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Chicago, IL – April 7, 2020 – Stocks in this week’s article are Ampco-Pittsburgh Corp. (AP - Free Report) , Kaleyra, Inc. (KLR - Free Report) , Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. (BAH - Free Report) , Grocery Outlet Holding Corp. (GO - Free Report) and The Cardinal Health (CAH - Free Report) .

Focus on Relative Price Strength to Soften Coronavirus Blows

Fears are growing over the impact of the fast spreading novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on business as the raging pandemic crushes economies and destroys equities. In the meantime, oil prices are experiencing growing pains with the contagion-induced lockdown crippling demand amid a no-holds-barred price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia. In a nutshell, there is no escaping the resulting chaos in the markets.

While the volatility and uncertainty will continue until the coronavirus recedes, it would be prudent not to panic and focus on the big picture. Agreed, some heartburn is inevitable but having an investing plan and sticking with it might turn this current selloff into an opportunity to buy solid names at depressed prices. One of the ways potential stock ideas could be identified is to look for signs of relative price strength.

The Relative Price Strength Approach

Investors generally gauge a stock’s potential returns by examining earnings growth and valuation multiples. At the same time, it’s important to measure the performance of such a stock relative to its industry or peers, or the appropriate benchmark.

If you see that a stock is underperforming on fundamental factors, then it would be prudent to move on and find a better alternative. However, those outperforming their respective sectors in terms of price should be selected because they stand a better chance to provide considerable returns.

Then again, it is imperative that you determine whether or not an investment has relevant upside potential when considering stocks with significant relative price strength. Stocks delivering better than the S&P 500 over a period of 1 to 3 months at the least and having solid fundamentals indicate room for growth and are the best ways to go about this strategy.

Finally, it is important to find out whether analysts are optimistic about the upcoming earnings results of these companies. In order to do this, we have added positive estimate revisions for the current quarter’s (Q1) earnings to our screen. When a stock undergoes an upward revision, it leads to additional price gains.

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