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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.
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Why We Like The Stock:
AMERCO (NASDAQ:UHAL) 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) with a positive technical set-up. UHAL has had a great year so far, posting a +32.87% gain as of yesterday’s close. After a consolidation phase through the month of April, the stock based just above $150 and is back on the upswing. Currently, UHAL is resting on its 5- and 10-day moving averages, while the 18-day is crossing above the 50-day. The technical set-up here points to UHAL revisiting recent late-March highs just below $180. We like the stock here, on a pullback to the 50-day moving average at $164.47, though we wouldn’t hold it any lower than $162.20.
We Would Be Buyers:
At the current price (~$167.70) or on a pullback to the 50-day moving average ($164.47).
AMERCO is a do-it-yourself moving and storage operator through its subsidiary U-Haul International, Inc. (U-Haul). The company rents its distinctive orange and white U-Haul trucks and trailers and offers self-storage rooms through a network of 1,450 retail moving centers and approximately 15,500 independent U-Haul dealers. The Company also sells U-Haul brand boxes, tape and other moving and self-storage products and services to do-it-yourself moving and storage customers at all of its distribution outlets and through its eMove Web site. U-Haul supplies products and services to help people move and store their household and commercial goods. The company operates in three segments: Moving and Storage, Property and Casualty Insurance and Life Insurance.
Stock Rating: 9.0
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