NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TheStreet (NASDAQ:TST) today announced Alex Pottmeyer as the winner of "The Next Great StockPickr" competition which was held for the first time in April. Pottmeyer is a rising sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh where he plans to study finance. His winning video focused on Apache Corporation.
"The Next Great StockPickr" competition invites college and graduate students to submit a one-minute video presenting and analyzing a stock they believe will show the most gains that year. Entries were submitted online and the winning video was selected by TheStreet's founder and chief markets commentator, Jim Cramer, and his research team.
"Alex's video submission on Apache was the perfect combination of a well-thought out thesis along with enthusiasm and energy. I was so impressed with Alex's work that I asked him to write a piece about how he found Apache and to help us get more young people involved in investing. He's terrific," said Mr. Cramer. "He represents the next generation of stock pickers—I've always said it's important for young people to start investing in companies early on. The benefits can really contribute in big ways to their long-term individual wealth."Pottmeyer won an all-expenses paid trip to New York City to visit TheStreet's offices and meet with Cramer and his investment team in person. He also spent time at the New York Stock Exchange on the set of CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" and taped his own video at TheStreet's studio. In additional he received a one-year free subscription to The Chairman's Club, which encompasses TheStreet's full-suite of premium services to help investors grow their wealth and The Deal Pipeline, The Deal's transaction information service reporting on the deal economy. "Winning this competition and meeting with Jim Cramer was a dream come true," said Alex Pottmeyer, "The Next Great StockPickr" winner. "I feel like I walked away from our meeting with a lot of ideas I can take with me and incorporate into my current studies and future plans in finance and stock picking." For more about Alex Pottmeyer, check out the video of his visit to New York online. The second "Next Great StockPickr" competition is set to launch in September. For more information about TheStreet, visit www.t.st. About TheStreetTheStreet, Inc. is the leading independent digital financial media company providing business and financial news, investing ideas and analysis to personal and institutional investors worldwide. The Company's portfolio of business and personal finance brands includes: TheStreet, RealMoney, RealMoney Pro, Stockpickr, Action Alerts PLUS, Options Profits, MainStreet and RateWatch. To learn more, visit www.thestreet.com. The Deal, the Company's institutional business, provides intraday coverage of mergers and acquisitions and all other changes in corporate control. To learn more, visit www.thedeal.com. CONTACT: Emily Schneider 212.321.5521 Emily.Schneider@thestreet.com SOURCE TheStreet