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 2017-08-18

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GILDGilead Sciences, Inc.$72.1194,96924.9%-136.1%48.4%5.001
IDCCInterDigital, Inc.$68.902,47426.0%187.0%28.3%3.522
TGNATEGNA, Inc.$12.462,71414.2%264.9%-7.8%1.243
ESRXExpress Scripts Holding Company$60.5635,46410.5%-204.0%-1.2%0.694
MSGNMSG Networks Inc. Class A$20.551,55411.3%215.8%-13.1%2.315
UTHRUnited Therapeutics Corporation$129.105,79719.7%101.1%12.7%1.866
ABCAmerisourceBergen Corporation$78.6017,4399.5%-29040.1%19.2%0.927
MSTRMicroStrategy Incorporated Class A$125.931,46011.0%133.2%-3.8%3.948
SYNTSyntel, Inc$18.011,51012.8%96.4%5.5%1.989
USNAUSANA Health Sciences, Inc.$56.551,41511.7%99.2%11.9%2.4410
HRBH&R Block, Inc.$29.786,2129.8%159.7%0.1%1.4311
AOBCAmerican Outdoor Brands Corporation$18.781,04916.9%75.2%14.7%2.1112
MIKMichaels Companies Inc$19.133,64211.5%91.1%4.4%1.5513
TAROTaro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.$101.894,12517.2%73.1%5.4%9.4014
MDMEDNAX, Inc.$42.273,9239.6%149.7%13.9%1.5915
GNTXGentex Corporation$17.114,95912.6%78.2%12.8%4.4416
OMCOmnicom Group Inc$76.7617,9628.4%-214.1%1.9%0.8917
DLXDeluxe Corporation$68.173,3139.2%144.2%5.3%0.8718
KORSMichael Kors Holdings Ltd$41.966,58213.4%73.1%11.7%2.0419
TIMETime, Inc.$12.351,23110.3%84.1%-2.8%0.9120
JNPRJuniper Networks, Inc.$27.1610,47311.0%78.0%2.3%2.4820
FFIVF5 Networks, Inc.$116.487,4978.6%267.1%10.6%1.5921
EGOVNIC Inc.$16.251,0778.3%386.8%8.4%2.6822
RHIRobert Half International Inc.$43.335,42110.2%81.8%7.4%1.8023
LBL Brands, Inc.$36.2010,47412.9%65.1%5.3%1.7224
KLACKLA-Tencor Corporation$90.2614,2559.0%115.7%6.3%3.4025
MDPMeredith Corporation$54.402,47710.8%73.2%5.3%0.7726
MCKMcKesson Corporation$146.0031,0989.2%99.1%13.6%1.0527
CRUSCirrus Logic, Inc.$54.633,66910.5%73.3%29.2%3.9728
CSCOCisco Systems, Inc.$30.37153,21710.2%76.0%0.5%3.5229
CVSCVS Health Corporation$77.6679,5249.9%78.1%11.9%1.0930
VGRVector Group Ltd.$21.132,6747.8%323.0%18.9%2.9731
GMEGameStop Corp. Class A$21.222,15221.8%49.2%-1.5%1.2632
AMGNAmgen Inc.$167.29123,4608.5%106.2%6.7%6.2033
CSRACSRA, Inc.$31.605,2138.8%88.5%7.0%1.1034
BBYBest Buy Co., Inc.$59.4718,73310.6%61.3%-2.4%1.4935
TNHTerra Nitrogen Company, L.P.$77.421,43210.0%68.0%-16.8%3.6635
FLFoot Locker, Inc.$34.384,55927.1%47.4%6.1%4.9035
CAHCardinal Health, Inc.$64.3820,47310.3%62.0%12.7%1.3436
HPQHP Inc.$18.5131,6349.2%77.1%-20.6%0.9837
IPGInterpublic Group of Companies, Inc.$20.518,2109.1%74.6%3.3%0.9338
WNCWabash National Corporation$20.511,29612.2%51.3%4.6%2.1239
SBHSally Beauty Holdings, Inc.$17.932,44111.9%51.0%3.0%2.1840
AAPLApple Inc.$157.50824,2768.2%101.7%8.7%1.3941
GTNGray Television, Inc.$13.851,00411.4%52.5%33.4%3.3242
AZOAutoZone, Inc.$510.1914,79810.4%54.8%5.2%0.9443
WUWestern Union Company$18.888,9118.0%118.4%-0.7%0.2043
AMNAMN Healthcare Services, Inc.$38.701,9159.3%66.7%24.5%1.6644
MMSMAXIMUS, Inc.$59.303,9198.3%87.4%21.9%2.0745
DNBDun & Bradstreet Corporation$110.064,0837.1%585.1%1.0%0.8646

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