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Validea's Top Five Technology Stocks Based On David Dreman - 2/4/2018


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The following are the top rated Technology stocks according to 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.

AU OPTRONICS CORP (ADR) ( AUO ) is a mid-cap value stock in the Electronic Instr. & Controls industry. The rating according to our strategy based on David Dreman is 91% 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: AU Optronics Corp. is a thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal display (TFT-LCD) panel provider. The Company operates in two business segments: display business and solar business. Through Display business segment, the Company designs, develops, manufactures, assembles and markets flat panel displays and most of its products are TFT-LCD panels. Its panels are primarily used in televisions, monitors, mobile personal computers (PCs), mobile devices and commercial and other applications (such as displays for automobiles, industrial PCs, automated teller machines, point of sale terminals and pachinko machines). Through Solar business segment, the Company is capable of manufacturing upstream and midstream products, such as ingots, solar wafers and solar cells. Through the Company's subsidiaries AUO Crystal Corp. and M.Setek Co., Ltd. (M.Setek), it mainly focuses on research, production and sales of solar materials, such as ingots and solar wafers.

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:PASS
P/E RATIO:PASS
PRICE/CASH FLOW (P/CF) RATIO:PASS
PRICE/BOOK (P/B) VALUE:PASS
PRICE/DIVIDEND (P/D) RATIO:FAIL
CURRENT RATIO:FAIL
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

MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC. ( MU ) is a large-cap value stock in the Semiconductors industry. The rating according to our strategy based on David Dreman is 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: Micron Technology, Inc. is engaged in semiconductor systems. The Company's portfolio of memory technologies, including dynamic random-access memory (DRAM), negative-AND (NAND) Flash and NOR Flash are the basis for solid-state drives, modules, multi-chip packages and other system solutions. Its business segments include Compute and Networking Business Unit (CNBU), which includes memory products sold into compute, networking, graphics and cloud server markets; Mobile Business Unit (MBU), which includes memory products sold into smartphone, tablet and other mobile-device markets; Storage Business Unit (SBU), which includes memory products sold into enterprise, client, cloud and removable storage markets, and SBU also includes products sold to Intel through its Intel/Micron Flash Technology (IMFT) joint venture, and Embedded Business Unit (EBU), which includes memory products sold into automotive, industrial, connected home and consumer electronics markets.

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:PASS
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:FAIL
LOOK AT THE TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY:PASS

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

BT GROUP PLC (ADR) ( BT ) is a large-cap value stock in the Software & Programming industry. The rating according to our strategy based on David Dreman is 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: BT Group plc is a communications services company. The Company is engaged in selling fixed-voice services, broadband, mobile and television products and services, as well as managed networked information technology ( IT ) solutions and cyber security protection. Its segments include Consumer, which provides fixed-voice, broadband, TV and mobile services; EE, which is a mobile network operator in the United Kingdom and provides mobile and fixed communications services to consumers; Business and Public Sector, which provides communications and IT services to businesses and the public sector in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland (RoI) ;Global Services, which provides managed networked IT services to corporate customers; Wholesale and Ventures, which provides fixed and mobile services to communications providers (CPs); and Openreach, which provides copper and fiber connections between its exchanges and homes and businesses.

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:PASS
P/E RATIO:FAIL
PRICE/CASH FLOW (P/CF) RATIO:PASS
PRICE/BOOK (P/B) VALUE:FAIL
PRICE/DIVIDEND (P/D) RATIO:PASS
CURRENT RATIO:FAIL
PAYOUT RATIO:FAIL
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

CANON INC (ADR) ( CAJ ) is a large-cap growth stock in the Computer Peripherals industry. The rating according to our strategy based on David Dreman is 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: Canon Inc. (Canon) is a manufacturer of office multifunction devices (MFDs), plain paper copying machines, laser printers, inkjet printers, cameras and lithography equipment. Canon sells its products principally under the Canon brand name and through sales subsidiaries. Each of these subsidiaries is responsible for marketing and distribution to retail dealers in an assigned territory. Canon operates its business in three segments: the Office Business Unit, the Imaging System Business Unit, and the Industry and Others Business Unit. Canon's research and development activities range from basic research to product-oriented research directed at maintaining Canon's technological operations in the marketplace. Canon has manufacturing subsidiaries in a range of countries, including the United States, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Taiwan, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.

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:PASS
P/E RATIO:FAIL
PRICE/CASH FLOW (P/CF) RATIO:FAIL
PRICE/BOOK (P/B) VALUE:FAIL
PRICE/DIVIDEND (P/D) RATIO:PASS
CURRENT RATIO:PASS
PAYOUT RATIO:PASS
RETURN ON EQUITY:FAIL
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

DST SYSTEMS, INC. (DST) is a mid-cap value stock in the Computer Services industry. The rating according to our strategy based on David Dreman is 71% 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: DST Systems, Inc. (DST) is a provider of technology-based information processing and servicing solutions. The Company offers its solutions through data management, business processing and customer communications solutions to clients within the asset management, brokerage, retirement and healthcare markets. The Company operates through two segments: Financial Services and Healthcare Services. Through the Financial Services segment, DST provides investor, investment, advisor/intermediary and asset distribution services to companies within the financial services industry. The Healthcare Services segment uses the Company's software applications to provide healthcare organizations a range of medical and pharmacy benefit solutions to aid their information processing, quality of care, cost management and payment integrity needs. Its investments in equity securities, private equity investments, real estate and certain financial interests are aggregated into an Investments and Other segment.

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:PASS
P/E RATIO:PASS
PRICE/CASH FLOW (P/CF) RATIO:FAIL
PRICE/BOOK (P/B) VALUE:FAIL
PRICE/DIVIDEND (P/D) RATIO:FAIL
CURRENT RATIO:FAIL
PAYOUT RATIO:PASS
RETURN ON EQUITY:PASS
PRE-TAX PROFIT MARGINS:PASS
YIELD:FAIL
LOOK AT THE TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY: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 125.71% vs. 176.10% 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: AUO , MU , BT , IT , CAJ



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