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|
|DigitalGlobe||DGI||Aerospace & Defense||9.5||+18.22%||$29.51|
Why We Like The Stock:
DigitalGlobe (DGI) 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. Aerospace and defense stocks have been strong this year, as evidenced by Spirit AeroSystems Holdings (SPR), Exelis (XLS), Moog (MOG.A), and DGI. DGI has a healthy intermediate-term uptrend dating back to April of 2012, and has displayed strength in the short-term. The stock recently traded as high as $32 in mid-June, but has since pulled back and based at the $30 area. We like that DGI based well above the 50-day moving average, and also that it is crossing above the 5-day moving average at current prices. We like DGI as a short-term trade back to $32 (with a stop at $29.51), or for a longer-term hold as long as it doesn’t dip below $27.
We Would Be Buyers:
At the current price (~$30.50).
DigitalGlobe is a global provider of commercial earth imagery products and information services. The company’s products support a range of uses, including defense and intelligence, and civil agencies, location based services (LBS), and other verticals, such as financial services, mining, telecommunications, and oil and gas exploration. It also offers analysis products and services to provide context and insight to imagery. It operates in two segments: defense and intelligence, and commercial. Defense and intelligence revenue is sourced from domestic and international government defense and intelligence customers, including the majority of those in its DAP. Revenue in its commercial segment is sourced from customers in LBS, international civil government and from customers in other verticals.
Stock Rating: 9.5
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DigitalGlobe – Last Three Months
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