E Best And Worst Mid Cap Stocks - Wednesday, Mar. 8

  • The best mid cap sector is industrials.
  • The top mid cap industry is semi ICs.

The average score for mid cap stocks in our universe is 67.28 and the average score over the past four weeks is 70.21. The typical mid cap stock in our coverage is trading -14.04% below its 52 week high, 5.23% above its 200 dma, has 6.49 days to cover held short and is expected to grow its EPS by 16.8% in the coming year.

Industrial goodsand consumer goods score best in mid cap. Technology, financials, and services score in line with the average score. Healthcare, basics, and utilities score below average.

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The best mid cap industry is semi ICs (MSCC). Residential construction (NVR, KBH), regional banks (SIVB, FHN, WTFC, OZRK), technical & system software (CDNS, ACIW, MENT), and scientific & technical instruments (BRKR, COHR, CGNX) are all top scoring this week. 

The best basket in basics is oil & gas drilling & exploration (PTEN). Auto parts (DORM, TEN, GNTX, DAN), processed & packaged goods (FLO), and packaging and containers (MINI, TUP) are strongest in consumer goods. In financials, focus on regional banks and investment brokers (MKTX, SF, GHL). The top healthcare industries are medical instruments, hospitals (LPNT), and biotech (CRL, CLVS, ACAD). In industrials, concentrate on residential construction, diversified machinery (MIDD, BGG, NDSN), and industrial electrical (LFUS, RBC). Education (LOPE, DV), trucking (ODFL, KNX), and movies (RGC, CNK) are most attractive in services. Semi ICs, technical & system software, and scientific & technical instruments are best in technology. 

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