S Mid Cap Report: Best And Worst - May 22, 2014

The highest scoring names in mid cap from 1 year ago (5/22/2013) returned 621 bps more than the S&P 500. The best performers have been ILMN up 110%, TRN up 95%, VRX up 75%, GT up 69%, ALK up 68%, and STZ up 59%.

  • The best mid cap sector is utilities.
  • The top mid cap industry is gas utilities.

The average score across mid cap is 52.15, below the four week moving average score of 53.53. The average mid cap is trading -15.11% below its 52 week high, 0.14% above its 200 dma, has 6.94 days to cover held short, and is expected to grow EPS by 19.55% next year.
 
Utilities are the top scoring mid cap sector. Basics, healthcare, and consumer goods also score above average.  Financials score in line.  Services, industrials, and technology score below average.
 

MID-CAP       5/15/2014 5/22/2014 4 Week MA
Company Name Symbol Sector INDUSTRY SCORE SCORE SCORE
BEST            
Frontier Comm. FTR TECHNOLOGY TELECOM SERVICES - DOMESTIC 105 100 102.5
Home Properties HME FINANCIALS REITS 100 100 100
Alliance Resource Partners LP ARLP BASIC MATERIALS INDUSTRIAL METALS & MINERALS 90 95 95
Carrizo Oil and Gas Inc CRZO BASIC MATERIALS INDEPENDENT GAS & OIL 90 95 92.5
Cooper Tire and Rubber Co CTB CONSUMER GOODS RUBBER & PLASTICS 80 95 81.25
Dillard's Inc. DDS SERVICES DEPARTMENT STORES 95 95 96.25
Energen Corp EGN UTILITIES GAS UTILITIES 95 95 87.5
Globus Medical GMED HEALTHCARE MEDICAL APPLIANCES & EQUIPMENT 90 95 95
Old Dominion Freight Line Inc ODFL SERVICES TRUCKING 95 95 95
Questcor Pharma QCOR HEALTHCARE BIOTECHNOLOGY 95 95 96.25
Tenneco Automotive TEN CONSUMER GOODS AUTO PARTS 95 95 87.5
Teleflex TFX HEALTHCARE MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS & SUPPLIES 100 95 93.75
AERCap Holdings AER SERVICES RENTAL & LEASING SERVICES 95 90 92.5
Aspen Insurance Hldng. AHL FINANCIALS PROPERTY & CASUALITY INSURANCE 90 90 90
Centene Corp CNC HEALTHCARE HEALTH CARE PLANS 95 90 96.25
Cablevision CVC SERVICES CATV SYSTEMS 65 90 70
Douglas Emmett DEI FINANCIALS REITS 90 90 90
Flextronics FLEX TECHNOLOGY PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS 90 90 88.75
Hub Group Inc HUBG SERVICES AIR DELIVERY & FREIGHT SERVICES 95 90 95
Newmarket Corp NEU BASIC MATERIALS SPECIALTY CHEMICALS 90 90 88.75
Polypore Int'l PPO BASIC MATERIALS SPECIALTY CHEMICALS 70 90 68.75
Ryder Systems R SERVICES RENTAL & LEASING SERVICES 95 90 93.75
Taubman Centers TCO FINANCIALS REITS 95 90 93.75
Trinity Industries Inc TRN SERVICES RAILROADS 90 90 90
Windstream Corp WIN TECHNOLOGY TELECOM SERVICES - DOMESTIC 90 90 88.75
Aaron's, Inc. AAN SERVICES SPECIALTY RETAIL, OTHER 90 85 81.25
Akorn Inc AKRX HEALTHCARE DRUGS-GENERIC 85 85 78.75
Cavium Networks CAVM TECHNOLOGY SEMICONDUCTOR- BROAD LINE 80 85 85
Compass Minerals International Inc CMP BASIC MATERIALS SYNTHETICS 85 85 77.5
Dupont Fabros DFT FINANCIALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 90 85 73.75
General Mills GIS CONSUMER GOODS PROCESSED & PACKAGED GOODS 90 85 86.25
Kilroy Realty KRC FINANCIALS REITS 85 85 83.75
Newfield Expl Co NFX BASIC MATERIALS INDEPENDENT OIL & GAS 85 85 83.75
New Jersey Resources NJR UTILITIES GAS UTILITIES 85 85 85
Precision Drilling Corp PDS BASIC MATERIALS OIL & GAS EQUIPMENT & SERVICES 85 85 86.25
Patterson Energy PTEN BASIC MATERIALS OIL & GAS DRILLING & EXPLORATION 80 85 82.5
Macrovision Corp ROVI TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS SOFTWARE & SERVICES 70 85 71.25
Biomed Realty Trust BMR FINANCIALS REITS 75 80 78.75
Cadence Design CDNS TECHNOLOGY TECHINICAL & SYSTEM SOFTWARE 80 80 72.5
Flowers Foods FLO CONSUMER GOODS PROCESSED & PACKAGED GOODS 85 80 80
Lifepoint Hospitals LPNT HEALTHCARE HOSPITALS 85 80 85
Molina Healthcare MOH HEALTHCARE HEALTH CARE PLANS 85 80 77.5
RPC Inc RES BASIC MATERIALS OIL & GAS EQUIPMENT & SERVICES 80 80 82.5
Team Health Holdings TMH SERVICES STAFFING & OUTSOURCING SERVICES 80 80 76.25
Texas Industries TXI INDUSTRIAL GOODS CEMENT 80 80 81.25
Ultra Petroleum Corp. UPL BASIC MATERIALS INDEPENDENT OIL & GAS 80 80 81.25
WORST            
Chicos Fas CHS SERVICES APPAREL STORES 30 15 21.25
Cumulus Media CMLS SERVICES RADIO BROADCASTING 15 15 20
J D S Uniphase JDSU TECHNOLOGY COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT 20 15 16.25
AllScripts MDRX HEALTHCARE MEDICAL APPLIANCES & EQUIPMENT 30 15 25
Panera Bread Co. PNRA SERVICES SPECIALTY EATERIES 15 15 15
Sears Holding Corp SHLD SERVICES DEPARTMENT STORES 25 15 21.25
Andersons Inc ANDE CONSUMER GOODS FARM PRODUCTS 20 20 38.75
Sotheby's BID SERVICES SPECIALTY RETAIL, OTHER 20 20 22.5
Brady Corp BRC SERVICES BUSINESS SERVICES 25 20 21.25
Cathay General Bancorp CATY FINANCIALS REGIONAL BANKS 35 20 21.25
Cleveland-Cliffs Inc CLF BASIC MATERIALS STEEL & IRON 20 20 21.25
GoGo Inc. GOGO TECHNOLOGY DIVERSIFIED COMMUNICATION SERVICES 15 20 16.25
Hudson City Bancorp HCBK FINANCIALS SAVINGS & LOANS 50 20 42.5
Imax Corp IMAX CONSUMER GOODS PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES 25 20 22.5
Louisiana-Pacific Corp LPX INDUSTRIAL GOODS LUMBER, WOOD PRODUCTION 20 20 25
Medicine's Co. MDCO HEALTHCARE DRUG MANUFACTURERS 15 20 20
Opko Health OPK HEALTHCARE MEDICAL APPLIANCES & EQUIPMENT 25 20 22.5


Gas utilities (EGN, NJR) score highest across mid cap this week. Specialty chemicals (PPO, NEU) are strong scoring. Truckers (ODFL, KNX) offer upside. Seasonally adjusted truck tonnage was up 4.8% year-over-year in April, the biggest year-over-year gain so far this year.

Oil & gas equipment & services (PDS, RES, EXH) benefit from seasonal demand tied to rig activity. Industrial metals & minerals (ARLP, BTU) round out the strongest industries this week, supported by utilities stockpiling coal inventory ahead of summer peak demand.



The best scoring basics industries include specialty chemicals, oil & gas equipment & services, and industrial metals & minerals.  The top consumer goods groups are processed & packaged goods (GIS, FLO), textiles (COLM, SKX), and business equipment (DBD, PBI). In financials, buy REITs (HME, TCO, DEI, KRC, BMR, CBL) and accident & health insurers (AIZ). In healthcare, focus on hospitals (LPNT, SEM) and medical instruments (TFX, NUVA, DXCM). None of the mid cap industrials groups score above average. Focus on aerospace/defense (ESL, CW), which scores in line and benefits from summer air show order season.  In services, concentrate on trucking, rental & leasing (R, AER, UHAL), and department stores (DDS, JCP). The top technology groups are printed circuit boards (FLEX), computer peripherals (LXK), and business software & services (ROVI, SSNC).

MID CAP INDUSTRY SCORE BY SECTOR   5/22/2014
Sector INDUSTRY SCORE
     
BASIC MATERIALS SPECIALTY CHEMICALS 80.00
BASIC MATERIALS OIL & GAS EQUIPMENT & SERVICES 76.25
BASIC MATERIALS INDUSTRIAL METALS & MINERALS 75.00
BASIC MATERIALS INDEPENDENT OIL & GAS 63.75
BASIC MATERIALS SYNTHETICS 63.75
BASIC MATERIALS OIL & GAS DRILLING & EXPLORATION 45.00
BASIC MATERIALS STEEL & IRON 39.17
CONSUMER GOODS PROCESSED & PACKAGED GOODS 73.33
CONSUMER GOODS TEXTILES 64.00
CONSUMER GOODS BUSINESS EQUIPMENT 57.50
CONSUMER GOODS AUTO PARTS 52.00
CONSUMER GOODS PACKAGING & CONTAINERS 40.00
FINANCIALS REITS 65.59
FINANCIALS ACCIDENT & HEALTH INSURANCE 56.67
FINANCIALS SURETY & TITLE INSURANCE 43.33
FINANCIALS REGIONAL BANKS 43.18
FINANCIALS INVESTMENT BROKERAGE 40.00
FINANCIALS ASSET MANAGEMENT 38.00
HEALTHCARE HOSPITALS 60.00
HEALTHCARE MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS & SUPPLIES 53.50
HEALTHCARE BIOTECHNOLOGY 52.08
INDUSTRIAL GOODS AEROSPACE/DEFENSE  PRODUCTS & SERVICES 52.50
INDUSTRIAL GOODS DIVERSIFIED MACHINERY 49.38
INDUSTRIAL GOODS INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT 46.25
INDUSTRIAL GOODS RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION 33.33
SERVICES TRUCKING 76.67
SERVICES RENTAL & LEASING SERVICES 62.00
SERVICES DEPARTMENT STORES 60.00
SERVICES SPECIALTY RETAIL, OTHER 54.00
SERVICES EDUCATION & TRAINING SERV 53.33
SERVICES AUTO DEALERSHIPS 51.67
SERVICES APPAREL STORES 47.00
SERVICES BUSINESS SERVICES 46.36
SERVICES TECHNICAL SERVICES 45.00
SERVICES MOVIE PRODUCTION, THEATERS 43.33
SERVICES RESTAURANTS 37.14
TECHNOLOGY PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS 68.33
TECHNOLOGY COMPUTER PERIPHERALS 54.00
TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS SOFTWARE & SERVICES 53.89
TECHNOLOGY SEMICONDUCTOR EQUIPMENT & MATERIALS 50.00
TECHNOLOGY TECHiNICAL & SYSTEM SOFTWARE 49.00
TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION & DELIVERY SERVICES 46.67
TECHNOLOGY SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL INSTRUMENTS 44.17
TECHNOLOGY SEMICONDUCTOR- INTEGRATED CIRCUITS 41.67
TECHNOLOGY SEMICONDUCTOR-BROAD LINE 40.00
TECHNOLOGY COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT 38.75
UTILITIES GAS UTILITIES 83.33

 

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