At StateoftheMarkets.com, we strive to “own the best and ignore the rest” in our equity portfolios. Toward this end, each day we search our database for a “top stock” (a top rated company in terms of earnings strength as well as company and industry performance) that presents a strong technical “set up” and a good entry point.
In short, when our equity team is looking to add a stock to one of our portfolios, the “bull’s eye” stock shown below is generally their first choice.
|Company||Symbol||Industry||Stock Rating||YTD% Gain||S.T. Stop Loss|
|Sohu.com||SOHU||Internet Software & Services||8.9||+38.17%||$59.65|
Why We Like The Stock:
Sohu.com (SOHU) is our most compelling buy today due to the fact that it is a top-rated stock (in terms of earnings strength and company/industry performance). Once again, we’re highlighting an Internet stock here on the Bull’s Eye Report, mostly because the industry is littered with stocks flashing buy signals this summer. SOHU recently formed a nice, solid base at $60 before popping up a bit to current prices at $65.50. The stock is breaking through all of its short-term moving averages this week, which is a bullish sign. We like SOHU for its long-term potential, however. The stock traded as high as $106.98 back in May of 2011, which is considerably higher than its current value. SOHU is no stranger to trading much higher, and given its favorable short-term setup, we think this is a great spot to take a shot. We would not hold on a break of $60, however, but anything above looks like a good play.
We Would Be Buyers:
At the current price (~$65.50) or on a pullback to the 50-day moving average ($53.94).
Sohu.com Inc. is a Chinese online media, search, gaming, community and mobile service group. The company operates matrices of Chinese language Web properties, and it operates multi-player online games and Web-based games in the People’s Republic of China. Its businesses consist of the online advertising business, the online game business, the wireless business plus online advertising and online games.
Stock Rating: 8.9
The Stock Rating indicates the combined score of our proprietary Earning Strength and Company Performance models. The rating scale is 0 – 10 with 10 being the highest.
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