BeanScreen for December 1, 2011

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  • on November 30th, 2011

Of the 410 companies that made the cut for December, these 20 ranked highest for their overall fundamental strength. This is not a buy list, only a “fundy health” index. Each stock’s WSB score is noted, along with number of consecutive months on the list and percent return (without dividends re-invested) during that time.

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This month’s returns.


   Stock WSB Score Industry Cons. Mos in WSB20 % Return (no divy)
1. HITK
74.8 Generic Drugs 8 +50.1
2. CEO
73.4 Independent Oil & Gas 15 -0.5
3. RES
73.3 Oil & Gas Equip/Services 5 -17.4
4. EZPW 72.9 Consumer Finance 28 +117.6
5. GRMN
71.1 Scientific & Tech Instrument 52 -64.1
6. TRLG 69.4 Textile Apparel 30 +57.9
7. DO
69.3 Oil & Gas Drill/Exploration 7 -18.4
8. BKE
68.5 Apparel 28 +51.1
9. TNH 68.3 Agricultural Chemicals 1 0
10. AZN
68.2 Major Drug Manufacturer 19 +8.8
11. RIMM 68.2 Diversified Communications 15 -63.3
12. NTES
67.6 Internet Info Provider 3 +18.2
13. NPK
67.5 Appliances 25 +1.4
14. FCFS
67.5 Credit Services 1 0
15. BHP
67.3 Industrial Metals & Minerals 4 -11.7
16. TEO 67.3 Diversified Communications 1 0
17. MED 67.1 Food Products 15 -48.7
18. MSFT 66.6 Software 1 0
19. AAPL
66.6 Personal Computers 5 -2.1
20. ATW 66.3 Oil & Gas Drill/Exploration 4 -2.6

 

In: TNH, FCFS, TEO, MSFT              Out: BRLI, ARLP, BVN, CHL

The 2nd Twenty (21-40)

The Farm System (41-100)


The BeanScreen is based on fundamentals. Each month hundreds of companies are screened and scored on a fundy health index ranging from 0-100. Over time an average score and rank is compiled for a select group of stocks. The higher the score, the stronger a company’s overall fundamentals. Here is the breakdown:

70-100 = very strong

60-69 = strong

40-59 = average

0-39 = weak

Below are the six categories (with weighting) that contribute to a stock’s fundamental score:

  • Growth Rates – 25%
  • Price Ratios – 20%
  • Profit Margins – 15%
  • Financial Condition – 15%
  • Investment Returns – 15%
  • Management Efficiency – 5%

Within each category are an assortment of parameters that are uploaded into the BeanScreen via Randy Hamerlink’s stock market functions add-in program for Excel. The data is then benchmarked and scored using our custom formula. Other secondary parameters (5% weighting) are measured as well, such as Relative Strengths, Insider Ownership and Short Ratios.

The BeanScreen is not a perfect system. It cannot detect value traps or fraud. It is strictly an idea generator, a tool in our investing shed. Backward looking by nature, it only determines those companies that have appeared to exhibit healthy fundamentals over the last six months to two years. Our goal is to sift through these stocks and then hunt for value plays.

 


The information in this blog post represents my own opinions and does not contain a recommendation for any particular security or investment. I or my affiliates may hold positions or other interests in securities mentioned in the Blog, please see my Disclaimer page for my full disclaimer.

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