QI Valuation Update on Connect Group PLC (LSE:CNCT)

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Agosto 10, 2017

Although past volatility action may help project future stock volatility, it may also be vastly different when taking into account other factors that may be driving price action during the measured time period.

Many investors may strive to be in the stock market when the bulls are running and out of the market when the bears are in charge. Starting with a baseline approach can help ease the burden of too much information. Mastering the art of technical analysis may take a long time. Often times, investors may have initial success in the stock market, and then things may turn sour. Many people may occasionally get lucky and think they can do no wrong. As companies start to report quarterly earnings, investors will be watching to see what types of trends emerge. Many investors are bombarded with hot investment tips. Identifying market tops and correction levels may be very hard. However, the old adage remains the same; past results may not indicate future results. Individual investors who do their own thorough research should be much better positioned to make the proper decisions when the time comes.

We can now take a quick look at some historical stock price index data. Polypipe Group plc (LSE:PLP) presently has a 10 month price index of 1.43978. This ratio is calculated by dividing the current share price by the book value per share. A ratio over one indicates an increase in share price over the period. A ratio lower than one shows that the price has decreased over that time period. Similarly, investors look up the share price over 12 month periods. Narrowing in a bit closer, the 5 month price index is 1.12130, the 3 month is 1.04753, and the 1 month is now 1.00113. The Gross Margin Score of Aviva plc (LSE:AV.) is 55.00000. If a company is less stable over the course of time, they will have a higher score. The average FCF of a company is determined by looking at the cash generated by operations of the company. A single point is assigned to each test that a stock passes.

The Piotroski F-Score is a scoring system between 1-9 that determines a firm's financial strength. On the other end, a stock with a score from 0-2 would be viewed as weak.

Investors may be interested in viewing the Gross Margin score on shares of XL Group Ltd (NYSE:XL). Ltd. now has a score of 29.00000.

The Gross Margin Score is calculated by looking at the Gross Margin and the overall stability of the company over the course of 8 years. The VC score is displayed as a number between 1 and 100.

The Q.i. Value of Gulf Marine Services PLC (LSE:GMS) is 17.00000. The Q.i. Value is a helpful tool in determining if a company is undervalued or not. This is one of the most popular methods investors use to evaluate a company's financial performance. Typically, the lower the value, the more undervalued the company tends to be.

The MF Rank (aka the Magic Formula) is a formula that pinpoints a valuable company trading at a good price.

Taking a look at valuation rankings for Gulf Marine Services PLC (LSE:GMS), we see that the stock has a Value Composite score of 3.

Connect Group PLC (LSE:CNCT) has a current ERP5 Rank of 2035. In general, companies with the lowest combined rank may be the higher quality picks. The Magic Formula was introduced in a book written by Joel Greenblatt, entitled, "The Little Book that Beats the Market". The ERP5 Rank is an investment tool that analysts use to discover undervalued companies. The ROIC 5 year average is 0.107206 and the ROIC Quality ratio is 1.032541. The ERP5 of XL Group Ltd (NYSE:XL) is 7065. The lower the ERP5 rank, the more undervalued a company is thought to be.

The Price Index is a ratio that indicates the return of a share price over a past period. The Price Range of XL Group Ltd (NYSE:XL) over the past 52 weeks is 0.949000.

Free Cash Flow Growth (FCF Growth) is the free cash flow of the current year minus the free cash flow from the previous year, divided by last year's free cash flow. A&W Revenue Royalties Income Fund (TSX:AW.UN)'s FCF growth is presently at 0.133277.

Free Cash Flow or FCF, may be used to gauge the true profitability of a company. The FCF Score of XL Group Ltd is 0.777511. It may sound quite easy, buy low and sell high.

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