Stock Score Report Weekly for Mar. 1

We began to monitor the new screening tool on InvestorsObserver a few months ago, and each week have been picking five of the top ranked stocks for a closer look. Each week we seem to find some high-quality stocks in the list, and this week is no exception.

What originally attracted us to the Stock Score Report was that it took into consideration both technical and fundamental data in ranking the stocks in the overall universe. Combining both approaches yields a ranking system that highlights not only those stocks that have been strong performers in the recent past, but also posses the qualities needed for shares to build on their recent gains.

As to be expected, tech stocks tend to dominate the top of the rankings, as the tech sector has been incredibly strong over the last year, but there are plenty non-tech stocks in the top ranks to allow for a very diversified group of stocks each and every week.

This week we once again have a nice list of names, diversified over several sectors that are worth consideration.

Keep reading to find out which five stocks made the list this week!

Applied Materials

Applied Materials (AMAT) manufactures semiconductors, a sector that shown amazing strength over the last year. AMAT shares have enjoyed steady gains over the last year, and despite running into some selling pressure with the overall market at the start of February, shares have regained momentum and are once again just shy of their all-time high. Strong technical scores, and a near-perfect fundamental ranking yields an overall ranking of 94 from InvestorsObserver’s Stock Score Report. Earnings growth has been impressive, with average annual growth of 52.0% over the last five years and looking ahead analysts see profits rising by 19.2% per annum, which should keep momentum under the stock for the foreseeable future. AMAT trades at $58.38, well below its $70.36 average price target.

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Marvel Tech Group

Marvel Tech Group (MRVL) has enjoyed the strength that has pushed the entire tech sector higher over the last year, in particular stocks in the semiconductor space. MRVL has risen sharply over the last six months, and with a high fundamental score it gets an overall ranking of 92 from InvestorsObserver’s Stock Score Report. Earnings have fallen by 7.5% per annum over the last five years, but the future looks bright, with profits expected to rise by 22.5% annually over the next five years. Wall Street loves to see growth, and if the company is able to hit its lofty growth estimates the stock will continue to build on its recent gains. MRVL trades at $23.41, with an average price target of $26.97.

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Constellation Brands

Wine and beer maker Constellation Brands (STZ) has trended slightly lower over the last two months, but the stock’s long term trend is very bullish, and it has a solid 82 fundamental ranking. The stock gets an overall ranking of 78 from InvestorsObserver Stock Score Report. We tend to look for stocks with slightly higher overall rankings, but the outlook is very good for Constellation Brands, so we have included it in this week’s report. The stock has a reasonable valuation, with a trailing P/E of 23, but earnings growth looks very strong, and is expected to remain that way. Over the last five years, the company has managed to grow earnings by 32.2% per annum, and looking ahead analysts forecast average annual earnings growth of 17.7%. The strong growth is likely to keep pushing the stock higher in the years ahead. STZ trades at $217.10, well below its $243.88 average price target.

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Athletic footwear maker Skechers (SKX) has been among the top stocks in the new screener for some time now, and it remains one of the top ranked securities, with an overall ranking of 90 from InvestorsObserver’s Stock Score Report. The stock’s solid technical scores, combined with a near perfect fundamental score result from strong stock appreciation and excellent earnings growth. The company has grown earnings by 43.7% per annum over the last five years, and analyst expect to see profits rise by an average 15.0% over the next five years. The company continues to grow at a rabid pace, making it one of the more exciting stocks in its sector. SKX trades at $41.00, with an average price target of $45.00.

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TD Ameritrade

Online broker TD Ameritrade (AMTD) has enjoyed steady gains over the last year, and the strong technical rankings, in tandem with a solid fundamental score give the stock an overall ranking of 91 from InvestorsObserver’s Stock Score Report. While some sectors will be vulnerable to rising interest rates, brokerages such as TD Ameritrade actually benefit from rising rates, because it makes additional interest income on the assets it invests for its clients in short-term assets before needed for trading. The company is expected to grow earnings by 28.0% over the next five years, which should keep shares moving higher. AMTD currently trades at $57.97, with an average price target of $66.60.

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