Validea John Neff Strategy Daily Update Report – 09/18/2021
THere are today’s updates for Validea Low PE investor model based on the published strategy of John neff. This strategy looks for companies with persistent earnings growth and trading at a discount to earnings growth and dividend yield.
WESTERN NEW ENGLAND BANCORP INC (WNEB) is a small cap value stock in the regional banking sector. The rating according to our strategy based on John Neff has increased from 62% to 81% depending 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: Western New England Bancorp, Inc., formerly Westfield Financial, Inc., is a Massachusetts chartered stock holding company. The Company serves as the holding company for Westfield Bank (the Bank). It is a provider of business and personal banking products and services, including products such as residential and commercial loans, consumer loans, and a variety of deposit products. She focuses on residential real estate loans, as well as serving commercial clients, including commercial and industrial loans and commercial deposit relationships. In addition, it offers online banking services. It operates through more than 21 bank offices located in Agawam, Chicopee, East Longmeadow, Feeding Hills, Holyoke, Ludlow, Southwick, Springfield, Ware, West Springfield and Westfield, Massachusetts, and Granby and Enfield, Connecticut. It also has over 10 automated teller machines (ATMs) in Holyoke, Southwick, Springfield, West Springfield and Westfield, Massachusetts.
The following table summarizes whether the title 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 WESTERN NEW ENGLAND BANCORP INC
About John Neff: Despite being known as the manager many top managers trusted with their own money, Neff was far from the high profile, talkative Wall Streeter one would expect. He was gentle and low-key, and the same could be said of the Windsor Fund, which he managed for over three decades. In fact, Neff himself described the fund as “relatively prosaic, boring, [and] However, his results were not boring. From 1964 to 1995, Neff guided Windsor to an average annual return of 13.7%, easily surpassing the 10.6% return of the S&P 500 during that time. This 3.1 percentage point difference is huge over time. – an investment of $ 10,000 in Windsor (with reinvested dividends) at the start of Neff’s tenure would have reached more than $ 564,000 at the time of his retirement, more than double what the same investment in the S&P would have yielded ( approximately $ 233,000). Given the length of his tenure, this record may be the best ever for a manager of such a large fund.
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