E Large Cap Best & Worst Report - February 16, 2016

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

The average score across large cap is 53.26 and that's above the four week moving average score of 53.08. The average large cap stock is trading -28.47% below its 52 week high, -10.98% below its 200 dma, has 3.8 days to cover held short, and is expected to grow EPS by 11.59% in the coming year.

Consumer goods, industrial goods, healthcare, and utilities score highest. Technology and services score in line. Financials and basics score below average.

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The following chart shows historical large cap scores by sector since 2008.

The best scoring large cap industry is cigarettes (RAI, MO, PM). Processed & packaged goods (MKC, CPB, K, SJM), domestic telecom (VZ, T), business software (JKHY, FISV), and medical appliances (EW, VAR, ISRG) also score strong.

In basics, focus on major chemicals (APD, EMN, ASH) and pipelines (SE). Cigarettes, processed & packaged goods, and personal products (KMB, EL) score best in consumer goods. The top financials baskets are REITs (DLR, O, SPG, CPT, UDR, PSA, HCN) and insurance brokers (AON). Buy medical appliances, medical instruments (BDX, BCR), and healthcare plans (AET) in healthcare. The strongest industrial goods groups are diversified machinery (XYL) and aerospace/defense (HON). In services, concentrate on drug stores (CVS), grocers (KR), and discount stores (TGT, COST). Domestic telecom, business software, and semi equipment (CREE, KLAC) are top scoring in technology. Diversified utilities (SCG, NI, WEC) can also be bought.


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