Investment Common Sense

This Week's Top Picks    May 18, 2018

This page shows all the stocks from the top 10% that have postive momentum. The number in the "total Rank" column is the "Value Factors" score calculated using a very accurate approximation of the methodology devised by James P. O'Shaughnessy. O'Shaughnessy recommends picking the top 50 from this list, but because of duplicates on different exchanges and distortions where stocks are thinly traded, I include all the stocks in the top 10% with postive "momentum" so that you have a larger selection of stocks that should be "good investments". Please remember, these are suggestions only. I have had good success choosing my personal portfolio from these lists, but I do additional research to verify that there is an active market for the shares I buy, and I try to find out something about the company and its products.

I start with a custom screener from Ycharts that returns the data from US and Canadian exchanges. Each week the screener returns data on more than 6,000 stock listings with market cap greater than $250 Million using trailing 12 months (TTM) data.

Before applying the Trending Value ratings, I eliminate any stocks with missing data except for financial industries. Because I noticed that Ycharts does not include EV/EBITDA for financial stocks, I have changed my model and now award average value points (50) to all financial stocks where the EV/EBITDA is missing. This is a departure from exactly following the Trending Value system, but still leaves more than 3,000 stock issues to rate. In my opinion, that is plenty to choose from. If we can't find some winners when picking 25 - 50 from 3,000+ stocks with the strongest financial and sales data, we can't find them anywhere.

Weekly Table
Symbol Name Price EV to EBITDA EV to EBITDA Rank Price to Book PBRank PE Ratio PERank Price to Cash Flow PCFRank PS Ratio PSRank TotalYield YieldRank TotalRank 6 mo Momentum Market Cap $Millions Intang To Asset Net Debt Yield
GEGYF Genel Energy 3.95 2.6866 100 0.68 98 4.08 99 7.81 92 4.84 22 5.73% 85 496 174.31% 1,102.11 60.89% 30.00%
AGPYY Agile Group Holdings 104.18 5.8223 92 1.27 85 8.98 91 23.35 43 1.05 77 5.54% 84 472 136.77% 8,161.57 0.89% -30.98%
SLCJY SLC Agricola 11.52 5.5937 93 1.37 81 8.16 93 11.27 83 1.63 62 8.55% 95 507 77.78% 1,079.69 0.22% 3.86%
M Macy's 33.96 5.1981 95 1.78 66 6.46 96 8.29 91 0.41 95 4.14% 73 516 66.88% 10,390.06 22.46% 2.01%
HIBB Hibbett Sports 27.85 5.6212 93 1.65 71 16.48 68 6.40 94 0.59 90 10.31% 97 513 62.87% 528.44 0.00% 0.00%
CF.TO Canaccord Genuity Group 6.92 0.2637 100 1.40 80 17.74 62 4.09 98 0.74 86 5.38% 83 509 53.78% 785.50 12.21% -2.35%
PUTRF Ptt PCL 1.68 6.1534 91 1.95 62 12.24 82 8.42 91 0.82 83 2.97% 61 470 51.90% 47,985.83 3.53% 0.00%
SNP China Petroleum 103.36 7.1148 87 1.06 90 15.66 71 6.94 93 0.35 97 3.85% 70 508 46.30% 125,139.20 0.55% -0.45%
KSS Kohl's 63.67 5.1186 95 1.97 61 12.41 81 10.51 86 0.56 91 6.41% 89 503 45.63% 10,711.64 0.00% -0.24%
CEA China Eastern Airlines 40.08 5.5466 94 1.37 81 12.35 82 6.63 94 0.76 85 1.83% 44 480 44.85% 11,597.22 5.05% 1.71%
SMGBF San Miguel 2.66 5.8054 92 1.09 89 13.00 80 7.88 92 0.39 96 -0.04% 15 464 44.57% 6,337.54 14.10% -2.19%
WMK Weis Markets 52.05 7.7672 84 1.40 80 13.63 78 13.42 75 0.40 95 2.45% 54 466 41.13% 1,400.06 5.16% 0.84%
ROYMY Royal Mail 14.9 9.1739 75 1.20 87 21.69 47 9.95 87 0.54 91 3.62% 68 455 40.83% 7,450.00 12.84% 0.37%
DDS Dillard's 77.37 5.3667 94 1.27 85 9.46 90 18.91 55 0.34 97 8.52% 94 515 39.20% 2,135.41 0.00% 0.80%
ESYJY easyJet 23.42 1.3508 100 0.63 98 4.02 99 6.57 94 0.32 97 2.81% 59 547 38.83% 2,325.65 8.95% -7.59%
HMCTF HNA Infrastructure Co 1.38 4.4202 98 1.05 90 9.16 91 5.67 95 2.99 41 1.67% 42 457 36.63% 653.03 1.81% 0.00%
PBF PBF Energy 45 6.4637 90 2.15 57 10.54 87 9.35 88 0.22 99 2.72% 58 479 36.49% 5,050.33 0.00% -0.17%
GTS Triple-S Management 35.91 26.0713 50 0.93 93 13.76 78 3.23 99 0.29 98 4.12% 73 491 32.12% 836.09 0.82% 0.13%
CHS Chico's FAS 10.54 4.9362 96 2.05 59 13.34 79 11.17 83 0.58 90 5.04% 81 488 32.08% 1,343.52 12.48% 0.27%
NGLOY Anglo American 12.59 5.3448 94 1.54 75 10.28 88 5.60 95 1.24 72 4.35% 75 499 31.42% 35,372.05 6.09% 4.58%
TGT Target 75.94 7.3457 86 3.48 33 14.22 75 9.52 88 0.58 90 5.81% 85 457 30.62% 40,698.23 2.01% 0.61%
CTL CenturyLink 19.29 8.8667 77 0.89 95 9.55 90 10.81 84 0.76 85 11.35% 98 529 30.34% 20,810.95 57.10% -19.96%
GATX GATX 74.8 9.6794 72 1.53 75 5.63 98 5.59 95 2.14 53 5.82% 85 478 29.93% 2,819.96 1.17% -0.83%
TECK.B.TO Teck Resources 36.34 4.589 97 1.01 91 7.90 93 8.73 90 1.74 59 2.68% 57 487 29.88% 20,847.43 2.90% 1.93%
PCHUY PTT Global Chemical 15.2 7.7411 84 1.66 70 11.75 83 10.10 87 1.06 76 3.52% 67 467 29.58% 13,706.75 2.26% -0.32%
MPC Marathon Petroleum 79.53 8.5319 79 2.45 49 11.78 83 15.98 66 0.51 92 10.07% 97 466 27.72% 36,733.22 7.12% -3.92%
NRP Natural Resources 32.3 4.7956 96 0.74 97 6.95 95 5.86 95 2.05 54 7.81% 93 530 27.42% 395.54 67.35% 18.53%
LUKOY Lukoil 70.8 3.6686 99 0.83 96 6.99 95 11.92 81 0.54 92 5.26% 82 545 26.81% 50,242.02 0.79% 1.27%
JXHLY JXTG Holdings 13.9 7.2097 87 1.08 89 8.46 92 9.18 89 0.26 98 -2.57% 9 464 26.36% 23,776.93 5.93% 0.90%
MT ArcelorMittal 35.25 0.6283 100 0.88 95 7.58 94 17.76 59 0.50 93 0.92% 31 472 25.89% 35,705.32 6.55% -8.31%
MITSY Mitsui & Co 363 7.7892 83 0.85 96 7.94 93 9.29 88 0.74 86 4.37% 76 522 25.53% 31,543.10 1.47% 5.21%
MG.TO Magna International 85.23 6.2835 90 2.01 60 10.72 86 14.58 71 0.61 90 7.01% 91 488 24.61% 30,540.07 10.23% -0.30%
BKE Buckle 25.6 6.3076 90 3.21 36 13.84 77 11.65 82 1.36 68 11.00% 97 450 23.37% 1,255.55 0.00% 0.00%
EVNVY EVN 3.84 5.5274 94 0.94 93 11.38 85 11.70 81 1.36 68 3.00% 61 482 23.08% 3,378.75 2.60% 2.38%
ESRX Express Scripts Holding 75.65 7.5523 85 2.30 53 9.52 90 7.84 92 0.43 95 5.93% 86 501 22.13% 42,494.19 75.53% 0.30%
SXC SunCoke Energy 13.18 7.4911 85 1.96 62 6.62 96 8.84 90 0.63 89 5.69% 85 507 22.04% 852.21 11.63% -0.28%
SSUMY Sumitomo 17.85 9.4303 74 0.96 93 8.01 93 12.65 78 0.54 91 2.65% 57 486 21.18% 22,281.61 3.37% 3.43%
IMKTA Ingles Markets 29.75 6.0219 91 1.08 90 7.05 95 388.09 1 0.15 100 8.38% 94 471 21.18% 602.73 0.00% 0.33%
EXXRF EXOR 75.1 3.7612 99 1.36 81 11.36 85 4.61 97 0.11 100 0.36% 23 485 21.13% 17,650.17 19.86% 0.00%
TOIPF Thai Oil 3.02 5.0123 96 1.50 76 8.68 92 7.35 93 0.60 90 0.00% 16 463 19.37% 6,160.80 1.30% -0.74%
MSBHY Mitsubishi 58.16 10.073 70 0.97 92 10.68 87 10.81 84 0.70 87 2.98% 61 481 18.68% 46,111.60 6.10% 4.14%
SOUHY South32 14.78 6.0277 91 1.46 77 13.62 78 11.43 82 2.17 53 6.97% 90 471 17.96% 15,189.72 1.60% -1.79%
PKX POSCO 82.98 5.7241 93 0.65 98 11.07 86 10.08 87 0.50 93 2.17% 50 507 16.58% 26,553.89 7.13% 0.00%
GHGUF Go-Ahead Group 26.83247 3.0294 99 3.41 34 9.55 90 20.93 49 0.25 99 4.99% 80 451 16.51% 1,157.16 5.82% -4.00%
VLGEA Village Super Market 28.16 4.8798 96 1.38 80 16.00 70 12.42 79 0.25 99 4.72% 79 503 16.22% 404.63 2.58% -0.33%
LEA Lear 201.76 6.7156 88 3.04 39 10.40 87 12.53 78 0.65 89 4.68% 78 459 15.37% 13,381.07 11.55% -0.03%
RYAM Rayonier Advanced 19.29 4.4507 97 1.44 78 3.32 100 17.10 61 0.97 79 1.45% 38 453 15.30% 1,000.31 2.27% -8.66%
CZZ Cosan 9.63 4.292 98 1.26 85 13.75 78 3.37 99 0.57 91 -15.69% 3 454 14.78% 2,342.01 30.49% -8.02%
ADRNY Koninklijke Ahold 22.85 5.0862 95 1.47 77 13.06 80 6.48 94 0.40 95 8.55% 95 536 14.25% 26,999.09 33.31% 0.27%
REPYY Repsol 20.12 6.1661 91 0.87 95 12.97 80 9.75 87 0.66 88 5.13% 81 522 13.87% 31,262.09 7.66% 0.80%
AEG Aegon 6.87 26.0713 50 0.49 100 5.27 98 33.64 25 0.26 98 6.48% 89 460 13.37% 14,043.92 0.41% -3.17%
AAN Aaron's 41.12 1.6408 100 1.65 71 10.15 88 15.69 67 0.86 83 1.89% 45 454 12.78% 2,892.58 31.52% 0.85%
MURZY Murray And Roberts Hldgs 1.15 4.4658 97 0.89 94 28.57 31 12.76 78 0.27 98 3.06% 62 460 12.75% 452.82 4.21% 0.00%
NAVI Navient 14.07 26.0713 50 1.02 91 11.63 84 3.56 99 1.71 60 16.37% 100 484 12.65% 3,723.01 0.71% 39.02%
ITOCY ITOCHU 38.12 8.4135 80 1.23 86 8.10 93 12.00 80 0.62 89 3.61% 68 496 12.42% 29,917.27 4.18% 2.51%
SHTGY Shun Tak Holdings 4.47 9.1907 75 0.39 100 7.31 95 5.30 96 1.66 62 0.46% 24 452 12.31% 1,354.89 0.06% -15.65%
SSAAY SSAB 2.7 7.6989 84 0.84 96 18.93 57 9.90 87 0.68 88 2.20% 51 463 12.03% 5,561.11 33.61% 1.26%
PUGOY Peugeot 24.38 2.7048 100 1.25 85 10.57 87 18.10 58 0.31 97 1.78% 44 471 10.87% 21,783.83 19.54% -2.68%
NHTC Natural Health Trends 20.36 2.1289 100 2.34 52 10.49 87 9.68 88 1.21 73 13.06% 99 499 10.29% 231.62 1.05% 0.00%
SOIEF Stolt-Nielsen 13.96 7.9484 82 0.69 98 11.73 83 15.08 69 0.42 95 3.73% 69 496 10.27% 1,076.40 1.12% -3.24%
MTGE MTGE Investment 19.85 6.1788 91 1.00 92 9.41 90 9.47 88 31.24 1 12.23% 98 460 9.67% 909.08 0.10% 3.37%
NDVLY New World Development Co 3.12 9.1073 76 0.57 99 8.23 93 13.46 75 2.06 54 6.26% 88 485 9.09% 15,751.26 3.65% -3.16%
CUGCF China Oriental Group 0.753 2.5254 100 1.32 82 3.69 99 4.46 97 0.43 95 -1.81% 10 483 8.82% 2,803.09 0.39% -2.98%
AFL Aflac 45.39 26.0713 50 1.45 78 7.63 94 6.41 94 1.65 62 4.86% 80 458 8.26% 35,139.44 0.00% -0.01%
DKS Dick's Sporting Goods 31 4.2852 98 1.67 70 10.33 88 12.26 79 0.39 95 11.16% 98 528 7.64% 3,237.14 9.21% 1.19%
LGGNY Legal & General Group 19.275 26.0713 50 2.17 56 9.32 91 4.15 98 0.43 94 5.45% 83 472 7.35% 22,971.25 0.03% -69.99%
KRYPF Kerry Properties 4.7 6.5873 89 0.56 99 5.73 98 4.80 97 1.49 65 -0.17% 13 461 7.31% 6,805.12 0.07% 0.70%
ACR.UN.TO Agellan Commercial REIT 12.65 8.0906 82 1.00 91 4.89 99 8.25 91 4.05 29 5.69% 85 477 6.84% 416.27 0.00% 0.24%
RNLSY Renault 21.4 6.6085 89 0.77 97 5.02 98 12.37 79 0.44 94 4.12% 73 530 6.68% 30,799.34 4.77% -16.21%
UEPS Net 1 UEPS Technologies 10.32 4.7669 96 0.81 96 14.14 76 6.33 94 1.04 77 1.95% 47 486 6.50% 586.82 15.28% -2.07%
FL Foot Locker 43.44 5.7758 93 2.04 59 19.57 54 10.31 86 0.71 87 12.13% 98 477 6.42% 5,130.95 5.20% 0.01%
TAVHY TAV Havalimanlari Holding 19.7 5.2832 95 1.79 66 9.26 91 6.26 94 1.35 69 5.85% 86 501 6.37% 1,789.16 61.00% -0.48%
DAL Delta Air Lines 52.95 4.4167 98 2.96 40 10.78 86 12.79 77 0.90 81 7.15% 91 473 6.28% 37,196.22 27.07% -0.68%
MBPFF Mitchells & Butlers 3.3999 7.8045 83 0.61 99 17.31 64 14.41 72 0.49 93 1.97% 47 458 6.25% 1,455.19 0.20% 0.13%
ARZGY Assicurazioni Generali 9.415 26.0713 50 0.98 92 12.50 81 1.61 100 0.32 97 4.76% 79 499 6.14% 29,466.22 1.64% 0.00%
WPP WPP 89.19 7.874 83 1.76 67 9.55 90 15.82 67 1.14 74 7.19% 91 472 6.14% 22,570.62 44.47% -0.99%
IHLDY Imperial Holdings 16.215 7.4135 85 1.97 61 16.95 65 7.09 93 0.35 96 3.50% 67 467 6.12% 3,210.57 13.01% -2.66%
CNPAY CNP Assurances 12.42 26.0713 50 0.78 97 12.13 82 3.66 98 0.33 97 4.17% 74 498 6.06% 17,051.77 0.19% -4.15%
SWRAY Swire Pacific 10 6.3922 90 0.46 100 4.49 99 10.00 87 1.46 66 2.81% 59 501 5.49% 15,015.80 3.60% -2.34%
LNR.TO Linamar 70.27 6.3103 90 1.35 81 8.29 93 14.95 70 0.69 87 2.13% 50 471 5.38% 4,585.71 23.12% -5.15%
ANIOY Acerinox 6.9 1.2842 100 1.73 68 0.70 100 9.23 89 0.73 86 3.69% 69 512 5.34% 3,809.73 0.00% 7.23%
ACRE Ares Commercial Real 13.84 1.7008 100 0.94 93 11.73 83 11.38 83 3.81 32 7.88% 93 484 5.17% 395.81 0.00% -21.41%
NXST Nexstar Media Group 69.125 8.4769 80 2.01 60 6.33 96 11.60 82 1.32 70 6.15% 87 475 4.81% 3,161.40 74.34% -13.11%
MCK McKesson 148.92 5.1357 95 2.62 45 6.78 96 14.48 72 0.15 100 4.31% 75 483 4.78% 30,728.05 24.80% -0.43%
HVRRY Hannover Rueck 67.34 26.0713 50 1.58 73 14.35 75 7.22 93 0.80 84 4.59% 77 452 4.65% 16,242.02 0.15% -0.36%
BTB.UN.TO BTB REIT 4.8 14.2528 47 0.93 94 7.00 95 5.36 96 2.86 43 6.40% 89 464 4.58% 232.43 0.00% -5.11%
GHC Graham Holdings 594 7.8541 83 1.10 89 10.26 88 24.71 39 1.23 72 4.94% 80 451 4.57% 3,186.04 34.36% -0.04%
PAG Penske Automotive Group 48 9.0802 76 1.65 71 6.46 96 12.43 79 0.19 100 4.40% 76 498 4.28% 4,078.81 20.41% -2.79%
L Loews 51.31 26.0713 50 0.88 95 14.79 73 8.38 91 1.23 72 4.84% 79 460 4.25% 16,384.42 0.82% -0.86%
CTPCY CITIC 7.48 13.7311 49 0.62 99 7.72 94 3.99 98 0.57 91 5.94% 86 517 4.18% 43,519.03 0.63% 0.00%
TCL.A.TO Transcontinental 28.74 4.4999 97 1.80 66 9.78 89 7.79 92 1.11 75 3.13% 63 482 3.05% 2,220.83 32.45% 0.00%
UMC United Microelectronics 2.66 3.2384 99 0.86 95 19.20 56 14.80 71 1.42 67 3.41% 65 453 2.70% 6,396.94 0.96% -1.11%
VIA Viacom 33.8 3.0746 99 2.01 60 6.29 97 9.71 88 1.05 77 2.37% 53 474 2.42% 13,601.29 52.40% 2.78%
WLMIY Wilmar International 23.88 12.2579 56 0.92 94 14.21 75 12.75 78 0.34 97 3.06% 62 462 2.38% 15,107.36 10.08% -5.70%
AHGP Alliance Holdings 26.21 3.8612 99 2.41 50 6.69 96 3.60 98 0.88 82 11.28% 98 523 1.83% 1,569.01 6.08% 1.64%
ORI Old Republic Intl 21.04 26.0713 50 1.26 85 13.66 78 14.17 73 1.01 78 8.19% 94 458 1.64% 6,357.99 0.00% 1.71%
CHKGF CK Asset Holdings 8.5101 6.5573 89 0.81 96 8.22 93 5.00 97 4.30 26 2.84% 59 460 1.43% 31,466.08 0.00% -1.88%
GCI Gannett 11.63 5.8894 92 1.29 84 160.70 3 6.67 94 0.43 95 6.77% 90 458 1.31% 1,313.38 34.61% 1.69%
HMC Honda Motor Co 32.98 6.3297 90 0.81 96 6.24 97 15.78 67 0.43 95 3.36% 65 510 1.10% 58,647.60 3.79% 19.28%
ASEKY Aisin Seiki 53.65 4.7643 96 1.23 86 16.08 69 31.66 27 0.47 93 6.14% 87 458 1.02% 14,458.17 1.14% -0.71%
ALLY Ally Financial 26.94 26.0713 50 0.89 95 12.47 81 3.02 99 1.69 61 8.49% 94 480 1.01% 11,584.97 0.14% 19.91%
DF Dean Foods 10.06 6.7927 88 1.41 79 12.95 80 22.27 46 0.12 100 3.54% 67 460 0.80% 918.93 13.20% -0.54%
FUJHY Subaru 16.02 4.5381 97 1.83 65 12.14 82 7.09 93 0.80 84 4.00% 72 493 0.60% 24,564.61 0.94% 0.64%
JILL J.Jill 5.61 4.4249 97 1.37 81 4.42 99 6.45 94 0.35 97 0.00% 16 484 0.54% 245.49 57.90% 1.92%
HTHKY Hutchison Telecomms 5.386 2.12 100 0.85 95 2.83 100 14.50 72 2.00 55 3.85% 70 492 0.39% 1,730.30 20.88% 0.21%
SOLVY Solvay 13.86 7.5499 85 1.24 86 12.08 83 16.29 65 1.09 75 3.03% 62 456 0.14% 14,306.90 37.21% 1.59%
CRPJY China Resources Power 29.43 7.6098 84 0.98 92 15.78 70 24.15 41 1.00 78 5.59% 84 449 0.14% 9,438.09 7.73% -4.01%
TSCFY TISCO Financial Group 17.01 26.0713 50 1.17 87 7.06 95 2.32 100 2.08 54 5.21% 82 468 0.00% 1,361.91 0.17% -3.06%
SPRHY Springland International 3.6 4.4096 98 0.40 100 6.50 96 13.23 76 0.50 93 13.86% 99 562 0.00% 312.14 2.19% 5.52%
KACPF Koa 7.2 1.2858 100 0.49 100 7.74 94 12.13 80 0.58 90 3.69% 69 533 0.00% 264.13 0.63% -0.01%
CHYFF Cathay Financial Holding 12.5 26.0713 50 0.79 97 8.50 92 4.08 98 0.85 83 5.08% 81 501 0.00% 15,704.01 0.63% -2.07%
JYSKY Jyske Bank 8.5 26.0713 50 0.64 98 8.80 92 1.83 100 2.45 48 8.27% 94 482 0.00% 3,609.70 0.00% -61.57%
ETINY EI Group 3.49 10.8302 65 0.38 100 7.81 94 2.76 99 1.08 76 3.75% 70 504 0.00% 814.55 7.67% -4.22%
FOSUF Fosun International 2.23 6.942 87 1.24 86 9.80 89 5.72 95 1.47 66 1.49% 38 461 0.00% 19,126.92 4.89% -9.75%
  • EV/EBITDA Rank means Enterprise Value divided by Earnings Before Income Tax, Depreciation, and Amortization - or how many dollars you would expect to pay for each dollar of EBITDA if you bought the company outright
  • PBRank means Price divided by Book Value
  • PERank means Price divided by Earnings (the well known price/earnings ratio)
  • PriceCashFlow means Price divided by Cash Flow
  • PriceSales means Price divided by Sales
  • YieldRank is the sum of dividend yield plus the value of buybacks per share
  • TotalRank is the sum of the values for the six value factor ranks
  • 6 Mo Momentum is the percentage gain or loss in stock price for the last 6 months
  • Intang To Asset is the ratio of intangible assets to total assets
  • Net Debt Yield is the ratio of total debt at the beginning to the total debt at the end. In other words, if this factor is positive, the total debt is reduced making your stock worth more. If negative, they had to borrow part of the dividend and buybacks
  • Market Capitalization and price are included so that you can make up your own mind if this stock is too small for you. Stocks of small companies may not be liquid enough that you can sell quickly at the last bid price. For that reason and partially based on O'Shaughnessy, we list only the top 50 of high value factor stocks with market cap greater than $233 Million as of 4/20/2016.