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Validea's Top Five Technology Stocks Based On David Dreman - 6/3/2018


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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.

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 84% 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:PASS
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

KLA-TENCOR CORP ( KLAC ) is a large-cap value stock in the Semiconductors 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: KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLA-Tencor) is a supplier of process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related nanoelectronics industries. The Company's products are also used in a number of other high technology industries, including the light emitting diode (LED) and data storage industries, as well as general materials research. Its products and services are used by bare wafer, integrated circuit ( IC ), lithography reticle (reticle or mask) and disk manufacturers around the world. The Company's inspection and metrology products and related offerings are categorized in various groups, including Chip Manufacturing, Wafer Manufacturing, Reticle Manufacturing, LED, Power Device and Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing, Data Storage Media/Head Manufacturing, Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) Manufacturing, and General Purpose/Lab Applications. It also provides refurbished KLA-Tencor tools as service and support for its 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: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:PASS
PAYOUT RATIO:PASS
RETURN ON EQUITY:PASS
PRE-TAX PROFIT MARGINS:PASS
YIELD:FAIL
LOOK AT THE TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY:FAIL

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

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 77% 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:FAIL
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

CIENA CORPORATION (CIEN) is a mid-cap value stock in the Communications Equipment industry. The rating according to our strategy based on David Dreman is 69% 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: Ciena Corporation is a network strategy and technology company, which provides solutions that enable a range of network operators to adopt communication architectures and deliver an array of services, relied upon by enterprise and consumer end users. It provides equipment, software and services that support the transport, switching, aggregation, service delivery and management of voice, video and data traffic on communications networks. It segments include Networking Platforms; Software and Software-Related Services, and Global Services. The Networking Platforms segment consists of Converged Packet Optical, Packet Networking and Optical Transport product portfolios. The software business is engaged in the development and licensing of element and network management software and software-related services that support its hardware offerings. It offers a suite of consulting and support services that help its customers to design, optimize, deploy and maintain their communications networks.

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:FAIL
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:FAIL
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 115.19% vs. 173.35% 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: MU , BT , IT , KLAC , IC



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