Investors should look to maximize profits by focusing on the strongest stocks, and that’s exactly what I’ll show you how to do with these top stocks for September. Although there may be other stocks that are stronger in fundamentals, these five stocks are the crème de la crème in terms of buying pressure. With investor sentiment fluctuating so much lately, buying pressure is now more important than ever. I want to give you stocks that will flourish regardless of which way the market moves.
ARM Holdings PLC
In a world where microchips are in our phones, our televisions and even our pets, semiconductor designer ARM Holdings PLC (NASDAQ:ARMH) is king. In the past 20 years, ARMH has had a hand in over 15 billion chips and has sold over 600 processor licenses to more than 200 companies! This is incredible because ARMH receives royalties on all ARM-based chips. Analysts predict that ARM processors will be found in as many as 20% of all notebook devices shipped in 2015! And, with the release of the next Apple (NASDASQ:AAPL) iPhone coming up, I’m tremendously excited about ARMH’s profit opportunity.
O’Reilly Automotive Group
Ever since O’Reilly Automotive Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY) started as a mom-and-pop auto parts business in 1957, business has been booming. Browsing the O’Reilly Auto Parts website is enough to get any auto enthusiast, such as myself, excited, and it’s easy to see the secret of the company’s success: It offers great variety, great quality and great prices. The company’s business model is set up so that it can attract both do-it-yourself customers as well as professional service providers. Looking ahead, O’Reilly Automotive has raised its 2011 EPS forecast to $3.53 to $3.63 per share, up from $3.49 to $3.59 per share.
Dollar Tree Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR) provides them just what they’re looking for on the cheap. The Chesapeake, Va.-based company’s roots go back over 50 years, and the company is the largest and most successful single-price-point retailer in the U.S. Dollar Tree’s success lies in its tremendous bargaining power with its suppliers; it can get wide variety of practical items for unbeatable prices. Sales for the second quarter totaled jumped 12%, net income spiked 22% and earnings rose 26% per share over last year. Now is the perfect time to add DLTR.
Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) owns seven of the top 15 tobacco brands in the world, and held about a 16% share of the total cigarette market outside of the U.S. in 2010. PM is a great stock for times like these because during bumpy markets, cigarette makers don’t get hit nearly as hard as the rest of the consumer goods sector. After all, smoking is a widely used stress reliever, and smokers are unlikely to cut back too much in times of crisis. Pick up shares of this conservative dividend stock.
UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE:UNH) comes in at No. 5, and I’m especially excited about UNH right now because its Optum division has just announced plans to acquire Connextions, a Florida-based company that specializes in running health insurance exchanges. Exchanges are websites that work just like online travel sites, except that they help consumers compare health insurance plans and providers. Current health reform laws require states to set up these exchanges in the next three years, so Connextion’s services will be there waiting for them.