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 89.61 83.95 98.46 94.56 81.48 Health Technology Biotechnology
2 FLGT 85.16 83.22 97.46 92.85 67.13 Health Services Medical/Nursing Services
3 WIRE 84.75 72.57 89.58 93.54 83.33 Producer Manufacturing Metal Fabrication
4 KLIC 82.56 72.47 90.78 84.68 82.33 Producer Manufacturing Industrial Machinery
5 LAKE 82.31 90.99 89.0 55.91 93.33 Process Industries Industrial Specialties
6 BIO 81.82 80.41 97.15 97.47 52.24 Health Technology Medical Specialties
7 RGR 81.73 66.51 88.3 87.04 85.06 Consumer Durables Recreational Products
8 OC 81.28 77.22 82.75 95.45 69.7 Process Industries Containers/Packaging
9 SAGE 81.11 92.83 94.74 50.02 86.85 Health Technology Pharmaceuticals: Other
10 DAC 80.98 69.93 97.19 94.06 62.76 Transportation Marine Shipping
11 INVA 80.88 79.82 95.48 81.06 67.15 Health Technology Pharmaceuticals: Other
12 FB 80.79 61.74 93.07 94.64 73.7 Technology Services Internet Software/Services
13 QDEL 80.78 85.71 98.45 89.32 49.63 Health Technology Medical Specialties
14 PRDO 80.75 87.53 86.6 63.57 85.32 Consumer Services Other Consumer Services
15 MKSI 80.33 65.14 83.51 96.84 75.83 Producer Manufacturing Industrial Machinery
16 BXC 79.64 85.93 87.95 93.68 51.01 Distribution Services Wholesale Distributors
17 NTGR 79.58 91.46 81.93 75.81 69.14 Technology Services Information Technology Services
18 SCPL 79.4 81.7 75.61 75.98 84.29 Technology Services Packaged Software
19 DLB 79.19 68.54 83.73 84.94 79.55 Technology Services Packaged Software
20 GHC 79.05 84.99 81.62 96.22 53.38 Consumer Services Other Consumer Services
21 ZUMZ 78.78 90.08 68.95 68.81 87.28 Retail Trade Apparel/Footwear Retail
22 OMP 78.17 66.09 94.61 88.0 64.0 Industrial Services Oil & Gas Pipelines
23 CPRX 77.95 75.13 93.0 70.04 73.63 Health Technology Pharmaceuticals: Other
24 ANET 77.52 49.72 86.81 90.21 83.33 Electronic Technology Computer Communications
25 SWKS 77.46 56.65 92.42 92.53 68.23 Electronic Technology Semiconductors
26 PBFX 77.45 59.94 97.56 97.53 54.76 Industrial Services Oilfield Services/Equipment
27 PLUS 77.31 89.11 76.27 97.1 46.78 Technology Services Packaged Software
28 KMDA 77.22 82.86 89.73 90.94 45.37 Health Technology Biotechnology
29 AZPN 77.18 53.92 96.65 90.75 67.4 Technology Services Packaged Software
30 DECK 77.1 42.88 91.33 96.48 77.71 Consumer Non-Durables Apparel/Footwear
31 INMD 77.09 47.85 97.3 84.19 79.04 Health Technology Medical Specialties
32 WFG 76.58 84.12 65.08 85.71 71.43 Non-Energy Minerals Forest Products
33 EBAY 76.15 64.86 85.97 86.02 67.77 Consumer Services Other Consumer Services
34 OAS 75.9 68.01 94.24 89.78 51.57 Energy Minerals Oil & Gas Production
35 USNA 75.68 72.4 75.05 78.07 77.19 Consumer Non-Durables Household/Personal Care
36 UTHR 75.47 61.17 83.41 96.85 60.45 Health Technology Pharmaceuticals: Other
37 ATKR 75.19 66.26 87.72 95.06 51.7 Producer Manufacturing Electrical Products
38 AVNW 75.16 77.16 93.99 81.63 47.84 Electronic Technology Telecommunications Equipment
39 CACI 75.15 85.03 82.79 98.88 33.9 Technology Services Information Technology Services
40 BOMN 75.14 66.93 87.19 60.78 85.64 Commercial Services Advertising/Marketing Services
41 GOOGL 75.12 58.25 88.92 97.29 56.02 Technology Services Internet Software/Services
42 TSE 74.99 75.97 81.22 93.45 49.33 Process Industries Industrial Specialties
43 GOOG 74.91 56.69 88.92 98.0 56.02 Technology Services Internet Software/Services
44 CNXN 74.65 76.84 70.39 78.25 73.12 Technology Services Information Technology Services
45 MTH 74.58 74.67 63.21 88.25 72.17 Consumer Durables Homebuilding
46 ADS 74.46 81.39 84.21 97.84 34.4 Technology Services Data Processing Services
47 SWBI 74.41 81.23 95.93 72.73 47.73 Electronic Technology Aerospace & Defense
48 GSKY 74.32 63.95 78.74 67.27 87.32 Technology Services Packaged Software
49 ABCL 74.29 40.53 97.93 92.0 66.7 Health Technology Biotechnology
50 ICUI 74.24 74.23 73.65 90.31 58.76 Health Technology Medical 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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