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 2017-02-22

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GILDGilead Sciences, Inc.$68.8391,33742.9%-172.4%48.5%4.171
UTHRUnited Therapeutics Corporation$146.986,79018.1%117.9%17.1%4.412
HRBH&R Block, Inc.$20.284,37111.0%234.2%1.5%1.623
MSGNMSG Networks Inc. Class A$22.301,68310.6%196.3%0.0%2.894
TAROTaro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.$115.194,71817.8%96.2%12.3%7.445
AGXArgan, Inc.$72.051,1249.8%761.5%19.3%1.726
NSRNeuStar, Inc. Class A$33.501,88511.9%129.9%10.3%0.916
CBIChicago Bridge & Iron Co. NV$34.723,53713.6%103.7%39.6%0.697
SYNTSyntel, Inc$18.811,58313.1%107.6%5.5%2.118
AOBCAmerican Outdoor Brands Corporation$19.331,10417.6%88.4%8.6%2.279
TGNATEGNA, Inc.$24.705,3879.6%222.3%-12.1%1.3910
ESRXExpress Scripts Holding Company$70.7343,3938.6%-270.1%-1.2%0.7511
USNAUSANA Health Sciences, Inc.$59.201,48211.0%103.4%13.4%2.0112
KORSMichael Kors Holdings Ltd$37.926,26516.4%76.0%30.5%2.0413
BKEBuckle, Inc.$21.201,02322.9%69.1%-0.1%4.3814
IDCCInterDigital, Inc.$101.103,5349.3%156.1%-5.7%4.0915
AAPLApple Inc.$137.11730,5229.6%122.7%0.0%1.2316
TDCTeradata Corporation$31.404,1459.0%147.4%-4.7%2.2417
WUWestern Union Company$19.999,6678.3%335.3%-0.6%0.8818
CACA, Inc.$32.2213,3398.5%160.0%0.0%1.3419
OMCOmnicom Group Inc$85.2720,2777.8%-225.3%1.9%0.9120
MIKMichaels Companies Inc$20.764,26210.3%78.5%3.7%1.5221
DLXDeluxe Corporation$75.433,6738.5%142.1%0.0%0.9622
TSRATessera Technologies, Inc.$44.652,2018.0%604.3%11.8%24.3423
RHIRobert Half International Inc.$48.256,1489.4%93.5%0.0%2.2024
WNCWabash National Corporation$20.581,31114.7%62.1%0.0%2.8925
AKRXAkorn, Inc.$21.572,72511.1%69.4%58.9%4.1426
VGRVector Group Ltd.$22.812,8357.9%462.7%17.4%3.6127
LBL Brands, Inc.$58.1316,87310.0%77.2%5.1%1.6328
GMEGameStop Corp. Class A$26.262,73119.7%57.7%1.8%1.1029
CSGSCSG Systems International, Inc.$39.681,3079.1%89.3%0.0%1.9230
HPQHP Inc.$16.2028,01010.0%74.7%-20.6%0.9831
BIIBBiogen Inc.$287.6362,4168.2%115.5%0.0%2.6232
CVSCVS Health Corporation$80.1685,6919.7%71.6%11.9%1.1833
IPGInterpublic Group of Companies, Inc.$24.6910,0047.8%171.5%3.3%0.9733
COLRockwell Collins, Inc.$93.6212,34813.5%57.6%0.0%1.4933
QCOMQUALCOMM Incorporated$57.1085,36510.0%67.8%0.0%1.9734
TXTTextron Inc.$48.4113,22130.1%52.2%0.0%1.8135
CSCOCisco Systems, Inc.$34.09172,7009.0%76.6%0.5%3.5836
ABBVAbbVie, Inc.$61.3699,5877.6%231.6%0.0%1.7937
JNPRJuniper Networks, Inc.$28.5311,0019.3%69.8%0.0%2.3038
MDPMeredith Corporation$63.502,8829.1%72.2%0.0%0.7639
CAHCardinal Health, Inc.$81.0825,8658.6%76.6%7.1%1.1040
MLHRHerman Miller, Inc.$30.201,82310.6%59.9%0.0%1.2341
TIMETime, Inc.$19.001,9008.8%76.0%-2.8%1.0141
NOMDNomad Foods Ltd.$10.791,9818.8%75.7%0.0%1.2341
BBYBest Buy Co., Inc.$45.7214,63012.7%53.2%-2.9%1.3542
KLACKLA-Tencor Corporation$90.2714,1838.1%95.7%0.0%3.3943
DNBDun & Bradstreet Corporation$108.384,0217.2%1248.2%1.0%0.8344
GNTXGentex Corporation$20.956,0739.3%66.4%0.0%7.7144

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