focused on the idea that HealthSpring's potential for growth and small market cap would provide a nice bit of diversification for the fund's healthcare positions.

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