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  previous listing .

Enjoy and don’t forget to leave a comment!

# Ticker Total V P G H Sector Industry
1 CODX 89.36 84.71 98.39 95.16 79.2 Health Technology Biotechnology
2 FLGT 85.85 83.24 97.74 93.62 68.8 Health Services Medical/Nursing Services
3 WIRE 84.67 72.57 89.83 93.94 82.35 Producer Manufacturing Metal Fabrication
4 KLIC 82.68 72.9 90.91 85.23 81.68 Producer Manufacturing Industrial Machinery
5 PRDO 82.65 88.75 88.29 67.98 85.57 Consumer Services Other Consumer Services
6 OC 81.98 79.29 82.04 95.74 70.84 Process Industries Containers/Packaging
7 BIO 81.89 80.26 97.19 97.53 52.59 Health Technology Medical Specialties
8 LAKE 81.81 91.11 89.0 57.39 89.75 Process Industries Industrial Specialties
9 QDEL 81.29 85.85 98.48 90.94 49.9 Health Technology Medical Specialties
10 SAGE 81.22 93.06 94.88 50.01 86.94 Health Technology Pharmaceuticals: Other
11 NMM 81.13 74.9 92.12 89.99 67.51 Transportation Marine Shipping
12 FB 81.0 63.26 92.86 95.1 72.79 Technology Services Internet Software/Services
13 INVA 80.93 79.34 95.61 81.64 67.13 Health Technology Pharmaceuticals: Other
14 GHC 80.91 85.94 83.32 96.45 57.93 Consumer Services Other Consumer Services
15 RGR 80.52 64.46 89.06 87.3 81.25 Consumer Durables Recreational Products
16 MKSI 80.24 65.7 83.75 96.97 74.54 Producer Manufacturing Industrial Machinery
17 DAC 80.12 68.56 96.42 93.25 62.23 Transportation Marine Shipping
18 SCPL 80.0 81.94 76.3 78.52 83.25 Technology Services Packaged Software
19 DLB 79.79 70.57 84.15 86.53 77.92 Technology Services Packaged Software
20 NTGR 79.53 92.42 80.51 75.65 69.53 Technology Services Information Technology Services
21 BXC 79.4 85.3 87.37 93.98 50.96 Distribution Services Wholesale Distributors
22 ZUMZ 78.81 90.45 68.95 68.2 87.62 Retail Trade Apparel/Footwear Retail
23 CPLP 78.36 81.27 87.83 73.09 71.27 Transportation Marine Shipping
24 ANET 77.92 49.17 87.62 90.81 84.07 Electronic Technology Computer Communications
25 PBFX 77.8 60.06 97.52 97.5 56.1 Industrial Services Oilfield Services/Equipment
26 DECK 77.39 46.38 91.33 96.55 75.3 Consumer Non-Durables Apparel/Footwear
27 CPRX 77.29 71.71 93.19 70.96 73.32 Health Technology Pharmaceuticals: Other
28 KMDA 77.07 83.41 89.55 91.85 43.47 Health Technology Biotechnology
29 AZPN 77.06 54.36 96.62 91.56 65.68 Technology Services Packaged Software
30 INMD 77.01 47.12 97.35 84.29 79.28 Health Technology Medical Specialties
31 PLUS 77.0 89.34 77.01 97.25 44.41 Technology Services Packaged Software
32 SWKS 76.93 53.77 92.9 93.07 67.97 Electronic Technology Semiconductors
33 USNA 76.69 74.26 75.05 79.11 78.33 Consumer Non-Durables Household/Personal Care
34 WFG 76.58 84.12 65.08 85.71 71.43 Non-Energy Minerals Forest Products
35 OAS 76.16 69.72 93.84 89.84 51.25 Energy Minerals Oil & Gas Production
36 GOOGL 76.1 60.46 88.87 97.55 57.51 Technology Services Internet Software/Services
37 GOOG 75.92 59.15 88.87 98.16 57.51 Technology Services Internet Software/Services
38 UTHR 75.54 61.04 84.44 96.94 59.75 Health Technology Pharmaceuticals: Other
39 BKE 75.48 62.27 93.77 66.22 79.68 Retail Trade Apparel/Footwear Retail
40 AVNW 75.22 77.44 93.99 81.63 47.84 Electronic Technology Telecommunications Equipment
41 GSKY 75.17 63.82 79.85 70.73 86.27 Technology Services Packaged Software
42 SSD 74.89 52.89 84.1 75.19 87.36 Producer Manufacturing Building Products
43 SWBI 74.8 80.87 96.03 73.4 48.89 Electronic Technology Aerospace & Defense
44 KL 74.8 74.61 84.4 87.98 52.22 Non-Energy Minerals Precious Metals
45 OMP 74.78 71.11 87.18 83.24 57.58 Industrial Services Oil & Gas Pipelines
46 CACI 74.74 85.5 81.29 98.95 33.23 Technology Services Information Technology Services
47 ATKR 74.62 65.8 87.5 95.4 49.76 Producer Manufacturing Electrical Products
48 CNXN 74.57 77.33 69.93 77.5 73.53 Technology Services Information Technology Services
49 ADS 74.39 81.39 84.61 97.87 33.69 Technology Services Data Processing Services
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

The 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.

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>