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  • Magic Formula Investing Weekly Roundup 2/19/2012 0 comments
    Feb 19, 2012 9:52 AM | about stocks: NOC, FRX, CF

    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:

    SuperGen Inc (NASDAQ:ASTX)
    Activision Blizzard Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI)
    Forest Laboratories Inc. (NYSE:FRX)
    Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT)
    Northrop Grumman Corp (NYSE:NOC)
    Osiris Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:OSIR)
    United Online Inc (NASDAQ:UNTD)

    Dropping out of the 50 over 50 million screen:

    AVEO Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AVEO)
    Expedia Inc (NASDAQ:EXPE)
    Lender Processing Services Inc (NYSE:LPS)
    Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:MNTA)
    Incredimail Ltd (NASDAQ:PERI)
    Vonage Holdings Corp (NYSE:VG)
    ViroPharma Inc (VPHM)

    Entering the 50 over 1 billion screen:

    CF Industries Holdings Inc (NYSE:CF)
    C&J Energy Services Inc (NYSE:CJES)
    Forest Laboratories Inc. (FRX)
    j2 Global Communications Inc (NASDAQ:JCOM)
    Northrop Grumman Corp (NOC)

    Dropping out of the 50 over 1 billion screen:

    Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL)
    DISH Network Corp (NASDAQ:DISH)
    Expedia Inc (EXPE)
    Lender Processing Services Inc (LPS)
    Lexmark International Inc. (NYSE:LXK)

    Entering the 30 over 3 billion screen:

    Forest Laboratories Inc. (FRX)
    Lam Research Corp (NASDAQ:LRCX)
    Northrop Grumman Corp (NOC)

    Dropping out of the 30 over 3 billion screen:

    Apple Inc (AAPL)
    Accenture, Ltd. (NYSE:ACN)
    Expedia Inc (EXPE)
    Stocks: NOC, FRX, CF
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