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  • Magic Formula Investing Weekly Roundup 1/22/2012 0 comments
    Jan 22, 2012 9:42 AM | about stocks: AVEO, JNP, HRB, VRX, RTN, FRX, GNI, KLAC, OSIR, SHPG, BMC, GCI, MDP, ADI, MYGN, ACN, BBY, LLY, FCX, ORCL

    Magic Formula Investing (NASDAQ:MFI), as described by hedge fund manager Joel Greenblatt in The Little Book that Beats the Market, consists of ranking stocks by earnings yield (cheap) and return on capital (quality), adding the rankings together, and buying from the resulting lists. Below are stocks that have moved into, and dropped out of, 3 of the MFI screens used by MagicDiligence:

    Entering the 50 over 50 million screen:

    AVEO Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AVEO)
    Columbia Laboratories Inc. (CBRX)
    Block (H&R) Inc. (NYSE:HRB)
    Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp (MRX)
    Raytheon Co. (NYSE:RTN)

    Dropping out of the 50 over 50 million screen:

    Forest Laboratories Inc. (NYSE:FRX)
    Great Northern Iron Ore Properties (NYSE:GNI)
    KLA-Tencor, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLAC)
    Osiris Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:OSIR)
    ViroPharma Inc (VPHM)

    Entering the 50 over 1 billion screen:

    BMC Software Inc (NASDAQ:BMC)
    Gannett Co Inc. (NYSE:GCI)
    Meredith Corp (NYSE:MDP)

    Dropping out of the 50 over 1 billion screen:

    Analog Devices Inc. (NYSE:ADI)
    Forest Laboratories Inc. (FRX)
    Myriad Genetics Inc (NASDAQ:MYGN)

    Entering the 30 over 3 billion screen:

    Accenture, Ltd. (NYSE:ACN)
    Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY)
    Eli Lilly and Co (NYSE:LLY)

    Dropping out of the 30 over 3 billion screen:

    Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE:FCX)
    Forest Laboratories Inc. (FRX)
    Oracle Corp (NASDAQ:ORCL)

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    Joel Greenblatt and are not associated in any way with this website. Neither Mr. Greenblatt or endorse this website's investment advice, strategy, or products. Investment recommendations on this website are not chosen by Mr. Greenblatt, nor are they based on Mr. Greenblatt's proprietary investment model, and are not chosen by Magic Formula® is a registered trademark of, which has no connection to this website. The information on this website is for informational purposes only. No warranty is provided or implied as to the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of this information. This information may not be construed as investment advice of any kind. The proprietor of this website is not responsible in any way for losses or damages resulting from the use of this information. Alexander Online Properties is not a registered investment advisor.


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