StockRanks - upgrades and downgrades - August 5th

Tuesday, Aug 05 2014 by
StockRanks  upgrades and downgrades  August 5th

It has been a difficult week for the markets. The FTSE 100 has fallen by 1.7% as geopolitical tensions intensify in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. These trends have occurred even though the UK service sector PMI came in at an eight-month high in July, ahead of expectations. This week we explore whether these market conditions have created opportunities for investors hunting for quality, value and momentum.

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4imprint (FOUR) is engaged in the manufacture, distribution and sale of promotional products. The company’s StockRank rose by 16 over the last week and is now 91. This jump has been supported by the MomentumRank, which stands at 96. 4imprint has indeed beaten the market by 11% over the last month and 26% over the last year. In part, this is a reaction to the company’s Half Year Report, which revealed that revenues and profits for the first half of 2014 were ‘ahead of expectations’. In response to this news, the brokers upgraded their consensus for 2014 EPS from 33.4p in July to 36.1p in August.

4imprint also has an excellent QualityRank (99). Revenues have grown each year, without fail, since 2010. The company’s Half Year Report notes that ‘Revenue in US dollars increased 23% over 2013’, while ‘North American promotional products market as a whole expanded by circa 7%, indicating that most of 4imprint's growth derives from market share gains in this highly fragmented market.’

This increase in profitability in reflected in 4imprint’s Piotroski score of 8. Indeed, 4imprint is improving across the board. 4imprint’s current ratio rose from 1.7 to 2.1 over the last 12 months, indicating that the company is better placed to service short-term debt. The company’s Asset Turnover also rose from 3.1 to 3.9, showing that 4imprint is more efficient at generating revenues. The high MomentumRank combines with the high QualityRank and the ValueRank (35) to give an overall StockRank in the top decile of the market.

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James Latham (LTHM) is engaged in distribution of wood based sheet materials and joinery quality softwood and hardwood. The firm’s StockRank rose by 19 to 97 this week. The company has an overall QualityRank of 79. This is partly a…

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4imprint Group plc is a direct marketer of products in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland. The Company supplies products under the brand name 4imprint. The Company sells a range of promotional products, which are purchased by a range of individuals within various types and sizes of businesses and organizations. These products have a range of uses as an integral part of sales and marketing activities; recruitment and recognition schemes; health and safety programs; and other initiatives to make a connection between the customer's organization and the recipient. Its promotional products consist of basic giveaways, such as pens, bags and drinkware to more exclusive products, such as embroidered clothing, business gifts and full color trade show displays. The Company's subsidiaries, 4imprint Inc. and 4imprint Direct Marketing Limited, are engaged in direct marketing activities. more »

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Sirius Real Estate Limited (Sirius) is a real estate holding company. The Company is engaged in the investment in and operation and development of commercial property to provide smart and flexible workspace in Germany. The Company has a portfolio of approximately 60 business parks across Germany. The Company invests in mixed-use commercial real estate assets in Germany, which are sub-divided into offices, storage, production and workspaces, and has over 1.4 million square meters of the total lettable space. The Company's properties include Sirius Business Park Wuppertal, Sirius Business Park Schenefeld, Sirius Business Park Rostock, Sirius Business Park Mainz, Sirius Business Park Pfungstadt, Sirius Business Park Offenbach, Sirius Business Park Neuss, Sirius Business Park Nuremberg, Sirius Business Park Hamburg, Sirius Business Park Berlin, Sirius Business Park Kassel and Sirius Business Park Markgroningen. more »

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Domino's Pizza Group plc is a United Kingdom-based pizza delivery company. The Company holds the franchise rights for the Domino's brand in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg. The Company's segments are the UK, Ireland, Switzerland and international investments. It operates over 1,000 stores across its markets. It has approximately 950 stores in the United Kingdom, approximately 40 stores in the Republic of Ireland and over 10 stores in Switzerland. The Company's main facility is located at West Ashland, Milton Keynes, and a secondary plant in the North-west in Penrith. It also has satellite bases in Livingston and Bristol. more »

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