Zacks.com featured expert Kevin Matras highlights: Encore Capital Group, Inc.,
Crane Co., Pinnacle West Capital Corp., Elizabeth Arden, Inc. and Toll
CHICAGO, Sept. 26, 2012
CHICAGO, Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Stocks in this week's article include:
Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECPG), Crane Co. (NYSE: CR), Pinnacle West
Capital Corp. (NYSE: PNW), Elizabeth Arden, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDEN) and Toll
Brothers Inc. (NYSE: TOL). Kevin Matras goes over the new Top Sectors and how
to use them in your own trading.
Screen of the Week written by Kevin Matras of Zacks Investment Research:
It's that time again. Every few months, I like running this screen to find the
new Top Sectors. And since roughly half of a stock's price move can be
directly attributed to the group that it's in, it's important to stay on top
By definition, a strong Sector or strong Industry will have more of its
companies moving higher than a weak Sector or weak Industry. What's
interesting is that just getting into an average stock in a strong group will
often outperform the best stocks in a troubled group.
This doesn't mean you can just pick anything and you'll make money. Far from
it. But it illustrates how powerful the underlying group is to the success of
your stock picking.
There are several ways you can define the best Sectors or Industries.
One of my favorite ways is to look at the percentage of stocks trading within
10% of their 52-week highs.
Currently, the top 5 sectors are:
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