Here is a couple of stocks that might be worth your attention this week.

This short list was compiled with help of various sources of data, including Buy recommendations from several renowned stock data providers and analytical services. This is why I’m calling the approach a consensus strategy. The stocks I’m going to present you below are generally believed to outperform the stock market in the coming months, they have a consensus recommendation of Buy, their fundamentals are scored considerably better than most stocks and their average target price by stock analysts is above current market valuation.

In order to consider buying the stock’s shares, the following criteria need to be satisfied:

  • TheStreet score: A+, A or A-
  • Zacks Rank: 1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold)
  • Weiss Ratings recommendation: A or B
  • Yahoo Finance recommendation: at least mixed Buy/Hold
  • MarketBeat recommendation: at least mixed Buy/Hold
  • Yahoo Finance target price: min. 5% higher than current price
  • MarketBeat target price: min. 5% higher than current price
  • Piotroski F-Score: min. 4
  • Moody’s Daily Credit Risk: 1 to 6
  • InvestorsObserver Overall Score: min. 50
Note: Descriptions of those criteria are provided at the end of this post as well as HERE.

Here is a couple of stocks that might be worth your attention this week.

This short list was compiled with help of various sources of data, including Buy recommendations from several renowned stock data providers and analytical services. This is why I’m calling the approach a consensus strategy. The stocks I’m going to present you below are generally believed to outperform the stock market in the coming months, they have a consensus recommendation of Buy, their fundamentals are scored considerably better than most stocks and their average target price by stock analysts is above current market valuation.

In order to consider buying the stock’s shares, the following criteria need to be satisfied:

  • TheStreet score: A+, A or A-
  • Zacks Rank: 1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold)
  • Weiss Ratings recommendation: A or B
  • Yahoo Finance recommendation: at least mixed Buy/Hold
  • MarketBeat recommendation: at least mixed Buy/Hold
  • Yahoo Finance target price: min. 5% higher than current price
  • MarketBeat target price: min. 5% higher than current price
  • Piotroski F-Score: min. 4
  • Moody’s Daily Credit Risk: 1 to 6
  • InvestorsObserver Overall Score: min. 50
Note: Descriptions of those criteria are provided at the end of this post as well as HERE.

Here is a couple of stocks that might be worth your attention this week. Last week it was eleven stocks, today only four (all of them appeared in the previous listing), using the same criteria.

This short list was compiled with help of various sources of data, including Buy recommendations from several renowned stock data providers and analytical services. This is why I’m calling the approach a consensus strategy. The stocks I’m going to present you below are generally believed to outperform the stock market in the coming months, they have a consensus recommendation of Buy, their fundamentals are scored considerably better than most stocks and their average target price by stock analysts is above current market valuation.

In order to consider buying the stock’s shares, the following criteria need to be satisfied:

  • TheStreet score: A+ or A
  • Zacks Rank: 1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold)
  • Weiss Ratings recommendation: A or B
  • Yahoo Finance recommendation: at least mixed Buy/Hold
  • MarketBeat recommendation: at least mixed Buy/Hold
  • Yahoo Finance target price: min. 5% higher than current price
  • MarketBeat target price: min. 5% higher than current price
  • Piotroski F-Score: min. 4
  • Moody’s Daily Credit Risk: 1 to 6
  • InvestorsObserver Overall Score: min. 50
Note: Descriptions of those criteria are provided at the end of this post as well as HERE.

Here is a couple of CHEAP (priced below $50) stocks that might be worth your attention this week. This short list was compiled with help of various sources of data, including Buy recommendations from several renowned stock data providers and analytical services. This is why I’m calling the approach a consensus strategy. The stocks I’m going to present you below are generally believed to outperform the stock market in the coming months, they have a consensus recommendation of Buy, their fundamentals are scored considerably better than most stocks and their average target price by stock analysts is above current market valuation.

In order to consider buying the stock’s shares, the following criteria need to be satisfied:

  • TheStreet score: A+, A or A- (Strong Buys)
  • Yahoo Finance recommendation: at least mixed Buy/Hold
  • MarketBeat recommendation: at least mixed Buy/Hold
  • Yahoo Finance target price: min. 5% higher than current price
  • Piotroski F-Score: min. 4
  • Moody’s Daily Credit Risk: 1 to 6
  • InvestorsObserver Overall Score: min. 50
Notes:
  • Descriptions of those criteria are provided at the end of this post.
  • The criteria used here are less restrictive than those I’m using in general, without requirement taht the stock price is below $50. This is because cheap stocks tend to have weaker fundamentals and, typically, are less favored by stock experts

I’m using a consensus strategy to get a quality set of stocks to invest. The strategy relies on data from a number of sources, including Buy recommendations from several renowned stock data providers and analytical services. This is why I’m calling the approach the consensus strategy. Importantly, the stocks I’m getting there are generally believed to have a great potential to outperform the stock market in the coming months, they have a consensus recommendation of Buy, their fundamentals are scored considerably better than most stocks and their average target price by stock analysts is above current market valuation.

With the consensus strategy, in order to consider buying the stock’s shares, the following criteria need to be satisfied:

  • TheStreet score: A+ or A
  • Zacks Rank: 1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold)
  • Weiss Ratings recommendation: A or B
  • Yahoo Finance recommendation: at least mixed Buy/Hold
  • MarketBeat recommendation: at least mixed Buy/Hold
  • Yahoo Finance target price: min. 5% higher than current price
  • MarketBeat target price: min. 5% higher than current price
  • Piotroski F-Score: min. 4
  • Moody’s Daily Credit Risk: 1 to 6
  • InvestorsObserver Overall Score: min. 50

Updated prices and scores on Sept 16th, 2020 (Wednesday)

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Here is a couple of stocks that might be worth attention this week. This short list was compiled with help of various sources of data, including Buy recommendations from several renowned stock data providers and analytical services. This is why I’m calling the approach a consensus strategy: the stocks I’m going to present you below are generally believed to outperform the stock market in the coming months, they have a consensus recommendation of Buy, their fundamentals are scored considerably better than most stocks and their average target price by stock analysts is above current market valuation.

With the consensus strategy, in order to consider buying the stock’s shares, the following criteria need to be satisfied:

  • TheStreet score: A+ or A
  • Zacks Rank: 1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold)
  • Weiss Ratings recommendation: A or B
  • Yahoo Finance recommendation: at least mixed Buy/Hold
  • MarketBeat recommendation: at least mixed Buy/Hold
  • Yahoo Finance target price: min. 5% higher than current price
  • MarketBeat target price: min. 5% higher than current price
  • Piotroski F-Score: min. 4
  • Moody’s Daily Credit Risk: 1 to 6
  • InvestorsObserver Overall Score: min. 50
Note: Descriptions of those criteria are provided at the end of this post.

Market downturns provide us with a unique opportunity to invest at discounted stock prices and you might have experienced them a number of times already, like last spring or during the Great Recession of 2007-2009. In spite of the fact that we know it’s going to be happening over and over again, for some reason we often seem to be totally unprepared when it already takes place, or at least we fail to take full advantage of these opportunities. Why? Simply because you never know whether the bottom was already reached – and waiting for the stock market to rebounce, we finally realize it is 10-20% up already. Generally speaking, this is pretty normal and unless you are an extremly talented and/or disciplined stock analyst, your chances to time the market are quite low (see this article for more details). The same applies to the reverse scenario: the stocks are up (like the FAANG today) and it’s hard to determine whether one should keep them, hoping for higher gains, or maybe it’s already the right time to sell them, before the possibly massive selloff starts. So what can we do about this? Probably the easiest solution is to apply a popular investment strategy dubbed dollar-cost averaging (DCA) or constant dollar plan. Basically, the idea is to divide up the total amount to be invested into purchases done in regular intervals. For instance, having $10,000 to invest in AAPL, one could either try to time the market, executing a single purchase at the best possible price (this is the so called lump sum investing) or split it into smaller (let’s say $500) purchases executed monthly (DCA), which reduces the impact of price volatility on the overall performance of one’s portfolio and, generally speaking, often helps gaining higher yields. Continue reading “Modifying the dollar-cost averaging strategy for higher yields, part 1”