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.

Magic Recipe

Magic Recipe Spell Results for 2017-06-23

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GILDGilead Sciences, Inc.$70.5293,08625.8%-137.4%48.4%4.771
IDCCInterDigital, Inc.$81.252,94318.3%174.2%28.3%3.242
TGNATEGNA, Inc.$14.553,16613.1%288.6%-7.8%1.243
UTHRUnited Therapeutics Corporation$131.596,04020.0%109.4%12.7%3.524
MSGNMSG Networks Inc. Class A$22.001,66410.9%215.8%-13.1%2.315
NSRNeuStar, Inc. Class A$33.351,90212.6%138.0%10.3%0.926
ESRXExpress Scripts Holding Company$65.2239,4659.4%-270.4%-1.2%0.717
SYNTSyntel, Inc$16.511,38414.4%95.8%5.5%2.098
TAROTaro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.$116.064,70815.8%85.8%5.4%9.539
AOBCAmerican Outdoor Brands Corporation$23.701,35414.7%89.5%8.6%1.9510
MIKMichaels Companies Inc$18.003,42711.9%91.1%4.4%1.5511
HRBH&R Block, Inc.$31.256,5199.4%159.7%0.1%1.4312
KORSMichael Kors Holdings Ltd$35.345,71915.9%73.9%11.7%2.0613
WUWestern Union Company$19.179,2718.6%335.3%-0.6%0.8814
OMCOmnicom Group Inc$82.3719,4818.1%-227.2%1.9%0.9115
USNAUSANA Health Sciences, Inc.$64.551,62610.1%106.0%11.9%2.5216
DLXDeluxe Corporation$69.073,3649.2%138.2%5.3%0.9517
MDPMeredith Corporation$57.002,59710.8%83.5%4.0%0.7518
GNTXGentex Corporation$18.405,36311.4%76.4%12.8%4.3519
AAPLApple Inc.$146.28769,6809.0%120.0%8.7%1.3920
WNCWabash National Corporation$21.651,37213.3%63.2%4.6%2.1021
CPLACapella Education Company$85.901,0258.1%160.8%1.1%3.6922
RHIRobert Half International Inc.$47.466,0009.5%88.0%7.4%1.9023
CVSCVS Health Corporation$77.4180,1199.9%78.1%11.9%1.0824
RGRSturm, Ruger & Company, Inc.$66.601,22511.1%70.2%0.3%2.1825
TIMETime, Inc.$13.601,3559.8%80.1%-2.8%0.9325
TDCTeradata Corporation$29.763,8818.5%123.0%-4.7%2.0426
VGRVector Group Ltd.$21.782,7357.7%352.8%18.9%3.4627
ABCAmerisourceBergen Corporation$95.8221,1977.6%323.4%19.2%0.9228
HPQHP Inc.$17.8030,4209.5%77.1%-20.6%0.9829
BBYBest Buy Co., Inc.$55.1817,38211.5%61.3%-2.4%1.4929
JNPRJuniper Networks, Inc.$28.2910,9779.8%72.6%2.3%2.5230
CSCOCisco Systems, Inc.$32.09161,8949.5%76.0%0.5%3.5231
FFIVF5 Networks, Inc.$129.998,4537.5%351.9%10.6%1.5832
GMEGameStop Corp. Class A$20.652,09422.3%49.2%-1.5%1.2633
SNIScripps Networks Interactive, Inc. Class A$67.408,8129.9%66.0%10.4%1.4534
ACIAAcacia Communications, Inc.$44.621,8598.6%84.4%84.0%6.2035
KLACKLA-Tencor Corporation$97.9515,4518.1%99.5%1.8%3.4036
FLFoot Locker, Inc.$48.036,36918.1%47.4%6.1%4.9037
DNBDun & Bradstreet Corporation$102.243,7937.4%270.9%1.0%0.9438
AMNAMN Healthcare Services, Inc.$37.501,8579.2%72.4%24.5%1.7039
TNHTerra Nitrogen Company, L.P.$86.311,5978.9%74.5%-16.8%3.0740
CSGSCSG Systems International, Inc.$41.101,3408.7%77.8%0.3%2.6041
SBHSally Beauty Holdings, Inc.$19.132,70411.5%54.1%3.0%2.4042
LBL Brands, Inc.$53.4615,4679.6%65.1%5.3%1.7242
TJXTJX Companies Inc$69.2745,3588.6%76.6%6.6%1.6443
BAHBooz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation Class A$32.224,7977.7%113.0%2.0%1.1844
WSTCWest Corporation$23.211,9788.8%71.3%-4.7%1.4145
MLHRHerman Miller, Inc.$29.401,77510.5%54.3%8.5%1.3046
ROSTRoss Stores, Inc.$56.2921,9388.6%73.5%7.9%1.5847

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