Magic Recipe Spell

The MagicDiligence Magic Recipe Spell is our best approximation of Joel Greenblatt's famous Magic Formula® Investing screen.

In this spell, we take all non-financial and utility stocks with an over $1 billion market cap and rank them according to their earnings yield and return on tangible capital, taking the top 50 from the results. The resulting list gives us the stocks with the best combinations of a low valuation (earnings yield) and high quality (return on capital).

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Greenblatt's strategy was highly successful. According to his book, The Little Book That Beats the Market, over a nearly 20 year period the Magic Formula nearly doubled the returns of the S&P 500, and has continued to outperform since publication.

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Magic Recipe Spell Results for 2017-10-19

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GILDGilead Sciences, Inc.$81.59107,45421.0%-136.1%48.4%5.001
AGXArgan, Inc.$66.601,05116.5%810.5%46.5%1.812
IDCCInterDigital, Inc.$74.902,68923.3%187.0%28.3%3.523
TGNATEGNA, Inc.$12.752,77714.1%264.9%-7.8%1.244
ESRXExpress Scripts Holding Company$58.7534,40410.7%-204.0%-1.2%0.695
MSGNMSG Networks Inc. Class A$21.051,59411.3%203.8%-17.5%2.446
UTHRUnited Therapeutics Corporation$119.065,34621.6%101.1%12.7%1.867
HRBH&R Block, Inc.$25.555,31310.9%174.0%0.1%1.488
ABCAmerisourceBergen Corporation$82.2018,2389.1%-29040.1%19.2%0.929
OMCOmnicom Group Inc$72.9617,0738.8%-214.1%1.9%0.8910
USNAUSANA Health Sciences, Inc.$60.651,51710.8%99.2%11.9%2.4411
MSTRMicroStrategy Incorporated Class A$135.561,5719.8%133.2%-3.8%3.9412
MDMEDNAX, Inc.$44.514,1319.2%149.7%13.9%1.5913
TAROTaro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.$107.894,36815.8%73.1%5.4%9.4014
FFIVF5 Networks, Inc.$117.397,5558.5%267.1%10.6%1.5915
JNPRJuniper Networks, Inc.$25.829,95611.7%78.0%2.3%2.4816
SYNTSyntel, Inc$23.992,01210.0%96.4%5.5%1.9817
MIKMichaels Companies Inc$20.523,85610.9%80.8%4.4%1.4418
TIMETime, Inc.$11.801,17710.6%84.1%-2.8%0.9119
KORSMichael Kors Holdings Ltd$48.847,66211.5%73.1%11.7%2.0420
ISRGIntuitive Surgical, Inc.$357.4613,7269.6%96.0%6.5%4.4120
DLXDeluxe Corporation$73.103,5538.7%144.2%5.3%0.8721
MDPMeredith Corporation$53.402,43111.0%73.2%5.3%0.7722
CRUSCirrus Logic, Inc.$53.313,58010.8%73.3%29.2%3.9723
CVSCVS Health Corporation$74.6376,42110.2%78.1%11.9%1.0924
VGRVector Group Ltd.$20.742,6248.0%323.0%18.9%2.9724
GNTXGentex Corporation$20.665,98810.1%78.2%12.8%4.4425
MCKMcKesson Corporation$149.9631,9418.9%99.1%13.6%1.0526
EGOVNIC Inc.$17.351,1497.7%386.8%8.4%2.6827
BBYBest Buy Co., Inc.$55.4617,23711.7%61.1%-2.4%1.4228
CSRACSRA, Inc.$31.255,1568.8%88.5%7.0%1.1029
AAPLApple Inc.$155.98816,3218.3%101.7%8.7%1.3930
LBL Brands, Inc.$42.0012,13510.8%60.6%5.3%1.7230
TNHTerra Nitrogen Company, L.P.$79.501,4719.7%68.0%-16.8%3.6631
KKellogg Company$61.7021,7189.8%66.4%-4.2%0.6832
IPGInterpublic Group of Companies, Inc.$20.808,3268.9%74.6%3.3%0.9333
CAHCardinal Health, Inc.$66.1521,03610.1%62.0%12.7%1.3434
RHIRobert Half International Inc.$50.926,3708.6%81.8%7.4%1.8035
SBHSally Beauty Holdings, Inc.$16.872,29712.3%51.0%3.0%2.1836
COHCoach, Inc.$39.4711,2378.6%77.8%-1.9%5.2437
HSICHenry Schein, Inc.$83.096,60910.4%55.2%6.6%1.5538
GTNGray Television, Inc.$15.201,10211.1%52.5%33.4%3.3238
WUWestern Union Company$19.869,3747.7%118.4%-0.7%0.2039
WNCWabash National Corporation$21.951,38711.4%51.3%4.6%2.1240
ENDPEndo International Plc$7.881,7586.8%-603.1%15.4%1.0240
TJXTJX Companies Inc$71.4146,2968.5%74.8%6.6%1.6341
AMGNAmgen Inc.$184.12135,8817.7%106.2%6.7%6.2042
DNBDun & Bradstreet Corporation$118.214,3866.8%585.1%1.0%0.8643
KLACKLA-Tencor Corporation$108.0517,0647.5%115.7%6.3%3.4044
GMEGameStop Corp. Class A$20.052,03521.8%43.1%-1.5%1.3445

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