An Aggressive Value Approach for Small-Company Investing

    by Wayne A. Thorp

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    Aggressive investing usually equates with a growth approach. But aggressive investing doesn’t necessarily mean ‘pay any price.’

    A case in point is Oberweis Asset Management, which, through its family of mutual funds, seeks out rapidly growing companies and invests in those that they feel are attractively priced, a process they term AGARP: aggressive growth at a reasonable price.

    This article will walk you through the guidelines Oberweis uses in their process, while creating a stock screen that mimics the approach. AAII’s Stock Investor Pro fundamental screening and database program was used to construct the screen. Stock Investor Pro covers a universe of over 9,000 NYSE, Amex, Nasdaq National Market, Nasdaq Small Cap, and over-the-counter bulletin board or pink sheet stocks. Table 1 is a listing of the six companies that passed the Oberweis screen.

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