For Immediate Release
Chicago, IL – April 25, 2019– Stocks in this week’s article include Mammoth Energy Services (TUSK - Free Report) , Ashford Hospitality Trust (AHT - Free Report) , Diebold Nixdorf, Inc. (DBD - Free Report) , Brookdale Senior Living (BKD - Free Report) and AMC Entertainment Holdings (AMC - Free Report) . Kevin Matras screens for companies showing their 'first' profit and explains why they are ones to watch.
Screen of the Week written by Kevin Matras of Zacks Investment Research:
Brokers Currently Love These 5 Stocks: Do You?
With a plethora of earnings reports flooding the market during the reporting cycle, pinpointing outperformers or well-performing stocks is by no means an easy task for individual investors. In the absence of proper guidance, identifying a winning stock is akin to searching for ‘a needle in a haystack,’ for an investor. The proper guidance, in this respect, comes from brokers, who are deemed experts, equipped with vast knowledge and know how as far the field of investing is concerned.
Of the three types of brokers/analysts (sell-side, buy-side and independent) present in the investment world, sell-side analysts are most common. Various brokerage firms employ them to provide unbiased opinion to investors after thorough research. Buy-side analysts are employed by hedge funds, mutual funds etc. while the independent ones simply sell their reports to investors.
Brokers, not only scrutinize the publicly available financial documents, but also attend company conference calls and other presentations. Naturally, it is in the best interest of investors to pay heed to such well-researched information as they aim to generate maximum returns from their portfolio. Estimate revisions serve as an important pointer regarding the price of a stock.
We have designed a screen to shortlist stocks based on improving analyst recommendation and upward revisions to 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 has also been included. The price/sales ratio takes care of the company’s top line thereby making the strategy foolproof.
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