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|
|Avis Budget Group Inc||CAR||Trucking||9.2||+57.73%||$30.05|
Why We Like The Stock:
Avis Budget Group (CAR) 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. Trucking stocks have been pretty good in 2013 thus far, as evidenced by charts like Old Dominion Freight Lines (ODFL), AMERCO (UHAL), Ryder System (R), and CAR. CAR’s long-term uptrend dates back to October 2011, and the stock has operated above its 50-week moving average since late-April of 2012. More recently, CAR hit early-June highs of around $34, which represents its short-term upside. After a pullback throughout June, CAR bounced back well and is gaining once again. The stock bounced off of its 50-day moving average this morning, and is displaying strong intraday action. We like CAR at current prices for a quick run back to $34.
We Would Be Buyers:
At the current price (~$32.12).
Avis Budget Group operates two brands in the global vehicle rental industry through Avis and Budget. Avis is a rental car supplier positioned to serve the commercial and leisure segments of the travel industry and Budget is a rental car supplier focused primarily on more value-conscious segments of the industry. It operates in three segments: North America, consisting of its Avis and Budget car rental operations in the United States and its Avis and Budget vehicle rental operations in Canada; International, consisting of its Avis and Budget vehicle rental operations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, South America, central America, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand, and Truck Rental, consisting of its Budget truck rental operations in the United States.
Stock Rating: 9.2
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.
Avis Budget Group – Last Three Months
Avis Budget Group – Last 12 Months
Avis Budget Group – Last Five Years
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