Using GARP to Find Investing Opportunities

Robert Maltbie |

When trying to identify unique opportunities in the market, one metric that has been tried and true by many successful and notable investors is using the GARP method. GARP, which is growth at a reasonable price, is a strategy that aims to combine principles of both growth investing and value investing when screening stocks. Given that Singular Research's primary focus is uncovering small-cap stocks that tend to fall within both categories, it is easy to see why GARP is a valuable tool for what our firm does.

Here are eight companies that showed met our criteria in a recent screen:

Company Name

Last Trade

Market Cap

Return On Equity

Return On Assets

Forward PE

Earnings Growth Past 5 Year

INSIDERS

Total Debt/Equity

J & J Snack Foods (JJSF)

51.75

972.3M

12.964

9.108

17.84

18.513

21.402

0.167

Cabot Microelectronics (CCMP)

37.13

835.7M

8.211

7.434

12.59

15.072

5.727

0.002

Sonus Networks (SONS)

2.86

798.9M

-3.045

-1.382

143

100

24.568

0.046

Ultratech (UTEK)

28.13

734.6M

14.884

8.669

14.96

57.646

3.368

0.397

Medidata Solution (MDSO)

26.41

631.9M

50.757

10.731

18.6

62.538

12.682

0.24

Tejon Ranch Co Co (TRC)

29.66

592.8M

5.469

4.277

0

45.952

1.061

0.097

Career Education (CECO)

7.32

494.4M

-0.482

10.231

10.76

21.744

0.588

0.13

Echo Global Logis (ECHO)

16.32

364.5M

10.743

6.537

16.32

35.188

39.862

0.167

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Companies

Symbol Name Price Change % Volume
MDSO Medidata Solutions Inc. 52.59 -0.45 -0.85 505,146
ECHO Echo Global Logistics Inc. 28.50 0.95 3.45 250,321
UTEK Ultratech Inc. 23.12 0.70 3.12 201,857
AIF:CA Altus Group Limited 30.00 0.17 0.57 66,591
JJSF J & J Snack Foods Corp. 129.40 2.10 1.65 69,567
CCMP Cabot Microelectronics Corporation 62.80 1.09 1.77 209,081
TRC Tejon Ranch Co 27.56 0.41 1.51 31,384
CECO Career Education Corporation 10.18 -0.04 -0.39 869,260
SONS Sonus Networks Inc. 6.65 0.19 2.94 423,215

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