Great Northern Iron Ore Properties (NYSE:GNI)

CAPS Rating: 1 out of 5

Engaged in the leasing and maintenance of mineral properties.

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Player Avatar TrackJGreenblatt (87.82) Submitted: 10/15/2012 10:24:12 AM : Outperform Start Price: $62.32 GNI Score: -7.00

October 15, 2012

Every two months we* generate a list of the top 30 stocks that have at least a $100 million market capitalization. We use Joel Greenblatt's MFI site at www.magicformulainvesting.com to generate the list.

Resulting tickers are copied into www.random.org/lists/ to randomly rank the companies from 1-30 and select the first 5 stocks.

If a stock already appears on TrackJGreenblatt CAPS page or is unavailable as a CAPS pick, the next stock on the list will be chosen.

The resulting selection of 5 stocks is entered into Joel Greenblatt's CAPS page.

Stocks will be held for one year then sold.

October 15, 2012 MFI top 30 Over 100mm mkt cap (List already randomized):

There were 30 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

1. UTSI - Pick #1
2. WCRX - Pick #2
3. GNI - Pick #3
4. PDLI - Pick #4 (Randomly re-selected for one more year)
5. MSFT - Pick #5
6. NATR
7. UIS
8. ESI
9. VG
10. AGX
11. TZOO
12. POZN
13. PETS
14. BODY
15. SAVE
16. RPXC
17. NSU
18. TNAV
19. DLB
20. EGY
21. EXPR
22. GTAT
23. CSCO
24. USMO
25. DELL
26. QCOR
27. STX
28. APOL
29. GME
30. CPLA

Timestamp: 2012-10-15 14:15:46 UTC

*Profile is managed by member ZiggyDawg who is using a slightly modified selection criteria of Magic Formula in his IRA. His MFI buys can be seen on his personal CAPS page. ZiggyDawg is not a Fool employee.

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Member Avatar naughtyguy (30.05) Submitted: 10/15/2012 10:59:11 AM
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Have you read Citron's report on this stock?

Member Avatar DrGoldin (99.61) Submitted: 5/21/2013 12:08:19 AM
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This is what happens when you invest on the basis of a magic formula.

Member Avatar TrackJGreenblatt (87.82) Submitted: 10/16/2013 9:48:19 AM
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If you read the book you'll understand that there's no "magic". A basket of good companies (defined as having a decent return on invested capital) selling at a good price, will do well over time.

This CAPS page represents a strictly mechanical implementation of the formula.

Check out the overall score: 1393.54 (90th percentile) - no too shabby for a formula...

ZiggyDawg

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