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: May 23, 2018

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

Folio S&P 500 Total Return
One-Month 1.31% 2.56%
Three-Month 0.19% -0.03%
Year-to-Date -1.92% 3.02%
One-Year 13.81% 16.22%
Three-Year (Annualized) 8.25% 11.01%
Five-Year (Annualized) 9.92% 12.92%
Since Inception 10.91% N/A
Volatility 12.27% 12.25%

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)
1AEEameren corp3.33%
2AESaes corp3.33%
3AKAMakamai technologies inc3.33%
4AOSsmith a o3.34%
5BBTbb&t corp3.34%
6BHGEbaker hughes a ge co cl a3.33%
7BWAborg warner, inc3.33%
8CDNScadence design system inc3.33%
9DISCAdiscovery communicatns new com ser a3.34%
10DISHdish network corp cl a3.33%
11EBAYebay inc3.33%
12EDconsolidated edison inc3.33%
13Fford mtr co del par $0.013.34%
14GISgeneral mls inc3.34%
15HSICschein henry inc3.34%
16IPGPipg photonics corp com3.33%
17JECjacobs engr group inc del3.33%
18KMIkinder morgan inc del com3.34%
19KMXcarmax inc3.33%
20MRKmerck & co inc3.33%
21NAVInavient corp3.33%
22OXYoccidental pete corp del3.33%
23PLDprologis inc3.34%
24RHIrobert half intl inc3.33%
25STXseagate technology plc shs3.33%
26TDGtransdigm group inc com3.33%
27TMKtorchmark corp3.34%
28ULTAulta beauty inc new3.33%
29WYNwyndham worldwide corp3.34%
30WYNNwynn resorts ltd3.33%

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.