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|
|Towers Watson & Co||TW||Human Resource & Employment Services||9.7||+46.55%||$80.55|
Why We Like The Stock:
Towers Watson & Co. (TW) 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. From a chart perspective, TW looks much better than its competitors IHS (IHS), ManpowerGroup (MAN), Robert Half Intl. (RHI), and Dun & Bradstreet (DNB). Since November of 2012, TW has been a rocket ship, going from a $50.01 low on November 14, 2012 to a $87.65 high on July 19, 2013. Recently, TW has pulled back a bit from this high, which is actually a good thing, as it presents a buying opportunity that this stock doesn’t offer very often. TW’s trend is strong, and we would be buyers here or anywhere above the 50-day moving average.
We Would Be Buyers:
At the current price (~$83.70), or on a pullback to $81.
Towers Watson & Co. (Towers Watson) is a global professional services company. The company offers solutions in the areas of employee benefits, talent management, rewards, and risk and capital management. Towers Watson offers its clients services across three business segments: Benefits, Risk and Financial Services, and Talent and Rewards. The company focuses on delivering consulting services and solutions that help organizations anticipate, identify and utilize opportunities in benefits and human capital management. It also advises the insurance industry on a range of strategic and risk management issues and it helps clients mitigate risk through insurance, reinsurance and capital markets transactions.
Stock Rating: 9.7
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.
Towers Watson & Co. – Last Three Months
Towers Watson & Co. – Last 12 Months
Towers Watson & Co. – Last Five Years
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