The screen below from Finviz is filtered for a PEG less than 1, P/B less than 1, P/FCF less than 5, and EPS growth next year greater than 25%.
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P/S = Price/Sales
P/B = Price/Book
P/C = Price/Cash
P/FCF = Price/Free Cash Flow
EPS next Y = EPS growth next year
EPS past 5Y = EPS growth last 5 years
Insider Trans = Insider Transactions
Sales Q/Q = Sales growth quarter over quarter
ROA = Return on assets
ROE = Return on equity
Curr R = Current Ratio, which, per Wikipedia, “measures whether or not a firm has enough resources to pay its debts over the next 12 months.” A ratio of 1.25 means that “for every dollar the company owes it has $1.25 available in current assets.”
Quick R = Quick Ratio
Gross M = Gross Margin
Oper M = Operating Margin
Profit M = Profit Margin
American International Group (NYSE:AIG) – My take: Strong Buy
The troubled insurer has sold assets to repay its government bailout. Revenue/share is $111, about three times its share price. Debt is slightly higher than cash, but with a high free-cash flow and EPS growth rate, debt will continue to shrink. The charts show that the only other time the technicals were at the same level in the last year, as shown by the vertical purple line, resulted in the price soaring.
Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) – My take: Moderate Buy
The British bank is one of the best banks in Britain in terms of financial satiability and profitability. Its trailing PE is lower that top competitors Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE:DB) and HSBC Holdings plc (HBC). The 3.3% dividend yield is less than the 4.4% yield from HBC but greater than 1.1% yield from DB. The charts show two points, indicated by the vertical purple lines, where the technicals were at similar levels and the price rose afterward.
China Integrated Energy (OTCPK:CBEH) – My take: Moderate Buy
The wholesale oil and biodiesel distributor in China owned 12 gas stations as of March 2010. It has the best quarter over quarter growth compared to top competitors China Petroleum & Chemical (NYSE:SNP), PetroChina (NYSE:PTR), and Gushan Environmental Energy (NYSE:GU). Revenue per share is $12.55 vs. current price of $5.00. The charts show two points, indicated by the vertical purple lines, where the technicals were at similar levels and the price rose afterward.
China Education Alliance (CEU) – My take: Hold
The online education and training site in China offers online tutoring material as well as training and class material. The company has no debt and $1.43 in revenue per share vs. current price of $1.79. Yahoo technicals were not working, so I provide a chart from Finviz. Price falling below trend line is not good news.
Hallmark Financial Services (NASDAQ:HALL) – My take: Hold
The casualty/property insurance underwriter is trading for a slightly higher P/S and PEG than top competitor Hartford Financial Services Group (NYSE:HIG). There is no point where all four technicals were in the same level as they are currently. However, the two vertical red lines show two points where three of the four technicals were in similar levels and the price declined afterwards.
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (NYSE:MTU) – My take: Strong Buy
The Japanese bank, one of the largest based on assets, was hit hard, with all Japanese stocks, by the earthquake and tsunami disaster. But it is likely to bounce back. If not, downside is limited, considering that it has revenue per share of $3.38 vs. current price of $4.53. The vertical purple line shows the only point in the past year where the three of the four technicals were at similar levels. The price soared afterwards.
PartnerRe (NYSE:PRE) – My take: Hold
The reinsurer will get hit from the quake but will likely bounce back. Downside is limited, considering that it has revenue per share of $76.28 vs. current price of $72.92. The vertical purple line shows the only point in the past year where the three of the four technicals were at similar levels. The price soared afterwards.
All technicals are from Yahoo Finance.
Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.