Stock Selection Top 5% US – February 2022 🇺🇸

Stock Selection US – February 2022 🇺🇸

➡ These are the stocks making the top 5%, according to the RQM strategy.

In order to provide a more detailed analysis, we provide this additional information:

  • Results split into Micro, Medium and Large Companies
  • A downloadable CSV to check in detail all the companies analyzed.

The universe of investable companies: NYSE, NASDAQ & AMEX.

Top Stock Selection Micro CAPS US < 500M 🥉

This month only 7 clear BUYERs, with a special focus on the primary resources and asset management firms.

SD: SandRidge Energy, Inc. engages in the acquisition, development, and production of oil and natural gas primarily in the United States Mid-Continent. As of December 31, 2020, it holds interest in approximately 380,000 net leasehold acres in Oklahoma and Kansas, as well as total proved, developed reserves of 33.4 million barrels of oil equivalent.

SSSS: SuRo Capital Corp. (2010, San Francisco, California) is a business development company. The firm seeks to invest in growing, late-stage, venture capital-backed private companies.

ITIC: Investors Title Company (1972, Chapel Hill, North Carolina) through its subsidiaries, engages in the issuance of residential and commercial title insurance for residential, institutional, commercial, and industrial properties. The company underwrites land title insurance for owners and mortgagees as a primary insurer; and assumes the reinsurance of title insurance risks from other title insurance companies. It also provides services in connection with tax-deferred exchanges of like-kind property. In addition, it serves as an exchange accommodation titleholder for accomplishing reverse exchanges when the taxpayers decide to acquire replacement property before selling the relinquished property. It issues title insurance policies primarily through approved attorneys from underwriting offices, as well as through independent issuing agents in 21 states and the District of Columbia, primarily in the eastern half of the United States.

NC: NACCO Industries, (1913. Cleveland, Ohio), engages in the mining and natural resources businesses. The company operates through three segments: Coal Mining, North American Mining, and Minerals Management.

MXC: Mexco Energy Corporation (1972 Midland, Texas), an independent oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of natural gas, crude oil, condensate, and natural gas liquids in the United States. It owns partial interests in approximately 6,400 producing wells located in the states of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Wyoming, Kansas, Colorado, Montana, Virginia, North Dakota, and Ohio. As of March 31, 2021, the company’s total estimated proved reserves were approximately 1.504 million barrels of oil equivalent.

CIX: CI Financial Corp (1965, Toronto, Canada) is a publicly owned asset management holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the firm manages separate client-focused equity, fixed income, and alternative investments portfolios. It also manages mutual funds, hedge funds, and fund of funds for its clients through its subsidiaries.

SALM: Salem Media Group (1986, Irving, Texas). operates as a multimedia company in the United States. It operates through three segments: Broadcast, Digital Media, and Publishing. The company owns and operates radio networks, which produce and distribute talk, news, website, satellite services, and music networking to radio stations, as well as sells commercial airtime. It also provides Christian, conservative, investing content, e-commerce, audio and video streaming, and other resources digitally through Christian content websites.

SDSandridge Energy IncOil & Gas E&P5.29BUY98.8499.3599.87
EGYVaalco Energy IncOil & Gas E&P6.61HOLD99.2998.7199.74
SVTServotronics IncElectrical Equipment & Parts7.98HOLD98.0695.3599.61
DLHCDlh Holdings CorpSpecialty Business Services25.01HOLD94.0698.1999.35
LEGHLegacy Housing CorpResidential Construction12.84HOLD98.3293.9499.35
NRTNorth European Oil Royality TrustOil & Gas Equipment & Services26.33HOLD95.8796.0099.10
HBPHuttig Bldg ProductsIndustrial Distribution5.88HOLD95.5594.8498.71
SSSSSutter Rock Capital CorpAsset Management1.42BUY95.3593.8198.58
ITICInvestors Title CompanyInsurance—Specialty5.86BUY97.0391.1098.45
TSRIT S R IncSoftware—Application4.86HOLD91.4295.6198.19
NRPNatural Resource Partners LPThermal Coal14.44HOLD88.2698.5898.06
MVOMv Oil TrustOil & Gas E&P13.33HOLD90.0696.3997.94
VALUValue Line IncFinancial Data & Stock Exchanges20.53HOLD86.5898.8497.68
NCNacco IndustriesThermal Coal6.26BUY98.4585.1697.35
UGUnited Guardian IncHousehold & Personal Products20.91HOLD94.5889.0397.35
PTSIP A M Transport SvTrucking10.44HOLD83.4899.6197.03
VOCVoc Energy TrustOil & Gas E&P13.87HOLD89.6893.2996.84
MTEXMannatech IncHousehold & Personal Products8.81HOLD92.9090.0696.84
ARCAmerican Reprographics CompanySpecialty Business Services18.28HOLD81.0396.6595.87
GPPGreen Plains Partners LPOil & Gas Midstream8.82HOLD91.6186.0695.87
MXCMexco Energy CorpOil & Gas E&P13.30BUY96.0080.1395.61
CIXCompx International IncSecurity & Protection Services17.98BUY87.8785.6895.35

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Top Stock Selection Medium CAPS US [500M –  10B] 🥈

This month many companies have made it into the top 5%.

LPX: Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (1972 , Nashville, Tennessee) together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets building products primarily for use in new home construction, repair and remodeling, and outdoor structure markets. The company sells its products primarily to retailers, wholesalers, and homebuilding and industrial businesses in North America and South America, as well as in Asia, Australia, and Europe.

MLI: Mueller Industries, (1917, Collierville, Tennessee) manufactures and sells copper, brass, aluminum, and plastic products in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, South Korea, the Middle East, China, and Mexico. The company’s Piping Systems segment offers copper tubes, fittings, line sets, and pipe nipples; PEX plumbing and radiant systems; and plumbing-related fittings and plastic injection tooling.

IMKTA: Ingles Markets (1963 Asheville, North Carolina) operates a chain of supermarkets in the southeast United States. It offers food products, including grocery, meat and dairy products, produce, frozen foods, and other perishables; and non-food products, which include fuel centers, pharmacies, health and beauty care products, and general merchandise, as well as private label items. The company also owns and operates a milk processing and packaging plant that supplies organic milk, fruit juices, and bottled water products to other retailers, food service distributors, and grocery warehouses. As of September 25, 2021, the company operated 189 supermarkets under the brand name Ingles, and nine supermarkets under the brand name Sav-Mor in western North Carolina, western South Carolina, northern Georgia, eastern Tennessee, southwestern Virginia, and northeastern Alabama, as well as 111 pharmacies and 107 fuel stations.

ASIX: AdvanSix Inc. manufactures and sells polymer resins in the United States and internationally. It offers Nylon 6, a polymer resin, which is a synthetic material used to produce fibers, filaments, engineered plastics and films.

STC: Stewart Information Services Corporation (1893, Houston, Texas) provides title insurance and real estate transaction services. The company operates in two segments, Title Insurance and Related Services, and Ancillary Services and Corporate. The Title Insurance and Related Services segment is involved in searching, examining, closing, and insuring the condition of the title to real property. This segment also offers home and personal insurance services; and services for tax-deferred exchanges. The Ancillary Services and Corporate segment provides appraisal management, search and valuation services, and online notarization and closing solution to the mortgage industry. The company offers its products and services through its directly owned policy-issuing offices, network of independent agencies, and other businesses within the company. The company operates in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Central Europe.

MMI: Marcus & Millichap,(1971 Calabasas, California)., an investment brokerage company, provides real estate investment brokerage and financing services to sellers and buyers of commercial real estate in the United States and Canada.

CAR: Avis Budget Group (1946, Parsippany, New Jersey) provides car and truck rentals, car sharing, and ancillary services to businesses and consumers. The company also operates various other car rental brands, such as Avis, Budget, Payless, Apex, Maggiore, MoriniRent, FranceCars, Amicoblue, Turiscar, and ACL Hire.

HLI: Houlihan Lokey, (1972 , Los Angeles, California) an investment banking company, provides merger and acquisition (M&A), capital market, financial restructuring, and financial and valuation advisory services worldwide. It operates in three segments: Corporate Finance, Financial Restructuring, and Financial and Valuation Advisory.

WLK: Westlake Chemical Corporation (1986 Houston, Texas) manufactures and markets basic chemicals, vinyls, polymers, and building products worldwide. It operates through two segments, Vinyls and Olefins.

DHIL: Diamond Hill Investment Group, (1990, Columbus, Ohio) provides investment advisory and fund administration services in the United States. It sponsors, distributes, and offers investment advisory and related services to its clients.

MOV: Movado Group, Inc. designs, sources, markets, and distributes watches worldwide. It operates in two segments, Watch and Accessory Brands, and Company Stores. The company offers its watches under the Movado, Concord, Ebel, Olivia Burton, and MVMT brands, as well as licensed brands, such as Coach, Tommy Hilfiger, HUGO BOSS, Lacoste, and Scuderia Ferrari.

TROX: Tronox Holdings plc operates as a vertically integrated manufacturer of TiO2 pigment in North America, South and Central America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company operates titanium-bearing mineral sand mines, and beneficiation and smelting operations. Its products include TiO2, zircon, and pig iron, as well as feedstock and other products comprising rutile prime, ilmenite, chloride slag, and other mining products. The company’s products are used for the manufacture of paints, coatings, plastics, and paper, as well as various other applications.

RUSHB: Rush Enterprises (1965 , New Braunfels, Texas) operates as an integrated retailer of commercial vehicles and related services in the United States. The company operates a network of commercial vehicle dealerships under the Rush Truck Centers name.n commercial vehicles, new and used trailers, and vehicle telematics products; and manufactures compressed natural gas fuel systems and related component parts for commercial vehicles.

SKY: Skyline Champion Corporation operates as a factory-built housing company in North America. The company offers manufactured and modular homes, park models RVs, accessory dwelling units, and modular buildings for the multi-family, hospitality, and senior and workforce housing sectors.

CVCO: Cavco Industries, Inc. designs, produces, and retails manufactured homes primarily in the United States. It operates in two segments, Factory-Built Housing and Financial Services. The company markets its manufactured homes under the Cavco, Fleetwood, Palm Harbor, Fairmont, Friendship, Chariot Eagle, and Destiny brands. It also builds park model RVs; vacation cabins; and factory-built commercial structures, including apartment buildings, condominiums, hotels, workforce housing, schools, and housing for the United States military troops.

ATEN: A10 Networks (2004 San Jose, California) provides networking solutions in the United States, Japan, other Asia Pacific, and EMEA countries. The company offers Thunder Application Delivery Controller (ADC) that provides advanced server load balancing; Lightning ADC, a cloud-native software-as-a-service platform to boost the delivery and security of applications and micro services; and Thunder Carrier Grade Networking product, which offers standards-compliant address and protocol translation services for service provider networks.

HMHCHoughton Mifflin HarEducation & Training Services12.77HOLD98.9498.94100.00
MGYMagnolia Oil & Gas CorpOil & Gas E&P12.68HOLD98.0798.6499.92
BXCBluelinx Holdings IncBuilding Products & Equipment2.86HOLD97.0599.3299.85
WIREEncore Wire CpElectrical Equipment & Parts5.50HOLD99.5596.3799.77
ATKRAtkore International GroupElectrical Equipment & Parts8.84HOLD98.8796.7599.70
ACLSAxcelis Tech IncSemiconductor Equipment & Materials27.83HOLD95.8899.2499.62
BCCBoise Cascade L.L.C.Lumber & Wood Production4.88HOLD97.6697.2899.51
ARLPAlliance Resource PtThermal Coal10.84HOLD95.4699.4799.51
MATXMatson IncMarine Shipping6.91HOLD98.2296.6099.39
DMLPDorchester MinlsOil & Gas E&P15.36HOLD97.5896.6799.32
DDSDillard'sDepartment Stores8.87HOLD96.2997.3599.24
AOSLAlpha and Omega SemiSemiconductors17.24HOLD93.6599.3999.17
OASOasis Petroleum IncOil & Gas E&P9.47HOLD94.4898.3499.09
MTDRMatador Resources CompanyOil & Gas E&P18.81HOLD93.9997.5898.94
CLRContinental ResourcesOil & Gas E&P22.88HOLD91.0798.4998.79
LPXLouisiana-Pacific CorpBuilding Products & Equipment4.75BUY99.6289.5698.71
MLIMueller IndustriesMetal Fabrication7.73BUY99.0988.1298.56
AMTBMercantil Bank Holding Cl ABanks—Regional23.50HOLD87.8298.1198.41
IMKTAIngles Markets IncGrocery Stores6.04BUY91.8393.8798.34
ASIXAdvansix IncChemicals8.47BUY94.1891.3098.26
DSKEDaseke IncTrucking14.52HOLD86.0898.7998.18
STCStewart Information Services CorpInsurance—Property & Casualty6.49BUY95.1288.8097.96
PIPRPiper Jaffray CompaniesCapital Markets12.78HOLD94.8688.9697.88
BPMPBP Midstream Partners LPOil & Gas Midstream11.74HOLD88.0995.6997.81
MUSAMurphy USA IncSpecialty Retail15.36HOLD88.8894.7097.73
MMIMarcus & MillichapReal Estate Services18.02BUY96.9085.8597.66
CARAvis Budget GroupRental & Leasing Services14.92BUY82.8399.7797.50
HLIHoulihan LokeyCapital Markets17.57BUY96.7584.9597.35
ENVAEnova International IncCredit Services3.43HOLD89.7191.4597.28
WLKWestlake Chemical CorpSpecialty Chemicals8.59BUY92.9786.4697.13
DHILDiamond Hill InvAsset Management8.41BUY96.1882.3896.90
LAURLaureate Education IncEducation & Training Services4.57HOLD80.8697.6696.82
DFINDonnelly Financial Solutions IncCapital Markets15.08HOLD97.8880.1196.75
COKECoca Cola Bot ConsBeverages—Non-Alcoholic22.77HOLD80.7996.9796.60
MOVMovado Group IncLuxury Goods9.66BUY86.6190.3296.44
TROXTronox IncChemicals14.18BUY83.5193.1296.29
RUSHBRush Entpr Cl BAuto & Truck Dealerships13.68BUY94.1081.9296.14
PSXPPhillips 66 Partners LPOil & Gas Midstream13.96HOLD88.8086.3895.99
SKYSkyline CorpResidential Construction25.81BUY91.6082.0795.61
AAWWAtlas Air WwAirports & Air Services4.747916652HOLD84.6887.0795.54
RUSHARush Entpr Cl AAuto & Truck Dealerships14.24487586BUY93.5777.4695.31
CVCOCavco Inds IncResidential Construction22.84551488BUY93.8776.7895.16
ATENA10 Networks IncSoftware—Infrastructure12.85838418BUY95.0175.3495.08

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Top Stock Selection Large CAPS US > 10B 🥇

This month 7 clear BUYERs.

BLDR: Builders FirstSource (1998, Dallas, Texas) manufactures and supplies building materials, manufactured components, and construction services to professional homebuilders, sub-contractors, remodelers, and consumers in the United States.

PFE: Pfizer Inc. (1849, New York) discovers, develops, manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells biopharmaceutical products worldwide.

RHI: Robert Half International  (1948 Menlo Park, California) provides staffing and risk consulting services in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The company operates through three segments: Temporary and Consultant Staffing, Permanent Placement Staffing, and Risk Consulting and Internal Audit Services.

CTSH: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (1994, Teaneck, New Jersey), a professional services company, provides consulting and technology, and outsourcing services in North America, Europe, and internationally. The company operates through four segments: Financial Services; Healthcare; Products and Resources; and Communications, Media and Technology.

HPE: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (1939,Houston, Texas ) provides solutions that allow customers to capture, analyze, and act upon data seamlessly in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Japan. The company offers general purpose servers for multi-workload computing and workload-optimized servers.

BX: Blackstone Inc (1985, New York) is an alternative asset management firm specializing in real estate, private equity, hedge fund solutions, credit, secondary funds of funds, public debt and equity, and multi-asset class strategies.

KLAC: KLA Corporation (1975, Milpitas, California) designs, manufactures, and markets process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related nanoelectronics industries worldwide.

Download US Large February 2022 full table

BLDRBuilders FirstsourceBuilding Products & Equipment8.86BUY99.2798.68100.00
DVNDevon Energy CorpOil & Gas E&P25.11HOLD96.77100.0099.85
EOGEog ResourcesOil & Gas E&P21.49HOLD92.8099.2799.41
COPConocophillipsOil & Gas E&P24.04HOLD92.5199.4199.27
HPQHP IncComputer Hardware6.89HOLD97.6593.6999.05
VRTXVertex PharmaceuticBiotechnology29.15HOLD97.8090.4698.68
PFEPfizer IncDrug Manufacturers—General15.05BUY97.0689.7298.38
CVXChevron CorpOil & Gas Integrated16.13HOLD88.5596.1898.09
ADMArcher Daniels MidlandFarm Products15.67HOLD90.3193.8397.94
TSNTyson FoodsFarm Products10.90HOLD89.5793.9897.80
RHIRobert Half International IncStaffing & Employment Services21.13BUY96.9283.9997.50
CTSHCognizant Tech SolInformation Technology Services24.10BUY94.1383.8596.92
WYWeyerhaeuser CompanyREIT—Specialty12.21HOLD88.4088.8496.77
HPEHewlett Packard Enterprise CompCommunication Equipment6.33BUY97.2179.8896.62
BXThe Blackstone Group LPAsset Management16.23BUY89.7281.9496.04
KLACK L A-Tencor CorpSemiconductor Equipment & Materials22.10BUY94.5776.5195.59
CIENCiena CorpCommunication Equipment20.79HOLD89.8780.3295.30

Now your turn:

  • Has any of those companies a business model you fully understand?
  • Do they have a competitive advantage with respect to their competitors?
  • Do they operate in industries where you already have enough exposure?
  • Are they diversified companies (country and currency wise)?
  • Did they seize any advantage during the latest downturn?

Remember: You have the last word and the responsibility of your investments is up to you. The RQM System “only” suggests a set of stocks with a high probability of being long-term winners.

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