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February 2013



Quest Diagnostics Tests Positive for Value, Negative for Growth

February 25, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: DGX , LH

Quest Diagnostics (DGX) is the largest independent clinical testing laboratory firm in the U.S., operating 2,000 service locations nationwide. About 65% of sales are generated through routine testing such as blood cholesterol or disease markers. 25% of sales come from esoteric testing, very complex tests involving gene-based or molecular analysis. About 3% of sales comes from performing illegal drug testing for employers, and the remainder comes from the firm's healthcare IT division.  [more]



Magic Formula Investing Weekly Roundup 2/3/2013

February 03, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: WTW , SNBR , 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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