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Latest Activist 13D and 13G Filings

Every investor that acquires 5% of a company is required to file a beneficial ownership filing, which is either a Form 13D or Form 13G, within ten (10) days of the event. If the investor intends to influence management, then they are considered an activist investor and must file a 13D. There is evidence that suggests investing alongside activist investors is a stock market investing strategy that can produce excess returns. This free screener shows all of the required Schedule 13D filings made by activist investors.

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MZOR: Mazor Robotics (OTC:MZRTF) Analysis and Research Report

Overview Mazor Robotics is a medical device company developing and marketing innovative surgical guidance systems and complementary products. The company's expertise is computerized and imaging-based systems, primarily in the field of spine surgery. The company's Surgical Guidance Systems enable surgeons to advance from freehand surgical procedures to accurate, pre-planned, state-of-the-art, precision guided procedures. The company's Surgical Guidance Systems are used in multiple types of spine surgeries, whether open or minimally invasive, for a variety of clinical indications. The company's Mazor X System, its Renaissance system and its predecessor have been used in over 24,000 spine surgeries, including fusion, correction of spinal deformities, biopsy collection, tumor excision and cement augmentations. The company's Surgical Guidance Systems have the ability to improve clinical outcomes for patients, and may provide a safer surgical environment for surgeons and operating ro...

PUFXF: PUF Ventures (CNSX:PUF) Analysis and Research Report

Business History The Company was incorporated on June 24, 2004 under the laws of the Province of British Columbia under incorporation number BC0698428. On July 20, 2004, the Company changed its name from 0698428 BC Ltd. to High Ridge Resources Inc. On January 1, 2010, the Company changed its name from High Ridge Resources Inc. to New High Ridge Resources Inc. On February 7, 2011, the Company changed its name from New High Ridge Resources Inc. to Newton Gold Corp. On November 7, 2013, the Company changed its name from Newton Gold Corp. to Chlormet Technologies, Inc. On ovember 13, 2015, the Company changed its name from Chlormet Technologies, Inc. to PUF Ventures Inc. The Company’s head office and registered and records office is located at Suite 804 - 750 West Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 2T7. On March 1, 2006, the Company was listed and commenced trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “CMT” until June 18, 2014. Effective June 19, 2014, the C...

MQPXF: Matica Enterprises (CNSX:MMJ) Analysis and Research Report

Overview The Company was incorporated pursuant to the Business Corporation Act (British Columbia) in November 2007 under the name of Cadman Resources Inc. The Company was initially listed in July 2008 as a capital pool company ("CPC"), as defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange (the “Exchange”). In December 2010, the listing of the Company’s shares was transferred to the NEX Board. In July 2012, the Company began trading on the Canadian National Stock Exchange (“CNSX”) under the symbol “CUZ” and voluntarily delisted from the NEX board. In April 2014, the Company changed its name to Matica Graphite Inc. and began trading under the new symbol “GRF”. In July 2014, the Company changed its name to Matica Enterprises Inc. In July 2014, the Company’s shares were accepted for trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. In 2014, the Company completed a change of business with a primary focus in the medical marijuana industry. As a result of the change in business focus, t...

PANXF: Platinex (TSXV:PTX) Analysis and Research Report

Overview The Company was incorporated on August 12, 1998 under the laws of the Province of Ontario and trades on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the symbol “PTX”. The Company is at the exploration and evaluation stage and is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of properties for the mining of precious and base metals. The Company is in the process of exploring its resource properties for mineral resources and has not determined whether the properties contain economically recoverable reserves. Recovery of amounts reported for mineral properties and related deferred expenditures is dependent upon the existence of economically recoverable reserves, confirmation of the Company’s interest in the underlying mineral claims, the ability of the Company to obtain necessary financing to conduct exploration and the ability of the Company to recover value for its properties and/or upon future profitable production. The business of mining and exploring for minera...

HTZ: Hertz Global Holdings Analysis and Research Report

BUSINESS Hertz Holdings was incorporated in Delaware in 2015 to serve as the top-level holding company for Rental Car Intermediate Holdings, LLC, which wholly owns Hertz, Hertz Global's primary operating company. Hertz was incorporated in Delaware in 1967 and is a successor to corporations that have been engaged in the vehicle rental and leasing business since 1918. The company operate its vehicle rental business globally through the Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty brands from approximately 10,200 corporate and franchisee locations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia, Australia, The Caribbean, the Middle East and New Zealand. Hertz Global Holdings is one of the largest worldwide airport general use vehicle rental companies and its Hertz brand name is one of the most recognized in the world, signifying leadership in quality rental services and products. Hertz Global Holdings has an extensive network of rental locations in the U.S. and in all major European markets...

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Top Headlines

For the U.S. and China, a Technology Cold War That’s Freezing Over - The New York Times

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A cold war is being waged across the world’s most advanced industries. And it just got a lot chillier. (773-2)

Nvidia Corporation Stock Has 30% Upside From Current Levels

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Nvidia Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) stock has been strong this year, getting off to a quick 21% gain so far in 2018 despite recent selling pressure. Will the good times last, or will NVDA stock come back down to earth? (806-2)

3 Top Ranked Sector ETFs to Buy as Fed Hikes Rates

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The financial sector is attracting a lot of investor attention lately. After President Donald Trump passed the tax reform last year, analysts are highly optimistic about the financial sector’s performance owing to recent trends in the sector (read: 4 Top Ranked Financials ETFs for Your Portfolio). (458-0)

IBM Stock Just Joined the Ranks of the ‘New Tech’ Elite

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There’s no getting around it, International Business Machines Corp (NYSE:IBM) has been one of the market’s favorite punching bags for the past several years. Even with a 28% gain since its early 2016 low, IBM stock is still off 26% from its early 2013 peak, mostly thanks to 23 consecutive quarters of declining year-over-year revenue. (164-1)

DropBox Inc. Soars on Its IPO Debut

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DropBox Inc. (NASDAQ:DBX) pulled off the biggest tech IPO of the year, with the shares up 43% to $30 in early trading. The company raised $756 million, of which $193 million went to various insiders. In all, the market value of the Dropbox IPO is about $13 billion. (313-0)

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Stock Screens

Stock screens allow users to filter the companies listed on the stock market by various attributse, in order to screen out those that are undesirable. Stock screens on Fintel are made from a rich formula language that allows the utmost flexibility.

Stock Screens

The fundamental task in investing is finding mispricings in price v. quality. There are a lot of cheap companies in the market, but most of them are cheap for very good reasons. The trick is finding companies that are cheap but actually healthy. In 2000, Joseph Piotroski wrote a paper in which he described a mathematical model that turned data from financial reports into a simple 9-point score that described a company’s health. He showed that this score, combined with a valuation metric (he used Book-To-Market), could be used successfully to produce excess returns in an investing strategy. This stock screener finds all companies with a score greater than six (which we call “healthy enough”). In his work, he suggested taking a list like this and buying the cheapest of that list. Note that many people believe, incorrectly, that buying companies with the best score is the proper approach, but they end up overpaying for quality. Remember, the goal is to find mispricings in price and quality, not overpay for high quality.  
Companies with Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) > 15%  
Finds all companies with an activist investor filing in the last year  
Finds companies where Price to Book Value < 1.0;  
Companies with negative enterprise value generally get this way because they have a lot of cash. (Cash is subtracted when calculating EV). There is some evidence that negative enterprise value companies outperform the market, so companies matching this screen might be undervalued.  
For investors desiring income over capital appreciation, companies that pay dividends regularly are a great way to generate a steady cash flow. As in any purchase, the goal is to get most value for your dollar, and with dividends, a key metric is dividend yield. The dividend yield is the annual dividend paid divided by the current share price. Higher yields are better. This stock screen finds all securities with a dividend yield greater than 4%.  
This stock screen finds microcap companies with positive annual revenue.  
This is Benjamin Graham's Net Net Working Capital Screen  
The Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) is a conservative valuation metric popularized by Benjamin Graham. To calculate it, simply subtract the total liabilities from a company’s current assets. To calculate NCAVPS (Net Current Asset Value Per Share), divide the NCAV by the number outstanding shares. This stock screener takes Ben Graham’s more conservative approach and uses ⅔ of the NCAV.