Position Close Update: MDLZ, PRGO, ORCL & VZ

Our Long Idea and Danger Zone research reports are part of an ongoing effort to identify hidden gems in the market and help clients avoid portfolio blowups. In this Position Update report, we are closing out two Long Ideas and two Danger Zone picks previously published on the Research Blog.

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New Stocks on Safest Dividend Yields Model Portfolio: June 2017

The best performing stocks in the portfolio were large cap stock Las Vegas Sands (LVS), which was up 12%, and small cap stock, Waddell & Reed (WDR), which was up 14%. Get a look at one of the new stocks on June’s Model Portfolio.

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Value Investing Is Not Dead, But It Is Harder

We think today’s market is the best in many years for value investors, the real value investors, that is. The real value investors analyze footnotes and balance sheets in addition to income statements. 

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An Undervalued Stock That’s Ready for Take-Off

This under appreciated industrials company is benefiting from internal profitability initiatives and external growth drivers, while low profit expectations embedded in the stock price make for an attractive risk/reward scenario.

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ICYMI: Why Value Investing Still Works, A Mutual Fund Worth Its Fees, & Model Portfolio Updates

Here’s what happened at New Constructs this past week.

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Safest Dividend Yields Model Portfolio: June 2017

Platinum Members and higher can access June’s Safest Dividend Yields Model Portfolio as of Wednesday, June 22.

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Bad ROIC Drives Bad Valuation

GAAP-Based ROIC has a significantly weaker link to valuation than our ROIC calculation, which uses our Robo-Analyst technology to make adjustments from rigorous analysis of footnotes and the MD&A.

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Podcast: Why Investors Ignoring This Health Care Stock Are In The Danger Zone

CEO David Trainer sat down with Chuck Jaffe of Money Life and MarketWatch.com to talk about a Long Idea that investors should not overlook.

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New Stocks on Exec Comp & ROIC Model Portfolio: June 2017

The best performing stock in last month’s portfolio was Hasbro, which was up 11%. Get a free look at one of the new stocks on June’s Model Portfolio.

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Winner & Losers from Amazon’s Proposed Purchase of Whole Foods

While this deal certainly could be good for AMZN, we believe the market may be ignoring some of Whole Foods Market’s off-balance sheet liabilities that make this acquisition more expensive than it appears.

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An Oasis in the Desert of Small Cap Funds

Our Robo-Analyst technology has identified a particularly attractive mutual fund that traditional, backward-looking fund research overlooks.

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ICYMI: Four Gold Rush Winners & One Loser, Model Portfolio Updates & Streaming Giant’s Broken Strategy

Here’s what happened at New Constructs this past week.

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Exec Comp Aligned With ROIC Model Portfolio: June 2017

Platinum Members and higher can access June’s Executive Compensation Aligned With ROIC Model Portfolio as of Thursday, June 15.

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New Stocks on Most Attractive/Most Dangerous: June 2017

Our Most Attractive Stocks (+1.5%) underperformed the S&P 500 (+2.0%) last month and our Most Dangerous Stocks (-0.1%) outperformed the S&P 500 as a short portfolio last month. See two of the additions to this month’s model portfolio.

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The Fed Can’t Wish Inflation Into Existence

Even with inflation running below target, the Fed chose to raise interest rates again. The Fed’s influence is overstated, but it’s still troubling that major policymakers are acting on such an outdated view of the economy.

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Expanding Our Research Capabilities: Inactive Company Historical Models Now Available

We’ve added inactive tickers to our coverage universe. The inclusion of inactive tickers in our research offerings gives clients more insight into more companies.

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Netflix’s Costly Business Model Proves Unsustainable

The surfacing of this ugly truth could be a catalyst for more investors to question the viability of Netflix’s business model and to send NFLX shares to a more rational level.

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Selling Shovels In A Gold Rush: Buy This Sector To Profit From The Internet Of Things

As the Internet grows more engrained in everyday life, a new “gold rush” presents an excellent opportunity. In this special report, we provide four stocks that we think will be tech winners and one stock to avoid.

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ICYMI: Top Play in the Market, Model Portfolio Updates & Free Pick from Safest Dividend Yields Portfolio

Here’s what happened at New Constructs this past week.

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Podcast: Why Investors Ignoring This Industrials Stock Are In The Danger Zone

CEO David Trainer sat down with Chuck Jaffe of Money Life and MarketWatch.com to talk about a Long Idea that investors should not overlook.

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