At www.ValuEngine.com we show that Consumer Staples sector is 26.4% overvalued with the Newspapers industry 28.9% overvalued. All six stocks in today’s table have complete ValuEngine data and have enough price data to have most value levels, risky levels and pivots.
AHC – has been below $10 since the week of May 10, 2008.
DM – was a $31 stock in December 2007 and has been below $10 since March 3, 2012.
JRN – has been below $10 since the week of October 20, 2007.
MNI – was a $43 stock at the end of 2006 and has been below $10 since the week of May 17, 2008.
MSO – was a $22 stock at the end of 2006 and has been below $10 since the week of December 29, 2007.
NYT– was a $26 stock in June 2007, traded below $3.50 in February 2009 and is trading back and forth around $10 so far in 2013.
Reading the Table
OV / UN Valued – The stocks with a red number are undervalued by this percentage. Those with a black number are overvalued by that percentage according to ValuEngine. The most undervalued stock is DM by 66.7%. The most overvalued stock is AHC by 93.5%.
VE Rating – A “1-Engine” rating is a Strong Sell, a “2-Engine” rating is a Sell, a “3-Engine” rating is a Hold, a “4-Engine” rating is a Buy and a “5-Engine” rating is a Strong Buy. We have three Buy-Rated stocks, and three Hold-Rated stocks.
Last 12-Month Return (%) – Stocks with a Red number declined by that percentage over the last twelve months. Stocks with a Black number increased by that percentage over the past twelve months! The biggest gainer over the last 12 months is NYT up 40.5%. The biggest loser was DM down by 73.7%.
Forecast 1-Year Return – Stocks with a Red number are projected to decline by that percentage over the next twelve months. Stocks with a Black number in the Table are projected to move higher by that percentage over the next twelve months. The range is between a loss of 2.6% and a gain of 11.8%.
P/E Ratios – The 12 month trailing P/E ratios – DM, JRN & MNI have single-digit P/E ratios.
Value Level: is the price at which to enter a GTC Limit Order to buy on weakness. The letters mean; W-Weekly, M-Monthly, Q-Quarterly, S-Semiannual and A- Annual.
Pivot: A level between a value level and risky level that acts as a magnet during the time frame noted.
Risky Level: is the price at which to enter a GTC Limit Order to sell on strength.
Where to Buy and Where to Sell
A “Value Level” is a price at which buyers should add to positions on market price weakness. A “Risky Level” is a price at which sellers should reduce holdings on market price gains. A “Pivot” is a support or resistance (Value Level or Risky Level) that was violated in its time horizon, acting as a magnet during the remainder of that time horizon. These levels are calculated in weekly (W), monthly (M), quarterly (Q), semiannual (S) and annual (A) time horizons, based on the past nine closes in each time horizon. My theory is that the closes over a nine-year period are the summation of all bullish and bearish events for that market or specific stock. These levels are the most important element of my Buy and Trade Strategy.
Buy and Trade Guidelines
Investors should consider entering good until cancelled (GTC) orders to buy weakness to a value level, or to sell strength to a risky level.