JHere are today’s updates for Validea’s growth investor model based on Martin Zweig’s published strategy. This strategy seeks growth stocks with persistently accelerating earnings and sales growth, reasonable valuations and low leverage.
ORIGIN BANCORP INC (OBNK) is a small-cap stock in the Regional Banks sector. The rating under our Martin Zweig-based strategy rose from 77% to 85% depending on the company’s underlying fundamentals and stock valuation. A score of 80% or higher generally indicates that the strategy has some interest in the stock and a score above 90% generally indicates strong interest.
Company Description: Origin Bancorp, Inc is a financial holding company. The Company, through its wholly-owned banking subsidiary Origin Bank, provides a range of financial services to small and medium-sized businesses, municipalities, individuals and retail customers. It offers retail deposits, cash management, commercial deposits, origination and servicing of mortgages, insurance, mobile banking and online banking. It also engages in residential mortgage banking and manages residential mortgage loans for third parties. Its banking services include Internet banking and voice response information, mobile applications, cash management, overdraft protection, direct deposit, safe deposit boxes, United States Savings Bonds and automatic account transfers. The company operates more than 43 banking centers from Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, through northern Louisiana to central Mississippi.
The following table summarizes whether the stock meets each of the tests for this strategy. Not all criteria in the table below are given the same weight or are independent, but the table provides a brief overview of the stock’s strengths and weaknesses in the context of the strategy criteria.
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About Martin Zweig: Over the 15 years of tracking, Zweig’s stock recommendation newsletter has returned an average of 15.9% per year, during which time it was ranked number one based on risk-adjusted returns by Hulbert Financial Digest . Zweig has managed both mutual funds and hedge funds during his career, and he’s put the fortune he amassed to good use. He’s owned what Forbes has reported to be New York’s most expensive apartment, a $70 million penthouse that sits atop Manhattan’s Pierre Hotel, and he’s a collector of all manner of pop culture. and historical memorabilia – among his purchases are the gun used by Clint Eastwood in ‘Dirty Harry’, a stock certificate signed by Commodore Vanderbilt, and even two old-fashioned gas pumps similar to the ones he had seen at a nearby gas station while growing up in Cleveland, according to published reports.
About Validea: Validea is an investment research service that tracks the published strategies of investment legends. Validea offers both stock analysis and model portfolios based on gurus who have outperformed the market over the long term, including Warren Buffett, Benjamin Graham, Peter Lynch and Martin Zweig. For more information on Validea, click here
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