ValuEngine Top-Five BUY/STRONG BUY Upgrades

Feb. 29, 2016 11:28 AM ETRM, TREE, BBY, BIDU, WPC
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Steve Hach is the Senior Editor at, a Melbourne, Florida-based stock valuation and forecast service. ValuEngine utilizes Ivy League financial research as the basis for its coverage of more than 8000 US, Canadian, and other foreign stocks. Hach utilizes ValuEngine's complex quantitative models to create products and services for both individual investors, and institutional clients. Steve's research is distributed throughout such organizations as Wells Fargo, Fidelity Investments, Scotia Capital, Bank of New York, etc. His research reports are published on Yahoo Finance, Thomson/Reuters, Capital IQ, Bloomberg, and others. Hach developed the ValuEngine Forecast 16 MNS Portfolio Newsletter so that individual investors could access one of ValuEngine's most successful and well-researched hedge fund-type strategies. The newsletter relies on ValuEngine's Forecast Model-- which utilizes fundamental data along with complex mathematical modeling to pick stocks that outperform the markets. With both a long and a short side, the VE Forecast 16 MNS Portfolio provides a combination of high returns and low volatility in both good markets and bad. This newsletter is perfect for those seeking to take advantage of today's advanced stock forecasting and portfolio-construction techniques. Hach has a varied research background that includes military experience as an intelligence specialist, a Master’s degree in US History, and Doctoral work in US Diplomatic History and International Relations.

VALUATION WATCH: Overvalued stocks now make up 31.04% of our stocks assigned a valuation and 9.72% of those equities are calculated to be overvalued by 20% or more. Two sectors are calculated to be overvalued.

UPGRADES --ValuEngine Top-Five BUY/STRONG BUY Upgrades

ValuEngine tracks more than 7000 US equities, ADRs, and foreign stock which trade on US exchanges as well as @1000 Canadian equities. When EPS estimates are available for a given equity, our model calculates a level of mispricing or valuation percentage for that equity based on earnings estimates and what the stock should be worth if the market were totally rational and efficient--an academic exercise to be sure, but one which allows for useful comparisons between equities, sectors, and industries. Using our Valuation Model, we can currently assign a VE valuation calculation to more than 2800 stocks in our US Universe.

We combine all of the equities with a valuation calculation to track market valuation figures and use them as a metric for making calls about the overall state of the market. Two factors can lower these figures-- a market pullback, or a significant rise in EPS estimates.

We also use trading data to provide forecast estimates for a variety of time horizons for almost ever equity in our database. Our Buy/Sell/Hold recommendations are based upon the 1-year forecast return figure. Using valuation and forecast figures, you can rank and rate our covered stocks against each other, to find out, in an objective and systematic way, the most attractive investment targets based on your own risk/reward parameters. We re-calculate the entire database every trading day, so you are assured that every proprietary valuation and forecast datapoint is as up-to-date as possible.

So, for today's bulletin we used our website's advanced screening functions to search for UPGRADES to BUY or STRONG BUY with complete forecast and valuation data. They are presented by one-month forecast return. Regional Management Corporation (RM) is the leader here.







Ticker Company Name Market Price Valuation Last 12-M Return 1-M Forecast Return 1-Yr Forecast Return P/E Ratio Sector Name
RM REGIONAL MANAGE 15.2 -8.38% -4.22% 1.10% 13.18% 8.26 Finance
TREE LENDINGTREE INC 83.48 -39.28% 60.05% 0.74% 8.86% 18.65 Finance
BBY BEST BUY 32.45 7.69% -13.58% 0.59% 7.07% 11.59 Retail-Wholesale
BIDU BAIDU INC 173.8 0.39% -15.58% 0.54% 6.46% 11.66 Computer and Technology
WPC WP CAREY INC 56.5 -9.55% -17.01% 0.54% 6.45% 11.46 Finance

Below is today's data on Regional Management Corporation :

Regional Management Corp. is a diversified specialty consumer finance company engaged in providing loan products primarily to customers with limited access to consumer credit from banks, thrifts, credit card companies and other traditional lenders. It offers Small Installment Loans, Large Installment Loans, Automobile Purchase Loans, Furniture and Appliance Purchase Loans and Insurance Products. The Company has operations primarily in South Carolina, Texas, North Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama. Regional Management Corp. is headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina.

VALUENGINE RECOMMENDATION: ValuEngine updated its recommendation from BUY to STRONG BUY for REGIONAL MANAGE on 2016-02-26. Based on the information we have gathered and our resulting research, we feel that REGIONAL MANAGE has the probability to OUTPERFORM average market performance for the next year. The company exhibits ATTRACTIVE P/E Ratio and Book Market Ratio.


ValuEngine Forecast
1-Month 15.37 1.10%
3-Month 15.66 3.01%
6-Month 15.95 4.96%
1-Year 17.20 13.18%
2-Year 16.70 9.87%
3-Year 17.14 12.78%


Valuation & Rankings
Valuation 8.38% undervalued Valuation Rank(?) 47
1-M Forecast Return 1.10% 1-M Forecast Return Rank 99
12-M Return -4.22% Momentum Rank(?) 68
Sharpe Ratio -0.13 Sharpe Ratio Rank(?) 50
5-Y Avg Annual Return -6.17% 5-Y Avg Annual Rtn Rank 47
Volatility 45.81% Volatility Rank(?) 38
Expected EPS Growth 16.12% EPSGrowth Rank(?) 57
Market Cap (billions) 0.19 Size Rank 47
Trailing P/E Ratio 8.26 Trailing P/E Rank(?) 91
Forward P/E Ratio 7.11 Forward P/E Ratio Rank 89
PEG Ratio 0.51 PEG Ratio Rank 58
Price/Sales 0.89 Price/Sales Rank(?) 65
Market/Book 0.99 Market/Book Rank(?) 72
Beta 1.45 Beta Rank 23
Alpha -0.05 Alpha Rank 51
ValuEngine Market Overview






Summary of VE Stock Universe
Stocks Undervalued 68.96%
Stocks Overvalued 31.04%
Stocks Undervalued by 20% 35.43%
Stocks Overvalued by 20% 9.72%


ValuEngine Sector Overview

















Sector Change MTD YTD Valuation Last 12-MReturn P/E Ratio
Consumer Staples -0.29% 0.82% -1.59% 3.40% overvalued -4.29% 24.55
Utilities -0.28% 1.88% -0.36% 0.97% overvalued -7.92% 22.00
Industrial Products 0.46% 1.84% -5.29% 4.85% undervalued -17.89% 16.82
Multi-Sector Conglomerates 0.41% 2.57% -5.27% 5.02% undervalued -19.01% 15.60
Basic Materials 0.49% 8.10% -0.62% 5.61% undervalued -18.57% 24.28
Aerospace 0.48% -1.00% -9.22% 6.78% undervalued -18.74% 20.02
Computer and Technology 0.46% 1.86% -1.36% 7.12% undervalued -12.09% 25.56
Business Services 0.28% -0.41% -5.59% 7.23% undervalued -15.80% 21.03
Finance 0.40% -0.40% -7.01% 9.46% undervalued -10.60% 15.01
Consumer Discretionary 0.57% 2.13% -4.29% 10.63% undervalued -11.51% 23.38
Construction 0.84% 2.08% -5.99% 12.16% undervalued -13.94% 18.01
Retail-Wholesale 0.52% 3.53% -3.32% 13.26% undervalued -15.54% 22.99
Transportation 0.75% 2.45% -5.97% 14.16% undervalued -28.84% 12.23
Oils-Energy 1.50% -3.82% -11.48% 16.36% undervalued -44.47% 20.81
Medical 1.06% -0.55% -12.44% 16.97% undervalued -23.91% 26.43
Auto-Tires-Trucks 0.37% 0.52% -8.21% 19.48% undervalued -25.40% 11.14 is an independent research provider, producing buy/hold/sell recommendations, target price, and valuations on over 7,000 US and Canadian equities every trading day.

Supporting Documents

  1. VE_RM.pdf

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