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Chicago, IL – February 10, 2021 – Stocks in this week’s article are Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (PPC - Free Report) , Century Communities, Inc. (CCS - Free Report) , Synaptics Incorporated (SYNA - Free Report) , Targa Resources Corp. (TRGP - Free Report) and Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (APAM - Free Report) .

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While earnings performance is a good indicator of a stock’s future performance, market sentiments get easily influenced by corporate results and management commentary. Thus, identifying growth drivers becomes difficult and you could end up buying overpriced stocks with not much fundamental strength.

In such a situation, guidance from the experts is highly desirable. You can follow rating upgrades by brokers as they have a deeper understanding of stocks, the industries and the overall economy. Also, they communicate with the company executives and even attend conference calls.

In addition, brokers comprehensively study the publicly available company documents and scrutinize the fundamentals. They place these against the present economic scenario to check how the stocks would fare as an investment option. Therefore, when a broker upgrades rating for any company you can easily rely on it.

Nonetheless, just depending on broker upgrades is not the right way to build your investment portfolio. You should take into consideration certain other factors as well before picking any stock, so that there is solid return.

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