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STOCK SCORING PROGRAM

free  to all those buying Ian Duncan MacDonald's book "Investors vs Sharks"


The following Matrix has been turned into a program that will work on your PC. It saves having to do the calculations manually to score a stock. The objective is to be able to help value investors to sort potential stock purchases from most to least attractive for both dividend income and future capital gain.


To get the program emailed to you, send a request to


admin@informus.ca


It is possible to manually arrive at the total composite score by selecting the number appropriate to the stock you are scoring from each of the following categories.




(1)  Current Price of Stock -   choose the appropriate score

 

                1. $0 to 99 cents scores 1

   2.$1 to $1.99  scores 2

3 .$2 to $4.99  scores 3

 4. $5 to $9.99 scores 4

            5.$10 to $14.99 scores 5

          6.$15 to $19.99 scores 6

        7.$20 to $29.99 scores 7

         8 $30 to $49.99 scores 8

         9.$50 to $99.99 scores 9

10. over $100 scores 10

 

(2)  Price 4 Years Ago - choose the appropriate score

 

             1.$0 to 99 cents scores 1

2.$1 to $1.99 scores 2

3. $2 to $4.99 scores 3

4. $5 to $9.99 scores 4

          5.$10 to $14.99 scores 5

           6. $15 to $19.99 scores 6

           7. $20 to $29.99 scores 7

     8. $30 to $49.99 scores 8

          9.$50 to $99.99 scores 9

10.over $100 scores 10

 

 (3) % Difference Between Current Price of Stock and Four Years Ago.

                                                          Choose the appropriate score and enter

1. The Stock has been sold for less than 4 years = 0

                                                                                           2. The Current Price is less than the price 4 years ago, by more than 50.50% = 1

                                                                                     3. The Current Price is less than the price 4 years ago, by 11.50% to 50.49% = 2

                                                                4. The Current Price is less than the price 4 years by .50 % to 10.49% = 5

                                                                           5. Current Price is within .51% to 1.49% of the price it was at 4 years ago, = 6

                                                              6. Current Price is 1.50 % to 10.49% more   than the price 4 years ago, = 7

                                                                       7. Current Price is 10.50% to 99.49% % more than the price 4 years ago, = 9

                                                                                    8..  Current Price is more than 99.50% greater than the price of 4 years ago, = 10

 

(4)  Book Value of Stock - choose the appropriate score

 

                    1.  $0 to 99 cents scores = 1

                   2. $1.00to $1.99  scores 2

      3.  $1. to $4.99  scores 3

4.  $5 to $9.99 scores 4

           5.  $10 to $14.99 scores 5

           6.  $15 to $19.99 scores 6

         7.  $20 to $29.99 scores 7

           8. $30 to $49.99 scores 8

         9. $50 to $99.99 scores 9

10.  over $100 scores 10

 

(5)  % Difference Between Current Stock Price & Book Value of the Stock

 Chose the appropriate score

                         1. Current Price is less than the Book Value by more than 49.49 % = 10

                          2. Current Price is less than the Book Value by 10.50% to 49.50 % = 8

                     3. Current Price is less than the Book Value by 0.50% to 10.49% = 6

                 4. Current Price is between 0.51% and 1.49% of the Book Value = 4

                      5. Current Price is 1.50% to 9.49% greater than the Book Value = 2

                             6. Current Price is 9.50% to 49.49% greater than the Book Value = 1

7. Current Price is 49.50% greater than the Book Value = 0

 

(6)  Number of Analysts Rating the Stock a “Buy”.

           Choose the appropriate score

       1.  0 analysts = 0

2.  1 analyst = 2

                   3.  2 to 3 analysts =3

                   4.  4 to 5 analysts = 4

                               5.  5 or more analysts = 5

 

(7)  Number of Analysts Rating the Stock a “Strong Buy.

        Choose the appropriate score

    1.  0 analysts = 0

2.  1analyst = 3

                3.  2 to 4 analysts = 4

                            4.  5 or more analysts =5

 

(8)  % of Dividend Paid - Choose the appropriate score

1.  No Dividend Paid = 0

       2.  0 to 1.49% Dividend = 1

                          3.  1.50% to 2.49% Dividend = 4

                       4.  2.50 to 4.49% Dividend = 6

                              5.  4.50% to 7.49% Dividend = 8

                           6. 7.50 to 10.49% Dividend = 10

              7.   Over 10.50% Dividend = 2

 

(9)  Operating Margin %. – Choose the appropriate score

 

                           1. A margin less than 1.49% = 0

2. 1.50% to 4.49% = 1

3. 4.50% to 9.49% = 2

  4.  9.50% to 14.49% = 3

    5.  14.50% to 19.49% = 4

     6. 19.50% to 29.49% = 5

        7.  29.50% to 49.49% -6

           8. 49.50% to 69.49% = 8

              9.  69.50% to 79.49% = 9

10.  Over 79.50% = 10

 

(10)         Daily Volume of Shares Traded. – Choose the appropriate score

 

    1.  Fewer than 10,000 shares = 0

2.  10, 001 to 30,000 shares = 1

                         3.  30,001 shares to 50,000 shares = 2

   4.  50,001 to 100,000 shares = 3

     5.  100,001 to 250,000 shares = 4

      6. 250,001 to 500,000 shares = 5

                 9.  1,000,001 shares to 2,000,000 = 9

10.  Over 2,000,001 shares = 10

 

(11)         Price to Earnings – Choose the appropriate score

 

              1. 0 or a minus figure = 0

2. 01 to 5.49 = 10

     3. 5.50 to 15.49 = 9

       4. 15.50 to 20.49 = 8

        5. 20.50 to 25.49 = 7

        6. 25.50 to 30.49 = 6

        7. 30.50 to 35.49 = 5

         8. 35.50 to 40.49 = 4

        9. 40.50 to 99.99= 2

     10.  100 or more = 1