Here’s my selection of fifty stocks that scored highest in my 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.

A more detailed analysis of the top stock (CODX) is available here.

You can also look up the poorest scoring stocks there.

Enjoy and don’t forget to leave a comment!

# Ticker Score V P G H Sector Industry
1 CODX 89.39 84.81 98.38 94.94 79.43 Health Technology Biotechnology
2 FLGT 85.84 83.34 97.65 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 ZUMZ 83.89 94.25 83.15 70.38 87.78 Retail Trade Apparel/Footwear Retail
5 KLIC 82.2 70.68 91.35 84.88 81.88 Producer Manufacturing Industrial Machinery
6 LAKE 81.78 90.99 89.0 57.39 89.75 Process Industries Industrial Specialties
7 BIO 81.49 79.54 97.17 97.52 51.74 Health Technology Medical Specialties
8 OC 81.26 77.83 82.01 95.74 69.45 Process Industries Containers/Packaging
9 SAGE 81.2 92.98 94.88 50.01 86.94 Health Technology Pharmaceuticals: Other
10 PRDO 81.11 88.39 86.66 64.38 85.01 Consumer Services Other Consumer Services
11 INVA 81.02 79.69 95.61 81.64 67.13 Health Technology Pharmaceuticals: Other
12 QDEL 80.83 86.09 98.47 89.54 49.2 Health Technology Medical Specialties
13 FB 80.77 62.09 93.19 95.16 72.64 Technology Services Internet Software/Services
14 SCPL 80.23 83.43 76.11 78.11 83.28 Technology Services Packaged Software
15 RGR 80.2 64.09 88.18 87.3 81.25 Consumer Durables Recreational Products
16 MKSI 79.8 63.48 84.16 96.91 74.64 Producer Manufacturing Industrial Machinery
17 GHC 79.6 84.91 81.77 96.45 55.26 Consumer Services Other Consumer Services
18 NTGR 79.58 91.75 80.7 75.33 70.54 Technology Services Information Technology Services
19 DLB 79.55 70.23 83.65 85.87 78.46 Technology Services Packaged Software
20 BXC 79.53 85.13 87.67 94.03 51.3 Distribution Services Wholesale Distributors
21 DAC 78.82 62.73 96.42 94.39 61.73 Transportation Marine Shipping
22 ANET 78.47 51.11 87.62 90.81 84.32 Electronic Technology Computer Communications
23 CGAU 78.32 90.15 92.57 65.0 65.55 Non-Energy Minerals Precious Metals
24 CPRX 77.85 72.95 93.19 70.96 74.3 Health Technology Pharmaceuticals: Other
25 USNA 77.66 75.23 78.65 81.75 75.0 Consumer Non-Durables Household/Personal Care
26 OAS 77.57 70.98 94.46 92.97 51.86 Energy Minerals Oil & Gas Production
27 INMD 77.53 50.09 97.33 84.46 78.23 Health Technology Medical Specialties
28 PBFX 77.45 59.94 97.56 97.53 54.76 Industrial Services Oilfield Services/Equipment
29 PLUS 77.31 89.99 76.86 97.17 45.21 Technology Services Packaged Software
30 CPLP 77.31 80.61 84.95 74.22 69.44 Transportation Marine Shipping
31 SWKS 77.09 54.83 92.39 93.18 67.95 Electronic Technology Semiconductors
32 EBAY 76.87 66.12 86.13 87.09 68.15 Consumer Services Other Consumer Services
33 KMDA 76.59 82.38 89.55 91.43 43.0 Health Technology Biotechnology
34 CRMT 76.56 60.38 70.7 86.6 88.55 Retail Trade Specialty Stores
35 DECK 76.44 42.58 91.33 96.55 75.3 Consumer Non-Durables Apparel/Footwear
36 WFG 76.29 84.12 65.08 84.52 71.43 Non-Energy Minerals Forest Products
37 CRI 76.28 57.58 82.25 93.05 72.22 Retail Trade Apparel/Footwear Retail
38 MTH 75.97 76.46 67.01 88.25 72.17 Consumer Durables Homebuilding
39 UTHR 75.51 61.48 83.88 96.94 59.75 Health Technology Pharmaceuticals: Other
40 GOOGL 75.35 58.74 89.38 97.58 55.69 Technology Services Internet Software/Services
41 GSKY 75.2 64.26 79.84 70.11 86.58 Technology Services Packaged Software
42 KL 75.17 73.86 84.4 87.98 54.44 Non-Energy Minerals Precious Metals
43 GOOG 75.16 57.38 89.38 98.19 55.69 Technology Services Internet Software/Services
44 OMP 75.06 71.11 87.18 84.38 57.58 Industrial Services Oil & Gas Pipelines
45 SWBI 74.87 80.42 96.03 73.4 49.63 Electronic Technology Aerospace & Defense
46 HIBB 74.75 66.52 83.48 66.97 82.01 Retail Trade Specialty Stores
47 ATKR 74.68 66.02 87.62 95.32 49.76 Producer Manufacturing Electrical Products
48 FL 74.63 85.56 71.36 86.03 55.56 Retail Trade Apparel/Footwear Retail
49 ADS 74.63 82.38 84.58 97.91 33.65 Technology Services Data Processing Services
50 TSE 74.53 74.52 81.22 93.65 48.72 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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