Rating for Quality Systems (QSII) Falls From a Hold to Sell

QSII stock a sell in latest weekly rating.

By Portfolio Grader


Portfolio Grader currently ranks Quality Systems Inc (NASDAQ:QSII) a Sell. The methodology for investing incorporated in this analytical tool developed by Louis Navellier researches and ranks nearly 5,000 stocks each week from a fundamental and quantitative perspective. The current overall Portfolio Grader recommendation on the shares has changed twice in the past month, which represents a greater level of change than is typical.

With a $0.9 billion market value, QSII ranks in the top half of its industry group, Health Care Technology, and in the top half of its sector group, Health Care, in market value. From the perspective of investment attractiveness, the stock's Portfolio Grader ranking currently places it 23 among the 24 companies in this industry group, a position that is well below-average; squarely in the bottom quartile of the sector with a ranking of 661 among the 785 companies in the sector of its Health Care sector, and number 4,038 in the nearly 5,000 company Portfolio Grader universe.

Portfolio Grader currently ranks the Health Care sector number 10 among the 12 sectors in its universe putting it in the bottom quartile of all the GICS sectors. The Health Care Technology industry group is ranked 26 among the 69 industry groups within the GICS sectors, placing it near the average in terms of the Navellier scoring system.

The company has attained average or below-average scores in 4 of the 8 areas analyzed by Portfolio Grader in the ranking of company stocks.

QSII's operational scores provide mixed results with rankings for operating margin and earnings growth that are well above average, while the score for sales growth is below average. Scores for visibility of earnings are mixed, with rankings for earnings revisions and earnings momentum that are worse than average, while the score for earnings surprises is better than average. QSII's metric for cash flow is better than its industry group average but its ranking for return on equity is below-average. These fundamental scores give Quality Systems a position in the top quartile of the industry group.

Portfolio Grader uses the Navellier Proprietary Quantitative Score to view QSII's shares from the viewpoint of risk/reward. This proprietary scoring system takes into account the relative value of the company's shares based on the current price of the shares relative to its peers, the market and risk associated with its industry and sector groups. Based on this risk/reward calculation, QSII currently scores well below-average in its industry group compared to its peers.

Louis Navellier's proprietary Portfolio Grader stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results, with A being 'strong buy' and F being 'strong sell'. Explore the tool here.

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