Koninklijke Philips (PHG) a Buy on Robust Quant Score

Koninklijke Philips NV (NYSE:PHG) is one of the 782 companies in the GICS Health Care sector, and a constituent of the 163 company Health Care Equipment & Supplies GICS industry group within this sector. The market value of PHG is $39.0 billion which falls in the top decile in its industry group. Currently, the stock's Portfolio Grader ranking places it 34 among the 163 companies in this industry group, putting in the top quartile; in the top quartile of the sector with a ranking of 90 among the 782 companies in the sector, and number 683 in the nearly 5,000 company Portfolio Grader universe.

PHG is rated as a Buy using the methods of Louis Navellier for investing and his Portfolio Grader stock evaluator. This represents no change from the previous week and is the same ranking PHG has had from Portfolio Grader for 3 months.

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 Equipment & Supplies industry group is ranked 43 among the 69 industry groups within the GICS sectors, placing it below-average in terms of the Navellier scoring system.

Koninklijke Philips has earned above-average scores in 2 of the 8 fundamental metrics used by Portfolio Grader and average or below-average grades in 6 of the areas used in the ranking of company stocks.

The company's operational scores are a source of great concern with a ranking for sales growth, operating margin and earnings growth that are considerably below average. Scores for visibility of earnings are a source of great concern with a ranking for earnings revisions, earnings surprises and earnings momentum that are worse than average. PHG's scores for return on equity and cash flow are appreciably better than its industry group average. Based on these fundamental scores, Koninklijke Philips places in the bottom quartile of the industry group.

Quantitatively, Portfolio Grader uses the Navellier Proprietary Quantitative Score to measure PHG's shares from the aspect of risk/reward. This exclusive scoring methodology considers the relative value of PHG'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. Using this risk/reward calculation, the company currently scores well above-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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