Objective

The Analyst Selection folio was developed for investors seeking high capital appreciation potential with higher volatility and asset turnover.

Strategy

The Analyst Selection folio consists of stocks with the strongest buy ratings from equity analysts covering the respective stocks.

Analysts rate equities from a numerical scale of 1 (strongest buy rating) to 5 (strongest sell rating). As such, the closer a stock’s rating is to 1, the more strongly analysts recommend the stock. Markets and economic conditions can change quickly and well-liked companies can quickly go out of favor.

Last Updated: September 23, 2016

Category: Strategy
Inception Date: September 07, 2000
Date Funded: August 31, 2009*

Folio S&P 500 Total Return
One-Month -2.91% -0.85%
Three-Month 3.43% 2.97%
Year-to-Date 2.41% 7.62%
One-Year 4.95% 14.08%
Three-Year (Annualized) 9.91% 10.65%
Five-Year (Annualized) 15.66% 16.21%
Since Inception 2.12% N/A
Volatility 17.87% 14.68%

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
See how returns are calculated

* Returns reflect model performance from the Inception Date to the Date Funded, and funded performance since the Date Funded, if funded. Your returns may deviate significantly from the values displayed here, due to many factors, including how long after a strategy has been updated that you place orders to update your holdings.

#SymbolCompanyWeight
(% of Folio)
1ADBEadobe sys inc3.33%
2AMTamerican tower reit com3.34%
3AMZNamazon com inc3.34%
4AVGObroadcom ltd shs3.33%
5BRK.Bberkshire hathaway inc del cl b new3.34%
6CELGcelgene corp3.33%
7CERNcerner corp3.33%
8CMCSAcomcast corp new class a3.34%
9CNCcentene corp del3.33%
10CRMsalesforce com inc3.34%
11CTSHcognizant technology solutions cl a3.33%
12DFSdiscover finl svcs com3.33%
13FBfacebook inc cl a3.33%
14GDgeneral dynamics corp3.34%
15GOOGLalphabet inc cap stk cl a3.33%
16IPGinterpublic group cos inc3.34%
17LKQlkq corp3.33%
18LRCXlam research corp3.33%
19MHKmohawk inds inc3.34%
20MNKmallinckrodt pub ltd co new3.33%
21NWLnewell brands inc3.33%
22RCLroyal caribbean cruises ltd3.33%
23RHTred hat inc3.33%
24RTNraytheon co3.33%
25STZconstellation brands inc cl a3.33%
26UA.Cunder armour inc cl c3.33%
27UHSuniversal hlth svcs inc cl b3.34%
28UNHunitedhealth group3.33%
29WHRwhirlpool corp3.34%
30WYNwyndham worldwide corp3.33%

Steps to Create This Folio

  1. We examined buy ratings by Wall Street equity analysts for all stocks in the S&P 500, as reported by Zacks Investment Research. Zacks gives each company a rating in the form of a number ranging from 1 to 5. The lower the number, the more strongly the equity analyst recommends buying that particular stock and vice versa as a sell rating for a higher number.
  2. We selected the 30 stocks with the strongest buy rating and therefore, the lowest average score.
  3. We equally weighted all securities in the folio.

Number of Securities

There are generally 30 securities in the folio.

Update Frequency

Monthly.

If the characteristics of the folio have changed substantially, the securities included may change. Also, corporate actions, such as a merger, or other events may cause changes to the securities held at any time. Your returns may deviate significantly from the values displayed here, due to many factors, including how long after a folio has been updated that you place orders to update your holdings.