The following are today's upgrades for Validea's Value Investor model based on the published strategy of Benjamin Graham. This deep value methodology screens for stocks that have low P/B and P/E ratios, along with low debt and solid long-term earnings growth.
NOW INC (DNOW) is a small-cap value stock in the Misc. Capital Goods industry. The rating according to our strategy based on Benjamin Graham changed from 57% to 86% 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: NOW Inc. (NOW) is a global distributor to the oil and gas, and industrial markets. The Company operates under the DistributionNOW and DNOW brands. Its segments include the United States, Canada and International. The Company operates over 115 locations in the United States, which serves the upstream, midstream and downstream energy and industrial markets. The Canada segment serves energy exploration, production, mining and drilling business, and also provides training for and supervises the installation of, jointed and spoolable composite pipe. The Company operates in over 20 countries and serves the needs of its international customers from approximately 25 locations outside the United States and Canada. Its product offering includes consumable maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies, pipe, valves, fittings, flanges, gaskets, fasteners, electrical, instrumentation, artificial lift, pumping solutions, valve actuation and modular process, measurement and control equipment.
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.
|LONG-TERM DEBT IN RELATION TO NET CURRENT ASSETS:||PASS|
|LONG-TERM EPS GROWTH:||FAIL|
Detailed Analysis of NOW INC
About Benjamin Graham: The late Benjamin Graham may be the oldest of the gurus we follow, but his impact on the investing world has lasted for decades after his death in 1976. Known as both the "Father of Value Investing" and the founder of the entire field of security analysis, Graham mentored several of history's greatest investors -- including Warren Buffett -- and inspired a slew of others, including John Templeton, Mario Gabelli, and another of Validea's gurus, John Neff. Graham built his fortune and reputation after living through some extremely difficult times, including both the Great Depression and his own family's financial woes following his father's death when Benjamin was a young man. His investment firm posted per annum returns of about 20 percent from 1936 to 1956, far outpacing the 12.2 percent average return for the market during that time.
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