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 2017-04-25

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GILDGilead Sciences, Inc.$67.1289,06822.2%342.5%48.4%2.221
IDCCInterDigital, Inc.$90.453,21016.1%242.4%28.3%4.092
AGXArgan, Inc.$68.251,07412.8%931.2%46.5%1.683
UTHRUnited Therapeutics Corporation$121.745,52723.7%117.2%12.7%4.294
ESRXExpress Scripts Holding Company$60.0136,8169.7%-270.1%-1.2%0.755
GMEGameStop Corp. Class A$23.402,39920.8%99.1%-1.5%1.226
TAROTaro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.$114.214,67818.0%96.2%12.3%7.447
SYNTSyntel, Inc$17.021,43214.2%107.6%5.5%2.118
NSRNeuStar, Inc. Class A$33.251,87112.0%129.9%10.3%0.919
TGNATEGNA, Inc.$25.585,55610.1%216.8%-7.8%1.3910
MSGNMSG Networks Inc. Class A$24.751,86810.0%196.3%-13.1%2.8911
AOBCAmerican Outdoor Brands Corporation$21.261,21516.2%89.5%8.6%1.9512
USNAUSANA Health Sciences, Inc.$58.551,46611.1%103.4%13.4%2.0113
CBIChicago Bridge & Iron Co. NV$31.013,10410.8%101.6%-0.3%0.5614
KORSMichael Kors Holdings Ltd$37.476,19116.6%76.0%30.5%2.0415
RGRSturm, Ruger & Company, Inc.$58.201,10213.2%72.7%0.3%2.7616
MIKMichaels Companies Inc$23.694,8219.9%101.4%4.4%1.5116
TDCTeradata Corporation$31.574,1679.0%147.4%-4.7%2.2417
WUWestern Union Company$20.129,7308.2%335.3%-0.6%0.8818
OMCOmnicom Group Inc$83.5419,8668.0%-225.3%1.9%0.9119
DLXDeluxe Corporation$71.593,4868.9%142.1%5.3%0.9619
AAPLApple Inc.$144.53770,0569.0%122.7%8.7%1.2320
RHIRobert Half International Inc.$47.306,0279.6%88.6%7.4%1.8921
CSGSCSG Systems International, Inc.$38.121,2559.5%89.3%0.3%1.9222
VGRVector Group Ltd.$21.482,7448.0%265.4%18.9%3.6023
CACA, Inc.$32.6013,4968.3%135.3%-4.6%1.3424
ABCAmerisourceBergen Corporation$81.4918,0897.8%2499.8%19.2%0.9025
QCOMQUALCOMM Incorporated$53.0079,23510.9%67.8%-1.6%1.9725
WNCWabash National Corporation$23.711,51012.9%62.1%4.6%2.8926
MDPMeredith Corporation$65.352,9659.6%78.3%4.0%0.7627
HPQHP Inc.$18.6132,0289.0%85.9%-20.6%0.9628
CAHCardinal Health, Inc.$72.3623,0839.5%76.6%7.1%1.1029
NXSTNexstar Media Group, Inc. Class A$68.902,1918.8%92.9%30.2%1.9230
IPGInterpublic Group of Companies, Inc.$24.559,9487.8%171.5%3.3%0.9731
JNPRJuniper Networks, Inc.$27.7810,7129.6%69.8%2.3%2.3032
BBYBest Buy Co., Inc.$51.7716,47812.2%59.8%-2.4%1.4832
CVSCVS Health Corporation$82.1787,8409.5%71.6%11.9%1.1833
LBL Brands, Inc.$50.6014,68610.4%64.0%5.3%1.4434
HRBH&R Block, Inc.$24.245,0398.8%79.0%1.5%2.1735
LEALear Corporation$140.9310,02013.9%53.0%4.6%1.3536
CSCOCisco Systems, Inc.$33.42168,4379.0%73.5%0.5%3.6737
SBHSally Beauty Holdings, Inc.$19.362,80411.6%56.2%3.0%2.4538
TIMETime, Inc.$18.601,8608.9%76.0%-2.8%1.0139
DNBDun & Bradstreet Corporation$109.724,0717.1%1248.2%1.0%0.8340
GIBCGI Group Inc. Class A$47.1014,5677.5%192.1%-6.6%1.0940
NOMDNomad Foods Ltd.$11.422,0978.6%78.1%30.6%1.1641
KATEKate Spade & Co$17.502,2658.6%76.3%3.4%3.3742
GNTXGentex Corporation$20.665,9899.5%65.8%12.8%7.7143
ABBVAbbVie, Inc.$65.10105,6577.3%231.4%11.0%1.6544
BIIBBiogen Inc.$286.8962,2557.8%113.4%21.5%2.5545

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