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Top 10 Magic Formula Stocks by Dividend Yield, P/S, and P/B Ratios

Every so often, MagicDiligence compiles a list of Magic Formula stocks sorted by their dividend yield, price-to-sales ratio, and price-to-book ratio for investors that like to use those metrics. The result is a list of attractive value stocks for additional research. Here are the top 10 in each of the three metrics listed above:

Dividend Yield

TickerCompanyDiv Yield
MSBMesabi Trust16.40%
CHKECherokee Inc11.00%
EXBDCorporate Executive Board Company (The)10.60%
USMOUSA Mobility Inc10.20%
GNIGreat Northern Iron Ore Properties9.20%
DLXDeluxe Corp7.20%
IPHSInnophos Holdings Inc4.70%
NTRINutriSystem Inc4.80%
HLFHerbalife Ltd3.80%
HSIIHeidrick & Struggles International Inc2.30%

Price-to-Sales Ratio

TickerCompanyP/S Ratio
PACRPacer International Inc0.08
EMEEMCOR Group Inc.0.19
KBRKBR Inc0.22
AHCIAllied Healthcare International Inc.0.23
GPXGP Strategies Corp.0.27
SWIRSierra Wireless Inc0.30
FIXComfort Systems USA Inc.0.31
IPHSInnophos Holdings Inc0.33
DELLDell Inc.0.35
QXMQiao Xing Mobile Communication Co Ltd0.35

Price-to-Book Ratio

TickerCompanyP/B Ratio
QXMQiao Xing Mobile Communication Co Ltd0.29
QLTIQLT Inc0.43
SWIRSierra Wireless Inc0.48
AHCIAllied Healthcare International Inc.0.52
VPHMViroPharma Inc0.58
PACRPacer International Inc0.59
GPXGP Strategies Corp.0.77
GTLSChart Industries Inc0.80
HCKTHackett Group Inc (The)0.89
DIVXDivX Inc0.95
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Comments

Posted by cookedc on 2009-04-29 20:53:09

Interesting that PACR, QXM, AHCI, GPX, and SWIR are all on the lowest Price-to-Sales and the lowest Price-to-Book top 10 lists. I own PACR and QXM; if these two post decent earnings going forward, they will seem very inexpensive when looking back.

One wonders what happened to MSFT (2.50% dividend yield) and GD (3.00% yield) as far as dividend yield top 10 list. Maybe they fell of the Magic Formula list.

Posted by Steve on 2009-04-30 03:57:30

Hey David - I only used the top 50 over 50 million screen and indeed MSFT and GD are not on there. Using the large cap screen would obviously have produced very different results!

Posted by cookedc on 2009-05-10 20:45:22

Update: PACR did not post decent earnings for 1Q09. In fact they posted disasterous results. Before noon on the day of their conference call I sold my position in PACR. If the company isn't forced into bankruptcy, and if the economy starts to recover, and if the domestic auto sector (one of PACR's major customers) rebounds somewhat, then at that time PACR may once again be a worthy investment. Until then, there are other fish in the sea.

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