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 2017-03-27

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GILDGilead Sciences, Inc.$67.5089,57322.1%342.5%48.4%2.221
IDCCInterDigital, Inc.$85.853,04717.1%242.4%28.3%4.092
AGXArgan, Inc.$64.451,00511.2%761.5%19.3%1.723
UTHRUnited Therapeutics Corporation$140.506,37919.9%117.2%12.7%4.294
NSRNeuStar, Inc. Class A$33.151,86512.0%129.9%10.3%0.915
TAROTaro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.$118.024,83417.2%96.2%12.3%7.446
MSGNMSG Networks Inc. Class A$22.601,70510.5%196.3%-13.1%2.896
SYNTSyntel, Inc$16.491,38814.6%107.6%5.5%2.117
ESRXExpress Scripts Holding Company$64.6039,6329.2%-270.1%-1.2%0.758
TGNATEGNA, Inc.$25.425,52110.2%216.8%-7.8%1.399
AOBCAmerican Outdoor Brands Corporation$18.561,06018.4%89.5%8.6%1.9510
CBIChicago Bridge & Iron Co. NV$28.862,88911.2%101.6%-0.3%0.5611
USNAUSANA Health Sciences, Inc.$58.201,45711.2%103.4%13.4%2.0112
KORSMichael Kors Holdings Ltd$37.806,24516.5%76.0%30.5%2.0413
TDCTeradata Corporation$30.414,0149.3%147.4%-4.7%2.2414
MIKMichaels Companies Inc$21.984,47310.4%101.4%4.4%1.5115
AAPLApple Inc.$140.88750,6099.3%122.7%8.7%1.2316
DLXDeluxe Corporation$70.813,4489.0%142.1%5.3%0.9617
VGRVector Group Ltd.$20.052,5618.5%265.4%18.9%3.6018
WUWestern Union Company$20.039,6878.3%335.3%-0.6%0.8819
OMCOmnicom Group Inc$84.2020,0237.9%-225.3%1.9%0.9120
CSGSCSG Systems International, Inc.$37.171,2249.7%89.3%0.3%1.9220
WNCWabash National Corporation$20.311,29414.9%62.1%4.6%2.8921
RHIRobert Half International Inc.$47.156,0089.6%88.6%7.4%1.8922
GMEGameStop Corp. Class A$20.852,16823.7%57.7%1.8%1.1023
HPQHP Inc.$17.2029,6019.6%85.9%-20.6%0.9623
CACA, Inc.$31.7013,1248.5%135.3%-4.6%1.3423
MDPMeredith Corporation$63.102,8639.9%78.3%4.0%0.7624
BBYBest Buy Co., Inc.$46.2014,70514.0%59.8%-2.4%1.4825
NXSTNexstar Media Group, Inc. Class A$69.152,1998.7%92.9%30.2%1.9226
IPGInterpublic Group of Companies, Inc.$24.049,7418.0%171.5%3.3%0.9727
CVSCVS Health Corporation$78.5183,9279.9%71.6%11.9%1.1828
HRBH&R Block, Inc.$22.614,7009.2%79.0%1.5%2.1729
QCOMQUALCOMM Incorporated$56.6684,70710.1%67.8%-1.6%1.9730
AKRXAkorn, Inc.$23.982,99910.2%66.6%55.4%3.9131
LBL Brands, Inc.$47.6913,84110.8%64.0%5.3%1.4432
JNPRJuniper Networks, Inc.$27.7510,7009.6%69.8%2.3%2.3033
DNBDun & Bradstreet Corporation$104.303,8707.4%1248.2%1.0%0.8334
BIIBBiogen Inc.$275.2359,7258.1%113.4%21.5%2.5535
ABCAmerisourceBergen Corporation$87.4819,4197.3%2499.8%19.2%0.9035
LEALear Corporation$138.169,82314.1%53.0%4.6%1.3536
GIBCGI Group Inc. Class A$46.7914,4717.6%192.1%-6.6%1.0937
SBHSally Beauty Holdings, Inc.$20.012,89911.3%56.2%3.0%2.4538
CSCOCisco Systems, Inc.$33.99171,3108.8%73.5%0.5%3.6739
TIMETime, Inc.$19.251,9258.7%76.0%-2.8%1.0140
NOMDNomad Foods Ltd.$11.042,0278.7%75.7%0.0%1.2341
MLHRHerman Miller, Inc.$31.101,87710.3%59.9%8.5%1.2342
GNTXGentex Corporation$20.956,0739.3%65.8%12.8%7.7143
CAHCardinal Health, Inc.$82.2526,2388.5%76.6%7.1%1.1044
WSTCWest Corporation$24.042,0438.6%72.8%-4.7%1.3145

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