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Validea Peter Lynch Strategy Daily Upgrade Report - 11/19/2019

The following are today's upgrades for Validea's P/E/Growth Investor model based on the published strategy of Peter Lynch. This strategy looks for stocks trading at a reasonable price relative to earnings growth that also possess strong balance sheets.

CAVCO INDUSTRIES, INC. (CVCO) is a small-cap growth stock in the Mobile Homes & RVs industry. The rating according to our strategy based on Peter Lynch changed from 74% to 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: Cavco Industries, Inc. designs and produces factory-built homes. The Company operates through two segments: factory-built housing, which includes wholesale and retail systems-built housing operations, and financial services, which includes manufactured housing consumer finance and insurance. Its factory-built homes are primarily distributed through a network of independent and the Company-owned retailers, planned community operators and residential developers. It markets its products under the brands, including Cavco Homes, Fleetwood Homes, Palm Harbor Homes, Fairmont Homes and Chariot Eagle. It is also a builder of park model recreational vehicle (RVs), vacation cabins and systems-built commercial structures, as well as modular homes built primarily under the Nationwide Homes brand. It also produces a range of Cape Cod-style homes and multi-family units, and builds commercial modular structures, including apartment buildings, schools and housing for the United States military troops.

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.

P/E/GROWTH RATIO: PASS
SALES AND P/E RATIO: PASS
INVENTORY TO SALES: PASS
EPS GROWTH RATE: PASS
TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: PASS
FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL
NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL

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VISA INC (V) is a large-cap growth stock in the Business Services industry. The rating according to our strategy based on Peter Lynch changed from 0% to 74% 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: Visa Inc. (Visa) is a payments technology company that connects consumers, merchants, financial institutions, businesses, strategic partners and government entities to electronic payments. The Company operates through payment services segment. The Company enables global commerce through the transfer of value and information among the participants. The Company's transaction processing network facilitates authorization, clearing and settlement of payment transactions and enables to provide its financial institution and merchant clients a range of products, platforms and value-added services. The Company is a retail electronic payment network based on payments volume, number of transactions and number of cards in circulation. Its products/services include core products, processing infrastructure, transaction processing services, digital products, merchant products, and risk products and payment security initiatives.

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.

P/E/GROWTH RATIO: PASS P/E/GROWTH RATIO: FAIL
SALES AND P/E RATIO: PASS SALES AND P/E RATIO: PASS
INVENTORY TO SALES: PASS EPS GROWTH RATE: PASS
EPS GROWTH RATE: PASS TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: PASS
TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: PASS FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL
FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL
NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL

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A. O. SMITH CORP (AOS) is a mid-cap growth stock in the Electronic Instr. & Controls industry. The rating according to our strategy based on Peter Lynch changed from 87% to 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: A. O. Smith Corporation operates through two segments: North America and Rest of World. The Company's Rest of World segment primarily consists of China, Europe and India. Both segments manufacture and market comprehensive lines of residential and commercial gas, gas tankless and electric water heaters, as well as water treatment products. Both segments primarily manufacture and market in their respective regions of the world. Its North America segment manufactures and globally markets specialty commercial water heating equipment, condensing and non-condensing boilers and water systems tanks. It also manufactures and markets in-home air purification products in China. It serves residential and commercial end markets in North America with a range of products, which include water heaters, boilers and other. It supplies water heaters to the residential market in China with a broad product offering, including electric, gas, gas tankless, heat pump and solar units, as well as combi boilers.

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.

P/E/GROWTH RATIO: PASS P/E/GROWTH RATIO: FAIL P/E/GROWTH RATIO: PASS
SALES AND P/E RATIO: PASS SALES AND P/E RATIO: PASS SALES AND P/E RATIO: PASS
INVENTORY TO SALES: PASS EPS GROWTH RATE: PASS INVENTORY TO SALES: PASS
EPS GROWTH RATE: PASS TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: PASS EPS GROWTH RATE: PASS
TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: PASS FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: PASS
FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL
NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL

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GAP INC (GPS) is a mid-cap value stock in the Retail (Apparel) industry. The rating according to our strategy based on Peter Lynch changed from 0% to 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: The Gap, Inc. (Gap Inc.) is an apparel retail company. The Company offers apparel, accessories and personal care products for men, women and children under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta and Intermix brands. Its products are available to customers online through Company-owned Websites and through the use of third-parties that provide logistics and fulfillment services. In addition to operating in the specialty, outlet, online and franchise channels, it also uses the Company's omni-channel capabilities to bridge the digital world and physical stores. Its omni-channel services, including order-in-store, reserve-in-store, find-in-store and ship-from-store are tailored across its portfolio of brands. It also sells products that are designed and manufactured by branded third-parties, especially at its Intermix brands. It has Company-operated stores in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Ireland, Japan, Italy, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Mexico.

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.

P/E/GROWTH RATIO: PASS P/E/GROWTH RATIO: FAIL P/E/GROWTH RATIO: PASS SALES: PASS
SALES AND P/E RATIO: PASS SALES AND P/E RATIO: PASS SALES AND P/E RATIO: PASS YIELD COMPARED TO THE S&P 500: PASS
INVENTORY TO SALES: PASS EPS GROWTH RATE: PASS INVENTORY TO SALES: PASS YIELD ADJUSTED P/E/GROWTH (PEG) RATIO: PASS
EPS GROWTH RATE: PASS TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: PASS EPS GROWTH RATE: PASS TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: PASS
TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: PASS FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: PASS FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL
FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL
NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL

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NVENT ELECTRIC PLC (NVT) is a mid-cap growth stock in the Electronic Instr. & Controls industry. The rating according to our strategy based on Peter Lynch changed from 0% to 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: nVent Electric plc is engaged in providing electrical connection and protection solutions. The Company designs, manufactures, markets, installs and services products that guard and protect electrical and electronic equipment. It offers a range of enclosures, electrical connections and fastening, and thermal management solutions. The Company operates through three segments: Enclosures, Thermal Management, and Electrical & Fastening Solutions. The Company's portfolio of products serves a range of industries, including use in the commercial, communications, energy, electronics, industrial, infrastructure, medical, and security and defense verticals. The Company offers its products under various brand, including Caddy, Erico, Hoffman, Raychem, Schroff and Tracer.

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.

P/E/GROWTH RATIO: PASS P/E/GROWTH RATIO: FAIL P/E/GROWTH RATIO: PASS SALES: PASS P/E/GROWTH RATIO: PASS
SALES AND P/E RATIO: PASS SALES AND P/E RATIO: PASS SALES AND P/E RATIO: PASS YIELD COMPARED TO THE S&P 500: PASS SALES AND P/E RATIO: PASS
INVENTORY TO SALES: PASS EPS GROWTH RATE: PASS INVENTORY TO SALES: PASS YIELD ADJUSTED P/E/GROWTH (PEG) RATIO: PASS INVENTORY TO SALES: PASS
EPS GROWTH RATE: PASS TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: PASS EPS GROWTH RATE: PASS TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: PASS EPS GROWTH RATE: PASS
TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: PASS FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: PASS FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: PASS
FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL
NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL

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WESTROCK CO (WRK) is a large-cap value stock in the Containers & Packaging industry. The rating according to our strategy based on Peter Lynch changed from 0% to 74% 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: WestRock Company is a multinational provider of paper and packaging solutions for consumer and corrugated packaging markets. The Company also develops real estate in the Charleston, South Carolina region. The Company's segments include Corrugated Packaging, Consumer Packaging, and Land and Development. The Corrugated Packaging segment consists of its containerboard mill and corrugated packaging operations, as well as its recycling operations. The Consumer Packaging segment consists of consumer mills, folding carton, beverage, merchandising displays, and partition operations. The Land and Development segment is engaged in the development and sale of real estate primarily in Charleston, South Carolina.

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.

P/E/GROWTH RATIO: PASS P/E/GROWTH RATIO: FAIL P/E/GROWTH RATIO: PASS SALES: PASS P/E/GROWTH RATIO: PASS P/E/GROWTH RATIO: PASS
SALES AND P/E RATIO: PASS SALES AND P/E RATIO: PASS SALES AND P/E RATIO: PASS YIELD COMPARED TO THE S&P 500: PASS SALES AND P/E RATIO: PASS SALES AND P/E RATIO: PASS
INVENTORY TO SALES: PASS EPS GROWTH RATE: PASS INVENTORY TO SALES: PASS YIELD ADJUSTED P/E/GROWTH (PEG) RATIO: PASS INVENTORY TO SALES: PASS INVENTORY TO SALES: PASS
EPS GROWTH RATE: PASS TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: PASS EPS GROWTH RATE: PASS TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: PASS EPS GROWTH RATE: PASS EPS GROWTH RATE: PASS
TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: PASS FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: PASS FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: PASS TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: FAIL
FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL
NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL

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EQUITY COMMONWEALTH (EQC) is a mid-cap value stock in the Real Estate Operations industry. The rating according to our strategy based on Peter Lynch changed from 0% to 100% 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: Equity Commonwealth is an internally managed and self-advised real estate investment trust. The Company is engaged in the ownership and operation primarily of office buildings across the United States. The Company conducts its activities primarily through EQC Operating Trust (the Operating Trust). The Company's properties includes 1225 Seventeenth Street (17th Street Plaza); 1250 H Street, NW; Georgetown-Green and Harris Buildings; 109 Brookline Avenue; 206 East 9th Street (Capitol Tower); Bridgepoint Square; Research Park; 333 108th Avenue NE (Tower 333), and 600 108th Avenue NE (Bellevue Corporate Plaza).

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.

P/E/GROWTH RATIO: PASS P/E/GROWTH RATIO: FAIL P/E/GROWTH RATIO: PASS SALES: PASS P/E/GROWTH RATIO: PASS P/E/GROWTH RATIO: PASS P/E/GROWTH RATIO: PASS
SALES AND P/E RATIO: PASS SALES AND P/E RATIO: PASS SALES AND P/E RATIO: PASS YIELD COMPARED TO THE S&P 500: PASS SALES AND P/E RATIO: PASS SALES AND P/E RATIO: PASS SALES AND P/E RATIO: NEUTRAL
INVENTORY TO SALES: PASS EPS GROWTH RATE: PASS INVENTORY TO SALES: PASS YIELD ADJUSTED P/E/GROWTH (PEG) RATIO: PASS INVENTORY TO SALES: PASS INVENTORY TO SALES: PASS EPS GROWTH RATE: PASS
EPS GROWTH RATE: PASS TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: PASS EPS GROWTH RATE: PASS TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: PASS EPS GROWTH RATE: PASS EPS GROWTH RATE: PASS TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: PASS
TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: PASS FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: PASS FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: PASS TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: FAIL FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL
FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL NET CASH POSITION: BONUS PASS
NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL

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ARTISAN PARTNERS ASSET MANAGEMENT INC (APAM) is a mid-cap value stock in the Investment Services industry. The rating according to our strategy based on Peter Lynch changed from 72% to 74% 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: Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. is an investment management company. The Company provides a range of the United States, non-United States and global investment strategies, each of which is managed by one of its investment teams. The Company provides investment management services to separate accounts, mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles. The Company offers its investment management services primarily to institutions and through intermediaries that operate with institutional-like decision-making processes and have long-term investment horizons. The Company provides clients with multiple equity investment strategies spanning market capitalization segments and investing styles in both the United States and non-United States markets. The Company also offers one fixed income strategy, the Artisan High Income strategy. Each strategy is managed by one of the investment teams.

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.

P/E/GROWTH RATIO: PASS P/E/GROWTH RATIO: FAIL P/E/GROWTH RATIO: PASS SALES: PASS P/E/GROWTH RATIO: PASS P/E/GROWTH RATIO: PASS P/E/GROWTH RATIO: PASS YIELD ADJUSTED P/E TO GROWTH (PEG) RATIO: PASS
SALES AND P/E RATIO: PASS SALES AND P/E RATIO: PASS SALES AND P/E RATIO: PASS YIELD COMPARED TO THE S&P 500: PASS SALES AND P/E RATIO: PASS SALES AND P/E RATIO: PASS SALES AND P/E RATIO: NEUTRAL EARNINGS PER SHARE: PASS
INVENTORY TO SALES: PASS EPS GROWTH RATE: PASS INVENTORY TO SALES: PASS YIELD ADJUSTED P/E/GROWTH (PEG) RATIO: PASS INVENTORY TO SALES: PASS INVENTORY TO SALES: PASS EPS GROWTH RATE: PASS TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: NEUTRAL
EPS GROWTH RATE: PASS TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: PASS EPS GROWTH RATE: PASS TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: PASS EPS GROWTH RATE: PASS EPS GROWTH RATE: PASS TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: PASS EQUITY/ASSETS RATIO: PASS
TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: PASS FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: PASS FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: PASS TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: FAIL FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL RETURN ON ASSETS: PASS
FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL NET CASH POSITION: BONUS PASS FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL
NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL

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ADVANCED EMISSIONS SOLUTIONS INC (ADES) is a small-cap value stock in the Misc. Capital Goods industry. The rating according to our strategy based on Peter Lynch changed from 56% to 74% 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: Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc. is a holding company for a family of companies that provide emissions solutions to customers in the coal-fired power generation, industrial boiler and cement industries. The Company provides environmental and emissions control equipment and specialty chemicals to the coal-burning electric power generation industry. It operates through two segments: Refined Coal (RC) and Emissions Control (EC). The RC segment is engaged in equity method investments, as well as royalty payment streams and reducing emissions of both nitrogen oxide and mercury from coals. Its equity method investments related to the RC segment include Clean Coal Solutions, LLC, which owns, leases or sells facilities used in the production of RC, and Clean Coal Solutions Services, LLC, which operates and maintains RC facilities. The EC Segment includes systems and equipment-activated carbon injection, dry sorbent injection system and other systems; consulting services, and chemicals.

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.

P/E/GROWTH RATIO: PASS P/E/GROWTH RATIO: FAIL P/E/GROWTH RATIO: PASS SALES: PASS P/E/GROWTH RATIO: PASS P/E/GROWTH RATIO: PASS P/E/GROWTH RATIO: PASS YIELD ADJUSTED P/E TO GROWTH (PEG) RATIO: PASS P/E/GROWTH RATIO: PASS
SALES AND P/E RATIO: PASS SALES AND P/E RATIO: PASS SALES AND P/E RATIO: PASS YIELD COMPARED TO THE S&P 500: PASS SALES AND P/E RATIO: PASS SALES AND P/E RATIO: PASS SALES AND P/E RATIO: NEUTRAL EARNINGS PER SHARE: PASS SALES AND P/E RATIO: NEUTRAL
INVENTORY TO SALES: PASS EPS GROWTH RATE: PASS INVENTORY TO SALES: PASS YIELD ADJUSTED P/E/GROWTH (PEG) RATIO: PASS INVENTORY TO SALES: PASS INVENTORY TO SALES: PASS EPS GROWTH RATE: PASS TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: NEUTRAL INVENTORY TO SALES: FAIL
EPS GROWTH RATE: PASS TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: PASS EPS GROWTH RATE: PASS TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: PASS EPS GROWTH RATE: PASS EPS GROWTH RATE: PASS TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: PASS EQUITY/ASSETS RATIO: PASS EPS GROWTH RATE: PASS
TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: PASS FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: PASS FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: PASS TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: FAIL FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL RETURN ON ASSETS: PASS TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: PASS
FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL NET CASH POSITION: BONUS PASS FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL FREE CASH FLOW: NEUTRAL
NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL NET CASH POSITION: NEUTRAL

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Since its inception, Validea's strategy based on Peter Lynch has returned 392.96% vs. 214.06% for the S&P 500. For more details on this strategy, click here

About Peter Lynch: Perhaps the greatest mutual fund manager of all-time, Lynch guided Fidelity Investment's Magellan Fund to a 29.2 percent average annual return from 1977 until his retirement in 1990, almost doubling the S&P 500's 15.8 percent yearly return over that time. Lynch's common sense approach and quick wit made him one of the most quoted investors on Wall Street. ("Go for a business that any idiot can run -- because sooner or later, any idiot probably is going to run it," is one of his many pearls of wisdom.) Lynch's bestseller One Up on Wall Street is something of a "stocks for the everyman/everywoman", breaking his approach down into easy-to-understand concepts.

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

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