Every trading day, we search our database for a stock that, in our humble opinion, is in solid technical condition and features a chart indicating the stock is ready to move higher.
Our base level investment philosophy is based on the concept of “own the best and ignore the rest.” Thus, we focus our attention solely on the top ranked stocks in the strongest industry groups.
How Do We Find the “Top Rated Stocks?”
A question we are constantly asked is: How do we find these top-rated stocks? In short, we follow a disciplined three-step process.
Step 1: Identify the Top Sectors and Industry Groups
We first determine the market’s leadership by identifying the top performing sectors and industry groups. From 10 sectors and more than 100 Industry Groups, our proprietary ranking systems (which has been designed in conjunction with the nation’s leading independent research firm) identifies the top 5 sectors and the top 20 groups based on momentum, industry strength, and indicators that are specific to the industry being ranked.
Step 2: Isolate the Highest Rated Companies
From more than 2400 stocks, the system identifies the top 5% in terms of earnings strength, earnings momentum, company performance, and relative strength.
Step 3: Select the Strongest Stocks in the Top Industry Groups
We then merge the two rankings and select the top ranked companies that are in the top Industry Groups. This keeps us focused on the best performing stocks in the leading sectors of the market.
And then every weekend, we rerun the ratings and start all over again!
The Chart of the Day
The chart listed below has met all of our fundamental criteria and currently displays a solid technical “set up” for a buy. The stocks highlighted in our daily chart reports are definitely on our radar, and may even be in some of our portfolios (see disclosure for details). Just to be clear, we are by no means recommending you buy this stock. However, we believe it is important to identify positive technical set-ups when looking for stocks, thus we consider this report a valuable tool for stock-pickers.
|Ventas Inc||VTR||Specialized REITs||9.2||+17.04%||$62.80|
Ventas, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT) with a geographically diverse portfolio of seniors housing and healthcare properties throughout the United States and Canada. As of December 31, 2011, the Company operated through three business segments: triple-net leased properties, senior living operations and MOB operations. As of December 31, 2011, the Company owned 1,378 properties located in 46 states, the District of Columbia and two Canadian provinces, consisting of 678 seniors housing communities; 396 skilled nursing facilities; 47 hospitals; 249 medical office buildings (MOBs), and eight personal care facilities. The Company was in the process of developing three properties as of December 31, 2011. In July 2011, it acquired Nationwide Health Properties, Inc. (NHP). In June 2012, the Company sold 12 seniors housing communities to Assisted Living Concepts, Inc.
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