10 Beaten Up Stocks Backed By Solid Management Teams

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Compiled by Alexander Crawford: The following is a list of stocks in a downtrend, i.e. trading below the 20-day, 50-day and 200-day moving averages. In addition, all of these companies have management teams with a track record of beating their competitors, based on the Return on Assets (ROA), Return on Invested Capital (ROI) and Return on Equity (ROE) ratios.

This list might offer an interesting starting point to investors looking to buy quality companies on a pullback. Full details below.

Performance and short float data sourced from Finviz, management data sourced from Reuters.

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1. Strayer Education Inc. (STRA): Education & Training Services Industry. Market cap of $1.67B. The stock is currently -17.71% below its 20-day MA, -15.47% below its 50-day MA, and -34.72% below its 200-day MA. 5-year average ROA at 24.01% vs. industry average at 7.%. 5-year average ROI at 38.89% vs. industry average at 9.56%. 5-year average ROE at 40.96% vs. industry average at 13.8%. Short float at 22.66%, which implies a short ratio of 9.06 days. The stock has lost -42.35% over the last year.

2. Capella Education Co. (CPLA): Education & Training Services Industry. Market cap of $898.78M. The stock is currently -12.86% below its 20-day MA, -6.97% below its 50-day MA, and -26.3% below its 200-day MA. 5-year average ROA at 15.28% vs. industry average at 7.00%. 5-year average ROI at 19.3% vs. industry average at 9.56%. 5-year average ROE at 23.88% vs. industry average at 13.8%. Short float at 19.52%, which implies a short ratio of 9.3 days. The stock has lost -28.51% over the last year.

3. Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (CALM): Farm Products Industry. Market cap of $691.17M. The stock is currently -7.68% below its 20-day MA, -7.42% below its 50-day MA, and -7.53% below its 200-day MA. 5-year average ROA at 15.01% vs. industry average at 4.02%. 5-year average ROI at 18.7% vs. industry average at 5.21%. 5-year average ROE at 29.55% vs. industry average at 6.98%. Short float at 27.16%, which implies a short ratio of 23.53 days. The stock has lost -13.95% over the last year.

4. hhgregg, Inc. (HGG): Electronics Stores Industry. Market cap of $780.13M. The stock is currently -7.03% below its 20-day MA, -13.79% below its 50-day MA, and -18.13% below its 200-day MA. 5-year average ROA at 8.26% vs. industry average at 2.31%. 5-year average ROI at 13.12% vs. industry average at 5.72%. 5-year average ROE at 42.86% vs. industry average at 7.34%. Short float at 34.09%, which implies a short ratio of 15.83 days. The stock has lost -6% over the last year.

5. Home Inns & Hotels Management Inc. (HMIN): Lodging Industry. Market cap of $1.58B. The stock is currently -6.97% below its 20-day MA, -14.63% below its 50-day MA, and -10.77% below its 200-day MA. 5-year average ROA at 18.9% vs. industry average at 3.65%. 5-year average ROI at 24.65% vs. industry average at 4.36%. 5-year average ROE at 35.97% vs. industry average at 6.88%. Short float at 4.24%, which implies a short ratio of 2.61 days. The stock has gained 8.29% over the last year.

6. Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc. (AAWW): Air Services, Other Industry. Market cap of $1.33B. The stock is currently -6.85% below its 20-day MA, -9.1% below its 50-day MA, and -3.22% below its 200-day MA. 5-year average ROA at 5.95% vs. industry average at 3.35%. 5-year average ROI at 7.24% vs. industry average at 4.94%. 5-year average ROE at 15.41% vs. industry average at 7.37%. Short float at 3.4%, which implies a short ratio of 3.82 days. The stock has gained 27.79% over the last year.

7. Martin Marietta Materials Inc. (MLM): General Building Materials Industry. Market cap of $3.79B. The stock is currently -6.81% below its 20-day MA, -5.48% below its 50-day MA, and -1.74% below its 200-day MA. 5-year average ROA at 7.18% vs. industry average at 6.3%. 5-year average ROI at 8.24% vs. industry average at 7.88%. 5-year average ROE at 16.85% vs. industry average at 16.08%. Short float at 17.21%, which implies a short ratio of 20.82 days. The stock has lost -4.04% over the last year.

8. Dolby Laboratories Inc. (DLB): Diversified Electronics Industry. Market cap of $7.07B. The stock is currently -6.64% below its 20-day MA, -5.92% below its 50-day MA, and -1.04% below its 200-day MA. 5-year average ROA at 16.62% vs. industry average at 2.08%. 5-year average ROI at 19.35% vs. industry average at 2.52%. 5-year average ROE at 20.18% vs. industry average at 3.64%. Short float at 6.31%, which implies a short ratio of 7.27 days. The stock has gained 23.12% over the last year.

9. NutriSystem Inc. (NTRI): Consumer Services Industry. Market cap of $525.05M. The stock is currently -6.39% below its 20-day MA, -5.7% below its 50-day MA, and -3.26% below its 200-day MA. 5-year average ROA at 38.% vs. industry average at 7.%. 5-year average ROI at 51.72% vs. industry average at 9.56%. 5-year average ROE at 51.7% vs. industry average at 13.8%. Short float at 32.68%, which implies a short ratio of 26.22 days. The stock has lost -23.93% over the last year.

10. GameStop Corp. (GME):
Electronics Stores Industry. Market cap of $3.12B. The stock is currently -6.21% below its 20-day MA, -3.68% below its 50-day MA, and -1.86% below its 200-day MA. 5-year average ROA at 7.52% vs. industry average at 4.31%. 5-year average ROI at 11.22% vs. industry average at 7.44%. 5-year average ROE at 16.02% vs. industry average at 10.93%. Short float at 25.4%, which implies a short ratio of 9.69 days. The stock has gained 0.49% over the last year.



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