E Mid Cap Best & Worst Stocks - Wednesday, Nov. 23

  • The best mid cap sector is industrial goods.
  • The highest scoring mid cap industry is auto parts.

The average score for mid cap stocks in our universe 69.46. For comparison, the average score over the past four weeks is 65.24. The average mid cap stock in our universe is trading -14.12% below its 52 week high, 5.61% above its 200 dma, has 7.12 days to cover held short, and is expected to grow EPS by 14.65% next year.

Industrial goods and technology are the best sectors to buy. Financials, consumer goods, basics, and services score in line with the mid cap average score. Utilities and healthcare score below average.

The top mid cap industry is auto parts (DORM, TEN, FDML, CLC, GNTX). Trucking (KNX, ODFL, HTLD), regional banks (SIVB, OZRK, FHN, FFIN, CATY, ASB), movies (RGC), and technical services (CACI, KBR) are also attractive. 

Oil & gas equipment & services (RES, PDS, HLX), specialty chemicals (CBT, NEU), and steel & iron (STLD, CMC, CLF) can be bought in basics. The only above average scoring industry in consumer is auto parts. Regional banks, investment brokerage (SF, GHL, MKTX), and surety & title insurance (AGO, RDN) are top scoring in financials. Scientific & technical instruments (CGNX, COHR, FLIR) and medical appliances are best in healthcare. Buy industrial electrical (RBC, BDC, LFUS), aerospace/defense (HXL, TDY, CW, CAE), and diversified machinery (MIDD, NDSN, ITT) in industrial goods. Trucking, movies, and technical services are top scoring in services. Focus on semi equipment (TER. ENTG), technical & system software (CDNS), and broadline semi (CAVM) in technology.  

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