Which Sectors Will Outperform or Underperform?
by Todd BuntonNovember 20, 2012 | Comments : 7 Recommended this article: (1)
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Third quarter earnings season is mostly behind us. And as Zacks Director of Research Sheraz Mian details in this report, overall it was the worst quarter for earnings since the Great Recession.
But if you look at the data, clearly some sectors fared better than others. Basic Materials, Autos and Conglomerates were particularly weak, for instance, while Consumer Discretionary, Medical and Finance held up quite well.
Although I am cautious on the stock market over the next several weeks, I believe there are opportunities among the different sectors, primarily those which just delivered healthy Q3 earnings.
Which sectors do you expect to outperform the broader market over the next 3 months? Which do you think will underperform?
Note that here at Zacks, we divide the market into 16 different sectors:
1. Consumer Staples
2. Consumer Discretionary
3. Retail - Wholesale
6. Basic Materials
7. Industrial Products
12. Oil - Energy
16. Business Services
Here are my votes:
Outperform: 2, 13
Underperform: 6, 7
Let's hear your choices.
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