E Best & Worst Large Cap Stocks - Tuesday, Sept. 17

Large Cap Report -- Summary 

  • The best ranked large-cap sector is industrial goods.
  • The top-scoring industry is gold.

The top-ranked large-cap sectors this week are industrial goods (ITW, PH, TDY, TDG, RTN, NOC, FAST, CW, BC, AME), services (SCI, KSU, JEC, TGT, SYY, ODFL, MTCH, CTAS, CME), and financials (STI, JPM, EV, CINF, BNS, AMP, CS, CB). Technology and healthcare score neutral. Consumer goods, utilities, REITs, basic materials rate below average.

Stock Ratings -- Best & Worst Scoring 

The following are the best and worst scoring large-cap stock s this week:

Industry Ranking 

The best large-cap industries this week are gold (GOLD, NEM), trucking (ODFL, JBHT), business services (CTAS, CME, TRU, INFO, GPN, FLT), discount/variety stores (TGT, WMT), and aerospace/defense (TDY, TDG, RTN, NOC, CW).

The best basic materials baskets are gold and major chemicals (SHW, FMC). Concentrate on beverages (STZ, BF-B, KO), packaging & containers (PKG, CCK, BLL), and processed & packaged goods (PEP, K, GIS) in consumer goods. Focus on P&C insurers (CINF, CB, ALL, ACGL, RE, HIG), money center banks (STI, JPM, BNS, KEY), and insurance brokers (AJG) in financials. Generic drugs (CTLT, ZTS), medical instruments (DXCM, IART, BAX, SYK), and medical labs (BIO) are top-scoring in healthcare. Aerospace/defense, general building materials (FAST), and industrial equipment (PH) offer upside in industrial goods. REITs (PLD, HCP, KIM) rank below average. Trucking, business services, and discount/variety stores score highest in services. The top-ranked technology groups are technical & system software (SNPS, INFY, ANSS), multimedia & graphics software (ATVI, TTWO), and scientific & technical instruments (CGNX, KEYS).

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