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.
OAK VALLEY BANCORP ( OVLY ) is a small-cap growth stock in the Regional Banks industry. The rating according to our strategy based on Motley Fool changed from 63% to 76% 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: Oak Valley Bancorp is a bank holding company. The Company operates through its subsidiary, Oak Valley Community Bank (the Bank). The Bank operates in two primary business segments: Retail Banking and Commercial Banking. The Retail Banking segment offers a range of checking and savings accounts, including Negotiable Order of Withdrawal accounts, money market accounts, overdraft protection, health savings accounts, certificates of deposit and Individual Retirement Accounts. The Retail Banking segment also offers real estate and home equity financing, as well as consumer, automobile and home improvement loans. The Commercial Banking segment offers a range of deposit and lending services to business customers. The Commercial Banking segment also offers various commercial loans for business, professional or agricultural needs. The commercial loans include loans for short-term working capital, operating lines of credit, equipment purchases and leasehold improvements, among others.
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: ||FAIL |
|INSIDER HOLDINGS: ||PASS |
|CASH FLOW FROM OPERATIONS: ||PASS |
|PROFIT MARGIN CONSISTENCY: ||PASS |
|R&D AS A PERCENTAGE OF SALES: ||NEUTRAL |
|CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS: ||PASS |
|"THE FOOL RATIO" (P/E TO GROWTH): ||FAIL |
|AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING: ||PASS |
|SALES: ||PASS |
|DAILY DOLLAR VOLUME: ||FAIL |
|PRICE: ||PASS |
|INCOME TAX PERCENTAGE: ||PASS |
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