Analyzing a Portfolio of 6 Out-of-Favor Stocks...

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Here’s a breakdown on how the Enterprise Multiple Portfolio is performing.

Since beginning this Shadow Stock Portfolio on July 7, 2016, the total return is -2.18%.

Enterprise Multiple Portfolio

Here’s what the portfolio owns and its returns so far:

Stock 1:

  • Company Name: Gulf Resources, Inc.
  • Ticker Symbol: GURE
  • Shares Purchased: 661
  • Buy Price: $1.51
  • Buy Date: 7/7/16 (closing price)
  • Current Price: $2.06 (closing price on 2/6/17)
  • Reinvested Dividends: None
  • Total Investment: $998.11
  • Current Balance: $1,361.66
  • Return: 36.42%

Stock 2:

  • Company Name: China Green Agriculture, Inc.
  • Ticker Symbol: CGA
  • Shares Purchased: 699
  • Buy Price: $1.43
  • Buy Date: 8/12/16 (closing price)
  • Current Price: $1.30 (closing price on 2/6/17)
  • Reinvested Dividends: None
  • Total Investment: $999.57
  • Current Balance: $908.70
  • Return: -7.09%

Stock 3:

  • Company Name: Threshold Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Ticker Symbol: THLD
  • Shares Purchased: 840
  • Buy Price: $1.19
  • Buy Date: 9/16/16 (closing price)
  • Current Price: $0.58 (closing price on 2/6/17)
  • Reinvested Dividends: None
  • Total Investment: $999.60
  • Current Balance: $486.53
  • Return: -51.33%

Stock 4:

  • Company Name: Molina Healthcare, Inc.
  • Ticker Symbol: MOH
  • Shares Purchased: 16
  • Buy Price: $59.50
  • Buy Date: 10/21/16 (closing price)
  • Current Price: $57.73 (closing price on 2/6/17)
  • Reinvested Dividends: None
  • Total Investment: $952.00
  • Current Balance: $923.68
  • Return: -2.97%

Stock 5:

  • Company Name: MagicJack VocalTec, Ltd.
  • Ticker Symbol: CALL
  • Shares Purchased: 142
  • Buy Price: $7.00
  • Buy Date: 11/29/16 (closing price)
  • Current Price: $7.30 (closing price on 2/6/17)
  • Reinvested Dividends: None
  • Total Investment: $994.00
  • Current Balance: $1,036.60
  • Return: 4.29%

Stock 6:

  • Company Name: Natural Health Trends, Corp.
  • Ticker Symbol: NHTC
  • Shares Purchased: 39
  • Buy Price: $25.46
  • Buy Date: 1/4/17 (closing price)
  • Current Price: $25.66 (closing price on 2/6/17)
  • Reinvested Dividends: None
  • Total Investment: $992.94
  • Current Balance: $1,000.74
  • Return: 0.79%

Portfolio:

  • Starting Balance: $10,000.00
  • Invested Balance: $5,717.91
  • Cash Available to Invest: $4,063.78
  • Current Balance: $9,781.69
  • Total Return: -2.32%

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The purpose of the shadow stock portfolios is to show investors how systematic investment strategies can be implemented using the stock screens featured on The Stock Market Blueprint.

Additionally, the Shadow Stock Portfolios are establishing track records for the strategies being implemented. These records provide actual investment results in real-time.

Enterprise Multiple Description

The Enterprise Multiple finds undervalued, out-of-favor stocks that are ripe for activist takeovers. This strategy measures a company’s valuation based on its enterprise value to EBIT, rather than the more common ratio of market capitalization to net earnings.

Where market capitalization is the value of a business’s equity, enterprise value includes equity plus debt less cash. It is the cost to acquire the entire company.

EBIT is earnings before interest and taxes. Using EBIT in place of net earnings provides a clearer picture of a company’s operating profits. By not including interest or taxes, the metric compares the operational structure of the business, rather than letting a company’s financing and tax statuses affect its profitability.

See a more detailed explanation of the screen here.

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