E Best And Worst Large Cap Stocks

• The best ranked large-cap sector is services.
• The top-scoring industry is business services.

The top-ranked large-cap sectors this week are services (JEC, TGT, MTCH, MCD, INFO, CTAS), healthcare (ZTS, DXCM, CTLT, BSX, AZN), and technology (CDNS, SYMC, PAYC, OKTA, KEYS, HRS, CDW). Utilities and industrial goods are neutral. Consumer goods, financials, REITs, and basic materials are rated below average.

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

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The best large-cap industries this week are business services (INFO, CTAS, TRU, GPN, FLT, FIS, CME), restaurants (MCD, CMG, YUM), gold (GOLD, NEM), information technology services (CDW, EPAM), and management services (BAH, ACN).

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The best basic materials baskets are gold and major chemicals (APD, SHW). Concentrate on personal products (EL, PG), beverages (STZ, KO, BF-B), and cleaning products (CHD) in consumer goods. Focus on insurance brokers (AJG, AON), P&C insurers (CINF, CB, ACGL), and diversified investments (NDAQ) in financials. Medical instruments (DXCM, BSX, BAX), generic drugs (ZTS, CTLT), and medical labs (ICLR, BIO) are top-rated in healthcare. Aerospace/defense (HXL, TDY, TDG, GD), waste management (RSG, WM), and industrial equipment (PH) offer upside in industrial goods. REITS (PLD, HCP) rate below average. The strongest scoring services industries are business services, restaurants, and management services. Information technology, technical & system software (CDNS, SNPS, ANSS), and multimedia & graphic software (TTWO) are top-ranked in technology. Electric utilities (AEP, XEL, SO, FE) and gas utilities (TRP, SRE) can also be bought. 

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Moon Kil Woong 1 year ago Contributor's comment

If the market turns many of the best performing stocks will become the worst performing, so be careful buying based on the past. Instead buy into stocks with less volatility, free cash flow, and low debt. Even better are ones that also have lots of cash and growth.