Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now

A disconnect between the best- and worst-performing sectors this year is raising a note of caution to some market watchers.

Recently, the degree to which the 2018 market-leading consumer discretionary sector is outperforming the biggest laggard, consumer staples, has reached extremes, said Larry McDonald, editor of the Bear Traps Report.

He recently flagged this development as a warning sign to his clients. Here are his reasons why.

• Consumer discretionary stocks are surging this year, led by names like Netflix and Amazon. The group’s outperformance relative to the staples, down more than 11 percent this year, is currently near two standard deviations outside the average for the past 30 years.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.(AXTA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Axalta Coating Systems Ltd (NYSE:AXTA) Director Charles W. Shaver sold 250,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.73, for a total value of $7,432,500.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 690,828 shares in the company, valued at $20,538,316.44. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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    Joseph F. Mcdougall Sells 34,008 Shares of Axalta Coating Systems (AXTA) Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Global Smart Coatings Market 2018 – AkzoNobel, PPG Industries, Axalta Coatings Systems, The Sherwin-Williams … (heavyjoystick.com) Global Acrylic Based Waterborne Coatings Market: Detailed Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecasts 2018 … (bittstreet.com) Is P/E & PEG The Same Thing – Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (NYSE:AXTA) (nasdaqjournal.com) Ducks Unlimited helps fund improvements at Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge (sussexcountian.com)

    Axalta Coating Systems stock traded down $0.10 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $32.00. 617,000 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,853,452. The company has a current ratio of 2.26, a quick ratio of 1.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.57. Axalta Coating Systems has a fifty-two week low of $27.77 and a fifty-two week high of $38.20. The firm has a market capitalization of $7.92 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.89, a PEG ratio of 1.71 and a beta of 1.32.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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    Axalta Coating Systems (AXTA) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Thursday (americanbankingnews.com) Axalta, the Philadelphia Eagles and Stroud Water Research Center Celebrate All-Pro Teachers with a Day of STEM in the Stream (finance.yahoo.com) Axalta Coating Systems Ltd (AXTA) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) Insider Selling: Axalta Coating Systems Ltd (AXTA) EVP Sells 15,332 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Axalta Announces Price Increase on Industrial Coating Technologies in North America (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of research firms have weighed in on AXTA. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Axalta Coating Systems from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, April 27th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upped their price objective on shares of Axalta Coating Systems from $32.00 to $33.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 26th. Nomura reduced their price objective on shares of Axalta Coating Systems from $35.00 to $34.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, July 11th. BMO Capital Markets began coverage on shares of Axalta Coating Systems in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. They set a “market perform” rating and a $33.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Seaport Global Securities cut shares of Axalta Coating Systems from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 17th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

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    Global Metal Coating Market : Axalta Coating Systems, Akzonobel NV, The Valspar Corporation, BASF SE (thecleantechnology.com) Global Industrial Coatings Market Strategies: BASF SE, Akzo Nobel NV, Axalta Coating Systems , NOROO Paint … (businessinvestor24.com) Analysts’ Recommendations to Consider – Axalta Coating Systems Ltd (NYSE: AXTA) (stockspen.com) Market Mover — Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (AXTA) (stockmarketstop.com) Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (AXTA) moves -16.78% away from 52-Week High = Technical Facts (nasdaqchronicle.com)

    NYSE:AXTA opened at $31.85 on Monday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.63, a current ratio of 2.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.57. Axalta Coating Systems has a 12 month low of $27.77 and a 12 month high of $38.20. The company has a market capitalization of $7.81 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.76, a P/E/G ratio of 1.69 and a beta of 1.31.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: CIM Commercial Trust Corporation(CMCT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CIM Commercial Trust (NASDAQ:CMCT) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Saturday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Crowd Machine (CURRENCY:CMCT) traded down 3.1% against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 18:00 PM ET on February 2nd. One Crowd Machine token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0023 or 0.00000066 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Bancor Network, BitForex, Bittrex and HitBTC. During the last seven days, Crowd Machine has traded down 41.4% against the U.S. dollar. Crowd Machine has a total market capitalization of $1.09 million and approximately $553,701.00 worth of Crowd Machine was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Jack Delaney]

    CIM Commercial Trust Corp. (NYSE: CMCT) acquires, owns, and operates office properties in the United States.

    It has a portfolio of more than 100 buildings that is valued at a combined $25 billion, according to BizJournals.com.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Crowd Machine (CURRENCY:CMCT) traded 9.6% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 0:00 AM ET on May 14th. Over the last week, Crowd Machine has traded down 49% against the US dollar. One Crowd Machine token can now be bought for approximately $0.0436 or 0.00000499 BTC on exchanges including Coinhub, BitForex and HitBTC. Crowd Machine has a market capitalization of $0.00 and $233,116.00 worth of Crowd Machine was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Ctrip.com International, Ltd.(CTRP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Money Morning Special Situation Strategist Tim Melvin provides his latest list of stocks that will help you get rich… and stay rich. Check them out right here.

    Three Stocks to Watch Today: GE, AMZN, JD
    General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) shares are under pressure after the stock received a downgrade from Swiss bank UBS Group AG (NYSE: UBS). The investment bank cut its price target for GE from $16 to $13. The bank cited ongoing struggles at GE’s power division as it continues to lose market share. Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) stock is on pace to overtake Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) after it became the second company to achieve a $1 trillion market capitalization. The stock price has now doubled in a year thanks to its strong growth in retail sales and cloud computing. Apple needed 38 years to achieve the $1 trillion market cap while Amazon needed just 21 years. With that said, both AMZN and AAPL now comprise 8% of the entire S&P 500 market cap. Shares in JD.com Inc. (Nasdaq: JD) fell more than 5% in pre-market hours. Shares are on the decline after police said that its billionaire founder was arrested last week on charges of sexual assault. Look for additional earnings reports from Ctrip.com International Ltd. (Nasdaq: CTRP), Guidewire Software Inc. (Nasdaq: GWRE), Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: OLLI), Vera Bradley Inc. (NYSE: VRA), and Verint Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: VRNT)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas raised its position in shares of Ctrip.Com International Ltd (NASDAQ:CTRP) by 407.0% in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 88,464 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 71,017 shares during the quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in Ctrip.Com International were worth $4,214,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Ctrip.com International Ltd. (Nasdaq: CTRP) traded down about 3.5% Monday and posted a new 52-week low of $42.36 after closing Friday at $43.91. The stock’s 52-week high is $60.65. Volume totaled around 4.8 million, about equal to the daily average. The company had no specific news.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Quad Graphics, Inc(QUAD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Cramer was bearish on Chesapeake Energy (CHK) , Adaptimmune Therapeutics (ADAP) , Icahn Enterprises (IEP) , Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) , Quad/Graphics (QUAD) , Spectra Energy Partners (SEP) and L Brands (LB) .

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    Quad/Graphics (QUAD) : “They have a 6% yield but they have no growth. I’m taking a pass.”

    Spectra Energy Partners (SEP) : “People are worried about natural gas transit. I’m worried about that 9% yield.”

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Ryerson Holding Corporation(RYI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This top small-cap play could make sense for more aggressive accounts. Ryerson Holdings Inc. (NYSE: RYI) offers a line of stainless steel, aluminum, carbon steel and alloy steels, as well as nickel and red metals in various shapes and forms, including coils, sheets, rounds, hexagons, square and flat bars, plates, structurals and tubings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Ryerson (NYSE:RYI) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report report published on Tuesday.

    RYI has been the topic of a number of other reports. Deutsche Bank lowered Ryerson from a buy rating to a hold rating and set a $12.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Monday, July 9th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Ryerson from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, August 15th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $11.55.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ryerson Holding Corp (NYSE:RYI) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Financial Group lifted their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Ryerson in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, July 10th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst S. Rosenfeld now forecasts that the basic materials company will post earnings per share of $0.46 for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.01. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Ryerson’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.59 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.90 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.67 EPS.

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