Fave Five (7/22/2016)

Fave Five (7/22/2016)

Our Fave Five essentially represents a listing of stocks with favorable short term total return forecasts (1 year, according to Analyst Consensus Estimates, or ACE) combined with strong long-term return forecasts and good/excellent quality rankings.

The Fave Five This Week

  • Aaron’s (AAN)
  • Computer Programs (CPSI)
  • Jazz Pharma (JAZZ)
  • Simulations Plus (SLP)
  • Synaptics (SYNA)

Context: The average 1-year total return forecast (via ACE) for the Value Line 1700 is 17.6%. The median 5-year return forecast for $VLE is 6.9% (annualized).

The Long and Short of This Week’s Fave Five

The Long & Short. (July 22, 2016) Projected Annual Return (PAR): Long term return forecast based on fundamental analysis and five year time horizon. Quality Ranking: Percentile ranking of composite that includes financial strength, earnings stability and relative growth & profitability. VL Low Total Return (VLLTR): Low total return forecast based on 3-5 year price targets via Value Line Investment Survey. Morningstar P/FV: Ratio of current price to fundamentally-based fair value via www.morningstar.com S&P P/FV: Current price-to-fair value ratio via Standard & Poor’s. 1-Year ACE Outlook: Total return forecast based on analyst consensus estimates for 1-year target price combined with current yield. The data is ranked (descending order) based on this criterion. 1-Year S&P Outlook: 1-year total return forecast based on S&P 1-year price target. 1-Yr GS: 1-year total return forecast based on most recent price target issued by Goldman Sachs.

Weekend Warriors

The relative return for the Weekend Warrior tracking portfolio is +5.0% since inception. 46.9% of selections have outperformed the Wilshire 5000 since original selection.

Tracking Dashboard: https://www.manifestinvesting.com/dashboards/public/weekend-warriors

Fave Five (7/8/2016)

Roiling in Obscurity? Sparse coverage by Value Line, Morningstar, S&P or Goldman Sachs? Study candidates for the weekend include the return of Synaptics (SYNA) … Aaron’s (AAN), Air Lease (AL), Computer Programs (CPSI) and Simulations Plus (SLP)

Fave Five (7/8/2016)

Our Fave Five essentially represents a listing of stocks with favorable short term total return forecasts (1 year, according to Analyst Consensus Estimates, or ACE) combined with strong long-term return forecasts and good/excellent quality rankings.

The Fave Five This Week

  • Aaron’s (AAN)
  • Air Lease (AL)
  • Computer Programs (CPSI)
  • Simulations Plus (SLP)
  • Synaptics (SYNA)

Context: The average 1-year total return forecast (via ACE) for the Value Line 1700 is 18.2%. The median 5-year return forecast for $VLE is 6.9% (annualized).

The Long and Short of This Week’s Fave Five

The Long & Short. (July 8, 2016) Projected Annual Return (PAR): Long term return forecast based on fundamental analysis and five year time horizon. Quality Ranking: Percentile ranking of composite that includes financial strength, earnings stability and relative growth & profitability. VL Low Total Return (VLLTR): Low total return forecast based on 3-5 year price targets via Value Line Investment Survey. Morningstar P/FV: Ratio of current price to fundamentally-based fair value via www.morningstar.com S&P P/FV: Current price-to-fair value ratio via Standard & Poor’s. 1-Year ACE Outlook: Total return forecast based on analyst consensus estimates for 1-year target price combined with current yield. The data is ranked (descending order) based on this criterion. 1-Year S&P Outlook: 1-year total return forecast based on S&P 1-year price target. 1-Yr GS: 1-year total return forecast based on most recent price target issued by Goldman Sachs.

Weekend Warriors

The relative return for the Weekend Warrior tracking portfolio is +3.0% since inception. 46.9% of selections have outperformed the Wilshire 5000 since original selection.

Tracking Dashboard: https://www.manifestinvesting.com/dashboards/public/weekend-warriors

Fave Five (5/27/2016)

Our five Stocks to Study include four repeat appearances and one newcomer: Computer Programs & Systems (CPSI)

Fave Five (5/27/2016)

Our Fave Five essentially represents a listing of stocks with favorable short term total return forecasts (1 year, according to Analyst Consensus Estimates, or ACE) combined with strong long-term return forecasts and good/excellent quality rankings.

The Fave Five This Week

  • Aaron’s (AAN)
  • Computer Programs (CPSI)
  • Ensign Group (ENSG)
  • Simulations Plus (SLP)
  • Under Armour “C” (UA-C)

Context: The median 1-year total return forecast (via ACE) for the Value Line 1700 is 10.4%. The median 5-year return forecast (MIPAR) is 6.5% (annualized).

The Long and Short of This Week’s Fave Five

The Long & Short.(May 27, 2016)Projected Annual Return (PAR): Long term return forecast based on fundamental analysis and five year time horizon. Quality Ranking: Percentile ranking of composite that includes financial strength, earnings stability and relative growth & profitability. VL Low Total Return (VLLTR): Low total return forecast based on 3-5 year price targets via Value Line Investment Survey.Morningstar P/FV: Ratio of current price to fundamentally-based fair value via www.morningstar.comS&P P/FV: Current price-to-fair value ratio via Standard & Poor’s. 1-Year ACE Outlook: Total return forecast based on analyst consensus estimates for 1-year target price combined with current yield. The data is ranked (descending order) based on this criterion. 1-Year S&P Outlook: 1-year total return forecast based on S&P 1-year price target. 1-Yr GS: 1-year total return forecast based on most recent price target issued by Goldman Sachs.

Weekend Warriors

The relative return for the Weekend Warrior tracking portfolio is +8.3% since inception. 63.8% of selections have outperformed the Wilshire 5000 since original selection.

Tracking Dashboard: https://www.manifestinvesting.com/dashboards/public/weekend-warriors

Closed Position

The position in Nordstrom (JWN) was closed as the relative return dipped to -20%. (I was cheering for a recovery here)

Jwn fave 5 close 20160512

State of the Round Table (January 2014)

State of the Round Table Portfolio

We took a look at some of the stocks that have delivered a solid long-term performance for the tracking portfolio as well as sharing our favorite current stock ideas and some analysis. What is your favorite stock idea right now?

The state of the Round Table tracking portfolio is SOLID. The relative return (internal rate of return minus the Wilshire 5000 since inception, July 2010) is +3.6% with an out performance accuracy of 56%. The objective is 60% and for context, the “average” investor generally achieves a 30-40% accuracy based on observations of the Motley Fool CAPS program.

Keep in mind that the tracking portfolio has a permanent home at:

http://www.manifestinvesting.com/dashboards/public/round-table

Stock Studies:

  • Apple (AAPL)
  • Computer Programs & Systems (CPSI)
  • McDonalds (MCD)
  • Shoretel (SHOR)

Fundamental Screening Results

Technical Analysis & Second Opinions On Parade

Hugh’s Noodling for Deeper Value

The audience selected Computer Programs & Systems (CPSI) as their January choice.