NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- I'm in New York this week, attending the 9th Annual New York Value Investing Congress, which I consider to be a can't miss event. As usual, I walked away from day 1 with a few interesting ideas, and some homework.John Mirshekari, co-portfolio manager of Fidelity Low-Priced Stock (FLPSX), who specializes in industrial names, made an interesting case for engineering name URS (URS). The company has made some rather expensive acquisitions over the years, but Mirshekari believes that there is change in the air at URS. Last Friday, the company pledged to return at least $500 million to shareholders in 2014 and 2015, which he sees as a positive. Mirshekari believes that URS could be worth $98 a share in two years, more than 80% above current levels.
Legendary value investor Mark Boyar presented the case for Madison Square Garden (MSG), an asset rich name which owns among other assets, The New York Knicks, New York Rangers, Madison Square Property and associated air rights. The stock has pulled back recently from the $62 range to $55, and Boyar was critical of the $125 million deal the company recently announced for a 50% stake in the artist management business of Eagles manager Irving Azoff. Boyar believes that MSG could be taken private by the Dolan family, which controls nearly 70% of the company's voting rights. MSG data by YCharts