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5 Data Processing Stocks Graded For Your Convenience

These companies perform services we take for granted everyday

   

Petabytes of data are being transferred everyday at unimaginable speeds and it is up to data processing companies to sort through and make sense of it all. Businesses need these companies to figure out ways to work faster and consumers need these companies to process tasks as mundane as credit card purchases. But, which companies are right for your portfolio?

I watch more than 5,000 publicly traded companies with my Portfolio Grader tool, ranking companies by a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. This week I’ve got five data processing companies to put on your short list of stocks to buy.

Here they are, in alphabetical order. Each one of these stocks gets an “A” or “B” according to my research.

Accenture PLC (NYSE:ACN) is a management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company that has gained 11% in the past year. CAN stock gets a “B” for sales growth, a “B” for earnings growth, a “B” for earnings momentum and an “A” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of ACN stock.

Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP) provides business outsourcing solutions. In the past year, ADP stock has climbed 12% in the last 12 months. ADP stock gets a “B” for earnings momentum and an “A” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of ADP stock.

International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) is an information technology company, and the most universally well-known company on this list. IBM has gained 17% in the last year, compared to a gain of 5% for the Dow Jones. IBM stock gets a “B” for earnings momentum, a “B” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month, a “B” for cash flow and an “A” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of IBM stock.

Teradata (NYSE:TDC) provides its customers with enterprise data warehousing. In the past year, TDC has outpaced the broader markets with a gain of nearly 29%. TDC stock gets a “B” for sales growth, a “B” for earnings momentum, a “B” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month, a “B” for cash flow and an “A” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of TDC stock.

VeriFone Systems (NYSE:PAY) works with the financial, retail, hospitality, petroleum, transportation and health care industries, as well as government agencies. PAY rounds out the list with close to a 7% gain. PAY stock gets an “A” for sales growth, an “A” for operating margin growth, an “A” for earnings growth, an “A” for earnings momentum, an “A” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month and an “A” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of PAY stock.

Get more analysis of these picks and other publicly traded stocks with Louis Navellier’s Portfolio Grader tool, a 100% free stock rating tool that measures both quantitative buying pressure and eight fundamental factors.


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