For today’s bulletin, we take a look at our latest top-five STRONG BUY upgrade list and provide a link to download a FREE STOCK REPORT on Select Comfort (SCSS)
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For today’s edition of our upgrade list, we used our website’s advanced screening functions to search for UPGRADES to BUY or STRONG BUY with complete forecast and valuation data. They are presented by one-month forecast return. Select Comfort (SCSS) is our top-rated upgrade this week and it is a BUY. Our other picks are also BUY-rated stocks. NOTE: There were not five stocks with complete valuation and forecast data this week, so we included Posco-ADR and Omega Protein in our list despite the fact that they do not have valuation data..
|Ticker||Company Name||Market Price||Valuation||Last 12-M Return||1-M Forecast Return||1-Yr Forecast Return||P/E Ratio||Sector Name|
|SCSS||SELECT COMFORT||23.85||3.44%||31.48%||0.51%||6.07%||19.71||Consumer Discretionary|
|FTD||FTD COS INC||23.4||-13.85%||2.23%||0.50%||6.03%||13.17||Consumer Discretionary|
|OME||OMEGA PROTEIN||19.5||N/A||14.24%||0.72%||8.65%||10.35||Consumer Staples|
Select Comfort (SCSS) is engaged in the manufacture, specialty retailing and direct marketing of premium quality, innovative adjustable-firmness beds and other sleep-related products.
The firm is rated and followed by many analysts, with ratings all across the board from STRONG BUY to STRONG SELL. The average rating is a HOLD. ValuEngine’s BUY rating upgrade for the stock is based on a one-year forecast target price of $25.30. Other analysts post target prices ranging from @ $18.00 to @ $27.00.
The last earnings report from the company came in February. At that time, the company reported earnings of $0.25/share which was a miss–analysts had expected $0.32/share. Revenues for that quarter were $313 million–which was also short of expectations (set at @ $315 million.) However, that revenue was up strong year-over year– and represented a 46% increase.
Moving forward, our short-term forecast numbers are decent for this stock and it ranks in the 85% level for short-term growth. Valuation is not bad–better than 62% of our tracked stocks, but not as good as some of our other picks in the universe.
The shares have posted decent growth so far this year, with YTD performance in excess of 5%.
Below is today’s data on Select Comfort (SCSS):
VALUENGINE RECOMMENDATION: ValuEngine updated its recommendation from HOLD to BUY for Select Comfort on 2017-03-10. Based on the information we have gathered and our resulting research, we feel that Select Comfort has the probability to OUTPERFORM average market performance for the next year. The company exhibits ATTRACTIVE Momentum and Price Sales Ratio.
You can download a free copy of detailed report on Select Comfort (SCSS) from the link below.
|Valuation & Rankings|
|Valuation||3.44% overvalued||Valuation Rank(?)||62|
|1-M Forecast Return||0.51%||1-M Forecast Return Rank||85|
|12-M Return||31.48%||Momentum Rank(?)||71|
|Sharpe Ratio||-0.11||Sharpe Ratio Rank(?)||39|
|5-Y Avg Annual Return||-4.62%||5-Y Avg Annual Rtn Rank||37|
|Expected EPS Growth||15.98%||EPS Growth Rank(?)||52|
|Market Cap (billions)||1.27||Size Rank||66|
|Trailing P/E Ratio||19.71||Trailing P/E Rank(?)||64|
|Forward P/E Ratio||17.00||Forward P/E Ratio Rank||50|
|PEG Ratio||1.23||PEG Ratio Rank||39|
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