SanDisk (SNDK) — This manufacturer of flash memory storage products was last reviewed on my list of Top Stocks to Buy for December, when it was trading near $67.50.
S&P raised their EPS estimate for 2013 to $5 and for 2014 to $5.48. They look for $5.78 in 2015 and expect “a healthy supply/demand landscape.” And on Jan. 7, Zacks Investment Research upgraded the stock to a Rank #1 “Strong Buy” as a result of “positive earnings surprises in the last four quarters with an average beat of 27.94%.”
SNDK has tracked its 50-day moving average for over a year. On Jan. 8, the stock broke from a rectangle consolidation pattern on very high volume and accompanied by a MACD buy signal.
Buy SNDK at $72 or lower with a trading target of $78. Investors may buy it as a long-term investment.