The stock: CKX Lands has dropped 13% this year, underperforming major U.S. indices. The stock trades at a price-to-earnings ratio of 16, a discount to the market and real estate peers. The shares offer a 2.4% dividend yield.
The model downgraded oil and gas explorer Pyramid Oil (PDO) to "sell."
The numbers: Pyramid Oil swung to a second-quarter loss of $40,000, or 1 cent a share, from profit of $910,000, or 19 cents a share, in the year-earlier period. Revenue fell 62% to $800,000. Its gross margin dropped from 75% to 50% and its operating margin plummeted from 55% to less than 1%. The company has a stable financial position, with minimal debt, strong liquidity and a quick ratio of 11.
The stock: Pyramid Oil is up 6% this year, trailing major U.S. indices. The company doesn't pay dividends and has had erratic operating results over the past two years.-- Reported by Jake Lynch in Boston. Follow TheStreet.com on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.
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