VL Low Total Return Screen (12/7/2012)

Why do we pay attention to the Value Line weekly updates? Because a number of highly successful long-term investors cite Value Line as one of their favorite trusted resources.

“I don’t know of any other system that’s as good… The snapshot it presents is an enormously efficient way for us to garner information about various businesses… I have yet to see a better way, including fooling around on the internet, that gives me the information as quickly.” — Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, 1998 Annual Meeting speaking about The Value Line Investment Survey.

“[Value Line is]…the next best thing to having your own private securities analyst.”
—Peter Lynch, One Up On Wall Street

In our case, we’ve found the low total return forecasts for all companies to be among the most compelling opinions/forecasts while we either (1) search for opportunities or (2) practice effective stewardship when it comes to staying vigilant about our current holdings.

Materially Stronger: None.

Materially Weaker: Finisar (FNSR), Walter Energy (WLT), OM Group (OMG), Denbury Resources (DNR), Chesapeake Energy (CHK), Inergy (NRGY)

Bullish Sentiment (Positive Price Pressure): Murphy Oil (MUR) and Hess Corp (HES)

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