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  • Top-5 Finance Stocks Ranked And Rated And News On Home Depot

    Our Valuation WATCH is OFF: Overvaluation is up a bit but barely out of "normal" range. Overvalued stocks now make up 60.18% of our stocks assigned a valuation and 20.45% of those equities are calculated to be overvalued by 20% or more. Thirteen sectors are calculated to be overvalued--two by double digits.

    ValuEngine Index Overview

     

     


     

    IndexWeek OpenFriday PMChange% ChangeYTD
    DJIA17390.9017550.90160.000.92%5.88%
    NASDAQ4633.714626.12-7.59-0.16%10.76%
    RUSSELL 20001174.501170.99-3.51-0.30%0.63%
    S&P 5002018.212032.0613.850.69%9.94%
    ValuEngine Market Overview

     

     


     

    Summary of VE Stock Universe
    Stocks Undervalued39.82%
    Stocks Overvalued60.18%
    Stocks Undervalued by 20%15.56%
    Stocks Overvalued by 20%20.45%
    ValuEngine Sector Overview

     
















    SectorChangeMTDYTDValuationLast 12-MReturnP/E Ratio
    Multi-Sector Conglomerates-0.04%-0.03%0.00%10.90% overvalued7.71%17.98
    Consumer Staples0.18%-0.22%3.14%10.64% overvalued9.15%23.11
    Aerospace0.62%1.16%0.78%9.42% overvalued13.60%22.80
    Finance-0.29%-0.02%4.84%9.01% overvalued5.74%17.27
    Utilities-0.23%-0.70%7.31%8.68% overvalued8.21%23.76
    Retail-Wholesale0.93%1.09%-2.50%8.61% overvalued-1.46%25.07
    Medical0.15%-0.91%13.62%7.25% overvalued15.45%30.09
    Computer and Technology-0.08%-0.02%3.17%6.99% overvalued6.37%30.69
    Consumer Discretionary0.34%-0.00%-2.54%6.43% overvalued0.59%26.51
    Transportation0.42%0.80%9.57%5.94% overvalued10.97%19.91
    Business Services0.10%-0.24%3.01%4.24% overvalued7.85%25.19
    Industrial Products-0.00%-0.76%-2.19%2.04% overvalued0.45%20.96
    Auto-Tires-Trucks0.29%-0.72%-2.89%0.71% overvalued1.21%16.46
    Construction0.49%0.88%-0.43%0.55% undervalued1.10%25.29
    Oils-Energy-0.02%-2.31%2.15%6.51% undervalued-9.96%23.40
    Basic Materials0.25%-1.11%-5.55%12.88% undervalued-14.15%24.34

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    Home Depot (NYSE:HD) is the one of world's largest home improvement retailer. The company offers a level of service unprecedented among warehouse-style retailers. Home Depot stores cater to do-it-yourselfers, as well as home improvement, construction and building maintenance professionals. The Home Depot currently operates in the USA, Canada, Chile, Puerto Rico, and Argentina. The company also operates EXPO Design Centers across the U.S. and Villager's Hardware in New Jersey.

    Despite ongoing bad news over a huge security breach, Home Depot's stock continues to climb. The latest news indicates that the security breach was much larger than originally reported. In addition to 56 million credit card accounts, the company revealed that more than 53 million customer email addresses were also compromised. Email addresses are particularly useful for "phishing" attacks and make unsophisticated internet users more susceptible to identity theft and other crimes.

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    ValuEngine continues its HOLD recommendation on HOME DEPOT for 2014-11-06. Based on the information we have gathered and our resulting research, we feel that HOME DEPOT has the probability to ROUGHLY MATCH average market performance for the next year. The company exhibits ATTRACTIVE Company Size but UNATTRACTIVE Book Market Ratio.

    Below is today's data on HD:


     






    ValuEngine Forecast
     Target
    Price*
    Expected
    Return
    1-Month97.430.14%
    3-Month97.800.52%
    6-Month99.021.78%
    1-Year98.911.67%
    2-Year108.7411.77%
    3-Year81.19-16.54%

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Valuation & Rankings
    Valuation6.00% overvaluedValuation Rank(?) 48
    1-M Forecast Return0.14%1-M Forecast Return Rank 61
    12-M Return27.31%Momentum Rank(?) 83
    Sharpe Ratio1.35Sharpe Ratio Rank(?) 99
    5-Y Avg Annual Return27.15%5-Y Avg Annual Rtn Rank 94
    Volatility20.16%Volatility Rank(?) 81
    Expected EPS Growth15.53%EPSGrowth Rank(?) 46
    Market Cap (billions)133.06Size Rank 100
    Trailing P/E Ratio22.21Trailing P/E Rank(?) 51
    Forward P/E Ratio19.23Forward P/E Ratio Rank 32
    PEG Ratio1.43PEG Ratio Rank 29
    Price/Sales1.65Price/Sales Rank(?) 52
    Market/Book13.09Market/Book Rank(?) 9
    Beta1.07Beta Rank 48
    Alpha0.08Alpha Rank 76

    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 HD HERE.
    Sector Talk--Finance

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

     

     

     

     

     

     

    TickerNameMkt PriceValuation(%)Last 12-M Retn(%)
    AERAERCAP HLDGS NV44.58-14.47107.06
    PJCPIPER JAFFRAY57.61-5.464.18
    CYSCYS INVESTMENTS8.87-12.566.1
    MHLDMAIDEN HOLDINGS12.61-6.7412.79
    BFRBANCO FRANC-ADR13.5N/A91.22

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

     

     

     

     

     

     

    TickerNameMkt PriceValuation(%)Last 12-M Retn(%)
    AERAERCAP HLDGS NV44.58-14.47107.06
    PJCPIPER JAFFRAY57.61-5.464.18
    CYSCYS INVESTMENTS8.87-12.566.1
    MHLDMAIDEN HOLDINGS12.61-6.7412.79
    BFRBANCO FRANC-ADR13.5N/A91.22

    Top-Five Finance Stocks--Composite Score

     

     

     

     

     

     

    TickerNameMkt PriceValuation(%)Last 12-M Retn(%)
    AERAERCAP HLDGS NV44.58-14.47107.06
    BXBLACKSTONE GRP30.3-4.8510.38
    ITUBBANCO ITAU -ADR13.84-7.043.92
    PJCPIPER JAFFRAY57.61-5.464.18
    DLRDIGITAL RLTY TR67.610.643.09

    Top-Five Finance Stocks--Most Overvalued

     

     

     

     

     

     

    TickerNameMkt PriceValuation(%)Last 12-M Retn(%)
    FBPFIRST BNCRP P R5.25300-9.01
    CPFCENTRAL PAC FIN19.23003.67
    FBCFLAGSTAR BANCP15.54300-2.88
    BXMTBLACKSTONE MRTG27.89105.7611.52
    AIGAMER INTL GRP53.91101.9413.28
    Tags: AER, PJC, CYS, MHLD, BFR, BX, ITUB, DLR, FBP, CPF, FBC, BXMT, AIG, HDB, finance
    Nov 10 10:44 AM | Link | Comment!
  • Lannett Continues Climb

    VALUATION WATCH IS OFF: Overvalued stocks now make up 53.4% of our stocks assigned a valuation and 15.53% of those equities are calculated to be overvalued by 20% or more. Eleven sectors are calculated to be overvalued.

    Healthy Return

    --ValuEngine Long Pick Lannett Up Big for Market Neutral Newsletter

    Lannett, Inc. (NYSE:LCI) manufactures and distributes pharmaceutical products sold under generic names and historically has manufactured and distributed pharmaceutical products sold under its trade or brand names. In addition, the Company contract manufactures and private labels pharmaceutical products for other companies.

    Lannett was the Medical Sector long pick for our ValuEngine Forecast 16 Market Neutral Newsletter portfolio this month. Since our latest rebalance on October 15th, the stock has surged more than 21%. The company has been projecting very impressive earnings growth this year that comes on top of some incredible actual growth last year. Analysts have been touting this company for some time, and our model captured the latest growth spurt for our subscribers.

    ValuEngine continues its BUY recommendation on LANNETT INC for 2014-10-24. Based on the information we have gathered and our resulting research, we feel that LANNETT INC has the probability to OUTPERFORM average market performance for the next year. The company exhibits ATTRACTIVE Momentum and Sharpe Ratio.

    Below is today's data on LCI:


     






    ValuEngine Forecast
     Target
    Price*
    Expected
    Return
    1-Month49.730.83%
    3-Month50.572.53%
    6-Month52.225.89%
    1-Year54.2510.00%
    2-Year62.1526.02%
    3-Year30.14-38.89%

     















    Valuation & Rankings
    Valuation2.53% undervaluedValuation Rank(?) 59
    1-M Forecast Return0.83%1-M Forecast Return Rank 95
    12-M Return129.39%Momentum Rank(?) 98
    Sharpe Ratio0.74Sharpe Ratio Rank(?) 89
    5-Y Avg Annual Return36.19%5-Y Avg Annual Rtn Rank 98
    Volatility48.97%Volatility Rank(?) 40
    Expected EPS Growth2.77%EPSGrowth Rank(?) 21
    Market Cap (billions)1.75Size Rank 72
    Trailing P/E Ratio19.49Trailing P/E Rank(?) 59
    Forward P/E Ratio18.97Forward P/E Ratio Rank 31
    PEG Ratio7.05PEG Ratio Rank 3
    Price/Sales6.41Price/Sales Rank(?) 15
    Market/Book5.97Market/Book Rank(?) 20
    Beta1.10Beta Rank 46
    Alpha0.56Alpha Rank 95

    Tags: LCI, medical
    Oct 27 2:52 PM | Link | Comment!
  • 3M Boosts Profits, ValuEngine Still Rates It A HOLD
    MMMh...

    --3M Boosts Profits, ValuEngine Still Rates it a HOLD

    3M Company is a diversified technology company with leading positions in consumer and office; display and graphics; electronics and telecommunications; health care; industrial; safety, security and protection services; transportation and other businesses. They are an integrated enterprise characterized by substantial intercompany cooperation in research, manufacturing and marketing of products.

    3M is another earnings week success story. The company posted excellent numbers today and provided a nice beat with Q3 profits up almost six percent. CEO Inge Thulin noted that much of the good news was based on US sales, where a strong economy helped product lines related to auto, aircraft, and electronic manufacturing. She also noted a boost from the sale of the company's protective dust and respiratory masks.

    ValuEngine continues its HOLD recommendation on 3M CO for 2014-10-22. Based on the information we have gathered and our resulting research, we feel that 3M CO has the probability to ROUGHLY MATCH average market performance for the next year. The company exhibits ATTRACTIVE Company Size but UNATTRACTIVE Book Market Ratio.

    Below is today's data on MMM:


     






    ValuEngine Forecast
     Target
    Price*
    Expected
    Return
    1-Month138.63-0.23%
    3-Month138.25-0.51%
    6-Month138.33-0.45%
    1-Year135.17-2.72%
    2-Year149.357.49%
    3-Year118.59-14.65%

     















    Valuation & Rankings
    Valuation11.89% overvaluedValuation Rank(?) 24
    1-M Forecast Return-0.23%1-M Forecast Return Rank 33
    12-M Return12.24%Momentum Rank(?) 74
    Sharpe Ratio0.76Sharpe Ratio Rank(?) 89
    5-Y Avg Annual Return13.04%5-Y Avg Annual Rtn Rank 77
    Volatility17.24%Volatility Rank(?) 87
    Expected EPS Growth9.07%EPSGrowth Rank(?) 32
    Market Cap (billions)90.91Size Rank 100
    Trailing P/E Ratio19.09Trailing P/E Rank(?) 59
    Forward P/E Ratio17.50Forward P/E Ratio Rank 35
    PEG Ratio2.11PEG Ratio Rank 16
    Price/Sales2.89Price/Sales Rank(?) 32
    Market/Book10.31Market/Book Rank(?) 12
    Beta1.11Beta Rank 46
    Alpha-0.01Alpha Rank 65

    ValuEngine Market Overview

     

     

     

     

     

    Summary of VE Stock Universe
    Stocks Undervalued51.97%
    Stocks Overvalued48.03%
    Stocks Undervalued by 20%18.59%
    Stocks Overvalued by 20%13.29%

     

    ValuEngine Sector Overview

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SectorChangeMTDYTDValuationLast 12-MReturnP/E Ratio
    Consumer Staples-1.24%-0.01%-0.15%6.73% overvalued5.66%23.05
    Multi-Sector Conglomerates-0.77%-2.63%-3.00%6.18% overvalued0.40%21.18
    Retail-Wholesale-1.18%-0.63%-7.39%4.67% overvalued-3.77%23.54
    Medical-0.68%-0.06%8.36%4.49% overvalued12.33%29.61
    Consumer Discretionary-0.64%-1.37%-6.12%4.40% overvalued-1.14%26.91
    Finance-0.62%-0.22%1.77%4.26% overvalued3.15%17.20
    Transportation-1.16%-1.88%3.22%4.25% overvalued11.25%19.04
    Utilities-0.95%-0.16%5.08%3.64% overvalued4.17%21.03
    Aerospace-0.80%-4.08%-5.24%2.58% overvalued12.22%20.61
    Computer and Technology-1.45%-4.40%-1.82%1.84% overvalued0.40%30.18
    Business Services-0.64%0.03%-1.85%0.24% overvalued2.05%24.23
    Industrial Products-0.98%-1.90%-6.13%2.05% undervalued-0.01%22.02
    Auto-Tires-Trucks-1.11%-4.27%-5.66%3.70% undervalued-4.29%15.71
    Construction-0.98%-0.17%-3.97%6.41% undervalued-0.08%23.85
    Oils-Energy-2.14%-9.74%3.53%9.09% undervalued-8.20%24.16
    Basic Materials-1.61%-3.95%-4.59%9.23% undervalued-7.07%25.02

    Tags: MMM
    Oct 23 2:03 PM | Link | Comment!
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