10 Best “Strong Buy” Stocks — ABG ABT ACHC and more

by Portfolio Grader | January 10, 2013 5:00 pm

10 Best “Strong Buy” Stocks — ABG ABT ACHC and more

This week, these ten stocks, all currently earning A’s (“strong buy”) on Portfolio Grader[1], have the best year-to-date performance. Since the beginning of the year, the Nasdaq is down 0.7%, the Dow fell 0.6%, and the S&P was flat.

Shares of Asbury Automotive (NYSE:ABG[2]) have leapt 12.3% since January 1. Asbury Automotive is an automotive retailer in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ABG stock[3].

Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT[4]) discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells health care products. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 8.10. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ABT stock[5].

Since the first of the year, the price of Acadia (NASDAQ:ACHC[6]) has swelled 11.2%. Acadia provides inpatient behavioral health care services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACHC stock[7].

Since January 1, Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS[8]) has jumped 7.5%. Alliance Data Systems offers a portfolio of integrated outsourced marketing solutions. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ADS stock[9].

Since January 1, AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ:AFSI[10]) has shot up 7.5%. Amtrust Financial Services is a property and casualty insurance holding company that mainly provides insurance for small businesses and extended warranty coverages for consumer and commercial goods. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AFSI stock[11].

Since the first of the year, shares of Air Methods (NASDAQ:AIRM[12]) have soared 8.7%. Air Methods provides air medical emergency transport services and systems in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AIRM stock[13].

The price of Allegiant (NASDAQ:ALGT[14]) is up 6.2% since the first of the year. Allegiant Travel is a travel company focused on transporting travelers in small cities to popular leisure destinations. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ALGT stock[15].

Since January 1, Alon USA Energy (NYSE:ALJ[16]) has climbed 14.1%. Alon USA Energy is an independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products operating mainly in the South Central, Southwestern and Western regions of the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ALJ stock[17].

The price of Allstate (NYSE:ALL[18]) has seen a 5.9% boost since the first of the year. Allstate is engaged in the personal property and casualty insurance business, as well as the life insurance, retirement, and investment products business. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 7.90. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ALL stock[19].

Shares of Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN[20]) have risen 4.0% since January 1. Amgen discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets medicines for serious illnesses. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AMGN stock[21].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[1] stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results — with A being “strong buy,” and F being “strong sell.” Explore the tool here[22].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. ABG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ABG
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ABG stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ABG
  4. ABT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ABT
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ABT stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ABT
  6. ACHC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACHC
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACHC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACHC
  8. ADS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ADS
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ADS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ADS
  10. AFSI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AFSI
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AFSI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AFSI
  12. AIRM: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AIRM
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AIRM stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AIRM
  14. ALGT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ALGT
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ALGT stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ALGT
  16. ALJ: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ALJ
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ALJ stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ALJ
  18. ALL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ALL
  19. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ALL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ALL
  20. AMGN: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AMGN
  21. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AMGN stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AMGN
  22. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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