E Best & Worst Mid Cap Stocks - Wednesday, Oct. 9

The top-rated mid-cap sector is utilities (ORA, AVA). Industrial goods (SSD, MTZ, TREX) and REITs (LXP, PCH, OUT) also rank above average. Financials, services, and consumer goods score in line with the average universe score. Technology, basic materials, and healthcare score below average.

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The following are the top and bottom-ranked mid-cap stocks this week. 

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The best mid-cap industries this week are steel & iron (CMC, CRS), specialized semiconductor (SLAB), Internet software (JCOM, COUP), auto dealers (AN), and diversified electronics (VSH).

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In basics, buy steel & iron, synthetics (POL), and specialty chemicals (NEU). Concentrate on beverages (SAM) in consumer goods. Focus on surety & title insurers (AGO), accident & health insurers (AIZ), and regional banks (FFIN, LTXB) in financials. Medical instruments (HAE) is the only healthcare industry to rank above average. Lumber/wood (TREX), diversified machinery (ITT), and industrial electrical (RBC, BDC) offer upside in industrial goods. REITs rank highly. Auto dealers, technical services (CACI), and home furnishings (WSM) score highest in services. The top technology industries include specialized semi, Internet software, and diversified electronics. Diversified utilities (AVA) can also be bought.

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