ValuEngine Upgrades Noodles & Company to STRONG BUY

For today’s bulletin, we take a look at our latest BUY and STRONG BUY upgrades. We also provide a link to download a FREE STOCK REPORT on Noodles and Co., one of our top upgrades for the day.

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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. Hanwha Q-Cells, Blueprint Medicines, and Noodles and Co. are rated STRONG BUY. GOL-Linhas and Heritage Crystal are rated BUY.

Ticker Company Name Market Price Valuation Last 12-M Return 1-M Forecast Return 1-Yr Forecast Return P/E Ratio Sector Name
HQCL HANWHA Q CELLS 9.7 56.59% 25.97% 1.15% 13.83% N/A Computer and Technology
BPMC BLUEPRINT MED 72.07 86.09% 12.33% 1.11% 13.30% N/A Medical
NDLS NOODLES & CO 13.23 28.47% 198.98% 1.09% 13.09% 661.50 Retail-Wholesale
GOL GOL LINHAS-ADR 8.61 52.89% -5.76% 0.60% 7.25% 29.69 Transportation
HCCI HERITAGE-CRYSTL 22.02 15.62% 3.14% 0.60% 7.14% 36.70 Industrial Products

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Today, we take a look at Noodles & Company (NDLS). Noodles & Company is a fast casual restaurant which offers lunch and dinner. It serves noodles, pastas, salads, soups, sandwiches, cheese, meatballs and beverages. The company operates in the United States. Noodles & Company is based in Broomfield, Colorado.

This stock has caught fire lately due to some timely analyst upgrades and a new product that many think will give the company an edge. Noodles is riding the low-carb and paleo craze by providing customers and alternative to high-carb traditional pastas. Many analysts think the company’s zucchini noodles–known as “zoodles”–will help differentiate the restaurants and make consumers take notice.

ValuEngine updated its recommendation from BUY to STRONG BUY for NOODLES & CO on 2018-10-16. Based on the information we have gathered and our resulting research, we feel that NOODLES & CO has the probability to OUTPERFORM average market performance for the next year. The company exhibits ATTRACTIVE Momentum and Earnings Growth Rate.

You can download a free copy of detailed report on Noodles & Company (NDLS) from the link below.

ValuEngine Forecast
1-Month 13.37 1.09%
3-Month 13.54 2.33%
6-Month 13.97 5.62%
1-Year 14.96 13.09%
2-Year 14.77 11.61%
3-Year 14.60 10.36%
Valuation & Rankings
Valuation 28.47% overvalued Valuation Rank(?) 13
1-M Forecast Return 1.09% 1-M Forecast Return Rank 99
12-M Return 198.98% Momentum Rank(?) 99
Sharpe Ratio -0.45 Sharpe Ratio Rank(?) 19
5-Y Avg Annual Return -25.29% 5-Y Avg Annual Rtn Rank 18
Volatility 56.79% Volatility Rank(?) 28
Expected EPS Growth 650.00% EPS Growth Rank(?) 98
Market Cap (billions) 0.37 Size Rank 48
Trailing P/E Ratio 661.50 Trailing P/E Rank(?) 30
Forward P/E Ratio 88.20 Forward P/E Ratio Rank 4
PEG Ratio 1.02 PEG Ratio Rank 39
Price/Sales 0.82 Price/Sales Rank(?) 73
Market/Book 20.38 Market/Book Rank(?) 8
Beta -0.54 Beta Rank 91
Alpha 1.09 Alpha Rank 99


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Steve Hach
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