Here’s my selection of fifty stocks as of Sept 9th that scored highest in my recent screening – for details see below. Briefly, for each stock from NYSE and NASDAQ for areas were assessed: Valuation (V), Profitability (P), Growth (G) and Health (H); then, the overall score (here: Score) was calculated and what you see below is an ordered list of top stocks.

Compare with last week’s listing.

Enjoy and don’t forget to leave a comment!

# Ticker Total V P G H Sector Industry
1 CODX 90.08 84.89 98.42 94.56 82.46 Health Technology Biotechnology
2 FLGT 85.16 82.96 97.39 91.34 68.94 Health Services Medical/Nursing Services
3 WIRE 84.75 72.57 89.58 93.54 83.33 Producer Manufacturing Metal Fabrication
4 KLIC 82.59 73.32 90.55 84.19 82.29 Producer Manufacturing Industrial Machinery
5 LAKE 82.07 90.45 88.52 56.25 93.05 Process Industries Industrial Specialties
6 BIO 81.9 80.54 96.87 97.38 52.82 Health Technology Medical Specialties
7 FB 81.47 63.18 93.72 96.06 72.92 Technology Services Internet Software/Services
8 OC 81.42 81.31 79.29 95.24 69.84 Process Industries Containers/Packaging
9 QDEL 81.25 86.06 98.41 90.42 50.09 Health Technology Medical Specialties
10 PRDO 81.17 88.28 87.45 64.28 84.65 Consumer Services Other Consumer Services
11 INVA 80.89 79.86 95.15 81.36 67.19 Health Technology Pharmaceuticals: Other
12 SAGE 80.82 92.61 94.34 50.0 86.32 Health Technology Pharmaceuticals: Other
13 RGR 80.81 63.37 88.15 86.54 85.19 Consumer Durables Recreational Products
14 MKSI 80.61 67.02 83.08 96.75 75.6 Producer Manufacturing Industrial Machinery
15 DAC 80.59 73.08 96.94 91.82 60.53 Transportation Marine Shipping
16 DLB 79.64 71.63 83.03 83.84 80.05 Technology Services Packaged Software
17 GHC 79.61 85.79 82.03 96.02 54.62 Consumer Services Other Consumer Services
18 BXC 79.42 85.67 87.02 94.44 50.56 Distribution Services Wholesale Distributors
19 NTGR 79.28 91.49 81.6 74.49 69.54 Technology Services Information Technology Services
20 ZUMZ 79.13 91.9 68.38 68.16 88.1 Retail Trade Apparel/Footwear Retail
21 SCPL 79.1 82.1 74.78 74.63 84.88 Technology Services Packaged Software
22 ANET 78.65 51.85 87.62 90.81 84.32 Electronic Technology Computer Communications
23 OMP 78.07 66.14 93.87 88.63 63.64 Industrial Services Oil & Gas Pipelines
24 PBFX 77.86 60.7 97.46 97.44 55.83 Industrial Services Oilfield Services/Equipment
25 KMDA 77.62 82.78 89.4 91.14 47.18 Health Technology Biotechnology
26 AZPN 77.37 55.73 96.42 90.48 66.85 Technology Services Packaged Software
27 PLUS 77.36 90.03 75.69 96.84 46.86 Technology Services Packaged Software
28 SWKS 77.33 55.2 92.29 92.5 69.31 Electronic Technology Semiconductors
29 CPRX 77.25 75.03 92.47 69.49 72.01 Health Technology Pharmaceuticals: Other
30 INMD 76.94 47.14 97.23 83.4 79.97 Health Technology Medical Specialties
31 CRMT 76.92 64.5 68.31 85.06 89.83 Retail Trade Specialty Stores
32 STRT 76.57 89.85 68.33 84.0 64.1 Producer Manufacturing Auto Parts: OEM
33 OAS 76.51 71.45 94.83 88.3 51.45 Energy Minerals Oil & Gas Production
34 DECK 76.51 40.96 90.03 95.99 79.05 Consumer Non-Durables Apparel/Footwear
35 USNA 75.92 73.38 75.05 78.07 77.19 Consumer Non-Durables Household/Personal Care
36 GOOG 75.82 58.68 90.62 98.41 55.56 Technology Services Internet Software/Services
37 BKE 75.53 62.49 93.69 66.17 79.76 Retail Trade Apparel/Footwear Retail
38 AVNW 75.22 77.44 93.99 81.63 47.84 Electronic Technology Telecommunications Equipment
39 UTHR 75.02 60.98 82.79 97.46 58.83 Health Technology Pharmaceuticals: Other
40 TSE 74.93 74.73 83.21 93.16 48.61 Process Industries Industrial Specialties
41 CACI 74.72 84.42 82.51 98.78 33.16 Technology Services Information Technology Services
42 ATKR 74.52 65.19 86.7 94.77 51.41 Producer Manufacturing Electrical Products
43 MTH 74.47 75.36 59.85 86.91 75.78 Consumer Durables Homebuilding
44 EBAY 74.31 73.15 66.45 83.01 74.63 Retail Trade Internet Retail
45 ABCL 74.23 38.72 97.86 91.91 68.44 Health Technology Biotechnology
46 CNXN 74.22 75.85 70.28 77.3 73.44 Technology Services Information Technology Services
47 ADS 74.19 81.33 84.05 97.62 33.76 Technology Services Data Processing Services
48 GSKY 74.13 64.16 78.7 66.84 86.83 Technology Services Packaged Software
49 SSD 74.08 51.64 83.45 74.2 87.03 Producer Manufacturing Building Products
50 SWBI 74.06 77.39 95.65 73.22 50.0 Electronic Technology Aerospace & Defense

Methodology

For each stock from NASDAQ and NYSE scores are calculated for each of the following areas:

  • Valuation
  • Profitability
  • Growth
  • Health

he scores are calculated using the indicators shown in colored boxes above. For instance, to assess stock’s profitability, Return on Assets (ROA), Return on Equity (ROE) and Net Margin are taken into account. The algorithm looks up the value of ROA in every stock belonging to the same industry and compares it against the analyzed stock, providing a final rank: if there are 20 stocks and 5 of them have higher ROA, then the ROA-associated score is (20-5)/20 * 100 = 75, meaning that the ROA is better than in 75% of stocks. We want ROA to be higher than in the other companies; sometimes, however, we want the indicator’s value to be lower than in peers, as is the case with Price to Book ratio (P/B).

In the next step, the mean score across ROA, ROE and Net Margin is calculated. Similar calculations are done for stock’s Valuation, Growth and Health. The algorithm starts with Valuation score, then it proceeds with Profitability, Growth and Health scores. Finally, the mean value across all four areas of interest are calculated.

 

Disclaimers

  • What you see here is my personal opinion and should not be treated as an investing advice
  • I’m not an expert stock analyst nor financial advisor

 

Michał, the Investing Scientist.

 

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