Value Stock Picks in an Elevated Market

Although today’s market is a bit pricey, it still offers some values if you shop around and properly evaluate a company’s operations and financials. This according to Validea CEO in a recent article for TheStreet. The article underscores the investment mantra of Warren Buffett–“It is far better to buy a wonderful business at a fair price than a fair business at a wonderful price” – as well as the strategy of the late, great Benjamin Graham that focuses on stocks with a high “margin of safety” between the stock price and a company’s intrinsic value. Reese identifies the following value […]

Emerging Markets on The Rise

After a run of disappointing performance, emerging market stocks are perking up, says Validea CEO John Reese in a recent article for Nasdaq. Since January, this class of securities has gained more than 34% and the upward trend is expected to continue. Reese advises, however, that while the trend is a welcome change for yield-starved investors, investing in emerging markets should be based on the sort of fundamental business analysis inherent in our guru-based stock screening models. He offers the following high-scoring picks: NK Lukoil Pao ( LUKOY ), one of Russia’s largest energy concerns, is engaged in oil exploration, […]

Stock Picks Based on Quant Strategies

As hedge funds continue to lose clients due to lackluster returns, purely numbers-based investment strategies are gaining popularity. Validea CEO John Reese speaks to the trend in a Nasdaq article published last week. Like those of our guru-based screening models, these strategies are built purely on the underlying fundamentals of a business. The following picks from our quant investment-based strategies of James O’Shaughnessy, Joel Greenblatt and Joseph Piotroski were identified: Thor Industries, Inc. (THO) manufactures and sells recreational vehicles throughout the U.S. and Canada. Persistent growth in earnings-per-share, modest price-sales ratio, and return-on-total capital of 62% earn high scores for […]