January 11, 2017

Valens Equities Weekly Insights and Inflections for January 11, 2017


Each week the Valens Securities team highlights our most interesting insights from across our tools and our analysis, including individual company industry and macro insights

Market expectations for CL to see substantial UAFRS-based ROA expansion are too aggressive, as management has concerns about their product lineup, growth, and profitability outlook

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Market Insights
Most Compelling Long Ideas
FB, CTXS, MYL, LRCX, PANW

Most Compelling ECF™ Inflections
CRUS, ADBE, JPM, MU, MA

Company Specific Highlights & Insights:
AKAM, AVGO, BDX, TSX:CM, CVI, ES, ETP, HCN, IR, LEN, MLM, MU, TSX:RY, SHW, TAP, TPC, WMB, XEC

Aggregate ECF™ Trend Analysis:

Management confidence levels continue to be volatile, ranging between 24 month highs and 24 month lows in the past 6 months. In April, Management Confidence spiked higher, but the metric subsequently rolled over in recent months, falling to the low end of its range. This signaling that growth remains elusive, as management teams continue to not be confident enough to invest in their businesses.


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