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Magic Formula Investing Weekly Roundup 3/17/2013

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:

Express Inc (EXPR)
InterDigital Inc (IDCC)
Nvidia Corporation (NVDA)
Obagi Medical Products Inc (OMPI)
Weight Watchers International Inc. (WTW)

Dropping out of the 50 over 50 million screen:

CACI International Inc. (CACI)
Maxygen Inc (MAXY)
Myriad Genetics Inc (MYGN)
PetMed Express Inc (PETS)
SilverCrest Mines Inc (SVLC)

Entering the 50 over 1 billion screen:

InterDigital Inc (IDCC)
Meredith Corp (MDP)
Nvidia Corporation (NVDA)
Protein Design Labs Inc (PDLI)
Select Comfort Corp (SCSS)
Vector Group Ltd (VGR)
Weight Watchers International Inc. (WTW)

Dropping out of the 50 over 1 billion screen:

Chemed Corp (CHE)
CVR Energy Inc (CVI)
Quest Diagnostics Inc (DGX)
Gannett Co Inc. (GCI)
Harris Corp (HRS)
Joy Global Inc (JOY)
Viacom Inc (VIAB)

Entering the 30 over 3 billion screen:

GameStop Corp. (GME)
Nvidia Corporation (NVDA)
Pitney Bowes Inc. (PBI)

Dropping out of the 30 over 3 billion screen:

CVR Energy Inc (CVI)
Gannett Co Inc. (GCI)
Joy Global Inc (JOY)
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Posted by ledsham on 2013-03-22 10:19:23

Hi Steve, not listed in your weekly roundup but wondering if you've looked at EBIX (600K cap) that's showing up in the MFI list? Seems to have been extremely steady over several years. thanks - Steve

Posted by Steve on 2013-03-23 05:49:38

Yeah I'll do a write up on them this week. Looked at it briefly. Looks like a decent business but I've heard of questionable past behavior from the CEO, and the stock is 46% shorted which is an unbelievably high ratio!

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