Objective

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

Strategy

The Analyst Upgrade folio is comprised of stocks that have had the greatest improvement in analyst ratings over the past month.

If a company has multiple ratings improvements, it may signify potential opportunities for capital appreciation. Markets and economic conditions can change quickly and well-liked companies can quickly go out of favor.

Last Updated: January 19, 2017

Category: Strategy
Inception Date: 2000-09-07 00:00:00.0
Date Funded: 2009-08-31*

Folio S&P 500 Total Return
One-Month 0.07% 0.2%
Three-Month 5.07% 6.13%
Year-to-Date 0.66% 1.1%
One-Year 26.19% 22.92%
Three-Year (Annualized) 5.7% 9.46%
Five-Year (Annualized) 13.49% 13.88%
Since Inception 10.58% N/A
Volatility 15.81% 12.0%

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)
1ARNCarconic inc new3.33%
2AWKamerican wtr wks co inc new com3.33%
3BACbank of america corporation3.33%
4CINFcincinnati finl corp3.34%
5COOcooper cos inc new3.33%
6COPconocophillips3.33%
7DFSdiscover finl svcs com3.34%
8DNBdun & bradstreet corp del new3.33%
9DVNdevon energy corp new3.33%
10EFXequifax inc3.34%
11ESeversource energy3.33%
12ETFCe trade financial corp new3.33%
13ETNeaton corp plc shares3.34%
14EVHCenvision healthcare corp com3.33%
15GEgeneral elec co3.33%
16KSUkansas city southn inds inc3.34%
17MAAmid-amer apt cmntys inc3.33%
18MKCmccormick & co inc non vtg3.34%
19MNSTmonster beverage corporation new3.33%
20MUmicron technology inc3.34%
21NEEnextera energy inc3.34%
22PBCTpeoples united financial inc com3.33%
23PEGpublic svc enterprise group3.34%
24TSOtesoro pete corp3.33%
25UAunder armour inc cl c3.33%
26UALunited contl hldgs inc com3.33%
27UNHunitedhealth group3.33%
28Vvisa inc.3.33%
29XRAYdentsply sirona inc new3.34%
30ZTSzoetis inc cl a3.33%

Steps to Create This Folio

  1. We examined buy ratings by equity analysts for all stocks in the S&P 500, as reported by Zacks Investment Research. Zacks gives each a company a rating in the form of a number ranging from 1 to 5. The lower the number, the more strongly an analyst recommends buying that particular stock and vice versa as a sell rating for higher numbers.
  2. We selected the 30 stocks with the largest equity rate improvement rating from the prior month.
  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.