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  • Chevron's Latest Data And Transportation Stocks Ranked And Rated

    Valuation Watch: Overvalued stocks now make up 44.17% of our stocks assigned a valuation and 13.93% of those equities are calculated to be overvalued by 20% or more. Seven sectors are calculated to be overvalued--with three at or near double digits.

    ValuEngine Index Overview

     

     

     

     

     

    IndexWeek OpenFriday PMChange% ChangeYTD
    DJIA17668.1117323.37-344.74-1.95%-2.85%
    NASDAQ4752.364678.84-73.52-1.55%-1.00%
    RUSSELL 20001188.931175.88-13.05-1.10%-2.49%
    S&P 5002050.422010.16-40.26-1.96%-3.02%

     

    ValuEngine Market Overview

     

     

     

     

     

    Summary of VE Stock Universe
    Stocks Undervalued55.83%
    Stocks Overvalued44.17%
    Stocks Undervalued by 20%24.04%
    Stocks Overvalued by 20%13.93%

     

    ValuEngine Sector Overview

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SectorChangeMTDYTDValuationLast 12-MReturnP/E Ratio
    Aerospace0.49%1.24%1.24%11.49% overvalued-0.20%20.55
    Medical1.11%2.33%2.33%8.09% overvalued4.09%31.06
    Retail-Wholesale0.62%-2.15%-2.15%7.77% overvalued4.95%27.27
    Consumer Staples0.51%0.81%0.81%4.90% overvalued6.20%24.69
    Utilities0.76%-0.39%-0.39%3.13% overvalued11.05%22.42
    Multi-Sector Conglomerates0.50%0.68%0.68%0.73% overvalued2.10%20.27
    Computer and Technology0.61%-1.08%0.22%0.59% overvalued-2.86%30.24
    Consumer Discretionary0.72%-1.77%-1.77%0.57% undervalued-4.31%26.08
    Business Services0.78%-0.99%-0.99%2.90% undervalued0.87%24.51
    Finance0.49%-1.93%-1.93%3.32% undervalued3.83%17.36
    Transportation0.29%-1.96%-1.96%7.69% undervalued4.93%19.82
    Industrial Products0.87%-2.88%-2.88%10.57% undervalued-9.22%19.35
    Auto-Tires-Trucks0.39%-0.65%-0.65%11.11% undervalued-4.11%14.99
    Construction1.13%-2.31%-2.31%11.54% undervalued-5.23%23.83
    Basic Materials-0.41%-1.07%-1.09%12.08% undervalued-18.77%23.41
    Oils-Energy-0.44%-6.20%-6.20%25.46% undervalued-31.68%18.92

    ValuEngine Newsletters Latest Results

     

     

     

     

     

    VE NewsletterCurrent ResultsBenchmark*Last Month TotalBenchmark*Since InceptionBenchmark*
    Forecast MNS3.84-1.0112.545.0986.4929.54
    Dividend Stock-2.20-1.35-4.40-2.9214.1830.74
    Small Cap Stock-0.28-2.13-0.63-0.0923.7451.41
    View-2.96-0.373.032.50119.8282.18

    *NOTE: Benchmark for Forecast MNS for last month and inception is the MLSAX Long/Short Fund. Benchmark for Small Cap is the Russell 2000 Small Cap Index (RUT). Benchmark for current month Forecast MNS and VE View and VE Dividend for all timeframes is the S&P500.

    Free Download for Readers

    As a bonus to our Free Weekly Newsletter subscribers,
    we are offering a FREE DOWNLOAD of one of our Stock Reports

    Chevron (NYSE:CVX) is the fifth-largest integrated energy company in the world. Headquartered in San Ramon, California, and conducting business in approximately 180 countries, this highly competitive corporation is engaged in every aspect of the oil and natural gas industry, including exploration and production; refining, marketing and transportation; chemicals manufacturing and sales; and power generation.

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    ValuEngine continues its HOLD recommendation on CHEVRON CORP for 2015-01-29. Based on the information we have gathered and our resulting research, we feel that CHEVRON CORP has the probability to ROUGHLY MATCH average market performance for the next year. The company exhibits ATTRACTIVE Company Size but UNATTRACTIVE Earnings Growth Rate.

    Below is today's data on Chevron:


     

     

     

     

     

     

    ValuEngine Forecast
     Target
    Price*
    Expected
    Return
    1-Month103.510.49%
    3-Month105.062.00%
    6-Month105.222.16%
    1-Year109.115.94%
    2-Year100.76-2.17%
    3-Year105.612.53%

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Valuation & Rankings
    Valuation6.84% undervaluedValuation Rank(?) 58
    1-M Forecast Return0.49%1-M Forecast Return Rank 84
    12-M Return-11.21%Momentum Rank(?) 38
    Sharpe Ratio0.40Sharpe Ratio Rank(?) 72
    5-Y Avg Annual Return7.53%5-Y Avg Annual Rtn Rank 64
    Volatility19.04%Volatility Rank(?) 84
    Expected EPS Growth-60.14%EPSGrowth Rank(?) 5
    Market Cap (billions)195.59Size Rank 100
    Trailing P/E Ratio10.34Trailing P/E Rank(?) 90
    Forward P/E Ratio25.94Forward P/E Ratio Rank 18
    PEG Ration/aPEG Ratio Rank n/a
    Price/Sales0.88Price/Sales Rank(?) 71
    Market/Book1.28Market/Book Rank(?) 68
    Beta1.14Beta Rank 44
    Alpha-0.23Alpha Rank 33

    As a bonus to our Newsletter readers,
    we are offering a FREE DOWNLOAD of one of our Stock Reports

    Read our Complete Detailed Valuation Report on Chevron HERE.

    Sector Talk--Transportation

    Below, we present the latest data on Transportation stocks from our Institutional software package (Pending:VEI). Top five lists are provided for each category. We applied some basic liquidity criteria--share price greater than $3 and average daily volume in excess of 100k shares.

    Please Click Here to Download a FREE Demo of ValuEngine's Professional VEI Software Package.

    Top-Five Transportation Stocks--Short-Term Forecast Returns

     

     

     

     

     

     

    TickerNameMkt PriceValuation(%)Last 12-M Retn(%)
    TNKTEEKAY TANKERS5.47-45.8356.73
    GBXGREENBRIER COS53.81-18.0350.35
    TRNTRINITY INDS IN27.07-39.18-5.51
    AALAMER AIRLINES52.244.1258.4
    ARIIAMER RAILCAR52.19-14.9310.5

    Top-Five Transportation Stocks--Long-Term Forecast Returns

     

     

     

     

     

     

    TickerNameMkt PriceValuation(%)Last 12-M Retn(%)
    TNKTEEKAY TANKERS5.47-45.8356.73
    GBXGREENBRIER COS53.81-18.0350.35
    TRNTRINITY INDS IN27.07-39.18-5.51
    AALAMER AIRLINES52.244.1258.4
    ARIIAMER RAILCAR52.19-14.9310.5

    Top-Five Transportation Stocks--Composite Score

     

     

     

     

     

     

    TickerNameMkt PriceValuation(%)Last 12-M Retn(%)
    AALAMER AIRLINES52.244.1258.4
    RYAAYRYANAIR HLDGS68.27-16.5142.26
    GBXGREENBRIER COS53.81-18.0350.35
    TRNTRINITY INDS IN27.07-39.18-5.51
    TNKTEEKAY TANKERS5.47-45.8356.73

    Top-Five Transportation Stocks--Most Overvalued

     

     

     

     

     

     

    TickerNameMkt PriceValuation(%)Last 12-M Retn(%)
    YRCWYRC WORLDWD INC15.94300-27.18
    XPOXPO LOGISTICS38.2554.9447.34
    RLGTRADIANT LOGIST4.9353.7974.82
    HAHAWAIIAN HLDGS26.6243.67162.27
    JBLUJETBLUE AIRWAYS17.1638.9101.82
    Feb 02 12:51 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Apple Posts Most Profitable Quarter In History

    VALUATION WATCH: Overvalued stocks now make up 53.66% of our stocks assigned a valuation and 14.73% of those equities are calculated to be overvalued by 20% or more. Eight sectors are calculated to be overvalued--with three at or near double digits.

    Kiss the Cook
    --Apple Posts Most Profitable Quarter in History

    Apple Inc. is engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players. The Company's products and services include iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod, Apple TV, a portfolio of consumer and professional software applications, the iOS and Mac OS X operating systems, iCloud, and a range of accessory, service and support offerings. It sells its products worldwide through its online stores, its retail stores, its direct sales force, third-party wholesalers, and resellers. Apple Inc. is headquartered in Cupertino, California.

    There were a lot of questions about Apple's future following the death of founder and CEO Steve Jobs, but replacement Tim Cook did a lot to bury doubts once and for all with the most recent earnings report. Apple posted the greatest profit of any company in history yesterday. The Company posted record quarterly revenue of $74.6 billion and record quarterly net profit of $18 billion, or $3.06 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $57.6 billion and net profit of $13.1 billion, or $2.07 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.9 percent compared to 37.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 65 percent of the quarter's revenue.

    The tech juggernaut's profit of $18 billion dollars handily beat the @ $16 billion prior record posted by Exxon/Mobil back in 2012. The latest iPhones led to the staggering number, with 74.5 MILLION of the devices sold for the quarter. The company's cash reserves now approach $180 BILLION. That's enough cash to buy major competitors outright--if they wanted.

    Buyers purchased large quantities of the bigger, more expensive, and more profitable iPhone 6 Plus, and that really boosted the company's bottom line. Sales of iPads were less impressive, but that didn't matter due to the huge demand for the latest iPhone models during the Christmas season. Analysts note that the phones were also wildly popular in China, a fact which bodes well for the future. Since the death of Steve Jobs, Cook has essentially increased quarterly profits 300%. He has also helped the company by getting rid of management figures who were apostles of Jobs, but perhaps not as effective as they should have been.

    ValuEngine continues its BUY recommendation on APPLE INC for 2015-01-27. Based on the information we have gathered and our resulting research, we feel that APPLE INC has the probability to OUTPERFORM average market performance for the next year. The company exhibits ATTRACTIVE Company Size and Sharpe Ratio.

    As a bonus to our Newsletter readers,
    we are offering a FREE DOWNLOAD of one of our Stock Reports

    Read our Complete Detailed Valuation Report on Apple HERE.

    Below is today's data on AAPL:


     






    ValuEngine Forecast
     Target
    Price*
    Expected
    Return
    1-Month109.720.53%
    3-Month110.671.40%
    6-Month111.862.49%
    1-Year116.146.42%
    2-Year132.1821.11%
    3-Year69.42-36.39%

     















    Valuation & Rankings
    Valuation8.21% overvaluedValuation Rank(?) 32
    1-M Forecast Return0.53%1-M Forecast Return Rank 86
    12-M Return38.78%Momentum Rank(?) 89
    Sharpe Ratio1.04Sharpe Ratio Rank(?) 96
    5-Y Avg Annual Return25.98%5-Y Avg Annual Rtn Rank 93
    Volatility25.02%Volatility Rank(?) 72
    Expected EPS Growth17.53%EPSGrowth Rank(?) 52
    Market Cap (billions)640.09Size Rank 100
    Trailing P/E Ratio15.68Trailing P/E Rank(?) 73
    Forward P/E Ratio13.34Forward P/E Ratio Rank 67
    PEG Ratio0.89PEG Ratio Rank 47
    Price/Sales3.50Price/Sales Rank(?) 27
    Market/Book6.23Market/Book Rank(?) 20
    Beta0.89Beta Rank 58
    Alpha0.22Alpha Rank 88

    Jan 28 3:27 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Latest On APPLE And A Look At Top-5 Rated Energy Stocks

    Valuation Watch: Overvalued stocks now make up 50.04% of our stocks assigned a valuation and 15.32% of those equities are calculated to be overvalued by 20% or more. Eleven sectors are calculated to be overvalued--with one sector at double digits.

    ValuEngine Index Overview

     

     

     

     

     

    IndexWeek OpenFriday PMChange% ChangeYTD
    DJIA17821.317728.8-92.5-0.52%6.95%
    NASDAQ4700.344695.54-4.8-0.10%12.43%
    RUSSELL 20001192.361183.71-8.65-0.73%1.73%
    S&P 5002054.442043.19-11.25-0.55%10.54%

     

    ValuEngine Market Overview

     

     

     

     

     

    Summary of VE Stock Universe
    Stocks Undervalued49.96%
    Stocks Overvalued50.04%
    Stocks Undervalued by 20%20.7%
    Stocks Overvalued by 20%15.32%

     

    ValuEngine Sector Overview

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SectorChangeMTDYTDValuationLast 12-MReturnP/E Ratio
    Aerospace0.94%-1.25%-1.25%11.13% overvalued-1.54%20.45
    Retail-Wholesale1.31%0.30%0.30%7.86% overvalued0.73%26.82
    Medical1.52%1.93%1.93%7.32% overvalued7.98%29.95
    Consumer Staples1.27%-0.30%-0.30%5.30% overvalued2.81%24.84
    Utilities1.11%-1.66%-1.66%2.70% overvalued7.18%20.98
    Multi-Sector Conglomerates1.06%-1.05%-1.05%2.35% overvalued1.10%20.46
    Computer and Technology1.48%-0.40%0.89%2.00% overvalued-2.62%30.65
    Consumer Discretionary1.02%-1.08%-1.08%1.48% overvalued-3.88%27.07
    Finance0.65%-0.42%-0.42%0.10% overvalued2.28%17.69
    Business Services1.23%-1.05%-1.05%0.96% undervalued0.83%24.74
    Transportation1.58%-1.16%-1.16%5.21% undervalued2.65%19.46
    Auto-Tires-Trucks1.27%-0.89%-0.89%7.35% undervalued-4.90%15.40
    Industrial Products1.17%-1.64%-1.64%7.76% undervalued-8.86%19.63
    Construction1.26%-1.01%-1.01%8.33% undervalued-2.33%25.94
    Basic Materials0.78%0.30%0.28%12.13% undervalued-12.60%22.94
    Oils-Energy1.54%-3.75%-3.75%26.44% undervalued-29.76%19.03

    Free Download for Readers

    As a bonus to our Free Weekly Newsletter subscribers,
    we are offering a FREE DOWNLOAD of one of our Stock Reports

    Apple Inc. is engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players. The Company's products and services include iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod, Apple TV, a portfolio of consumer and professional software applications, the iOS and Mac OS X operating systems, iCloud, and a range of accessory, service and support offerings. It sells its products worldwide through its online stores, its retail stores, its direct sales force, third-party wholesalers, and resellers. Apple Inc. is headquartered in Cupertino, California.

    ValuEngine continues its BUY recommendation on APPLE INC for 2015-01-08. Based on the information we have gathered and our resulting research, we feel that APPLE INC has the probability to OUTPERFORM average market performance for the next year. The company exhibits ATTRACTIVE Company Size and Sharpe Ratio.

    Below is today's data on Apple:


     






    ValuEngine Forecast
     Target
    Price*
    Expected
    Return
    1-Month112.340.40%
    3-Month113.000.99%
    6-Month113.941.83%
    1-Year117.304.83%
    2-Year139.2224.43%
    3-Year67.20-39.94%

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Valuation & Rankings
    Valuation13.15% overvaluedValuation Rank(?) 25
    1-M Forecast Return0.40%1-M Forecast Return Rank 80
    12-M Return44.12%Momentum Rank(?) 92
    Sharpe Ratio1.04Sharpe Ratio Rank(?) 96
    5-Y Avg Annual Return25.98%5-Y Avg Annual Rtn Rank 93
    Volatility25.02%Volatility Rank(?) 72
    Expected EPS Growth17.92%EPSGrowth Rank(?) 51
    Market Cap (billions)656.22Size Rank 100
    Trailing P/E Ratio16.17Trailing P/E Rank(?) 72
    Forward P/E Ratio13.71Forward P/E Ratio Rank 63
    PEG Ratio0.90PEG Ratio Rank 46
    Price/Sales3.59Price/Sales Rank(?) 27
    Market/Book6.38Market/Book Rank(?) 20
    Beta0.89Beta Rank 58
    Alpha0.22Alpha Rank 88

    As a bonus to our Newsletter readers,
    we are offering a FREE DOWNLOAD of one of our Stock Reports

    Read our Complete Detailed Valuation Report on Apple HERE.

    Sector Talk--Oils/Energy

    Below, we present the latest data on Oils/Energy stocks from our Institutional software package (Pending:VEI). Top five lists are provided for each category. We applied some basic liquidity criteria--share price greater than $3 and average daily volume in excess of 100k shares.

    Top-Five Oils/Energy Stocks--Short-Term Forecast Returns

     

     

     

     

     

     

    TickerNameMkt PriceValuation(%)Last 12-M Retn(%)
    PEIXPAC ETHANOL INC9N/A63.64
    PTRPETROCHINA ADR114.23-20.349.85
    ARLPALLIANCE RES41.75-12.418.99
    EMESEMERGE ENRG SVC51.27N/A15.73
    SNPCHINA PETRO&CHM81.52-7.916.94

    Top-Five Oils/Energy Stocks--Long-Term Forecast Returns

     

     

     

     

     

     

    TickerNameMkt PriceValuation(%)Last 12-M Retn(%)
    PEIXPAC ETHANOL INC9N/A63.64
    PTRPETROCHINA ADR114.23-20.349.85
    ARLPALLIANCE RES41.75-12.418.99
    EMESEMERGE ENRG SVC51.27N/A15.73
    SNPCHINA PETRO&CHM81.52-7.916.94

    Top-Five Oils/Energy Stocks--Composite Score

     

     

     

     

     

     

    TickerNameMkt PriceValuation(%)Last 12-M Retn(%)
    PTRPETROCHINA ADR114.23-20.349.85
    SNPCHINA PETRO&CHM81.52-7.916.94
    ARLPALLIANCE RES41.75-12.418.99
    CNQCDN NTRL RSRCS27.94-31.51-14.45
    RDS.AROYAL DTCH SH-A65.04-13.12-7.63

    Top-Five Oils/Energy Stocks--Most Overvalued

     

     

     

     

     

     

    TickerNameMkt PriceValuation(%)Last 12-M Retn(%)
    WLLWHITING PETROLM30.95190.61-47.62
    MURMURPHY OIL48.5761.99-22.77
    POWRPOWERSECURE INT10.9750.4-41.93
    CVICVR ENERGY INC39.5547.45-4.93
    FFFUTUREFUEL CORP12.3440.82-22.63
    Jan 14 3:05 PM | Link | Comment!
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