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.
CVLG: 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.
|HBP||Huttig Bldg Products||Industrial Distribution||18.12||HOLD||96.61||98.97||99.85|
|MTEX||Mannatech Inc||Household & Personal Products||13.83||HOLD||97.64||95.58||99.71|
|NRT||North European Oil Royality Trust||Oil & Gas Equipment & Services||23.28||HOLD||96.17||95.87||99.56|
|VALU||Value Line Inc||Financial Data & Stock Exchanges||23.67||HOLD||93.36||96.90||99.26|
|NC||Nacco Industries||Thermal Coal||7.45||HOLD||93.14||95.43||99.12|
|JMP||JMP Group Inc||Capital Markets||18.56||HOLD||95.58||89.97||98.67|
|LMFA||Lm Funding America Inc||Credit Services||2.39||HOLD||99.85||84.81||98.53|
|ATLC||Atlanticus Hld Cp||Credit Services||10.91||HOLD||85.84||98.23||98.23|
|DIT||Amcon Distributing Company||Food Distribution||7.29||HOLD||92.63||90.86||98.08|
|UVE||Universal Insurance Holdings Inc||Insurance—Property & Casualty||21.09||HOLD||90.86||91.00||97.86|
|PTSI||P A M Transport Sv||Trucking||13.17||HOLD||82.01||99.85||97.86|
|ITIC||Investors Title Company||Insurance—Specialty||5.78||BUY||91.52||89.53||97.49|
|CVLG||Covenant Logistics Group Inc||Trucking||16.61||BUY||89.09||91.74||97.35|
|HNNA||Hennessy Advisors||Asset Management||11.38||BUY||94.76||84.37||97.05|
|ARC||American Reprographics Company||Specialty Business Services||19.44||HOLD||81.12||97.79||96.90|
|BBW||Build-A-Bear Workshop||Specialty Retail||9.17||HOLD||89.97||88.64||96.76|
|GPP||Green Plains Partners LP||Oil & Gas Midstream||8.08||BUY||91.89||84.96||96.61|
|UG||United Guardian Inc||Household & Personal Products||20.46||HOLD||98.23||77.73||96.46|
|SAMG||Silvercrest Ast Cm A||Asset Management||16.38||BUY||94.25||80.24||95.58|
|CODX||Co-Diagnostics Inc||Diagnostics & Research||5.88||HOLD||99.56||72.86||95.43|
|NL||NL Industries||Security & Protection Services||8.90||HOLD||84.96||86.87||95.13|
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.
|WIRE||Encore Wire Cp||Electrical Equipment & Parts||6.98||HOLD||99.76||99.20||100.00|
|ATKR||Atkore International Group||Electrical Equipment & Parts||9.12||HOLD||96.58||97.69||99.84|
|MATX||Matson Inc||Marine Shipping||14.21||HOLD||98.96||94.43||99.68|
|DFIN||Donnelly Financial Solutions Inc||Capital Markets||19.10||HOLD||98.01||95.06||99.60|
|PIPR||Piper Jaffray Companies||Capital Markets||14.80||HOLD||98.61||93.95||99.44|
|BXC||Bluelinx Holdings Inc||Building Products & Equipment||3.83||HOLD||92.16||99.68||99.36|
|STC||Stewart Information Services Corp||Insurance—Property & Casualty||10.05||HOLD||96.82||94.90||99.28|
|ARLP||Alliance Resource Pt||Thermal Coal||10.17||HOLD||92.36||98.96||99.20|
|BCC||Boise Cascade L.L.C.||Lumber & Wood Production||4.95||HOLD||99.36||90.53||98.96|
|AMRK||A-Mark Precious Meta||Capital Markets||3.80||BUY||97.65||92.20||98.89|
|LPX||Louisiana-Pacific Corp||Building Products & Equipment||17.57||HOLD||99.28||88.77||98.57|
|MOV||Movado Group Inc||Luxury Goods||20.42||HOLD||96.10||91.80||98.49|
|RUSHB||Rush Entpr Cl B||Auto & Truck Dealerships||22.26||HOLD||92.83||94.35||98.33|
|DHIL||Diamond Hill Inv||Asset Management||12.17||HOLD||98.33||87.42||98.25|
|CACC||Credit Acceptance||Credit Services||12.80||HOLD||86.54||96.97||97.93|
|WINA||Winmark Corp||Specialty Retail||26.18||HOLD||92.99||89.81||97.77|
|HLI||Houlihan Lokey||Capital Markets||25.78||BUY||97.13||85.59||97.69|
|RUSHA||Rush Entpr Cl A||Auto & Truck Dealerships||22.95||HOLD||92.91||88.93||97.61|
|BOOT||Boot Barn Holdings Inc||Apparel Retail||27.91||HOLD||85.15||95.54||97.53|
|COKE||Coca Cola Bot Cons||Beverages—Non-Alcoholic||27.61||HOLD||83.04||97.53||97.45|
|GPI||Group 1 Automotive||Auto & Truck Dealerships||10.05||BUY||98.81||81.53||97.37|
|HOV||Hovnanian Enterprises Inc||Residential Construction||1.66||HOLD||94.59||84.47||97.25|
|TNET||Trinet Group Inc||Staffing & Employment Services||22.79||BUY||89.81||89.25||97.25|
|WRLD||World Acceptance Cp||Credit Services||18.07||HOLD||82.13||96.89||97.13|
|OLN||Olin Corp||Specialty Chemicals||9.72||HOLD||93.95||84.32||96.89|
|WMK||Weis Markets||Grocery Stores||15.21||HOLD||90.84||87.34||96.82|
|KNX||Knight-Swift Transporation Inc||Trucking||21.84||HOLD||84.91||91.00||96.10|
|CPRX||Catalyst Pharm Inc||Biotechnology||9.96||HOLD||98.09||77.71||95.90|
|TPH||Tri Pointe Homes Inc||Residential Construction||10.98||HOLD||89.97||85.67||95.66|
|DKS||Dick's Sporting Goods Inc||Specialty Retail||8.84||BUY||96.97||78.42||95.54|
|HZO||Marinemax Inc||Specialty Retail||10.85||HOLD||94.43||80.89||95.46|
|BLD||Topbuild Corp||Engineering & Construction||28.92||HOLD||80.37||94.11||95.14|
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.
|PFE||Pfizer Inc||Drug Manufacturers—General||16.87||HOLD||97.93||98.82||100.00|
|KLAC||K L A-Tencor Corp||Semiconductor Equipment & Materials||24.41||HOLD||96.31||95.86||99.56|
|DGX||Quest Diagnostics Inc||Diagnostics & Research||10.40||HOLD||92.17||91.58||97.93|
|CBRE||CBRE Group Inc||Real Estate Services||25.29||HOLD||88.63||87.44||96.16|
|AOS||Smith [A.O.] Corp||Specialty Industrial Machinery||29.71||HOLD||92.61||82.42||95.64|
|DVN||Devon Energy Corp||Oil & Gas E&P||21.87||HOLD||75.26||99.26||95.27|
|ORLY||O'Reilly Automotive||Specialty Retail||26.51||HOLD||91.73||81.39||95.13|
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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