E Large Cap Best & Worst Report - December 9, 2015

  • The best large cap sector is consumer goods.
  • The top large cap industry is cigarettes.

The average large cap score is 59.26 and that's below the four week average score of 59.81. The average large cap stock is trading -19.33% below its 52 week high, -3.26% below its 200 dma, has 4.08 days to cover held short, and is expected to grow EPS by 10.57% in the coming year.

Consumer goods score best across large cap. Services, industrials, technology, and financials also score high and can be overweight. Healthcare scores in line with the average universe score. Utilities and basic materials score below average.

The best scoring large cap industry is cigarettes (RAI, PM, MO). Business services (V, CSGP, TSS, ATHN, CME), industrial equipment (ROP, EMR), broadline semiconductor (INTC, MXIM, TXN), and business software (FISV, JKHY, ADP) are also top scoring. Semiconductor seasonal tailwinds pick up from here and off support through Q1.

Only major chemicals and ag chemicals (DD, AGU) are above average in basics. Cigarettes, processed & packaged foods (MKC, CPB, SJM, K), and beverages (TAP, STZ, KO, MNST, DPS) are strongest in consumer goods. The top financials industries are P&C insurers (ACE, CINF, CB, TRV, XL), REITs (PSA, PCL, HCP, HCN, UDR), and insurance brokers (AJG, MMC). The highest scoring healthcare groups are medical instruments (BDX, XRAY, BSX, SYK), healthcare plans (UNH, CI), and drugmakers (JNJ, ISIS, TEVA, BMY). Industrial equipment and aerospace/defense (RTN, NOC, BA) are best across industrial goods. Business services, drugs wholesale (CAH, ABC), discount/variety stores (COST, FDO), and apparel stores (LB, ROST) offer upside in services. The top technology industries are broadline semi, business software, application software (MSFT, CTRX, ADBE, SAP, INTU), and semi equipment & materials (KLAC, LRCX, AMAT).

 

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