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Vol.16 #45 Monday, March 5, 2018 3:27PM EST

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Market Stance: BULLISH (since March 5, 2018)


Typical Client Performance
Bought Upland Software Inc. (UPLD)
Sold iShares Core S&P 500 (IVV) -2.4%
Typical Client Portfolio
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Deen Capital S&P 500
Year-to-date as of March 2, 2018 +2.5% * +1.0%
12 months (Mar 2, 2017 to Mar 2, 2018) +17.8% * +15.1%
24 months (Mar 2, 2016 to Mar 2, 2018) +48.6% * +40.8%
36 months (Mar 2, 2015 to Mar 2, 2018) +30.8% * +34.8%
48 months (Mar 2, 2014 to Mar 2, 2018) +34.2% * +56.4%
60 months (Mar 2, 2013 to Mar 2, 2018) +70.2% * +95.3%

* An average of managed accounts, net after all commissions and fees.

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Bought Upland Software Inc. (UPLD)

Initial percent of portfolio (approx.)5.0%
Net buy price in managed accounts*$27.30
Most recent close (Mar 02)$24.29
Net change (based on net buy price)+3.01
Today's volume as of 3:27PM EST1.4 million ($37.9 million)
Average daily volume162,700 ($4.4 million)
This year's earnings-per-share$0.93 (est)
Next year's earnings-per-share$1.26 (est)
P/E using next year's earnings21.7 (est)
Earnings growth rate, next 5 years20% per year (est)

* Buy prices shown are net after commissions and fees.

Today, Monday, March 5, 2018, I bought UPLD, for both client and my personal accounts.

Here's why I bought this stock:

+ Breakout: Today, the stock is up sharply on heavy volume, breaking out of a six-and-a-half-month trading range to a new all-time high.

+ Volume spike, mostly on the buy side: Today's volume, a half hour before the close, is already 8 times average.

+ Excellent recent sales growth. Here are the quarterly year-to-year sales growth rates from the last four quarters, in chronological order: +10%, +18%, +25%, and, most recently, for the quarter ended Sep 30, +35% to $26.1 million.

+ Excellent recent earnings-per-share growth. Here are the quarterly EPS figures for the last eight quarters:

Mar 17 vs Mar 16: 12c vs (2c)
Jun 17 vs Jun 16: 16c vs (1c)
Sep 17 vs Sep 16: 25c vs  6c
Dec 17 vs Dec 16: 25c vs 11c

Valuation: At 22 times next year's estimated earnings and a projected 5-year annualized earnings growth rate of 20%, the stock is, by my usual metric, reasonably priced.

+ History of earnings surprises: This company has reported earnings-per-share at least 8c above estimates in each of the past two quarters. Most recently, for the quarter ended Sep 30, they "beat the Street" by 8c.

+ The company's industry group ("Computer Software - Enterprise") is ranked #5 for relative strength out of 197 industry groups tracked by Investor's Business Daily. This ranking changes daily, and it has been generally rising over recent weeks and months.

+ The stock's 200-day moving average is rising, indicating a long-term uptrend.

I chose to buy the stock in spite of the following negative factor:

- Strong but falling earnings-per-share estimates for next year: According to recent data from First Call, the consensus earnings estimate for 2017 is 93c, unchanged upward from 90 days ago (and up from 2016 actual earnings of 29c); and the consensus estimate for 2018 is 93c, unchanged from 90 days ago.

-KD, Monday, March 5, 2018

Sold iShares Core S&P 500 (IVV) -2.4%

Net sell price in managed accounts*$272.23
Date(s) boughtFeb 27 2018
Net buy price in managed accounts*$279.07
Holding period0.9 weeks
Gain/loss in managed accounts*-2.4% (after commissions)

* Buy and sell prices shown are net after commissions and fees. This means that the gain/loss shown is also net after transaction expenses.

Today, Monday, March 5, 2018, I sold IVV, for both client and my personal accounts.

I sold just enough SPY to pay for XCRA. We remain fully invested.

-KD, Monday, March 5, 2018

Typical Client Portfolio

Company Name Stock
% of
Xcerra Corp. XCRA 03/05/18 $9.96 $10.00 0.0 5.0% +0.5%
Upland Software Inc. UPLD 03/05/18 $27.30 $27.27 0.0 5.0% -0.1%
SPDR S&P 500 ETF SPY 03/02/18 $266.69 $272.48 0.4 84.5% +2.2%
iShares Core S&P 500 IVV 02/27/18 $279.07 $274.48 0.9 5.5% -1.6%
Cash 0.0%  
Total 100%  

* Buy prices shown are net after commissions.

** Current prices are at least 20 minutes old.

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