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 2017-09-22

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GILDGilead Sciences, Inc.$83.27109,66720.4%-136.1%48.4%5.001
AGXArgan, Inc.$64.651,02117.2%810.5%46.5%1.812
IDCCInterDigital, Inc.$72.352,59824.4%187.0%28.3%3.523
TGNATEGNA, Inc.$12.792,78614.0%264.9%-7.8%1.244
ESRXExpress Scripts Holding Company$62.2936,47710.3%-204.0%-1.2%0.695
MSGNMSG Networks Inc. Class A$20.801,57511.4%203.8%-17.5%2.446
UTHRUnited Therapeutics Corporation$114.605,14622.7%101.1%12.7%1.867
ABCAmerisourceBergen Corporation$81.0517,9839.2%-29040.1%19.2%0.928
HRBH&R Block, Inc.$26.755,56210.5%174.0%0.1%1.489
MSTRMicroStrategy Incorporated Class A$124.761,44611.2%133.2%-3.8%3.9410
SYNTSyntel, Inc$19.061,59812.2%96.4%5.5%1.9811
USNAUSANA Health Sciences, Inc.$56.551,41511.7%99.2%11.9%2.4412
OMCOmnicom Group Inc$75.0017,5508.6%-214.1%1.9%0.8913
MDMEDNAX, Inc.$42.143,9119.6%149.7%13.9%1.5914
TAROTaro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.$109.104,41715.5%73.1%5.4%9.4015
DLXDeluxe Corporation$70.073,4059.0%144.2%5.3%0.8716
KORSMichael Kors Holdings Ltd$46.167,24112.1%73.1%11.7%2.0417
MIKMichaels Companies Inc$21.243,99210.7%80.8%4.4%1.4418
GNTXGentex Corporation$19.485,64610.8%78.2%12.8%4.4419
FFIVF5 Networks, Inc.$119.737,7068.3%267.1%10.6%1.5920
TIMETime, Inc.$12.551,25110.3%84.1%-2.8%0.9121
JNPRJuniper Networks, Inc.$27.9910,79310.7%78.0%2.3%2.4822
VGRVector Group Ltd.$20.122,5468.2%323.0%18.9%2.9723
MDPMeredith Corporation$53.452,43411.0%73.2%5.3%0.7724
CRUSCirrus Logic, Inc.$53.443,58910.7%73.3%29.2%3.9725
CVSCVS Health Corporation$79.6381,5419.7%78.1%11.9%1.0926
EGOVNIC Inc.$17.001,1267.9%386.8%8.4%2.6827
BBYBest Buy Co., Inc.$53.9016,75212.1%61.1%-2.4%1.4228
MCKMcKesson Corporation$154.0132,8048.7%99.1%13.6%1.0529
AAPLApple Inc.$151.89794,9168.6%101.7%8.7%1.3930
RHIRobert Half International Inc.$48.606,0809.0%81.8%7.4%1.8031
LBL Brands, Inc.$39.6511,45611.3%60.6%5.3%1.7232
CSRACSRA, Inc.$32.065,2898.7%88.5%7.0%1.1033
TNHTerra Nitrogen Company, L.P.$80.451,4889.6%68.0%-16.8%3.6634
KLACKLA-Tencor Corporation$100.5915,8868.1%115.7%6.3%3.4035
KKellogg Company$63.3622,3039.6%66.4%-4.2%0.6835
CAHCardinal Health, Inc.$66.6621,19810.0%62.0%12.7%1.3436
HSICHenry Schein, Inc.$79.606,33110.8%55.2%6.6%1.5537
WUWestern Union Company$18.998,9637.9%118.4%-0.7%0.2038
IPGInterpublic Group of Companies, Inc.$21.288,5188.8%74.6%3.3%0.9339
WNCWabash National Corporation$21.291,34611.7%51.3%4.6%2.1240
HPQHP Inc.$19.9433,7989.0%70.3%-20.6%0.9740
GTNGray Television, Inc.$14.601,05911.2%52.5%33.4%3.3241
CSGSCSG Systems International, Inc.$38.101,2578.7%75.2%0.3%2.5441
SBHSally Beauty Holdings, Inc.$18.952,58011.5%51.0%3.0%2.1842
WSTCWest Corporation$23.512,0118.7%72.8%-4.7%1.4343
COHCoach, Inc.$39.9511,3748.5%77.8%-1.9%5.2443
DNBDun & Bradstreet Corporation$113.514,2117.0%585.1%1.0%0.8644
GMEGameStop Corp. Class A$20.012,03121.8%43.1%-1.5%1.3445
GIBCGI Group Inc. Class A$51.4415,4757.2%185.5%-6.6%1.1446

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