Top 3 Industries Ready To Take Off In 2015

Latest employment data shows that total non-farm payroll employment rose by 321,000 in November, compared with an average monthly gain of 224,000 over the prior 12 months. The Business Services sector leads the pack for the highest job additions with 86,000 jobs added in November, compared with an average gain of 57,000 per month over the prior 12 month-period.

Latest data from the ASA Staffing Index that tracks weekly changes in temporary and contract employment shows that staffing jobs for the week ended Dec 7, 2014 increased 4.95% over the prior week – the highest value since the index’s inception in Jun 2006. The Staffing industry looks set to continue this growth momentum in 2015 as well.

3 Top Picks from These Industries

Amid such strong industry fundamentals, we provide you a handful of top-performing stocks based on solid individual Zacks Rank, year-to-date share price return and healthy earnings growth expectation. Let’s take a closer look at these companies that appear to be well positioned to benefit from the solid sector dynamics.

Amedisys Inc. (AMED - Analyst Report): Within the broader healthcare industry, this Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stock is a leading healthcare at home service provider, delivering personalized home health and hospice care to over 360,000 patients each year.

With a market cap of $931.64 million, Amedisys has modest long-term earnings growth expectation of 9.0%. Generating a solid year-to-date return of 97.9%, Amedisys belongs to the Medical Outpatient/Home Care Industry that carries a Zacks Industry Rank #12 (top 5% of Zacks Ranked industries).

TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (TQNT - Analyst Report): Founded in 1981 and headquartered in Hillsboro, OR, this Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stock is an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of semiconductor communication integrated circuits (ICs).

TriQuint belongs to the Semiconductor-Communications Industry that carries a Zacks Industry Rank #16 (top 7% of Zacks Ranked industries). This $4.9-billion-market-cap-holding company has a long-term earnings growth expectation of 13.3%. TriQuint has an astounding share price return of 231.5% so far this year.

CTPartners Executive Search Inc. (CTP - Snapshot Report): Based in New York, this Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stock offers advisory and executive recruiting services to global clients across diversified industries.

With a market cap of $111.96 million, CTPartners has a healthy long-term earnings growth expectation of 12.0%. Generating a stellar year-to-date return of 169.6%, CTPartners surely leads the pack of the top-performing Staffing stocks in the year. Furthermore, it belongs to the Staffing Industry that carries a Zacks Industry Rank #14 (top 6% of Zacks Ranked industries).
 

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