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  • Navios Drops Yet Again, Dry Bulk Carnage...

    VALUATION WATCH: Overvalued stocks now make up 61.83% of our stocks assigned a valuation and 21.71% of those equities are calculated to be overvalued by 20% or more. Fifteen sectors are calculated to be overvalued--three by double digits.

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    --Shipper Navios Marine Leads Short-Side of VE Market Neutral Newsletter

    Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. is a seaborne shipping and logistics company engaged in the transport and transshipment of drybulk commodities including iron ore, coal and grain. It operates in three segments: Drybulk Vessel Operations, Tanker Vessel Operations and Logistics Business. The Company also engages in operating ports and transfer station terminals and handles vessels, barges, and push boats, as well as operates upriver transport facilities in the Hidrovia region. Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. is headquartered in Piraeus, Greece.

    Navios Maritime has been on a decline of late, posting a new one-year yesterday and currently down more than 8% during today's market sell-off. It currently leads the way for our Forecast 16 Market Neutral subscribers. As a short-pick for this month's newsletter, the stock is down more than 20% as of yesterday's close.

    We keep an eye on dry-bulk shippers like Navios because they are considered a leading indicator of economic activity by many analysts. When dry-bulks boom it is good news, when they swoon it is bad because their cargo forms the basis of the global economy. YTD the Baltic Dry Index is down @50%.

    ValuEngine continues its STRONG SELL recommendation on Navios Maritime Holdings for 2014-09-24. Based on the information we have gathered and our resulting research, we feel that Navios Maritime Holdings has the probability to UNDERPERFORM average market performance for the next year. The company exhibits UNATTRACTIVE P/E Ratio and Momentum.

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

    Read our Complete Detailed Valuation Report on NM HERE.

    Below is today's data on NM:


     






    ValuEngine Forecast
     Target
    Price*
    Expected
    Return
    1-Month102.34-0.30%
    3-Month102.60-0.03%
    6-Month103.751.08%
    1-Year98.99-3.55%
    2-Year117.8914.86%
    3-Year62.39-39.21%

     















    Valuation & Rankings
    Valuation13.00% overvaluedValuation Rank(?) 34
    1-M Forecast Return-1.19%1-M Forecast Return Rank 3
    12-M Return-10.99%Momentum Rank(?) 27
    Sharpe Ratio0.34Sharpe Ratio Rank(?) 66
    5-Y Avg Annual Return14.73%5-Y Avg Annual Rtn Rank 77
    Volatility43.00%Volatility Rank(?) 45
    Expected EPS Growth378.81%EPSGrowth Rank(?) 96
    Market Cap (billions)0.68Size Rank 61
    Trailing P/E Ration/aTrailing P/E Rank(?) 16
    Forward P/E Ratio5.91Forward P/E Ratio Rank 98
    PEG Ratio0.04PEG Ratio Rank 91
    Price/Sales1.30Price/Sales Rank(?) 61
    Market/Book0.80Market/Book Rank(?) 86
    Beta2.02Beta Rank 13
    Alpha0.03Alpha Rank 67

    Disclosure: The author has no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Sep 25 2:33 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Free Oracle Report Link And Basic Materials Stocks Rated From ValuEngine.com

    VALUATION WARNING: Our Valuation WARNING is back ON. Overvalued stocks now make up 68.08% of our stocks assigned a valuation and 27.27% of those equities are calculated to be overvalued by 20% or more. Fifteen sectors are calculated to be overvalued--seven by double digits.

    ValuEngine Index Overview

     

     

     

     

     

    IndexWeek OpenFriday AMChange% ChangeYTD
    DJIA16988.7617318329.241.94%4.47%
    NASDAQ4567.454598.3230.870.68%10.10%
    RUSSELL 20001159.981157.27-2.71-0.23%-0.55%
    S&P 5001986.042015.6229.581.49%9.05%

     

    ValuEngine Market Overview

     

     


     

    Summary of VE Stock Universe
    Stocks Undervalued31.92%
    Stocks Overvalued68.08%
    Stocks Undervalued by 20%9.92%
    Stocks Overvalued by 20%27.27%
    ValuEngine Sector Overview

     
















    SectorChangeMTDYTDValuationLast 12-MReturnP/E Ratio
    Consumer Staples0.50%-0.79%4.70%17.05% overvalued12.50%25.20
    Transportation0.05%1.10%8.91%16.69% overvalued22.75%21.09
    Computer and Technology0.25%-0.58%6.52%15.10% overvalued11.39%32.40
    Multi-Sector Conglomerates0.28%-0.72%4.13%14.57% overvalued10.51%21.96
    Medical0.09%-1.31%11.03%13.13% overvalued18.96%30.40
    Aerospace0.21%1.49%1.40%12.90% overvalued23.86%19.91
    Retail-Wholesale-0.31%-0.77%-3.39%11.28% overvalued2.96%24.58
    Finance0.25%-0.19%4.66%9.73% overvalued8.65%17.74
    Auto-Tires-Trucks0.27%-2.45%3.28%9.72% overvalued8.71%17.59
    Consumer Discretionary0.22%-1.47%-1.81%9.40% overvalued9.08%29.26
    Oils-Energy-0.54%-4.63%14.16%9.14% overvalued15.43%26.04
    Utilities0.27%-0.96%8.37%7.33% overvalued14.39%20.33
    Industrial Products-0.08%-1.51%-0.77%7.26% overvalued8.68%23.02
    Business Services0.52%-0.68%0.87%7.16% overvalued14.99%24.35
    Construction0.13%-1.89%1.06%6.49% overvalued10.63%25.02
    Basic Materials-0.13%-3.67%4.68%1.67% undervalued0.57%25.92

    Free Download for Readers

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    Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) is one of the world's leading suppliers of software for information management. The company develops, manufactures, markets and distributes computer software that helps corporations manage and grow their businesses. The company's software products can be categorized into two broad areas: Systems software and Internet business applications software.

    ValuEngine updated its recommendation from BUY to HOLD for ORACLE CORP on 2014-09-18. Based on the information we have gathered and our resulting research, we feel that ORACLE CORP has the probability to ROUGHLY MATCH average market performance for the next year. The company exhibits ATTRACTIVE Company Size but UNATTRACTIVE Book Market 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 Oracle HERE.

    Sector Talk--Basic Materials

    Below, we present the latest data on Basic Materials 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 Basic Materials Stocks--Short-Term Forecast Returns

     

     

     

     

     

     

    TickerNameMkt PriceValuation(%)Last 12-M Retn(%)
    SBGLSIBANYE GLD-ADR8.44N/A66.47
    USEGUS ENERGY CP-WY3.77-21.888.5
    SLCAUS SILICA HOLDI71.4-16.54183.11
    HCLPHI-CRUSH PTNRS62.7N/A142.18
    KRAKRATON PERFORM18.2-24.93-9.18

    Top-Five Basic Materials Stocks--Long-Term Forecast Returns

     

     

     

     

     

     

    TickerNameMkt PriceValuation(%)Last 12-M Retn(%)
    SBGLSIBANYE GLD-ADR8.44N/A66.47
    USEGUS ENERGY CP-WY3.77-21.888.5
    SLCAUS SILICA HOLDI71.4-16.54183.11
    HCLPHI-CRUSH PTNRS62.7N/A142.18
    KRAKRATON PERFORM18.2-24.93-9.18

    Top-Five Basic Materials Stocks--Composite Score

     

     

     

     

     

     

    TickerNameMkt PriceValuation(%)Last 12-M Retn(%)
    LYBLYONDELLBASEL-A113.757.8355.04
    GPREGREEN PLAINS38.048.16145.42
    SLCAUS SILICA HOLDI71.4-16.54183.11
    TXTERNIUM SA-ADR26.38-3.624.52
    KSKAPSTONE PAPER29.872.1536.49

    Top-Five Basic Materials Stocks--Most Overvalued

     

     

     

     

     

     

    TickerNameMkt PriceValuation(%)Last 12-M Retn(%)
    RKTROCK-TENN CO50.02109.03-10.96
    ROCROCKWOOD HLDGS82.1157.0219.54
    CFCF INDUS HLDGS259.7149.0825.46
    HUNHUNTSMAN CORP28.4347.5845.79
    STLDSTEEL DYNAMICS24.9546.843.32

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    Disclosure: The author has no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Sep 19 1:25 PM | Link | Comment!
  • E House China Upgraded To STRONG BUY And Consumer Discretionary Picks

    VALUATION WARNING: Our Valuation WARNING is back ON. Overvalued stocks now make up 67% of our stocks assigned a valuation and 24.81% of those equities are calculated to be overvalued by 20% or more. ALL sectors are calculated to be overvalued--nine by double digits.

    ValuEngine Index Overview

     

     

     

     

     

    IndexWeek OpenFriday AMChange% ChangeYTD
    DJIA17011.8117052.240.390.24%2.87%
    NASDAQ4563.724560.96-2.76-0.06%9.20%
    RUSSELL 20001167.131165.93-1.2-0.10%0.20%
    S&P 5001991.741996.644.90.25%8.02%

     

    ValuEngine Market Overview

     

     


     

    Summary of VE Stock Universe
    Stocks Undervalued32.84%
    Stocks Overvalued67.16%
    Stocks Undervalued by 20%9.61%
    Stocks Overvalued by 20%24.81%
    ValuEngine Sector Overview

     
















    SectorChangeMTDYTDValuationLast 12-MReturnP/E Ratio
    Transportation0.02%3.55%6.52%15.12% overvalued17.34%32.35
    Consumer Staples-0.44%2.58%7.60%14.70% overvalued26.48%22.52
    Computer and Technology-0.20%2.17%5.70%14.65% overvalued17.02%24.61
    Multi-Sector Conglomerates-0.32%1.74%4.90%13.33% overvalued17.14%23.33
    Oils-Energy-0.32%3.35%16.81%13.17% overvalued20.64%28.11
    Consumer Discretionary-0.25%3.82%10.94%12.88% overvalued28.45%29.38
    Medical-0.47%3.55%-2.01%12.19% overvalued7.43%25.20
    Auto-Tires-Trucks-0.45%2.31%0.79%12.10% overvalued15.12%28.52
    Aerospace-0.71%2.29%-0.43%10.00% overvalued31.29%19.74
    Finance-0.47%2.48%4.83%9.73% overvalued20.22%17.04
    Industrial Products-0.36%2.26%4.27%9.33% overvalued13.47%18.33
    Construction-0.40%1.51%0.42%8.33% overvalued13.67%22.78
    Retail-Wholesale-0.26%4.75%3.44%8.12% overvalued17.37%26.67
    Business Services-0.50%1.74%1.47%7.61% overvalued21.31%25.22
    Utilities-0.26%1.68%8.49%7.25% overvalued21.35%20.62
    Basic Materials-0.30%0.74%8.58%2.98% overvalued4.76%27.19

    ValuEngine Newsletters Latest Results

     

     

     

     

     

    VE NewsletterCurrent ResultsS&P 500Last Month TotalS&P 500Since InceptionS&P 500
    Forecast MNS-1.671.44-8.54-0.0881.65115.83
    Dividend Stock0.240.110.490.7325.8828.70
    Small Cap Stock1.520.692.880.6532.8143.23
    View0.360.932.62
    0.00
    130.3374.98

     

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

    E HOUSE CHINA (NYSE:EJ) is a leading Chinese real-estate services company offering a comprehensive suite of integrated services, strong brand recognition and broad geographical presence.They provide primary real estate agency services, secondary real estate brokerage services and real estate consulting and information services. Their clients include leading domestic and international real estate developers and they have received numerous awards and accolades for our innovative and high quality services, including from the National Association of Real Estate Brokerage and Appraisal Companies in 2006.

    ValuEngine updated its recommendation from BUY to STRONG BUY for E-HOUSE CHINA on 2014-08-28. Based on the information we have gathered and our resulting research, we feel that E-HOUSE CHINA has the probability to OUTPERFORM average market performance for the next year. The company exhibits ATTRACTIVE Momentum and Earnings Growth Rate.

    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 E House China HERE.

    Sector Talk--Consumer Discretionary

    Below, we present the latest data on Consumer Discretionary 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 Consumer Discretionary Stocks--Short-Term Forecast Returns

     

     

     

     

     

     

    TickerNameMkt PriceValuation(%)Last 12-M Retn(%)
    STRZASTARZ-LIB CAP-A31.47-42.5328.92
    STRASTRAYER EDUC59.69-6.4844.7
    RGRSTURM RUGER&CO49.24-23.18-6.65
    ESIITT EDUCATIONAL8.11-52.96-71.68
    EDUNEW ORIENTAL ED22.92-14.614.42

    Top-Five Consumer Discretionary Stocks--Long-Term Forecast Returns

     

     

     

     

     

     

    TickerNameMkt PriceValuation(%)Last 12-M Retn(%)
    STRZASTARZ-LIB CAP-A31.47-42.5328.92
    STRASTRAYER EDUC59.69-6.4844.7
    RGRSTURM RUGER&CO49.24-23.18-6.65
    ESIITT EDUCATIONAL8.11-52.96-71.68
    EDUNEW ORIENTAL ED22.92-14.614.42

    Top-Five Consumer Discretionary Stocks--Composite Score

     

     

     

     

     

     

    TickerNameMkt PriceValuation(%)Last 12-M Retn(%)
    STRZASTARZ-LIB CAP-A31.47-42.5328.92
    STRASTRAYER EDUC59.69-6.4844.7
    CMCSACOMCAST CORP A54.52-0.2630.06
    MHKMOHAWK INDS INC145.53-5.8922.98
    CMCSKCOMCAST CLA SPL54.382.434.3

    Top-Five Consumer Discretionary Stocks--Most Overvalued

     

     

     

     

     

     

    TickerNameMkt PriceValuation(%)Last 12-M Retn(%)
    LINLIN MEDIA LLC23.01141.4543.81
    CKECCARMIKE CINEMA33.71113.1889.06
    CECOCAREER EDU CORP5.24106.6691.94
    DISCADISCOVERY COM-A43.7695.54-44.03
    CLUBTOWN SPORTS INT5.3290.16-54.95

    Disclosure: The author has no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Aug 29 1:28 PM | Link | Comment!
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