How Did Those Dogs (of the Dow) Do in 2012? Lineup for 2013

January 2, 2013

The Dogs of the Dow is one of the easiest screens to run.  Simply find the 10 highest yielding stocks in the DJIA and viola, you have the Dogs.

For 2012, the Dogs returned 9.82% on average. Not bad and beating the DJIA for the year. Let’s Read more

Screen: Short Squeeze Candidates

January 17, 2012

US and Canada Short Interest Squeeze: Idea Generation

I asked my friend Constantin over at the Bloomberg headquarters if he had any thoughts on what would be an interesting screen to work up – looking for short-squeeze candidates. Here is what he wrote today:

Companies with high short interest tend to exhibit positive returns when the investors that have sold the shares short start buying back the shares to cover their short Read more

The Results Are In! The S&P 1500, Top to Bottom Ranked

January 3, 2012

This goes down as one of the longest graphics in history. But, it has the S&P 1500, ranked by returns for the year.

The #1 position in Questor (QCOR) that we have written about recently Read more

How Did Those Dogs (of the Dow) Do in 2011? Lineup for 2012

December 29, 2011

The Dogs of the Dow is one of the easiest screens to run.  Simply find the 10 highest yielding stocks in the DJIA and viola, you have the Dogs.

So far in 2011, the Dogs have returned a whopping 17% on average. Not bad considering all of the Read more

Stock Screens: European Banks with Most Downgrades

August 15, 2011

In this edition of stock screens, we take a look at European Banks that are being downgraded by analysts over the past 4 weeks.  European banks use of leverage is rumored to be extremely high at around 30 to 1 or in some cases even 40 to 1.  The major problem with this situation however is the lack of transparency.  Analysts have begun downgrading these banks as concerns develop around the banks’ ability to meet short and long-term obligations.  Let’s take a look at the screening criteria:

  • Equity Universe:  Eastern and Western Europe Stock Exchanges
  • Equity Sector:  Banks
  • Number of Analysts:  Greater than 2
  • Catalyst:  Top 30 Banks with Largest % of Analysts Revising Down Estimates over a 4 Week Period Read more

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