The following are today's upgrades for Validea's Small-Cap Growth Investor model based on the published strategy of Motley Fool . This strategy looks for small cap growth stocks with solid fundamentals and strong price performance.
ORBOTECH LTD ( ORBK ) is a mid-cap growth stock in the Semiconductors industry. The rating according to our strategy based on Motley Fool changed from 75% to 79% 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: Orbotech Ltd. is a supplier of yield-enhancing and process-enabling solutions for the manufacture of electronics products. The Company provides cutting-edge solutions for use in the manufacture of printed circuit boards (PCBs), flat panel displays (FPDs) and semiconductor devices (SDs). The Company's segments include Production Solutions for the Electronics Industry, Solar Energy and Recognition Software. The Production Solutions for the Electronics Industry segment is engaged in the design, development, manufacture, marketing and service of yield-enhancing and process-enabling solutions for the manufacture of electronics products. The Solar Energy segment is engaged in the design, development, manufacture and marketing of solar photovoltaic energy systems that produce electricity directly from sunlight. The Recognition Software segment is engaged in the development and marketing of check processing and healthcare payment automation solutions.
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.
|PROFIT MARGIN: ||PASS |
|RELATIVE STRENGTH: ||FAIL |
|COMPARE SALES AND EPS GROWTH TO THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR: ||PASS |
|INSIDER HOLDINGS: ||FAIL |
|CASH FLOW FROM OPERATIONS: ||PASS |
|PROFIT MARGIN CONSISTENCY: ||PASS |
|R&D AS A PERCENTAGE OF SALES: ||PASS |
|CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS: ||PASS |
|INVENTORY TO SALES: ||PASS |
|ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE TO SALES: ||PASS |
|LONG TERM DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: ||PASS |
|"THE FOOL RATIO" (P/E TO GROWTH): ||PASS |
|AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING: ||PASS |
|SALES: ||FAIL |
|DAILY DOLLAR VOLUME: ||PASS |
|PRICE: ||PASS |
|INCOME TAX PERCENTAGE: ||FAIL |
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