Nasdaq 100 Watch List: July 29, 2011

Below are the Nasdaq 100 companies that are within 20% of the 52-week low. This list is strictly for the purpose of researching whether or not the companies have viable business models. Although these companies are very risky, based on the current price they are at reasonable values and offer significant opportunity to outperform the market in the coming year.
Symbol Name Price P/E EPS Yield P/B % from Low
RIMM Research In Motion 25 3.97 6.3 0.00% 1.38 0.77%
YHOO Yahoo! Inc. 13.1 14.79 0.89 0.00% 1.38 1.24%
QGEN Qiagen N.V. 16.94 29.21 0.58 0.00% 1.57 2.17%
AKAM Akamai Technologies 24.22 25.63 0.95 0.00% 2.02 2.45%
LLTC Linear Technology 29.3 12.42 2.36 3.20% 17.06 2.99%
TEVA Teva Pharmaceutical 46.64 12.54 3.72 1.70% 1.8 3.97%
FSLR First Solar, Inc. 118.23 16.87 7.01 0.00% 2.84 6.13%
LIFE Life Technologies 45.03 22.45 2.01 0.00% 1.87 6.20%
PCAR PACCAR Inc. 42.81 21.73 1.97 1.70% 2.67 7.64%
CSCO Cisco Systems, Inc. 15.97 12.47 1.28 1.50% 1.87 8.05%
AMGN Amgen Inc. 54.7 11.37 4.81 0.00% 2 8.83%
ADBE Adobe Systems 27.71 14.84 1.87 0.00% 2.57 8.88%
SPLS Staples, Inc. 16.06 13.05 1.23 2.50% 1.57 8.88%
INFY Infosys Limited 62.22 22.88 2.72 1.40% 5.69 9.68%
WCRX Warner Chilcott plc 21.02 32.9 0.64 0.00% N/A 10.57%
VRSN VeriSign, Inc. 31.21 6.66 4.69 0.00% 9.89 12.27%
MRVL Marvell Technology Group, Ltd. 14.82 11.73 1.26 0.00% 1.87 12.53%
CHRW C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. 72.31 28.92 2.5 1.60% 9.29 13.34%
ATVI Activision Blizzard, Inc 11.84 27.41 0.43 1.40% 1.34 13.85%
FLIR FLIR Systems, Inc. 27.46 20.95 1.31 0.90% 2.72 14.42%
PAYX Paychex, Inc. 28.23 19.88 1.42 4.40% 6.86 14.52%
LRCX Lam Research Corporation 40.88 6.96 5.88 0.00% 2.28 15.51%
MU Micron Technology, Inc. 7.37 11.66 0.63 0.00% 0.87 15.88%
SHLD Sears Holdings 69.67 N/A -0.49 0.00% 0.91 15.88%
URBN Urban Outfitters, Inc. 32.54 21.32 1.53 0.00% 3.96 16.38%
FFIV F5 Networks, Inc. 93.48 34.38 2.72 0.00% 6.53 16.85%
MSFT Microsoft Corporation 27.4 10.19 2.69 2.30% 4.07 17.50%
NIHD NII Holdings, Inc. 42.35 18.76 2.26 0.00% 2.04 19.13%
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. 12.32 10.36 1.19 2.60% 2.01 19.96%

Watch List Performance Review

In our ongoing review of the Nasdaq 100 Watch List, we have taken the top five stocks on our list from July 30, 2010 and have checked their performance one year later. The top five companies on that list can be seen in the table below.
Symbol Name 2010 2011
% change
SYMC Symantec Corp. 12.97 19.06
46.95%
AMAT Applied Materials 11.80 12.32
4.41%
NVDA NVIDIA Corp. 9.19 13.83
50.49%
TEVA Teva Pharma. 48.85 46.64
-4.52%
PAYX Paychex, Inc. 25.99 28.23
8.62%
Average gain
21.19%
^NDX Nasdaq 100 1864.00 2362.81
26.76%
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