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Validea David Dreman Strategy Daily Upgrade Report - 9/7/2018


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The following are today's upgrades for Validea's Contrarian Investor model based on the published strategy of David Dreman . This contrarian strategy finds the most unpopular mid- and large-cap stocks in the market and looks for improving fundamentals.

WESTERN DIGITAL CORP ( WDC ) is a large-cap value stock in the Computer Storage Devices industry. The rating according to our strategy based on David Dreman changed from 83% to 90% based on the firm's underlying fundamentals and the stock's valuation. A score of 80% or above typically indicates that the strategy has some interest in the stock and a score above 90% typically indicates strong interest.

Company Description: Western Digital Corporation (Western Digital) is a developer, manufacturer and provider of data storage devices and solutions that address the needs of the information technology ( IT ) industry and the infrastructure that enables the proliferation of data in virtually every industry. The Company's portfolio of offerings addresses three categories: Datacenter Devices and Solutions (capacity and performance enterprise hard disk drives (HDDs), enterprise solid state drives (SSDs), datacenter software and system solutions); Client Devices (mobile, desktop, gaming and digital video hard drives, client SSDs, embedded products and wafers), and Client Solutions (removable products, hard drive content solutions and flash content solutions). The Company develops and manufactures a portion of the recording heads and magnetic media used in its hard drive products.

The following table summarizes whether the stock meets each of this strategy's tests. Not all criteria in the below table receive equal weighting or are independent, but the table provides a brief overview of the strong and weak points of the security in the context of the strategy's criteria.

MARKET CAP: PASS
EARNINGS TREND: PASS
EPS GROWTH RATE IN THE IMMEDIATE PAST AND FUTURE: FAIL
P/E RATIO: PASS
PRICE/CASH FLOW (P/CF) RATIO: PASS
PRICE/BOOK (P/B) VALUE: FAIL
PRICE/DIVIDEND (P/D) RATIO: FAIL
CURRENT RATIO: PASS
PAYOUT RATIO: PASS
RETURN ON EQUITY: PASS
PRE-TAX PROFIT MARGINS: PASS
YIELD: PASS
LOOK AT THE TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY: PASS

For a full detailed analysis using NASDAQ's Guru Analysis tool, click here

E.ON SE (ADR) ( EONGY ) is a large-cap value stock in the Electric Utilities industry. The rating according to our strategy based on David Dreman changed from 83% to 90% based on the firm's underlying fundamentals and the stock's valuation. A score of 80% or above typically indicates that the strategy has some interest in the stock and a score above 90% typically indicates strong interest.

Company Description: E.ON SE is an energy company. The Company's segments include Energy Networks, Customer Solutions, and Renewables. Its non-strategic operations are reported under Non-Core Business. The Company's business areas include energy networks, customer solutions, renewables, energy efficiency and distributed energy, technical services and nuclear. Its customers include Residential, Industrial and Resellers. The Energy Networks segment consists of its power and gas distribution networks and related activities. It is subdivided into three regional markets: Germany, Sweden, and East-Central Europe/Turkey (which consists of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Turkey). The Customer Solutions segment serves as the platform for working with its customers to shape Europe's energy transition. The Renewables segment consists of Onshore Wind/Solar and Offshore Wind/Other. The Company plans, builds, operates and manages renewable generation assets.

The following table summarizes whether the stock meets each of this strategy's tests. Not all criteria in the below table receive equal weighting or are independent, but the table provides a brief overview of the strong and weak points of the security in the context of the strategy's criteria.

MARKET CAP: PASS
EARNINGS TREND: PASS
EPS GROWTH RATE IN THE IMMEDIATE PAST AND FUTURE: FAIL
P/E RATIO: PASS
PRICE/CASH FLOW (P/CF) RATIO: PASS
PRICE/BOOK (P/B) VALUE: FAIL
PRICE/DIVIDEND (P/D) RATIO: FAIL
CURRENT RATIO: PASS
PAYOUT RATIO: PASS
RETURN ON EQUITY: PASS
PRE-TAX PROFIT MARGINS: PASS
YIELD: PASS
LOOK AT THE TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY: FAIL

For a full detailed analysis using NASDAQ's Guru Analysis tool, click here

ITAU UNIBANCO HOLDING SA (ADR) ( ITUB ) is a large-cap value stock in the Regional Banks industry. The rating according to our strategy based on David Dreman changed from 76% to 83% based on the firm's underlying fundamentals and the stock's valuation. A score of 80% or above typically indicates that the strategy has some interest in the stock and a score above 90% typically indicates strong interest.

Company Description: Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. is a holding company. The Company provides a range of financial products and services to individual and corporate clients in Brazil and abroad. The Company operates through three segments: Retail Banking, Wholesale Banking, and Activities with the Market + Corporation. The Retail Banking segment offers banking products and services to a diversified client base of account holders and non-account holders, individuals and companies. The Wholesale Banking segment offers products and services to middle-market companies, high-net worth clients (Private Banking) and institutional clients. The Company's Activities with the Market + Corporation segment mainly manages the financial results associated with capital surplus, subordinated debt, and net debt of tax credits and debits. The Company provides banking activities, through its commercial, investment, real estate loan, finance and investment credit, and lease portfolios, including foreign exchange operations.

The following table summarizes whether the stock meets each of this strategy's tests. Not all criteria in the below table receive equal weighting or are independent, but the table provides a brief overview of the strong and weak points of the security in the context of the strategy's criteria.

MARKET CAP: PASS
EARNINGS TREND: PASS
EPS GROWTH RATE IN THE IMMEDIATE PAST AND FUTURE: FAIL
P/E RATIO: PASS
PRICE/CASH FLOW (P/CF) RATIO: FAIL
PRICE/BOOK (P/B) VALUE: FAIL
PRICE/DIVIDEND (P/D) RATIO: PASS
PAYOUT RATIO: FAIL
RETURN ON EQUITY: PASS
PRE-TAX PROFIT MARGINS: PASS
YIELD: PASS

For a full detailed analysis using NASDAQ's Guru Analysis tool, click here

Since its inception, Validea's strategy based on David Dreman has returned 106.39% vs. 187.68% for the S&P 500. For more details on this strategy, click here

About David Dreman : Dreman's Kemper-Dreman High Return Fund was one of the best-performing mutual funds ever, ranking as the best of 255 funds in its peer groups from 1988 to 1998, according to Lipper Analytical Services. At the time Dreman published Contrarian Investment Strategies: The Next Generation, the fund had been ranked number one in more time periods than any of the 3,175 funds in Lipper's database. In addition to managing money, Dreman is also a longtime Forbes magazine columnist.

About Validea : Validea is an investment research service that follows the published strategies of investment legends. Validea offers both stock analysis and model portfolios based on gurus who have outperformed the market over the long-term, including Warren Buffett, Benjamin Graham, Peter Lynch and Martin Zweig. For more information about Validea, click here

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.



This article appears in: Investing , Stocks
Referenced Symbols: WDC , IT , EONGY , ITUB



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