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Validea David Dreman Strategy Daily Upgrade Report - 8/4/2018

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The following are today's upgrades for 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.

AXA SA (ADR) ( AXAHY ) is a large-cap value stock in the Insurance (Life) industry. The rating according to our strategy based on David Dreman changed from 63% to 70% 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: AXA SA (AXA) is a France-based holding company engaged in the business of financial protection. The Company's segments include Life & Savings, Property & Casualty, Asset Management , Banking and Holding companies. The Life & Savings segment's products include a range of investment and savings products, as well as Protection and Health products. The Property & Casualty segment includes a range of products, including mainly motor, household, property and general liability insurance. The Asset Management segment includes diversified asset management (including investment fund management) and related services. The Banking segment includes banking activities (retail banking, mortgage loans and savings) conducted in France, Belgium and Germany. The Holding companies segment includes all non-operational activities. It also operates through Maestro Health.

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: FAIL
P/E RATIO: PASS
PRICE/CASH FLOW (P/CF) RATIO: FAIL
PRICE/BOOK (P/B) VALUE: PASS
PRICE/DIVIDEND (P/D) RATIO: PASS
PAYOUT RATIO: FAIL
RETURN ON EQUITY: FAIL
PRE-TAX PROFIT MARGINS: FAIL
YIELD: PASS

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

TWO HARBORS INVESTMENT CORP ( TWO ) is a mid-cap value stock in the Misc. Financial Services industry. The rating according to our strategy based on David Dreman changed from 79% to 93% 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: Two Harbors Investment Corp. is a real estate investment trust. The Company is focused on investing in, financing and managing residential mortgage-backed securities ( RMBS ), mortgage servicing rights (MSR), commercial real estate and other financial assets (collectively known as target assets). Its investment objective is to provide attractive risk-adjusted total return to its stockholders over the long-term, primarily through dividends and secondarily through capital appreciation. The Company focuses on managing various associated risks, including interest rate, prepayment, credit, mortgage spread and financing risk. The Company finances its RMBS and commercial real estate assets through short- and long-term borrowings structured as repurchase agreements and advances from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, or the FHLB. It also finances its MSR through revolving credit facilities.

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: PASS
PAYOUT RATIO: PASS
RETURN ON EQUITY: FAIL
PRE-TAX PROFIT MARGINS: PASS
YIELD: 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 117.68% vs. 183.92% 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.


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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