BeanScreen for November 1, 2012

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  • on October 31st, 2012

Of the 407 companies that made the cut for November, these 30 ranked highest for their overall fundamental strength. This is not a buy list, only a “fundy health” index.

In the table below each stock’s WSB score is noted, along with number of consecutive months on the list and % return (without including dividends) during that time. Stocks checked off in the Buy Signal column may be ripe for purchase.

As always, do your own due diligence cuz we ain’t pros! The BeanScreen is just an idea creator.

Follow the Consecutive Months Tracker in real-time here.

This month’s returns.

 (as of 11/22/12)

Stock

Score

Buy Signal

Industry

Cons. Months

% Return (w/o divy)

1. CF

70.8

 Agricultural Chemicals 9  +11
2. SYNT

69.9

 Information Technology Services

8

 +9.6
3. CALM

69.3

 Food

3

 +9.1
4. RES

68.6

 Oil & Gas Equipment/Services

16

 -29
5. CEO

68.6

 Independent Oil & Gas

26

 +8.0
6. EZPW

68.5

 Consumer Finance

39

 +35
7. NVO

68.1

 Drug Manufacturer

3

 -1.1
8. AAPL

67.9

 Personal Computers

16

 +44
9. QCOR

67.6

 Biotech

7

 -43
10. AHGP

67.1

 Non-metallic Mineral Mining 4  -4.4
11. TNH

66.7

 Agricultural Chemicals

12

 +35
12. ISRG

66.6

 Medical Appliances & Equipment

6

 +2.2
13. PCLN

66.3

 General Entertainment

7

 -16
14. LULU

66.1

 Textile Apparel

10

 +11
15. RGR

66.1

 Sporting Goods

9

 +27
16. CHL

65.6

 Wireless Communications

8

 +1.9
17. BRLI

65.1

 Medical Labs & Research 9  +26
18. TEO

64.8

 Diversified Communications

5

 -21
19. QCOM

64.8

 Communication Equipment

7

 -2.7
20. INTC

64.6

 Semiconductor

10

 -27
21. FCFS

64.3

 Consumer Finance

1

 +5.7
22. WDC

63.9

 Data Storage Services

4

 -14
23. AZN

63.8

 Drug Manufacturer

5

 +1.4
24. TRLG

63.6

 Textile Apparel

2

 +20
25. EBIX

63.5

 Business Software & Services

3

 -31
26. CPA

63.4

 Regional Airline 1  +1.7
27. NTES

63.3

 Internet Software & Services

14

 +15
28. NEU

63.2

 Specialty Chemicals

1

 -7.7
29. CYOU

63.0

 Multi-Media

1

 -5.5
30. GRMN

62.9

 Scientific & Technical Instruments

3

 -5.7

 

In:  FCFS, CPA, NEU, CYOU           Out:  HLF, MED, JCOM, AMSG

 

Farm System (31-100) – the best of the rest.

Stocks in WSB30 and ST50 (updated weekly) - SYNT, ISRG, RGR

With links & stuff – courtesy of @koolaidluke


The BeanScreen is based primarily 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 main categories (with weighting) that contribute to a stock’s WSB score:

  • Growth Rates – 25%
  • Price Ratios – 15%
  • Profit Margins – 15%
  • Financial Condition – 15%
  • Investment Returns – 15%
  • Momentum – 12%

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 bench-marked and scored using our custom formula. A few other secondary parameters (3% weighting) are measured as well, such as Insider Ownership, Management Efficiency and Short Ratios.

In creating the Buy Signal, we zero in on what we believe are the most critical aspects of a stock’s overall health: Growth Rates, Price Ratios, Profit Margins and Momentum. Deriving a sub-score from these four categories, we arrive at a threshold level that may reveal a buying opportunity for the next few months and beyond.

Here’s a quick video demo:

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The BeanScreen is not a perfect system. It cannot fully detect value traps (working on that!) 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 few months to two years. Our goal is to sift out these stocks and then hunt for potential value plays.

See what we’ve been up to lately at RebelMouse.

 

disclosure:  as of 11/22/12, we own the above mentioned: CF, SYNT, RES, CEO, EZPW, AAPL, QCOR, AHGP, ISRG, PCLN, LULU, RGR, CHL, QCOM, INTC, TRLG (stop at $24), NTES (stop at $43) and AMSG.

 

 


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