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MagicDiligence (< 20)

January 2013

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Does Argan (AGX) Have the Moxie to Climb Higher?

January 29, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: AGX , FLR , FWLT

Argan (AGX) is a small holding company with two consolidated subsidiaries. By far the largest is Gemma Power Systems (GPS), which accounted for close to 95% of sales and gross profits for the first 9 months of this fiscal year ending in January. Gemma is involved in the planning, construction, renovation, and maintenance of power production facilities. The smaller subsidiary is Southern Maryland Cable (SMC), at less than 5% of sales and profits. SMC contracts jobs for telecommunications installations, including indoor wiring and equipment installation and outdoor jobs requiring buried cable.  [more]

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Magic Formula Investing Weekly Roundup 1/27/2013

January 27, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: COH , DGX , HRS

Magic Formula Investing (MFI), as described by hedge fund manager Joel Greenblatt inThe Little Book that Beats the Market, consists of ranking stocks by earnings yield (cheap) and return on capital (quality), adding the rankings together, and buying from the resulting lists. Below are stocks that have moved into, and dropped out of, 3 of the MFI screens used by MagicDiligence:  [more]

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Apple Now Cheaper than Dell, Hewlett-Packard

January 25, 2013 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: AAPL , DELL.DL , HPQ

Apple is a current MagicDiligence Top Buypick.  [more]

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Magic Formula Investing Weekly Roundup 1/20/2013

January 20, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ENDP , JOY , AAPL

Magic Formula Investing (MFI), as described by hedge fund manager Joel Greenblatt inThe Little Book that Beats the Market, consists of ranking stocks by earnings yield (cheap) and return on capital (quality), adding the rankings together, and buying from the resulting lists. Below are stocks that have moved into, and dropped out of, 3 of the MFI screens used by MagicDiligence:  [more]

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Can KLA-Tencor Improve Your Yield?

January 16, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: KLAC , AMAT

KLA-Tencor (KLAC) is one of the world's biggest semiconductor equipment firms. The company specializes in the process, diagnostic, and control (PDC) segment of the market. In a nutshell, PDC tools are used to find and correct defects in the manufacturing lines of semiconductor factories ("fabs"). Getting a high number of working chips per silicon wafer (yield) is one of the biggest keys to good profitability for semiconductor firms, making KLA's tools extremely important to its customers. The company sells to 3 primary customer categories: foundries (contract manufacturers like Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM)), logic (integrated chip makers like Intel (INTC)), and memory (commodity memory firms like Micron (MU)).  [more]

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Magic Formula Investing Weekly Roundup 1/13/2013

January 13, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: GCI , MHFI , UBNT

Magic Formula Investing (MFI), as described by hedge fund manager Joel Greenblatt inThe Little Book that Beats the Market, consists of ranking stocks by earnings yield (cheap) and return on capital (quality), adding the rankings together, and buying from the resulting lists. Below are stocks that have moved into, and dropped out of, 3 of the MFI screens used by MagicDiligence:  [more]

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Are Hard Disk Drive Makers Really That Cheap?

January 11, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: WDC , STX

The two major hard disk drive (HDD) makers,Seagate (STX) and Western Digital (WDC), have been perennial Magic Formula® Investing (MFI) stocks for years. Good ones, too. Both are up over 55% over the past 5 years, handily outperforming the S&P 500. The past 12 months have been particularly fruitful, with Seagate more than doubling and Western up 40%, easily exceeding the market's 11% return.  [more]

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Magic Formula Investing Weekly Roundup 1/6/2013

January 06, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ABT , HPQ , VCI

Magic Formula Investing (MFI), as described by hedge fund manager Joel Greenblatt inThe Little Book that Beats the Market, consists of ranking stocks by earnings yield (cheap) and return on capital (quality), adding the rankings together, and buying from the resulting lists. Below are stocks that have moved into, and dropped out of, 3 of the MFI screens used by MagicDiligence:  [more]

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The 5 Worst Magic Formula Stocks of 2012

January 04, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ESI , CECO , ASYS

As promised in the 2012 review article, we'll recap the 5 individual best and worst performing stocks of Magic Formula® Investing (MFI) in 2012, along with some comments on each. The idea here is to try and identify any trends or lessons we can take from these individual stocks and apply to picking stocks from the screen going forward.  [more]

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The 5 Best Performing Magic Formula Stocks of 2012

January 02, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CRAY , EXPE , OSIR

As promised in the 2012 review article, we'll recap the 5 individual best and worst performing stocks of Magic Formula® Investing (MFI) in 2012, along with some comments on each. The idea here is to try and identify any trends or lessons we can take from these individual stocks and apply to picking stocks from the screen going forward.  [more]

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