Investment Common Sense

This Week's Top Picks    February 16, 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
NC NACCO Industries 40.85 2.7741 99 1.35 83 6.31 98 4.93 96 0.25 98 2.39% 54 528 162.40% 279.67 11.44% 13.77%
CVRR CVR Refining 14.95 7.6163 83 1.56 76 21.06 53 7.10 93 0.41 95 6.31% 88 488 119.85% 2,206.62 0.00% -0.10%
HIBB Hibbett Sports 25 5.0457 95 1.50 78 14.45 78 7.25 93 0.56 90 11.71% 98 532 111.86% 477.22 0.00% 0.00%
HUABF Huabao Intl Hldgs 0.6981 7.5782 83 1.50 78 14.06 79 8.76 90 4.16 23 9.69% 97 450 88.68% 2,169.67 24.43% -0.14%
KSS Kohl's 65.61 5.723 93 2.19 60 17.45 67 11.07 84 0.60 89 7.02% 90 483 73.16% 11,022.79 0.00% -0.01%
PCHUY PTT Global Chemical 14.18 7.8507 82 1.62 75 11.08 87 10.68 85 1.04 74 2.45% 54 457 70.23% 12,787.10 2.28% -0.47%
BKE Buckle 21.95 5.0699 95 2.40 55 12.61 83 8.32 91 1.16 71 12.83% 99 494 53.50% 1,072.07 0.00% 0.00%
SMGBF San Miguel 2.82 5.4684 93 1.20 87 19.93 57 5.92 95 0.46 93 1.07% 33 458 49.21% 6,717.99 13.95% 0.99%
CZZ Cosan 10.84 5.5983 93 1.41 81 69.59 9 6.52 94 0.74 85 22.79% 100 462 47.89% 2,869.25 31.56% -13.06%
ROYMY Royal Mail 15.424 9.9248 68 1.37 82 16.98 69 14.71 73 0.60 89 4.76% 79 460 46.98% 7,712.00 13.25% -0.18%
SLCJY SLC Agricola 10.2 5.7084 93 1.22 87 7.82 95 8.17 91 1.58 59 1.11% 34 459 45.71% 979.51 0.17% 1.09%
VLO Valero Energy 93.27 8.676 77 1.86 68 10.09 90 7.55 92 0.44 94 3.11% 62 483 41.34% 40,813.22 0.00% 0.04%
JXHLY JXTG Holdings 12.63 6.8753 87 0.98 93 7.69 95 8.34 91 0.24 99 -2.83% 9 474 40.65% 21,582.88 5.93% 0.90%
PETFF Ptt 15.4 6.3643 90 1.86 68 13.02 82 7.98 92 0.78 83 2.68% 57 472 40.39% 43,987.01 3.65% 0.41%
SCVL Shoe Carnival 23.95 6.4164 89 1.31 85 17.74 65 13.15 78 0.39 95 10.44% 97 509 39.73% 406.00 0.00% 0.00%
MT ArcelorMittal 36.48 5.6284 93 0.96 93 8.18 94 21.40 50 0.54 91 8.37% 94 515 38.29% 37,206.56 6.73% 1.21%
DLAKY Deutsche Lufthansa 33.27 3.1875 99 1.57 76 7.59 96 6.97 93 0.41 95 1.69% 43 502 36.86% 15,678.81 4.77% -1.37%
GCI Gannett 11.26 6.3163 90 1.46 79 29.97 31 8.67 90 0.41 94 9.61% 96 480 36.82% 1,258.52 32.78% -3.48%
LUKOY Lukoil 65.73 3.8812 98 0.79 97 7.96 95 12.75 79 0.49 92 5.66% 85 546 36.80% 46,644.18 0.84% 1.35%
TGT Target 75.7 7.1857 85 3.69 34 15.87 73 9.07 89 0.60 89 6.70% 89 459 34.43% 41,148.45 0.00% 0.05%
ETINY EI Group 3.49 11.3266 58 0.41 100 12.13 84 2.88 99 1.13 72 2.38% 53 466 33.21% 834.58 7.74% 23.07%
MRE.TO Martinrea International 14.56 4.7952 96 1.39 82 7.96 95 19.80 56 0.33 96 1.41% 38 463 32.85% 1,259.62 2.72% 1.86%
M Macy's 26.26 5.632 93 1.89 67 11.62 86 7.32 92 0.33 97 6.74% 90 525 30.39% 7,997.91 21.71% 4.59%
LEA Lear 189.57 6.5135 88 3.06 42 10.20 90 11.05 84 0.64 88 4.61% 78 470 30.32% 12,686.04 15.45% -0.02%
AUO AU Optronics 4.93 1.6881 100 0.71 98 4.47 99 3.58 98 0.42 94 -3.56% 8 497 29.40% 4,744.75 0.00% 0.17%
HMC Honda Motor Co 35.64 6.5696 88 0.88 95 6.86 97 14.71 73 0.47 93 3.02% 62 508 28.57% 63,377.84 3.79% -1.10%
DEIPY Rio Paranapanema Energia 11.5 4.8259 96 1.74 71 10.32 89 6.48 94 2.42 43 30.38% 100 493 28.21% 1,085.98 0.83% -0.50%
ARCB ArcBest 33.45 5.8968 92 1.32 84 14.93 76 11.50 83 0.31 97 1.66% 43 475 27.92% 857.55 13.31% -0.68%
RIO Rio Tinto 57.82 4.9201 96 1.74 71 11.88 85 11.07 84 2.60 40 6.75% 90 466 27.81% 77,932.50 4.34% 2.08%
AN AutoNation 53.11 7.4083 84 2.05 63 11.88 85 22.69 47 0.24 98 8.96% 96 473 26.63% 4,864.88 20.46% 0.23%
CPGLF CPL Resources 7.46 10.0828 67 2.27 58 13.85 79 10.47 86 0.41 94 12.85% 99 483 26.23% 230.33 17.31% 0.00%
TECK.B.TO Teck Resources 37.39 4.8979 96 1.11 90 8.76 93 7.81 92 1.79 54 1.63% 42 467 25.64% 21,443.17 2.93% 2.48%
DDS Dillard's 69.77 5.622 93 1.25 86 18.71 62 6.93 93 0.34 96 13.92% 99 529 24.75% 1,987.40 0.00% 0.00%
QTRH.TO Quarterhill 2.1 2.5398 100 0.75 98 6.36 98 7.02 93 1.36 65 2.66% 57 511 24.26% 249.12 53.99% -0.46%
SDLP Seadrill Partners 3.31 4.7551 96 0.24 100 1.40 100 0.67 100 0.25 98 -490.16% 1 495 23.97% 303.93 0.05% 15.55%
CHS Chico's FAS 9.82 4.8025 96 1.98 65 14.66 77 7.84 92 0.54 91 7.12% 91 512 23.68% 1,255.04 12.60% 0.29%
SXC SunCoke Energy 10.8 7.2428 85 1.64 74 5.78 98 9.63 88 0.53 91 6.96% 90 526 23.57% 696.92 11.88% 0.02%
TX Ternium 36.67 5.9595 92 1.47 79 8.73 93 29.20 32 0.83 82 4.81% 79 457 23.18% 7,198.60 9.91% -5.54%
HLFDF Halfords Group 4.9024 8.1856 80 1.79 70 14.07 79 16.37 66 0.68 86 7.26% 92 473 23.18% 976.15 50.53% -2.19%
MSBHY Mitsubishi 56.5 9.9254 68 0.94 94 10.37 89 10.50 86 0.68 87 3.06% 62 486 23.12% 44,795.48 6.10% 4.14%
PKX POSCO 86.56 6.4567 89 0.68 98 11.40 87 16.57 66 0.52 92 2.08% 49 481 22.33% 27,699.09 7.53% 0.00%
DSW DSW 19.99 5.7082 93 1.69 73 18.86 61 8.64 90 0.59 89 5.04% 81 487 22.11% 1,599.17 2.03% 0.00%
MITSY Mitsui & Co 358.25 7.8652 82 0.86 96 7.83 95 9.17 89 0.73 85 4.38% 76 523 21.46% 32,121.73 1.47% 5.21%
EVC Entravision Comms 6.8 2.763 100 1.79 70 3.68 100 2.34 99 1.17 70 2.68% 58 497 21.43% 612.03 43.96% 0.93%
ESRX Express Scripts Holding 75.23 7.4051 84 2.68 50 12.48 83 7.51 92 0.45 94 8.43% 95 498 21.34% 42,608.24 72.50% 0.60%
IMKTA Ingles Markets 32.15 6.1725 91 1.18 88 7.64 95 30.52 30 0.16 100 7.75% 93 497 21.09% 651.35 0.00% -0.40%
DKS Dick's Sporting Goods 33.54 5.5453 93 1.92 67 12.38 84 19.29 57 0.44 94 9.57% 96 491 21.08% 3,602.35 8.15% -2.85%
ACGBY Agricultural Bank China 14.22 28.9841 50 0.88 95 6.80 97 1.62 100 2.45 43 4.23% 75 460 20.82% 184,742.89 0.12% -1.66%
SSUMY Sumitomo 16.89 9.1851 74 0.90 95 7.58 96 11.97 82 0.51 92 2.80% 59 498 20.56% 21,083.27 3.37% 3.43%
ITOCY ITOCHU 38.15 8.4172 78 1.23 87 8.11 94 12.00 82 0.62 88 3.61% 68 497 20.35% 29,940.81 4.18% 2.51%
AVH Avianca Holdings 8.5 6.4154 89 0.78 97 11.81 86 2.65 99 0.24 98 2.86% 60 529 20.23% 1,059.30 6.24% -2.77%
TOWR Tower International 27.4 4.2924 97 2.08 62 12.02 85 9.38 88 0.29 97 1.81% 44 473 19.13% 562.48 5.05% 1.49%
HTHIY Hitachi 77.72 5.7327 92 1.31 84 14.09 79 15.92 69 0.45 93 1.62% 42 459 17.76% 37,523.24 11.00% 12.89%
VNRFY Vienna Insurance Group 7.09 28.9841 50 0.82 97 14.94 76 4.86 97 0.41 95 1.48% 39 454 17.38% 4,537.60 3.97% 0.00%
RME.TO Rocky Mountain 13.2 5.9829 92 1.36 83 13.20 81 23.88 44 0.27 98 3.23% 64 462 17.23% 255.87 3.55% 1.81%
MARUY Marubeni 73.005 8.3676 79 0.76 97 6.79 97 13.04 78 0.19 100 -14.58% 3 454 16.83% 12,668.94 4.48% 10.74%
RDS.A Royal Dutch Shell 63.89 6.9287 86 1.37 82 20.35 56 17.91 62 0.85 81 5.89% 86 453 16.69% 266,505.09 5.94% 0.87%
SVCBY Svenska Cellulosa 9.9 3.868 98 1.56 76 0.43 100 44.64 17 0.53 91 7.42% 92 474 16.61% 6,953.19 0.20% 12.52%
TCS The Container Store Group 4.99 8.0522 80 0.96 94 8.62 93 7.37 92 0.28 97 0.00% 18 474 16.59% 241.16 55.23% 1.66%
MTLHY Mitsubishi Chemical 50.53 6.3983 89 1.28 85 9.09 92 8.39 91 0.47 93 0.00% 18 468 16.56% 14,545.19 14.13% 1.15%
QUAD Quad/Graphics 22.18 5.036 95 2.47 54 12.67 83 7.04 93 0.27 98 5.74% 85 508 16.55% 1,149.82 1.93% 2.65%
WNC Wabash National 23.91 10.1657 67 2.79 48 13.43 81 12.65 80 0.85 81 6.35% 89 446 16.41% 1,410.17 41.03% -4.21%
TOT Total 57.13 5.5481 93 1.29 85 17.05 69 17.42 64 1.00 76 4.51% 77 464 14.64% 144,413.21 6.01% 0.77%
CTRN Citi Trends 22.69 6.2008 90 1.52 78 22.25 49 16.15 68 0.45 94 9.35% 96 475 14.60% 311.76 0.00% 0.00%
MG.TO Magna International 68.02 5.2804 94 1.79 70 9.22 92 10.18 86 0.52 91 7.31% 92 525 14.30% 24,418.69 10.87% -0.29%
ASEKY Aisin Seiki 57.23 5.0252 95 1.32 84 17.15 68 33.77 26 0.50 92 5.73% 85 450 14.21% 15,513.96 1.14% -0.71%
SBS Companhia De Saneamento 11.02 5.754 92 1.39 82 8.47 94 17.97 62 1.67 57 3.48% 67 454 13.61% 7,532.28 85.17% 0.20%
JSAIY Sainsbury (J) 14.33 6.0742 91 0.84 96 29.26 32 14.02 75 0.24 98 3.66% 69 461 13.19% 7,846.47 4.03% -9.04%
GBX Greenbrier Companies 51.6 5.0651 95 1.43 80 13.98 79 15.95 68 0.77 84 1.74% 44 450 13.03% 1,480.95 4.43% -3.68%
CFX.TO Canfor Pulp Products 14.38 4.8886 96 1.85 69 14.10 79 10.57 85 0.84 81 3.63% 69 479 12.34% 938.13 0.00% 0.00%
BIG Big Lots 56.7 6.8149 87 4.21 28 14.61 77 13.50 77 0.48 93 8.72% 95 457 12.19% 2,383.26 0.00% -1.06%
ROSYY Rostelecom 7.16 3.9379 98 0.64 99 12.38 84 17.17 64 0.53 91 8.29% 94 530 12.05% 2,679.56 10.66% -3.25%
OSB.TO Norbord 46.26 5.1936 95 3.12 42 7.12 96 8.49 91 1.42 63 3.02% 61 448 12.04% 3,996.96 1.14% 1.59%
ADRNY Koninklijke Ahold 22.11 7.3616 84 1.54 77 20.53 55 6.63 94 0.41 95 12.82% 99 504 11.55% 26,874.87 35.07% -1.16%
SOUHY South32 13.3 5.4216 94 1.33 84 12.26 84 10.29 86 1.96 51 6.34% 88 487 11.48% 13,780.80 1.60% -1.79%
BKGFY Berkeley Group Holdings 52.53 5.0794 95 2.24 59 7.43 96 7.91 92 1.95 51 5.79% 86 479 11.46% 7,113.37 0.37% -2.83%
IRS IRSA Inversiones 27.26 6.4587 89 1.06 91 5.97 98 4.60 97 0.33 96 -4.62% 7 478 10.99% 1,577.47 5.04% -5.57%
WJX.TO Wajax 22.04 7.402 84 1.54 77 14.04 79 18.36 60 0.35 96 6.28% 88 484 10.20% 429.87 6.13% 0.33%
MFRSY Magnesita Refratarios 28.07 8.9219 75 1.20 87 17.66 66 7.65 92 0.67 87 4.66% 78 485 10.04% 702.32 34.38% 0.00%
ASOZY Asseco Poland 13.68 3.7483 98 0.74 98 8.91 92 11.56 83 0.58 89 5.98% 87 547 9.97% 1,135.44 56.77% 4.08%
CHBJF China Citic Bank 0.67 28.9841 50 0.55 99 5.58 98 0.96 100 1.52 60 4.66% 78 485 9.84% 32,786.31 0.05% -6.07%
OLMIF Olam International 1.59 11.7996 55 1.21 87 17.63 66 9.36 88 0.25 98 3.00% 61 455 9.66% 5,014.36 5.73% -0.58%
ENIC Enel Chile 6.16 4.7262 97 1.30 85 8.66 93 8.70 90 1.08 73 3.99% 72 510 9.61% 6,048.23 17.07% 0.00%
CAS.TO Cascades 16.12 3.8863 98 1.08 91 3.02 100 24.92 42 0.37 96 0.93% 31 458 9.14% 1,528.11 16.39% 0.45%
EBF Ennis 20.2 7.1382 85 1.98 65 16.56 71 10.95 85 1.39 64 5.11% 81 451 8.31% 513.42 36.72% 0.00%
AC.TO Air Canada 24.64 3.8637 98 2.18 60 3.65 100 14.19 75 0.43 94 0.49% 26 453 8.26% 6,684.77 3.58% 1.74%
GTS Triple-S Management 25.48 28.9841 50 0.68 98 14.64 77 6.29 94 0.21 99 2.06% 49 467 7.78% 609.03 0.82% 0.11%
CRESY Cresud SACIF 20.07 7.4846 83 1.06 91 7.09 96 3.51 98 0.20 99 -11.41% 3 470 7.61% 1,001.95 4.84% -9.78%
SCS Steelcase 14.25 6.8919 87 2.03 64 16.01 73 20.22 55 0.55 91 5.60% 84 454 7.55% 1,654.95 6.67% 0.03%
WEF.TO Western Forest Products 2.77 6.4781 89 1.97 66 12.04 85 8.46 91 0.96 77 12.04% 98 506 7.36% 1,096.52 14.87% 1.35%
SAPMY Saipem 8.37 5.6001 93 0.73 98 2.53 100 10.09 86 0.42 94 0.68% 28 499 7.31% 4,201.21 11.67% 13.90%
CAJ Canon 37.7 7.4564 84 1.60 75 18.95 61 11.45 83 1.12 72 4.67% 78 453 7.10% 40,706.91 26.12% 0.80%
PFODF Premier Foods 0.55 8.3897 79 0.43 100 6.00 98 13.58 77 0.46 93 0.08% 20 467 6.69% 462.13 52.67% 3.66%
DNKEY Danske Bank 20.85 28.9841 50 1.37 82 12.36 84 1.70 100 2.70 39 7.22% 91 446 6.29% 37,102.04 0.20% 0.00%
LCI Lannett 17.05 6.1051 91 1.09 90 13.43 81 5.42 96 1.00 75 -0.11% 15 448 6.23% 645.23 46.96% 3.89%
SUBCY Subsea 7 14.77 3.9179 98 0.82 96 12.41 84 13.39 77 1.29 67 4.09% 73 495 6.11% 4,822.54 9.02% -0.73%
FUJIY FUJIFILM Holdings 41.11 5.5966 93 0.93 94 11.47 86 12.10 81 0.83 82 0.46% 25 461 5.93% 17,865.30 24.56% -0.45%
JBSAY JBS 5.9 6.4095 89 1.04 92 14.84 76 6.41 94 0.16 100 2.39% 54 505 5.92% 8,371.47 25.03% -2.56%
DISCA Discovery Communications 23.86 7.9801 81 1.58 76 12.49 83 8.78 90 2.08 49 8.64% 95 474 5.58% 9,044.26 51.32% -16.73%
AXL American Axle & Mfg Hldgs 15.22 6.5255 88 1.18 88 5.21 99 8.07 91 0.26 98 0.41% 25 489 5.47% 1,693.84 35.88% -28.31%
LM Legg Mason 39.97 9.7991 69 0.89 95 11.01 87 8.38 91 1.22 69 19.01% 100 511 4.85% 3,379.08 70.92% -1.27%
SVYSF Solvay 139 7.7155 82 1.25 86 12.66 83 16.32 67 1.02 75 2.55% 56 449 3.93% 14,348.19 36.34% 0.76%
DR.TO Medical Facilities 15.12 3.9665 98 2.73 49 11.95 85 6.24 94 1.05 74 7.74% 93 493 3.70% 467.97 48.63% -3.71%
MYTAY Magyar Telekom 9.36 4.7879 96 0.95 94 8.79 93 14.56 74 0.87 80 5.20% 82 519 3.08% 1,952.01 40.10% 1.84%
REPYY Repsol 17.22 6.0603 91 0.76 97 10.64 89 7.66 92 0.57 90 5.99% 87 546 2.81% 26,756.12 7.64% 3.33%
LNR.TO Linamar 69.54 5.3148 94 1.53 77 8.66 93 10.36 86 0.72 85 2.15% 50 485 2.63% 4,538.07 12.91% 1.15%
ADM Archer-Daniels Midland 43.13 10.7176 63 1.37 82 15.40 75 21.24 51 0.41 95 6.11% 87 453 2.33% 24,120.47 10.11% -0.04%
VLGEA Village Super Market 24.44 4.1824 97 1.22 87 16.08 73 12.02 82 0.22 99 5.30% 82 520 1.96% 351.70 2.69% 0.02%
MCK McKesson 150.5 5.1807 95 2.65 51 6.85 97 14.63 73 0.15 100 4.23% 75 491 1.94% 31,054.06 24.80% -0.43%
CNA CNA Financial 53.6 28.9841 50 1.19 88 16.19 72 12.66 80 1.53 60 9.05% 96 446 1.86% 14,537.26 0.26% -0.21%
BNED Barnes & Noble Education 6.94 3.6294 99 0.45 100 19.28 60 6.68 94 0.15 100 0.98% 32 485 1.61% 325.58 38.76% -2.19%
SMLP Summit Midstream Partners 20.05 9.0664 74 1.26 86 13.51 80 9.58 88 2.97 35 11.53% 98 461 1.52% 1,464.86 13.29% 0.23%
TAVHY TAV Havalimanlari Holding 24.17 6.3899 89 2.07 63 10.83 88 7.57 92 1.82 54 3.21% 64 450 1.51% 2,195.13 58.62% 1.33%
FL Foot Locker 49.17 5.4291 94 2.24 58 12.39 84 11.55 83 0.84 81 9.37% 96 496 1.24% 5,959.68 5.32% 0.01%
ALL Allstate 95.04 28.9841 50 1.62 75 11.35 87 8.71 90 0.91 79 5.59% 84 465 0.70% 33,739.20 1.94% -0.67%
AHGP Alliance Holdings 26.46 4.3506 97 2.68 50 8.54 93 3.87 98 0.88 80 10.42% 97 515 0.42% 1,583.98 6.14% 2.07%
SMWPY Connect Group 36.74 5.944 92 14.03 4 9.75 91 10.98 85 0.23 99 7.17% 91 462 0.00% 454.95 31.33% 8.20%
CMHFF Compania Minera Autlan 0.9696 3.0307 99 0.88 95 4.99 99 5.78 95 0.77 84 -0.94% 11 483 0.00% 253.63 10.74% 0.33%
SARDY Sanford 17.61 7.8967 81 0.79 97 12.19 84 32.79 27 0.96 77 5.33% 82 448 0.00% 329.75 61.51% -1.06%
TYHOF Toyota Tsusho 28.9 8.6707 77 0.94 94 8.51 93 17.82 63 0.18 100 2.28% 52 479 0.00% 10,169.75 4.05% -2.04%
CIHPF CB Industrial Product 0.47 8.4967 78 1.39 82 11.22 87 12.56 80 1.70 56 3.21% 64 447 0.00% 245.71 27.20% -0.91%
ORRYY Orora 16.2 7.7223 82 1.58 76 14.20 78 16.25 67 0.62 88 5.03% 81 472 0.00% 1,954.83 12.96% -0.95%
TG Tredegar 16.8 6.2211 90 1.48 79 9.55 91 34.51 25 0.58 90 8.95% 96 471 0.00% 554.85 23.20% -2.79%
BBSPY Banco BPI 2.65 28.9841 50 0.60 99 10.87 88 5.46 95 2.31 45 37.33% 100 477 0.00% 1,923.08 0.07% 0.00%
  • 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.