Stock Selection Top 5% US – January 2022 🇺🇸

Stock Selection US – January 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 8 clear BUYERs, with a special focus on the primary resources and asset management firms.

Covenant Logistics Group, (1986, Chattanooga, Tennessee.) provides transportation and logistics services in the United States. It operates through four segments: Expedited, Dedicated, Managed Freight, and Warehousing. The company also engages in used equipment sales and leasing business. It serves transportation companies, such as parcel freight forwarders, less-than-truckload carriers, and third-party logistics providers; and traditional truckload customers, including manufacturers, retailers, and food and beverage shippers. As of December 31, 2020, it operated 2,461 tractors and 5,647 trailers. The company was formerly known as Covenant Transportation Group.

ITIC: Investors Title Company (1972, Chapel Hill, North Carolina) 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 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.

HNNA: Hennessy Advisors, Inc. (1989, Novato, California) is publicly owned investment manager. It provides its services to Hennessy Funds and investment companies. The firm launches and manages equity, fixed income, and balanced mutual funds. It invests in the public equity and fixed income markets across the globe. The firm primarily invests in growth stocks of companies.

GPP: Green Plains Partners LP (2015, Omaha, Nebraska) provides fuel storage and transportation services in the United States. It acquires, owns, develops, and operates ethanol and fuel storage facilities, terminals, transportation assets, and other related assets and businesses. The company owns or leases 31 ethanol storage facilities and approximately 44 acres of land; and six fuel terminals in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Oklahoma. It also owns and operates a fleet of 19 trucks and tankers for transportation of ethanol and other products.

SAMG: Silvercrest Asset Management Group Inc (2002, New York, New York), a wealth management firm, provides financial advisory and related family office services in the United States. The company serves ultra-high net worth individuals and families, as well as their trusts; endowments; foundations; and other institutional investors. It also manages funds of funds and other investment funds.

HBPHuttig Bldg ProductsIndustrial Distribution18.12HOLD96.6198.9799.85
MTEXMannatech IncHousehold & Personal Products13.83HOLD97.6495.5899.71
NRTNorth European Oil Royality TrustOil & Gas Equipment & Services23.28HOLD96.1795.8799.56
VALUValue Line IncFinancial Data & Stock Exchanges23.67HOLD93.3696.9099.26
NCNacco IndustriesThermal Coal7.45HOLD93.1495.4399.12
JMPJMP Group IncCapital Markets18.56HOLD95.5889.9798.67
LMFALm Funding America IncCredit Services2.39HOLD99.8584.8198.53
ATLCAtlanticus Hld CpCredit Services10.91HOLD85.8498.2398.23
DITAmcon Distributing CompanyFood Distribution7.29HOLD92.6390.8698.08
UVEUniversal Insurance Holdings IncInsurance—Property & Casualty21.09HOLD90.8691.0097.86
PTSIP A M Transport SvTrucking13.17HOLD82.0199.8597.86
ITICInvestors Title CompanyInsurance—Specialty5.78BUY91.5289.5397.49
CVLGCovenant Logistics Group IncTrucking16.61BUY89.0991.7497.35
HNNAHennessy AdvisorsAsset Management11.38BUY94.7684.3797.05
ARCAmerican Reprographics CompanySpecialty Business Services19.44HOLD81.1297.7996.90
BBWBuild-A-Bear WorkshopSpecialty Retail9.17HOLD89.9788.6496.76
GPPGreen Plains Partners LPOil & Gas Midstream8.08BUY91.8984.9696.61
UGUnited Guardian IncHousehold & Personal Products20.46HOLD98.2377.7396.46
SAMGSilvercrest Ast Cm AAsset Management16.38BUY94.2580.2495.58
CODXCo-Diagnostics IncDiagnostics & Research5.88HOLD99.5672.8695.43
NLNL IndustriesSecurity & Protection Services8.90HOLD84.9686.8795.13


Download US Micro January 2022 full table

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

This month many companies and among them know names as Fulgent (FLGT) and Matson (MATX).

AMRK: A-Mark Precious Metals (1965, El Segundo, California.), operates as a precious metals trading company. It operates in three segments: Wholesale Sales & Ancillary Services, Secured Lending, and Direct-to-Consumer. The company sells gold, silver, platinum, and palladium in the form of bars, plates, powders, wafers, grains, ingots, and coins, as well as markets precious metal products on television, radio, and the internet, as well as through customer outreach services.  Further, it engages in commodity hedging, as well as borrowing and lending transactions.

INVA: Innoviva, Inc. (1996, Burlingame, California) engages in the development and commercialization of pharmaceuticals. The company was formerly known as Theravance, Inc. and changed its name to Innoviva, Inc. in January 2016.

HLI: Houlihan Lokey, Inc. (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.

GPI: Group 1 Automotive (1995, Houston, Texas), operates in the automotive retail industry. The company sells new and used cars, light trucks, and vehicle parts, as well as service and insurance contracts; arranges related vehicle financing; and offers automotive maintenance and repair services. It operates primarily in the metropolitan areas in 15 states in the United States; 33 towns in the United Kingdom; and 3 states in Brazil. As of October 4, 2021, the company owned and operated 190 automotive dealerships, 247 franchises, and 48 collision centers that offer 33 brands of automobiles.

TNET: TriNet Group (1988, Dublin, California) provides human resources (HR) solutions for small and midsize businesses in the United States. The company offers multi-state payroll processing and tax administration; employee benefits programs, including health insurance and retirement plans; workers compensation insurance and claims management; employment and benefits law compliance; and other HR related services. It serves clients in various industries, including technology, professional services, financial services, life sciences, not-for-profit, property management, retail, manufacturing, and hospitality.

DKS: DICK’S Sporting Goods (1948, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania) operates as a sporting goods retailer primarily in the eastern United States. It provides hardlines, including sporting goods equipment, fitness equipment, golf equipment, and hunting and fishing gear products; apparel; and footwear and accessories. The company also owns and operates Golf Galaxy, Field & Stream, and other specialty concept stores; and e-commerce websites, as well as GameChanger, a youth sports mobile app for scheduling, communications, and live scorekeeping. As of May 1, 2021, it operated 730 DICK’S Sporting Goods stores. The company was formerly known as Dick’S Clothing and Sporting Goods, Inc. and changed its name to DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. in April 1999.

WIREEncore Wire CpElectrical Equipment & Parts6.98HOLD99.7699.20100.00
ATKRAtkore International GroupElectrical Equipment & Parts9.12HOLD96.5897.6999.84
MATXMatson IncMarine Shipping14.21HOLD98.9694.4399.68
DFINDonnelly Financial Solutions IncCapital Markets19.10HOLD98.0195.0699.60
PIPRPiper Jaffray CompaniesCapital Markets14.80HOLD98.6193.9599.44
BXCBluelinx Holdings IncBuilding Products & Equipment3.83HOLD92.1699.6899.36
STCStewart Information Services CorpInsurance—Property & Casualty10.05HOLD96.8294.9099.28
ARLPAlliance Resource PtThermal Coal10.17HOLD92.3698.9699.20
DDSDillard'sDepartment Stores8.56HOLD97.8592.9999.12
BCCBoise Cascade L.L.C.Lumber & Wood Production4.95HOLD99.3690.5398.96
AMRKA-Mark Precious MetaCapital Markets3.80BUY97.6592.2098.89
LPXLouisiana-Pacific CorpBuilding Products & Equipment17.57HOLD99.2888.7798.57
MOVMovado Group IncLuxury Goods20.42HOLD96.1091.8098.49
ASIXAdvansix IncChemicals9.51HOLD89.5797.9398.41
RUSHBRush Entpr Cl BAuto & Truck Dealerships22.26HOLD92.8394.3598.33
DHILDiamond Hill InvAsset Management12.17HOLD98.3387.4298.25
INVAInnoviva IncBiotechnology5.62BUY99.2085.1198.01
CACCCredit AcceptanceCredit Services12.80HOLD86.5496.9797.93
WINAWinmark CorpSpecialty Retail26.18HOLD92.9989.8197.77
HLIHoulihan LokeyCapital Markets25.78BUY97.1385.5997.69
RUSHARush Entpr Cl AAuto & Truck Dealerships22.95HOLD92.9188.9397.61
BOOTBoot Barn Holdings IncApparel Retail27.91HOLD85.1595.5497.53
COKECoca Cola Bot ConsBeverages—Non-Alcoholic27.61HOLD83.0497.5397.45
GPIGroup 1 AutomotiveAuto & Truck Dealerships10.05BUY98.8181.5397.37
HOVHovnanian Enterprises IncResidential Construction1.66HOLD94.5984.4797.25
TNETTrinet Group IncStaffing & Employment Services22.79BUY89.8189.2597.25
WRLDWorld Acceptance CpCredit Services18.07HOLD82.1396.8997.13
OLNOlin CorpSpecialty Chemicals9.72HOLD93.9584.3296.89
WMKWeis MarketsGrocery Stores15.21HOLD90.8487.3496.82
KNXKnight-Swift Transporation IncTrucking21.84HOLD84.9191.0096.10
CPRXCatalyst Pharm IncBiotechnology9.96HOLD98.0977.7195.90
TPHTri Pointe Homes IncResidential Construction10.98HOLD89.9785.6795.66
DKSDick's Sporting Goods IncSpecialty Retail8.84BUY96.9778.4295.54
HZOMarinemax IncSpecialty Retail10.85HOLD94.4380.8995.46
BLDTopbuild CorpEngineering & Construction28.92HOLD80.3794.1195.14

Download US Medium January 2022 full table

Top Stock Selection Large CAPS US > 10B 🥇

This month only 1 clear BUYER, an already known name.

NUE: Nucor Corporation (1958, Charlotte, North Carolina) manufactures and sells steel and steel products. It operates through three segments: Steel Mills, Steel Products, and Raw Materials.

PFEPfizer IncDrug Manufacturers—General16.87HOLD97.9398.82100.00
KLACK L A-Tencor CorpSemiconductor Equipment & Materials24.41HOLD96.3195.8699.56
QCOMQualcomm IncSemiconductors26.19HOLD97.1990.2598.67
DGXQuest Diagnostics IncDiagnostics & Research10.40HOLD92.1791.5897.93
WYWeyerhaeuser CompanyREIT—Specialty23.17HOLD99.1183.4697.05
CBRECBRE Group IncReal Estate Services25.29HOLD88.6387.4496.16
NUENucor CorpSteel6.89BUY98.8276.5195.86
AOSSmith [A.O.] CorpSpecialty Industrial Machinery29.71HOLD92.6182.4295.64
DVNDevon Energy CorpOil & Gas E&P21.87HOLD75.2699.2695.27
ORLYO'Reilly AutomotiveSpecialty Retail26.51HOLD91.7381.3995.13

Download US Large January 2022 full table

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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