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|
|j2 Global Inc||JCOM||Internet Software & Services||8.0||+32.71%||$39.04|
Why We Like The Stock:
j2 Global (JCOM) 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. On a weekly basis, JCOM is a little scary, having nearly doubled in price from May of 2012. However, if we look at the stock more recently, its short-term setup shows considerable strength and all signs are pointing that this tech company’s rally will continue. JCOM has been operating well above its 50-day moving average, and crossed above its short-term moving averages on Monday. Currently, the stock looks poised to make another run north of $42. We wouldn’t be buyers below the 50-day moving average at $39.04, but anywhere above that, JCOM is a great chart and looks to be a profitable short-term trade.
We Would Be Buyers:
At the current price (~$41.30).
j2 Global, Inc. is a provider of services delivered through the Internet. The Company provides cloud services to businesses of all sizes, from individuals to enterprises. The Company operates in two segments: Business Cloud Services and Digital Media. The Company’s Digital Media business segment consists of the Web properties and business operations of Ziff Davis, Inc. (Ziff Davis). The Company’s cloud services and solutions include fax, voice and unified communications, email and customer relationship management, online backup, global network and operations, and customer support services. In February 2013, it acquired IGN Entertainment, Inc. On November 9, 2012, the Company acquired Ziff Davis. Effective March 18, 2013, it acquired MetroFax Inc. In April 2013, the Company acquired Backup Connect BV.
Stock Rating: 8.0
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.
JCOM – Last Three Months
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