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Magic Formula Investing Weekly Roundup 3/25/2012

Magic Formula Investing (MFI), as described by hedge fund manager Joel Greenblatt in The 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:

Entering the 50 over 50 million screen:

Great Northern Iron Ore Properties (GNI)
InterDigital Inc (IDCC)
Lender Processing Services Inc (LPS)

Dropping out of the 50 over 50 million screen:

Almost Family Inc (AFAM)
ITT Corp (ITT)
Lakes Entertainment Inc (LACO)

Entering the 50 over 1 billion screen:

HollyFrontier Corp (HFC)
Iconix Brand Group Inc (ICON)
Lender Processing Services Inc (LPS)
Myriad Genetics Inc (MYGN)
Western Refining Inc (WNR)

Dropping out of the 50 over 1 billion screen:

Cubic Corp (CUB)
GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT)
ITT Corp (ITT)
Time Warner Inc (TWX)
Valassis Communications Inc. (VCI)

Entering the 30 over 3 billion screen:

HollyFrontier Corp (HFC)
Warner Chilcott Plc (WCRX)

Dropping out of the 30 over 3 billion screen:

Intel Corp (INTC)
Lam Research Corp (LRCX)
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Posted by hencosh31 on 2012-03-27 01:36:42

I do not understand something. How come GTAT is on the list
of dropping out of the 50 over 1 billion screen, but still remains
on the Top Buy list. Can you please explain?

One more question: Do you have an email for paid subscribers, so
they contact you?

Posted by Steve on 2012-03-27 04:12:37

GTAT is still in the 50 million list, it just dropped out of the 1 billion list.

Sure, anyone can contact me at

Posted by hencosh31 on 2012-03-27 07:59:45

Yeh you are right. Thanks

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