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Chicago, IL – July 8, 2021 – Stocks in this week’s article are Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (AAWW - Free Report) , Caleres, Inc. (CAL - Free Report) , AmerisourceBergen Corporation (ABC - Free Report) , Chico's FAS, Inc. (CHS - Free Report) and Builders FirstSource, Inc. (BLDR - Free Report) .

Brokerage Upgrades Add to Attractiveness of These 5 Stocks

It is a well-established fact that the stock market is not an easy place to dabble, and one needs thorough knowledge in order to rake it in. This is where some guidance comes in handy.

To get proper assistance, investors often fall back on expert advice while arriving at a concrete investment decision (buy, sell or hold). The exponents in the field of investing are brokers as they have at their disposal a lot more information on a company and its prospects than an individual investor.

Brokers, irrespective of their types (sell-side, buy-side or independent), undertake a thorough research of the stocks covered by them. They go through minute details of the publicly available financial documents apart from attending company conference calls and other presentations. Therefore, the opinion of brokers can act as a valuable handbook for investors.

Since brokers indulge in in-depth research, their actions can never be put to question or dubbed arbitrary. Estimate revisions also serve as an important pointer regarding the price of a stock. In fact, an increase in estimates normally leads to stock price appreciation and vice versa.

One of the well-accepted investment strategies is to maintain a diversified portfolio to generate handsome returns, irrespective of the market conditions. For instance, in the face of extremely low oil prices, analysts adopt a bullish stance on airline stocks and eventually raise estimates. Naturally, adding such stocks to one’s portfolio in such a scenario might prove to be a winning strategy.

Making the Most of Broker Opinions

The above write-up clearly suggests that by following broker actions, one can arrive at a lucrative portfolio of stocks. Keeping this in mind, we designed a screen to shortlist stocks based on improving analyst recommendations and upward revisions in earnings estimates over the last four weeks.

Also, since the price/sales ratio is a strong complementary valuation metric in the presence of analyst information, it is also included as an important parameter. The price/sales ratio takes care of the company’s top line, making the strategy effective.

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