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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.
|Company||Symbol||Industry||Stock Rating||YTD% Gain||S.T. Stop Loss|
|Texas Industries||TXI||Construction Materials||7.6||+32.40%||$65.20|
Why We Like The Stock:
Texas Industries (TXI) 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) in the construction materials space, a sub-industry that has flashed a lot of positive technical set-ups this week. Along with TXI, Eagle Materials (EXP) and Martin Marietta Materials (MLM) look fantastic at current prices after pulling back from mid-May highs. We like the way TXI has been trending this year, as the price action has been quite favorable. The stock mostly moves one direction at a time, it is not too violent, and it peaks and troughs with identifiable turning points. We like that TXI has been operating above its 50-day moving average even after this recent sizable pullback. The stock has support right at $65.20, which also happens to be the 50-day moving average. So, as long as it can stick above this price, we think TXI is a great buy here as it looks to move higher.
We Would Be Buyers:
At the current price (~$66.70).
Texas Industries, Inc. is a supplier of heavy construction materials in the southwestern United States. The company operates in three segments: cement, which produces gray portland cement and specialty cements; aggregates, which produces natural aggregates, including sand, gravel and crushed limestone, and specialty lightweight aggregates, and consumer products, which produces ready-mix concrete. The company’s cement production and distribution facilities are concentrated primarily in Texas and California.
Stock Rating: 7.6
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.
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