Tthe following are today’s updates for Validea Growth investor model based on the published strategy of Martin zweig. This strategy seeks growth stocks with a persistent acceleration in earnings and sales growth, reasonable valuations and low leverage.
AMERICA’S CAR-MART, INC. (CRMT) is a small cap value stock in the retail sector (specialty). The rating according to our strategy based on Martin Zweig fell from 77% to 85% based on the underlying fundamentals of the company and the valuation of the stock. A score of 80% or more usually indicates that the strategy has some interest in the stock and a score above 90% generally indicates a strong interest.
Company Description: America’s Car-Mart, Inc. is an automotive retailer focused on the integrated automotive sales and finance segment of the used car market. The Company conducts its business through its two operating subsidiaries, America’s Car Mart, Inc. (Car-Mart of Arkansas) and Colonial Auto Finance, Inc. (Colonial) (collectively, Car-Mart of Arkansas and Colonial are referred to as Car- Market). It mainly sells used vehicles of older models and provides financing to all of its customers. As of April 30, 2016, the Company operated 143 dealerships located primarily in small towns in the south-central United States. The concessionaires are operated in a decentralized manner. Each dealership is responsible for buying (with the help of a head office buyer) and selling vehicles, making credit decisions, as well as managing and collecting installment contracts which he comes from. Dealers also keep their own records and make daily deposits. The company has regular and satellite dealers.
The following table summarizes whether the stock meets each of the tests for this strategy. Not all of the criteria in the table below are given the same weight or are independent, but the table gives a brief overview of the strengths and weaknesses of the title in the context of the strategy criteria.
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Detailed analysis of AMERICA’S CAR-MART, INC.
About Martin Zweig: Over the 15 years of follow-up, Zweig’s stock recommendation newsletter returned an average of 15.9% per annum, during which time it was ranked number one based on adjusted returns. risk by Hulbert Financial Digest. Zweig has managed both mutual funds and hedge funds during his career, and he has put the fortune he has accumulated to good ends. He owned what Forbes reported to be New York’s most expensive apartment, a $ 70 million penthouse that sits atop the Pierre Hotel in Manhattan, and he’s a collector of all kinds of pop culture. and historical memorabilia – among his purchases are the weapon Clint Eastwood used in “Dirty Harry”, a stock certificate signed by Commodore Vanderbilt, and even two old-fashioned gas pumps similar to the ones he had seen her at a nearby gas station while growing up in Cleveland, according to published reports.
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