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.
|WebMD Health Corp.||WBMD||Internet Software & Services||9.6||+105.72%||$29.25|
Why We Like The Stock:
WebMD Health Corp. (WBMD) 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. Stocks in the Internet Software & Services space have been flashing buy signals this week. Companies like Google (GOOG), Pandora Media (P), OpenTable (OPEN), and WBMD all have attractive technical set-ups that have not run too far, yet retain a strong positive trend.
WBMD is an interesting chart as it recently gapped up to the $34 area a couple of weeks ago. Since then, the stock pulled back down to its short-term moving averages, based, and appears to be back on the upswing. We like that WBMD did not have to “fill the gap” before finding effective support around $30.50. We also like that the stock crossed above the 5- and 10-day moving averages this morning. At current prices, we think WBMD looks like a good buy and is poised to make a run north of $34 in the near future. We would use the 50-day moving average as our stop.
We Would Be Buyers:
At the current price (~$31.57), or on a pullback to $30.
WebMD Health Corp. is a provider of health information services to consumers, physicians and other healthcare professionals, employers and health plans through its public and private online portals, mobile platforms and health-focused publications. It engages consumers, physicians and other healthcare professionals across a multi-screen experience, allowing them to enable health decisions anytime and anywhere. The online healthcare information, decision-support applications and communications services that it provides enables consumers to obtain detailed information on health and wellness topics or on a particular disease or condition, to store individual healthcare information, to assess their personal health status, to use online health and wellness trackers, tools and quizzes, to receive periodic e-mailed newsletters and alerts on topics of individual interest, to locate physicians, and to participate in online communities with peers and experts.
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