Here’s my selection of fifty stocks 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 89.34 84.72 98.38 94.98 79.29 Health Technology Biotechnology
2 FLGT 85.77 82.99 97.71 93.53 68.86 Health Services Medical/Nursing Services
3 WIRE 84.67 72.57 89.83 93.94 82.35 Producer Manufacturing Metal Fabrication
4 KLIC 82.0 70.39 90.87 84.88 81.88 Producer Manufacturing Industrial Machinery
5 LAKE 81.81 91.11 89.0 57.39 89.75 Process Industries Industrial Specialties
6 ZUMZ 81.69 93.72 73.99 71.42 87.62 Retail Trade Apparel/Footwear Retail
7 BIO 81.64 79.75 97.19 97.53 52.1 Health Technology Medical Specialties
8 OC 81.31 77.61 82.82 95.74 69.08 Process Industries Containers/Packaging
9 PRDO 81.22 87.63 86.66 65.6 85.01 Consumer Services Other Consumer Services
10 SAGE 81.13 92.98 94.79 50.0 86.75 Health Technology Pharmaceuticals: Other
11 FB 81.05 62.53 93.04 95.19 73.44 Technology Services Internet Software/Services
12 QDEL 80.96 86.42 98.48 89.55 49.38 Health Technology Medical Specialties
13 INVA 80.82 79.1 95.54 81.53 67.13 Health Technology Pharmaceuticals: Other
14 RGR 80.58 65.6 88.18 87.3 81.25 Consumer Durables Recreational Products
15 SCPL 80.01 82.44 75.81 78.3 83.49 Technology Services Packaged Software
16 MKSI 79.73 63.2 84.16 96.91 74.64 Producer Manufacturing Industrial Machinery
17 GHC 79.61 84.96 81.77 96.45 55.26 Consumer Services Other Consumer Services
18 NTGR 79.59 91.79 80.57 75.93 70.07 Technology Services Information Technology Services
19 DLB 79.57 70.37 83.59 86.16 78.17 Technology Services Packaged Software
20 BXC 79.53 85.13 87.67 94.03 51.3 Distribution Services Wholesale Distributors
21 ANET 79.06 53.47 87.62 90.81 84.32 Electronic Technology Computer Communications
22 DAC 78.98 64.39 96.42 94.39 60.74 Transportation Marine Shipping
23 CPRX 77.68 72.95 93.07 70.77 73.92 Health Technology Pharmaceuticals: Other
24 PBFX 77.45 59.94 97.56 97.53 54.76 Industrial Services Oilfield Services/Equipment
25 SWKS 77.33 56.21 92.02 93.14 67.95 Electronic Technology Semiconductors
26 INMD 77.18 48.17 97.34 84.5 78.72 Health Technology Medical Specialties
27 CPLP 77.11 80.61 86.38 73.09 68.34 Transportation Marine Shipping
28 PLUS 76.97 89.62 76.55 97.23 44.49 Technology Services Packaged Software
29 AZPN 76.84 54.2 96.26 91.23 65.67 Technology Services Packaged Software
30 EBAY 76.75 65.62 86.13 87.09 68.15 Consumer Services Other Consumer Services
31 KMDA 76.64 82.36 89.51 91.48 43.2 Health Technology Biotechnology
32 DECK 76.64 43.36 91.33 96.55 75.3 Consumer Non-Durables Apparel/Footwear
33 WFG 76.58 84.12 65.08 85.71 71.43 Non-Energy Minerals Forest Products
34 USNA 76.47 73.38 75.05 79.11 78.33 Consumer Non-Durables Household/Personal Care
35 OAS 76.16 69.72 93.84 89.84 51.25 Energy Minerals Oil & Gas Production
36 GOOGL 75.56 58.16 89.16 97.59 57.33 Technology Services Internet Software/Services
37 BKE 75.43 64.74 92.49 62.6 81.9 Retail Trade Apparel/Footwear Retail
38 GOOG 75.38 56.84 89.16 98.19 57.33 Technology Services Internet Software/Services
39 SWBI 75.17 80.87 96.03 73.4 50.37 Electronic Technology Aerospace & Defense
40 UTHR 75.15 60.89 83.61 96.92 59.16 Health Technology Pharmaceuticals: Other
41 GSKY 75.0 64.01 79.55 70.22 86.23 Technology Services Packaged Software
42 SSD 74.89 52.89 84.1 75.19 87.36 Producer Manufacturing Building Products
43 ATKR 74.89 66.88 87.5 95.4 49.76 Producer Manufacturing Electrical Products
44 ADS 74.88 81.83 84.47 97.91 35.3 Technology Services Data Processing Services
45 CACI 74.78 84.73 81.35 98.97 34.09 Technology Services Information Technology Services
46 MTH 74.69 75.13 63.21 88.25 72.17 Consumer Durables Homebuilding
47 OMP 74.67 71.11 87.18 82.81 57.58 Industrial Services Oil & Gas Pipelines
48 CNXN 74.44 77.0 68.38 77.78 74.58 Technology Services Information Technology Services
49 KL 74.35 74.61 84.4 86.19 52.22 Non-Energy Minerals Precious Metals
50 TSE 74.33 75.0 81.22 93.65 47.43 Process Industries Industrial Specialties

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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