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Alere, Inc. (ALR): Today's Most Compelling Stock Buy

By: David Moenning
Posted: 5/14/2013 11:49:00 AM
Referenced Stocks: ALGN;ALR;COO;WST


SoTM Bull's Eye Report - Today's Most Compelling Buy
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

At, we strive to "own the best and ignore the rest" in our equity portfolios. Toward this end, each day we search our database for a "top stock" (a top rated company in terms of earnings strength as well as company and industry performance) that presents a strong technical "set up" and a good entry point.

In short, when our equity team is looking to add a stock to one of our portfolios, the "bull's eye" stock shown below is generally their first choice.





% Gain
Alere Inc ALR Health Care Supplies 9.1 +40.34% $25.41

Why We Like The Stock:

Alere Inc (ALR) is our most compelling buy today due to the fact that it is a top- rated stock (in terms of earnings strength and company/industry performance) in our top rated sector, Health Care. While Biotech and Health Care Facilities stocks have been getting more of the attention lately, Health Care Supplies stocks have been having a sneaky good year so far. Cooper Cos (COO), Align Technology Inc (ALGN), West Pharma Services (WST), and Alere Inc (ALR) have all been straight up in 2013. Since crossing above its 50-day moving average back in early January, ALR has been operating well above it while maintaining a stellar interemediate-term uptrend. We like ALR because of the strength of this uptrend, the fact that it is nowhere near extended on a weekly basis, and also that it just broke through critical weekly resistance at $26.00 (see its struggles in Q1-Q2 of 2012). As long as it can maintain its price above the 50-day moving average, we like ALR to continue its march higher and would be buyers at current prices.
We Would Be Buyers:

At the current price (~$26.75).

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Company Profile:

Alere Inc. is engaged in developing capabilities in near-patient diagnosis, monitoring and health management. The Company’s products and services, as well as its new product development efforts, focuses on cardiology, infectious disease, toxicology, diabetes, oncology and women’s health. The Company operates in three segments: professional diagnostics, health management and consumer diagnostics. In December 2011, the Company acquired Method Factory, Inc (doing business as, Wellogic). On November 23, 2011, the Company acquired Arriva Medical LLC (Arriva). On November 1, 2011, it acquired Axis-Shield plc (Axis-Shield). In November 2011, it acquired 1 Medical Distribution, Inc. On October 3, 2011, it acquired Avee Laboratories Inc. In February 2013, it acquired Epocal, Inc.

Stock Rating:

The Stock Rating indicates the combined score of our proprietary Earning Strength and Company Performance models. The rating scale is 0 - 10 with 10 being the highest.


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