For Immediate Release
Chicago, IL – October 2, 2020 – Stocks in this week’s article are ABM Industries Incorporated ABM, AAR Corp. AIR, Boise Cascade Company BCC, Owens & Minor, Inc. OMI and Covenant Logistics Group, Inc. CVLG.
5 Broker-Favorite Stocks to Note Post-Recent Analyst Upgrades
With the third-quarter earnings season being round the corner, investors would look to include stocks in their respective portfolios, which have the potential to surpass earnings expectations in the to-be-reported quarter. This is because an earnings beat generally leads to stock price appreciation.
Investors are after all shelling out their hard-earned savings in the stock market. Naturally, they would want to generate handsome returns from their portfolio. However, the task of designing one’s portfolio with prospective outperformers is anything but easy. In fact, equity market tricks are not easy to master with a plethora of stocks flooding the space at any point of time. The job becomes even more difficult when one tries to select a winning portfolio without proper guidance.
Choice of improper stocks can adversely impact his/her returns, thereby ruining the very objective of investing the hard-earned money in the highly unpredictable stock market.
Broker Advice: The Way Forward?
To avoid such an unfortunate scenario, investors, more often than not rely on the guidance provided by brokers who are deemed experts in the field, equipped with thorough knowledge and a clear insight into the nitty gritties of the investment world.
They have at their disposal a lot more substantial information on a company and its prospects than individual investors. Brokers directly communicate with the top management. They also thoroughly study the documents available in the public domain and attend conference calls. Since brokers meticulously follow the stocks under their coverage, they revise their earnings estimates after carefully examining the pros and cons of an event for the concerned company. Naturally, their estimate revisions serve as an important yardstick regarding the price of a stock.
To take care of the earnings performance, we designed a screen based on better broker recommendations and upward estimate revisions over the last four weeks.
Top-Line Growth: A Key Catalyst
However, designing a strategy, based solely on the bottom line is unlikely to lead to a positive approach. Actually, according to many market watchers, a revenue beat is more creditable for a company than a mere earnings outperformance, especially in an environment of revenue weakness due to macroeconomic headwinds. To address the top-line concerns, we included in our screen the price/sales ratio, which serves as a strong complementary valuation metric.
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