in our last Number Cruncher we discussed how Vector Group Ltd (VGR), Philip Morris International Inc (PM), Tyson Foods Inc (TSN) & Church & Dwight Co. Inc. (CHD) could be good candidates if we want to protect our portfolio from an economic downturn.
Here is the screener we used to find these stocks and that you can add to your personalized screeners.
Let’s start with VGR
The company has a solid SP score of 78 with a 90 days decrease of 3. The SP score is derived from the high performance (75.9) and very low risk (15.6) score. The company has a high exposure to value (74) and quality (68), but low momentum (36) and volatility (37) scores. The company registered a solid past year with a 133.0% growth in earnings, but also a 39% decrease in sales.
We see that the company is trading at a discount while it was trading at premium in the past. This could be an interessing buy opportunity.
Let’s continue with PM
The company has a robust score of 78 with a stable 90 days score. The SP score is derived from the performance (77) and risk (20) score. The company has a quality bias with a score of 83. The company achieved healthy five-year sales and EPS growth of 11.6% while stables grew by 2.3%. A more than reasonnable performance given the low P/E valuation.
Our system finds PM attractive compared to other similar companies. It is the most perfoming company compared to peers (higher than the Y line) and is considered to be trading at a favourable discount (at the left of the X axis)
The company has a score of 79 in our system with a stable 90 days score. The SP score is derived from the performance (79.1) and risk (19.8) score. The company has a no singificant bias in terms of factor exposure and scores fairly well in all of them. TSN achieved solid 1-year sales growth up 15.6% and earnings growth did follow with an 87.6% increase.
As mentionned in the Number Cruncher, the company faced lawsuits in recent years and our ESG scorecard shows that a recent event had a controversy level of 4 out of 5 meaning that it had a meaninful impact on the company.
The company has a great score of 71 with a stable 90 days score. The SP score is derived from the performance (79) and risk (31.7) score. The company has a quality bias with a score of 76. The company achieved healthy five-year sales and EPS growth of 4.8% while stables grew by 2.3%. A more than reasonnable performance given the low P/E valuation.
We see that the company had a stable ride in the last 5 years and the investors rewarded them well by giving them a generous valuation.
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