E Mid Cap Best & Worst Report - March 2, 2016

  • The best mid cap sectors are utilities and consumer goods.
  • The highest scoring mid cap industry is scientific & technical instruments.

The average mid cap score is 59.81 and that's above the four week average score of 55.59. The average mid cap stock in our universe is trading -27.78% below its 52 week high, -5.54% below its 200 dma, has 5.75 days to cover held short, and is expected to post EPS growth of 16.81% in the coming year.

Utilities, consumer goods, and technology score above average. Services and healthcare score in line. Industrial goods, financials, and basic materials score below average.

The following stocks score best and worst in our mid cap universe.

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The next chart shows historical mid cap scores since 2008.

The best mid cap industry is scientific & technical instruments (COHR, BRKR, ITRI, FLIR). Packaging & containers (BMS, TUP), semi equipment & materials (TER, SPIL), industrial electrical (LFUS, BDC, AOS), and application software (NUAN, LOCK, FTNT) also score high.

In basics, concentrate on specialty chemicals (CBT) and synthetics (MTX, AXLL). Packaging & containers, processed & packaged goods (GIS, FLO), and textiles (CRI, COLM) score best in consumer goods. Only REITs (REG, WRI, NNN, CLI, BDN) score above average in financials. Scientific & technical instruments, medical instruments (TFX, PKI, WST), and healthcare plans (CNC, WCG, MOH) are best in healthcare. Buy industrial electrical equipment and diversified machinery (BGG, ITT) in industrial goods. The top scoring services industries are restaurants (CBRL, TXRH, WEN), business services (CMPR, HPY, DLX, BRC), and movie theaters (RGC). Semi equipment, application software, and business software (WBMD, PEGA, VRNT) are buys in technology. Gas utilities (NJR) also score high.

 

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