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 2017-07-25

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AGXArgan, Inc.$64.301,01415.7%554.6%46.5%1.671
GILDGilead Sciences, Inc.$73.7497,33719.3%292.3%48.4%2.592
IDCCInterDigital, Inc.$79.752,88918.7%174.2%28.3%3.243
TGNATEGNA, Inc.$15.293,32712.8%288.6%-7.8%1.244
ESRXExpress Scripts Holding Company$62.5637,8559.7%-270.4%-1.2%0.715
MSGNMSG Networks Inc. Class A$21.401,61911.0%215.8%-13.1%2.316
UTHRUnited Therapeutics Corporation$132.386,07619.8%109.4%12.7%3.527
NSRNeuStar, Inc. Class A$33.251,89612.7%138.0%10.3%0.928
TAROTaro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.$115.164,67216.0%85.8%5.4%9.539
HRBH&R Block, Inc.$30.226,3049.7%159.7%0.1%1.4310
SYNTSyntel, Inc$19.621,64512.5%95.8%5.5%2.0911
OMCOmnicom Group Inc$79.5018,8028.4%-227.2%1.9%0.9112
AOBCAmerican Outdoor Brands Corporation$20.481,14415.7%75.2%14.7%2.1113
MIKMichaels Companies Inc$19.583,72811.4%91.1%4.4%1.5514
KORSMichael Kors Holdings Ltd$34.935,65316.1%73.9%11.7%2.0615
USNAUSANA Health Sciences, Inc.$64.751,63110.1%106.0%11.9%2.5216
GNTXGentex Corporation$17.365,06012.2%76.4%12.8%4.3517
EGOVNIC Inc.$16.301,0778.2%343.9%8.4%2.5418
DLXDeluxe Corporation$70.953,4559.0%138.2%5.3%0.9518
MDPMeredith Corporation$61.352,79510.1%83.5%4.0%0.7519
RGRSturm, Ruger & Company, Inc.$56.851,04513.1%70.2%0.3%2.1819
VGRVector Group Ltd.$21.252,6687.9%352.8%18.9%3.4620
RHIRobert Half International Inc.$47.806,0439.4%88.0%7.4%1.9021
TDCTeradata Corporation$29.703,8738.6%123.0%-4.7%2.0421
CVSCVS Health Corporation$78.9181,6729.8%78.1%11.9%1.0822
AAPLApple Inc.$152.74803,6718.6%120.0%8.7%1.3923
WNCWabash National Corporation$23.661,50012.2%63.2%4.6%2.1024
ABCAmerisourceBergen Corporation$94.6520,9397.7%323.4%19.2%0.9225
TIMETime, Inc.$14.301,4259.5%80.1%-2.8%0.9325
FFIVF5 Networks, Inc.$128.028,3257.6%351.9%10.6%1.5826
LBL Brands, Inc.$45.4313,14410.9%65.1%5.3%1.7227
CSCOCisco Systems, Inc.$32.12162,0459.5%76.0%0.5%3.5228
BBYBest Buy Co., Inc.$55.3217,42611.5%61.3%-2.4%1.4929
WUWestern Union Company$19.489,4178.1%117.8%-0.7%0.2030
GMEGameStop Corp. Class A$21.262,15621.7%49.2%-1.5%1.2631
TNHTerra Nitrogen Company, L.P.$84.411,5629.1%74.5%-16.8%3.0732
HPQHP Inc.$19.4133,1728.8%77.1%-20.6%0.9833
JNPRJuniper Networks, Inc.$29.9611,6249.2%72.6%2.3%2.5234
FLFoot Locker, Inc.$45.756,06619.1%47.4%6.1%4.9034
KLACKLA-Tencor Corporation$99.1215,6368.1%99.5%1.8%3.4035
TJXTJX Companies Inc$68.7044,9858.7%76.6%6.6%1.6436
ACIAAcacia Communications, Inc.$45.601,8998.3%84.4%84.0%6.2037
ROSTRoss Stores, Inc.$54.0321,0579.0%73.5%7.9%1.5838
CRUSCirrus Logic, Inc.$64.064,2968.4%82.5%29.2%5.3939
CSGSCSG Systems International, Inc.$41.761,3618.5%77.8%0.3%2.6040
AMNAMN Healthcare Services, Inc.$38.751,9198.9%72.4%24.5%1.7041
SBHSally Beauty Holdings, Inc.$19.872,80811.2%54.1%3.0%2.4042
AZOAutoZone, Inc.$511.0114,82210.4%54.8%5.2%0.9443
WSTCWest Corporation$23.331,9888.7%71.3%-4.7%1.4144
CHRWC.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.$65.939,3538.0%83.0%1.1%1.1145

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