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.
CHURCHILL DOWNS, INC. (CHDN) is a mid-cap growth stock in the Recreational Activities industry. The rating according to our strategy based on Motley Fool changed from 65% to 72% 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: Churchill Downs Incorporated is a racing, gaming and online entertainment company. The Company is engaged in brick-and-mortar casino gaming with approximately 9,030 gaming positions in seven states, and is a legal mobile and online platform for betting on horseracing in the United States. It operates through five segments: Racing, Casinos, TwinSpires, Other Investments and Corporate. Racing includes four racetracks: Churchill Downs Racetrack, Arlington International Race Course, Fair Grounds Race Course and Calder Race Course. Casinos is a provider of brick-and-mortar real-money casino gaming. TwinSpires operates mobile and online wagering business, which is a platform for betting on horseracing. Other Investments includes United Tote and Capital View Casino & Resort Joint Venture (Capital View).
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.
|COMPARE SALES AND EPS GROWTH TO THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR:||FAIL|
|CASH FLOW FROM OPERATIONS:||PASS|
|PROFIT MARGIN CONSISTENCY:||PASS|
|R&D AS A PERCENTAGE OF SALES:||NEUTRAL|
|CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS:||FAIL|
|ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE TO SALES:||PASS|
|LONG TERM DEBT/EQUITY RATIO:||FAIL|
|"THE FOOL RATIO" (P/E TO GROWTH):||PASS|
|AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING:||PASS|
|DAILY DOLLAR VOLUME:||FAIL|
|INCOME TAX PERCENTAGE:||PASS|
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