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  • Magic Formula Investing Weekly Roundup 5/13/2012 1 comment
    May 13, 2012 7:33 AM | about stocks: DAR, HFC, HRS, LMCA, MANT, MDP, MKSI, ABC, MCK, SCCO, WLGME

    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:

    Acura Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ACUR)
    Body Central Corp (OTCPK:BODY)
    CACI International Inc. (NYSE:CACI)
    CF Industries Holdings Inc (NYSE:CF)
    Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO)
    KLA-Tencor, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLAC)
    Primoris Services Corp (NASDAQ:PRIM)
    Viacom Inc (NASDAQ:VIAB)

    Dropping out of the 50 over 50 million screen:

    Amedisys Inc (NASDAQ:AMED)
    ArthroCare Corp (NASDAQ:ARTC)
    Activision Blizzard Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI)
    Dolby Laboratories Inc (NYSE:DLB)
    InfoSpace Inc (INSP)
    Lakes Entertainment Inc (LACO)
    Neurocrine Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:NBIX)
    Exelis Inc (NYSE:XLS)

    Entering the 50 over 1 billion screen:

    AmerisourceBergen Corp (NYSE:ABC)
    Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp (NYSE:BAH)
    C&J Energy Services Inc (NYSE:CJES)
    McKesson Corp (NYSE:MCK)
    QLogic Corp (NASDAQ:QLGC)
    Southern Copper Corp (NYSE:SCCO)
    Towers Watson & Co (TW)

    Dropping out of the 50 over 1 billion screen:

    Darling International Inc. (NYSE:DAR)
    HollyFrontier Corp (NYSE:HFC)
    Harris Corp (NYSE:HRS)
    Liberty Media Corp Capital Group (NASDAQ:LMCA)
    ManTech International Corp (NASDAQ:MANT)
    Meredith Corp (NYSE:MDP)
    MKS Instruments Inc (NASDAQ:MKSI)

    Entering the 30 over 3 billion screen:

    AmerisourceBergen Corp (ABC)
    McKesson Corp (MCK)
    Southern Copper Corp (SCCO)
    Towers Watson & Co (TW)

    Dropping out of the 30 over 3 billion screen:

    GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME)
    HollyFrontier Corp (HFC)
    Harris Corp (HRS)
    Liberty Media Corp Capital Group (LMCA)

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    I'm a budding value investor. I just read Greenblatt's book. My understanding is that it's too hard and complicated to pick individual stocks, and that most seasoned professionals fail to do this successfully for any length of time.


    I will be really glad to pay you $9 (or more) for advice if it can demonstrate a track record of improved results over a three year period or longer.




    20 Jun 2012, 03:35 AM Reply Like
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