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: July 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 2.14% 0.96%
Three-Month 9.03% 6.33%
Year-to-Date 12.67% 11.72%
One-Year 21.12% 16.73%
Three-Year (Annualized) 6.76% 10.01%
Five-Year (Annualized) 14.38% 14.84%
Since Inception 11.0% N/A
Volatility 10.76% 8.07%

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)
1ABBVabbvie inc com3.33%
2AMPameriprise finl inc com3.33%
3ANautonation inc3.34%
4Ccitigroup inc3.33%
5CELGcelgene corp3.33%
6CNCcentene corp del3.33%
7DEdeere & co3.34%
8DLRdigital rlty tr inc3.33%
9EMRemerson elec co3.33%
10EQRequity residential pptys tr sh ben int3.33%
11FASTfastenal co3.34%
12FLRfluor corp3.33%
13GTgoodyear tire & rubr co3.33%
14HAShasbro inc3.33%
15HCPhcp inc3.33%
16HRLhormel foods corp3.33%
17IVZinvesco ltd3.34%
18MNSTmonster beverage corporation new3.33%
19NRGnrg energy inc com new3.34%
20NVDAnvidia corp3.33%
21OKEoneok inc new3.34%
22PBCTpeoples united financial inc com3.34%
23PLDprologis inc3.33%
24PXpraxair inc3.33%
25REGregency ctrs corp3.33%
26SHWsherwin williams co3.33%
27STTstate str corp3.33%
28TSOtesoro pete corp3.34%
29VLOvalero energy corp new3.34%
30XOMexxon mobil corp3.34%

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.