Technology featured highlights include: ABM Industries, Brighthouse Financial, Callon Petroleum, Big Lots and Bed Bath & Beyond

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Chicago, IL – September 17, 2020 – Stocks in this week’s article are ABM Industries Incorporated ABM, Brighthouse Financial, Inc. BHF, Callon Petroleum Company CPE, Big Lots, Inc. BIG and Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. BBBY.

Stocks to Put on Your Watchlist on New Analyst Upgrades

It is a well-known fact that the equity market is not easy to master as it is associated with varying degrees of uncertainties/complexities. Consequently, it is next to impossible for individual investors to design a winning portfolio of stocks without proper guidance.

With a plethora of stocks flooding the market at any given point of time, identifying a solid stock in absence of any expert advice is akin to searching a needle in a haystack for an investor. The right direction in this respect comes from brokers, who are deemed specialists, equipped with vast knowledge on the field of investing.

Brokers attend company conference calls/presentations and scrutinize every detail available publicly before counseling investors about their course of action (buy, sell or hold a stock). They revise a stock’s earnings estimates after carefully examining the pros and cons of an event for the concerned company. Their action is certainly not arbitrary or illogical. Thus, the estimate revisions serve as an important yardstick regarding the price of a stock.

In view of their proficiency and profound understanding of stocks and the vagaries of the investing world, it is a no-brainer that investors should pay heed to brokers’ advice to generate the maximum returns from their portfolios.

Winning Strategy

The above write-up clearly suggests that by following broker actions, one can arrive at a lucrative portfolio of stocks. Keeping this in mind, we designed a screen to shortlist stocks based on improving analyst recommendations and upward revisions to earnings estimates over the last four weeks.

Also, since the price/sales ratio is a strong complementary valuation metric, it is included in analyst information. The price/sales ratio takes care of the company’s top line, making the strategy foolproof.

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