The strategy uses fundamentals such as free cash flow, price to sales, and PE to dividend adjusted EPS growth to select undervalued companies. Darren then evaluates positions monthly and typically holds them until he uncovers a more compelling opportunity.
Darren believes that the efficient market theory works over the long term, but valuations can be off in the short term. He attempts to achieve gains through buying stocks of consistent companies that are under-appreciated by the market.
Darren uses fundamentals such as sales, earnings, free cash flow, price to sales, and PE to dividend adjusted EPS growth to select a list of potential companies. He then applies minimum price and volume filters and finally a momentum component to rank the companies. He buys the top five and each held as long as it remains on the list.
Darren typically holds these top five stocks, with a roughly even dollar allocation among them. For sector diversification, he may drift outside the top five in order to avoid concentration in a particular industry.
Darren performs a screen each month. If a stock falls from the list, he sells it. He may consider selling a holding mid-month if there is a significant change in a stock’s outloook.
Darren may select stocks outside the top five to avoid concentration in a particular industry.
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