E Mid Cap Best & Worst Report – March 23, 2016

  • The best mid cap sectors is consumer goods.
  • The highest scoring mid cap industry is trucking.
  • The average mid cap score is 65.25 and that’s higher than the four week average score of 62.62. The average mid cap stock in our universe is trading -24.27% below its 52 week high, 0.83% above its 200 dma, has 5.51 days to cover held short, and is expected to grow EPS by 16.5% in the next year.

    Consumer, industrial goods, and technology score best in mid cap. Utilities score in line with the average mid cap score. Services, financials, basics, and healthcare score below average.

    The next table highlights the best and worst scoring stocks in our mid cap universe.

    The following chart shows historical mid cap scores by sector.

    The top industry is trucking (ODFL, KNX). Industrial electrical (LFUS, AOS, BDC), movies (RGC, DWA), semi equipment & materials (TER, SPIL), and packaging & containers (TUP, MINI, BMS) also score strong.

    Oil & gas equipment (PDS, RES), synthetics (MTX, CMP), and specialty chemicals (CBT) can be bought in basics. In consumer, concentrate on packaging & containers, processed & packaged goods (GIS), and textiles (COLM, CRI, WWW). REITs (CLI, REG, NNN, WRI, AIV, LXP) and surety & title insurance (MBI, AGO) score highest in financials. The top healthcare baskets are scientific & technical instruments (COHR, BRKR, CGNX) and healthcare plans (WCG, MOH, CNC). Medical instruments (TFX, WST, PKI) can also be bought.  Industrial electrical, diversified machinery (BGG, ATU, NDSN, MIDD), and residential construction (NVR) offer upside in industrial goods. Trucking, movies, and restaurants (CBRL, WEN, TXRH, CAKE) are best in services. In technology, focus on semi equipment & materials, semi-ICs (MSCC, FCS), and business software (WBMD, PEGA, CTSH). Gas utilities (NJR, PNY) can also be owned in portfolios.


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    Author: Travis Esquivel

    Travis Esquivel is an engineer, passionate soccer player and full-time dad. He enjoys writing about innovation and technology from time to time.

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