TeeKay LNG Partners Leads ValuEngine Upgrade List

Dec. 20, 2016 1:18 PM ETTGP, YRD, ACTG, DAN, LNC
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Steve Hach is the Senior Editor at ValuEngine.com, 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 WARNING: Overvalued stocks now make up 66.02% of our stocks assigned a valuation and 34.8% of those equities are calculated to be overvalued by 20% or more. Fifteen sectors are calculated to be overvalued.

Fill The Tank --TeeKay LNG Partners Leads ValuEngine Upgrade List

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For today's edition of our upgrade list, 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. Teekay LNG Partners L.P. (TGP) is our top-rated upgrade this week and it is a STRONG BUY. The other components of our top-five this week are also rated STRONG BUY







Ticker Company Name Market Price Valuation Last 12-M Return 1-M Forecast Return 1-Yr Forecast Return P/E Ratio Sector Name
TGP TEEKAY LNG PTNR 14.85 -51.42% 46.02% 1.50% 18.18% 7.69 Transportation
YRD YIRENDAI LTD 23.12 N/A 154.07% 1.50% 18.11% 9.78 Computer and Technology
ACTG ACACIA RESEARCH 7.1 -1.59% 60.63% 1.21% 14.52% 14.11 Business Services
DAN DANA INC 18.98 23.68% 44.77% 1.11% 13.28% 10.99 Auto-Tires-Trucks
LNC LINCOLN NATL-IN 66.67 16.35% 36.98% 1.09% 13.13% 10.63 Finance

Below is today's data on Teekay LNG Partners L.P. :

Teekay LNG Partners L.P. is a Marshall Islands partnership recently formed by Teekay Shipping Corporation as part of its strategy to expand its operations in the liquefied natural gas shipping sector. Teekay LNG Partners provides liquefied natural gas and crude oil marine transportation services under long-term, fixed-rate contracts with major energy and utility companies through its fleet of seven LNG carriers and five Suezmax class crude oil tankers.

VALUENGINE RECOMMENDATION: ValuEngine updated its recommendation from BUY to STRONG BUY for Teekay LNG Partners on 2016-12-19. Based on the information we have gathered and our resulting research, we feel that Teekay LNG Partners 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 15.07 1.50%
3-Month 14.99 0.96%
6-Month 15.00 1.01%
1-Year 17.55 18.18%
2-Year 12.64 -14.88%
3-Year 9.01 -39.30%


Valuation & Rankings
Valuation 51.42% undervalued Valuation Rank(?) 95
1-M Forecast Return 1.50% 1-M Forecast Return Rank 100
12-M Return 46.02% Momentum Rank(?) 83
Sharpe Ratio -0.39 Sharpe Ratio Rank(?) 24
5-Y Avg Annual Return -14.81% 5-Y Avg Annual Rtn Rank 27
Volatility 38.32% Volatility Rank(?) 44
Expected EPS Growth -12.61% EPSGrowth Rank(?) 11
Market Cap (billions) 1.14 Size Rank 66
Trailing P/E Ratio 7.69 Trailing P/E Rank(?) 97
Forward P/E Ratio 8.80 Forward P/E Ratio Rank 89
PEG Ratio n/a PEG Ratio Rank n/a
Price/Sales 2.86 Price/Sales Rank(?) 36
Market/Book 0.79 Market/Book Rank(?) 85
Beta 1.21 Beta Rank 30
Alpha -0.46 Alpha Rank 10
ValuEngine Market Overview






Summary of VE Stock Universe
Stocks Undervalued 33.98%
Stocks Overvalued 66.02%
Stocks Undervalued by 20% 15.65%
Stocks Overvalued by 20% 34.8%


ValuEngine Sector Overview

















Sector Change MTD YTD Valuation Last 12-MReturn P/E Ratio
Multi-Sector Conglomerates 0.12% 2.54% 13.74% 22.66% overvalued 14.91% 19.27
Industrial Products 0.38% 2.67% 27.76% 21.82% overvalued 25.22% 24.52
Oils-Energy 0.04% 3.65% 33.52% 19.73% overvalued 32.23% 25.30
Finance 0.29% 2.82% 17.27% 17.60% overvalued 14.36% 18.08
Transportation -0.22% 1.83% 19.37% 16.97% overvalued 9.90% 18.47
Aerospace -0.19% -1.02% 11.77% 16.27% overvalued 13.20% 19.71
Computer and Technology 0.37% 2.17% 22.83% 13.03% overvalued 12.86% 29.76
Business Services 0.29% 2.56% 26.14% 12.87% overvalued 7.63% 24.11
Basic Materials -0.68% -0.38% 50.90% 12.08% overvalued 63.59% 26.60
Construction 0.15% 2.53% 37.83% 12.04% overvalued 24.94% 20.61
Utilities 0.43% 2.47% 15.61% 10.30% overvalued 18.64% 22.09
Retail-Wholesale 0.67% 2.24% 5.27% 9.48% overvalued 8.18% 23.81
Auto-Tires-Trucks -0.15% 1.90% 12.62% 8.57% overvalued 22.92% 14.85
Consumer Staples 0.04% 2.49% 10.20% 6.73% overvalued 9.52% 24.08
Consumer Discretionary -0.09% 2.25% 12.74% 6.73% overvalued 17.04% 24.04
Medical -0.19% 0.16% 0.15% 3.97% undervalued -9.78% 27.81

ValuEngine.com 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.

Disclosure: I/we have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

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