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Chicago, IL – September 20, 2019 - Stocks in this week’s article are NVR Inc. (NVR - Free Report) , MEDIFAST Inc. (MED - Free Report) , BMC Stock Holdings Inc. (BMCH - Free Report) , Universal Forest Products Inc. (UFPI - Free Report) and EMCOR Group Inc. (EME - Free Report) .

5 DuPont-Tested Quality Stock Picks

Return on equity (ROE) can be considered one of the most reliable metrics for investors. That said, we would like to note that the basic ROE calculation doesn’t always tell the complete story and an investor might get misled by picking stocks based on this number.

Thus, taking a step beyond the basic ROE and analyzing it at an advanced level or applying the DuPont technique seems to be an intriguing idea.

Here’s how DuPont breaks down ROE into different components:

ROE = Net Income/Equity

Net Income / Equity = (Net Income / Sales) * (Sales / Assets) * (Assets / Equity)

ROE = Profit Margin * Asset Turnover Ratio * Equity Multiplier

Inside the Strength of DuPont

The DuPont analysis allows investors to evaluate the elements that drive any change in ROE. It helps investors distinguish companies with higher margins from those having a high turnover. In fact, it also focuses on the company’s leverage status. A lofty ROE could be due to the overuse of debt. If this is the case, the strength of a company is in question if it has a high debt load. This is where DuPont analysis wins while picking the better stock.

Investors can simply do this analysis by taking a look at the company’s financials. However, looking at the financial statements of each company separately can be a tedious task. Here, screening tools like Zacks Research Wizard can come in handy.

For the rest of this Screen of the Week article please visit Zacks.com at:https://www.zacks.com/stock/news/525934/5-duponttested-quality-stock-picks

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