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Value Screeners Identify Opportunities in September

A look at value screener records following Labor Day weekend

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James Li
Sep 07, 2021

Summary

  • Dow starts short week with a bust as investors weigh delta variant’s impact on the economy.
  • GuruFocus’ value screeners identify opportunities for September.
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GuruFocus’ value screeners, a Premium feature, seeks good investing opportunities among stocks meeting criteria of investing legends like Benjamin Graham, Peter Lynch and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (

BRK.A, Financial)(BRK.B, Financial) CEO Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio).

On Tuesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 35,100.00, down 269.09 points from last Friday’s close of 35,369.09 despite trading at an intraday low of 35,060.90. Stocks leading the Dow’s decline include 3M Co. (

MMM, Financial), Amgen Inc. (AMGN, Financial) and Honeywell International Inc. (HON, Financial) according to the All-in-One Screener, a Premium feature.

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Stocks declined as investors monitored the impact of the Covid-19 delta variant on the economy, with major investing firms Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (

GS, Financial) and Morgan Stanley (MS, Financial) downgrading their economic outlook for the rest of the year.

Value screens identify opportunities for September

GuruFocus provides a wide range of value screeners, including the Ben Graham Net-Net Screen, the Undervalued-Predictable Screen, the Buffett-Munger Screen and the Peter Lynch Screen. Table 1 lists the number of stocks making each value screen as of Tuesday.

Screener USA Asia Europe Canada UK / Ireland Oceania Latin America Africa India
Ben Graham Net-Net 131 414 168 42 17 7 12 7 187
Undervalued-Predictable 164 277 290 25 94 9 136 18 77
Buffett-Munger Screen 20 97 74 6 21 6 20 1 30
Peter Lynch Screen 42 75 43 5 8 1 13 3 6

Table 1

Each value screener page contains an info section that discusses the definition and calculation for each value screen. For example, the Ben Graham Net-Net screen looks for stocks trading deeply below net current asset value while the Undervalued-Predictable screen looks for stocks that have predictable earnings growth and trade below the discounted cash flow model.

Table 2 reports the number of stocks making other key value screens, including the Historical Low Price-Book Screen, the Historical Low Price-Sales Screen and the High Dividend Yield Screen.

Screener USA Asia Europe Canada UK / Ireland Oceania Latin America Africa India
Historical Low Price-Book 103 229 101 4 34 2 62 10 23
Historical Low Price-Sales 77 202 76 1 23 0 39 9 19
52-week Highs 3297 2686 5133 325 1932 305 894 260 1141
52-week Lows 1056 2839 1170 89 333 65 530 69 289
High Dividend Yield 65 57 152 3 13 9 33 10 12

Table 2

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