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ValuEngine Weekly: Business Services And General Mills

|Includes: ACTG, ADS, AGX, AQMS, BCO, BID, CAR, EVTC, First Data Corporation (FDC), GDOT, GIS, HRI, LAMR, LQDT, RSG, SCS, TNET

VALUATION WARNING: Overvalued stocks now make up 68.96% of our stocks assigned a valuation and 34.47% of those equities are calculated to be overvalued by 20% or more. Sixteen sectors are calculated to be overvalued.

ValuEngine Index Overview

 

 

 

 

 

Index Week Open Friday AM Change % Change YTD
DJIA 20338.54 20561.21 222.67 1.09% 4.04%
NASDAQ 5753.19 5818.67 65.48 1.14% 8.09%
RUSSELL 2000 1390.41 1395.44 5.03 0.36% 2.82%
S&P 500 2321.72 2343.29 21.57 0.93% 4.67%

 

ValuEngine Market Overview

 

 


 

Summary of VE Stock Universe
Stocks Undervalued 31.04%
Stocks Overvalued 68.96%
Stocks Undervalued by 20% 13.24%
Stocks Overvalued by 20% 34.47%
ValuEngine Sector Overview

 
















Sector Change MTD YTD Valuation Last 12-MReturn P/E Ratio
Industrial Products 0.13% 1.13% 3.97% 22.54% overvalued 39.49% 24.16
Multi-Sector Conglomerates 0.69% 2.65% 5.63% 19.49% overvalued 31.23% 19.95
Finance 0.39% 3.03% 4.33% 19.11% overvalued 29.31% 18.53
Computer and Technology 0.31% 2.68% 7.22% 17.54% overvalued 33.88% 31.02
Aerospace 0.74% 1.10% 3.41% 15.96% overvalued 36.41% 20.88
Transportation 0.53% 2.15% 6.99% 15.74% overvalued 29.24% 19.22
Business Services 0.59% 1.15% 2.67% 14.00% overvalued 24.62% 23.68
Basic Materials -0.27% 3.91% 12.34% 12.48% overvalued 84.69% 28.10
Utilities 0.40% 0.56% 2.81% 12.35% overvalued 23.15% 23.65
Consumer Staples 0.40% 2.01% 3.52% 11.62% overvalued 21.98% 24.86
Auto-Tires-Trucks 0.29% 3.88% 6.20% 10.66% overvalued 44.27% 14.74
Construction 0.68% 3.55% 5.32% 10.16% overvalued 45.84% 21.08
Oils-Energy -0.31% 0.71% 3.34% 9.95% overvalued 58.07% 28.27
Consumer Discretionary 0.21% 1.20% 2.89% 9.33% overvalued 28.15% 24.57
Medical 0.98% 4.32% 8.96% 3.64% overvalued 17.25% 27.59
Retail-Wholesale 0.55% 3.31% 1.74% 3.44% overvalued 13.59% 23.56
Sector Talk-Business Services

Below, we present the latest data on Business Services stocks from our Professional Stock Analysis Service. Top- five lists are provided for each category. We applied some basic liquidity criteria-share price greater than $3 and average daily volume in excess of 100k shares.

Top-Five Business Services Stocks-Short-Term Forecast Returns

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ticker Name Mkt Price Valuation (%) Last 12-M Return (%)
FDC FIRST DATA CORP 16.18 -36.41% 58.32%
EVTC EVERTEC INC 17.25 -9.43% 40.82%
ACTG ACACIA RESEARCH 5.8 N/A 55.91%
LAMR LAMAR ADVER CO 78.45 N/A 47.55%
CAR AVIS BUDGET GRP 35.76 -20.09% 29.57%

Top-Five Business Services Stocks-Momentum

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ticker Name Mkt Price Valuation (%) Last 12-M Return (%)
AQMS AQUA METALS INC 18.11 N/A 269.59%
AGX ARGAN INC 71.25 N/A 136.24%
TNET TRINET GROUP 26.14 7.40% 98.93%
BID SOTHEBYS 41.2 N/A 86.68%
LQDT LIQUIDITY SVCS 8.5 174.71% 86.00%

Top-Five Business Services Stocks-Composite Score

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ticker Name Mkt Price Valuation (%) Last 12-M Return (%)
FDC FIRST DATA CORP 16.18 -36.41% 58.32%
EVTC EVERTEC INC 17.25 -9.43% 40.82%
CAR AVIS BUDGET GRP 35.76 -20.09% 29.57%
ADS ALLIANCE DATA 231.41 -9.55% 23.43%
SCS STEELCASE INC 16.25 -6.93% 36.44%

Top-Five Business Services Stocks-Most Overvalued

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ticker Name Mkt Price Valuation (%) Last 12-M Return (%)
HRI HERC HOLDINGS 50.35 300.00% -58.69%
LQDT LIQUIDITY SVCS 8.5 174.71% 86.00%
BCO BRINKS CO THE 52.95 70.28% 81.21%
RSG REPUBLIC SVCS 59.05 37.23% 29.98%
GDOT GREEN DOT CP-A 26.75 36.52% 36.34%

 

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General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) is one of the leading producers of packaged consumer foods and markets its products primarily through its own sales organizations, supported by advertising and other promotional activities. Such products are primarily distributed directly to retail food chains, cooperatives, membership stores and wholesalers.

VALUENGINE RECOMMENDATION: ValuEngine continues its HOLD recommendation on General Mills for 2017-02-16. Based on the information we have gathered and our resulting research, we feel that General Mills has the probability to ROUGHLY MATCH average market performance for the next year. The company exhibits ATTRACTIVE Company Size but UNATTRACTIVE Book Market Ratio.

 

 




 

ValuEngine Forecast
  Target
Price*
Expected
Return
1-Month 63.08 -0.17%
3-Month 63.29 0.16%
6-Month 62.50 -1.09%
1-Year 61.88 -2.07%
2-Year 65.27 3.30%
3-Year 64.66 2.32%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valuation & Rankings
Valuation 9.74% overvalued Valuation Rank(?) 59
1-M Forecast Return -0.17% 1-M Forecast Return Rank 36
12-M Return 6.73% Momentum Rank(?) 31
Sharpe Ratio 0.64 Sharpe Ratio Rank(?) 83
5-Y Avg Annual Return 9.00% 5-Y Avg Annual Rtn Rank 71
Volatility 14.08% Volatility Rank(?) 83
Expected EPS Growth 12.42% EPS Growth Rank(?) 45
Market Cap (billions) 37.15 Size Rank 97
Trailing P/E Ratio 20.65 Trailing P/E Rank(?) 63
Forward P/E Ratio 18.37 Forward P/E Ratio Rank 44
PEG Ratio 1.66 PEG Ratio Rank 31
Price/Sales 2.33 Price/Sales Rank(?) 45
Market/Book 8.21 Market/Book Rank(?) 17
Beta 0.56 Beta Rank 62
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Disclosure: I/we have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.