11/22/2013 9:15 PM ET
TJX and 9 more stocks to watch
Just in time for the holidays, the apparel retailer tops StockScouter's latest list of 10 recommended stocks.
Compiled from StockScouter ratings by Verus Analytics
TJX Cos. (TJX), the parent company of popular off-price retailers Marshalls and T.J. Maxx, tops StockScouter’s latest list of 10 top stocks to watch right now. Based on StockScouter's analysis, shares of TJX are expected to significantly outperform the market over the next six months with less than average risk.
Retailers across the board are bracing for the impact of a shortened holiday shopping season -- with more than a few prepared to open on Thanksgiving Day to squeeze in more sales -- and lower profit margins as shoppers seek heavier discounts. But analysts say lower-cost retailers like TJX could fare better than their pricier competitors.
TJX managed to beat analyst estimates when it reported earnings on Tuesday, and said the fourth quarter is "off to a good start." It was the second straight quarter TJX beat earnings expectations. Same-store sales rose 5 percent and overall revenue increased 9 percent, to $7 billion.
Shares have risen close to 50 percent year-to-date, roughly double the gains of the S&P 500 ($INX).
Read the full Scouter report on TJX here.
StockScouter Top 10 for Nov. 22
AES Corp (AES)
Home Depot (HD)
Home improvement stores
Public Service Enterprise Group (PEG)
Procter & Gamble (PG)
Standard Pacific (SPF)
Media and entertainment
CVS Caremark (CVS)
StockScouter beats the market
We think the StockScouter rating system from Verus Analytics and MSN Money is one of the best tooks you can use when you're trying to decide where to invest.
StockScouter looks for stocks whose business fundamentals, price behavior, valuation and stock-ownership characteristics appear to predict a rising price in the future, based on how those factors have influenced stock prices in the past.
The system assigns each stock an expected six-month return and balances that return against the stock's expected volatility.
Scouter rates stocks on a scale of 1 to 10, and ratings can change daily. Ratings and data in the chart above were current as of this article's publication date.
In addition to the daily top 10 list described above, StockScouter is used by investment research firm Verus Analytics (previously known as the quantitative business unit of Gradient Analytics) to generate a monthly benchmark portfolio of stocks that, refreshed monthly, has outperformed the market since its inception in August 2001.
An investor who began in 2001 by investing in each of the benchmark portfolio's top 10 stocks at the start of the month, selling them at the end of the month and then starting fresh with a new group of 10 stocks, would have generated returns, before trading costs and taxes, of 915% through Aug. 31, 2013.
Writer Jon Markman, at the time a columnist for MSN Money, collaborated with company researchers on the tool.
Markman suggested rolling over the top 10 stocks every six months to hold down trading costs, a strategy that might be a better fit for most investors; that would yield different results, which would vary based on your starting point.
Performance through Sept. 30, 2013
Full 50 position portfolio
Top 10 portfolio
Inception: August 2001
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Guess who's account in Switzerland the insider trading of over a billion on the Buffett Heinz buyout the other day came from??
Goldman Sachs. and yes the SEC said this. FU goldman...wealth destroying idiots who deserve death or multiple life in "drop the soap" prison. jerks!
Goldman sachs are the people which brought the crash of 2008, which us taxpayers paid for with our wealth of the country for these greedy SOB's who lost billions, their corrupt jacking of the books is the crime of the century against this nation. with TARPP and the out sending of our wealth, no way, we will have citizens arrests on these THIEVES at their offices and their homes, what kind of fools do you believe the american people are? fool us once, not twice.........
The majors are not just going to roll over and let SWA take over. This may be a huge mistake for them...time will tell. As for buying the stock, no thanks ....too many other promising stocks to invest money in.
In a game where ethics are a hindrance, never bet against the devil.
yes all big and little companies Pay Tax, they pay an addition 7.65% above and beyond what is taken from your check, they pay unemployment so the unemployed can get a check, employers also pay FUTA Tax, if they earn income they pay upwards of 30 % of their income, they also pay sales tax ( collected from retail sales), there are several digfferant licences they pay for (not a tax) they employed YOU take tax from you and send it in, they pay Property Tax, They pay Gas Tax if the have trucks or cars.
Here is a simple list
Social security 7.65 % from you and they match it
Income Tax 9 if they earned money
Tax on their electricity, natural gas, oil, any purchases they make that are for their own use, they pay sales tax , etc.....
If i did not have to pay all these taxes my employes would earn at least 30% more than they do now and maybe even 50
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