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Be wary companies aren't at the top of an earnings rollercoaster

Kick the tires when shares in profitable companies appear a bargain
Be wary companies aren't at the top of an earnings rollercoaster
  • Investors must play Devil's advocate in case of recession
  • 'Cheap' property companies especially could be a trap

Investing is never just about painting by numbers. Although in theory and through back-testing many of the risk-return factors stock screens isolate show aggregate outperformance, stock-pickers must always look behind the numbers. 

Our growth at a reasonable price screen shows plenty of companies that have had a combination of a good earnings run and attractive forecast earnings.  Also, they aren’t expensive based on a multiple of that spliced past and expected profit growth. 

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