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Chicago, IL - May 15, 2018 - Stocks in this week's article include: Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. SWM , Insight Enterprises, Inc. NSIT , Baxter International Inc. BAX , Fortinet, Inc. FTNT and Comfort Systems USA, Inc. FIX .
Screen of the Week of Zacks Investment Research:
5 Stocks Near 52-Week Highs with Scope to Perform Even Better
A 52-week high level generally works as an indicator for investors as stocks near that level are perceived to be winners.
Notably, investors often wonder if the stock is overpriced considering the high price level. While the apprehensions are not absolutely baseless, all stocks hitting a 52-week high are not necessarily overpriced.
In fact, an investor might miss out on top gainers in an attempt to avoid the steep prices of stocks that are near the 52-week high mark.
However, a stock can maintain the momentum and keep scaling new highs with time. So, one should take a more informed approach to understand if any further upside is left.
Here we discuss a strategy to find the right stocks:
Borrowing from the basics of momentum investing, this technique bets on "buy high, sell higher."
52-Week High: A Good Indicator
Many a time, stocks hitting a 52-week high fail to scale higher despite potential due as investors fear that the stocks are overvalued and a price crash is impending.
In fact, overvaluation is quite natural for most of these stocks as investors' focus (or willingness to pay premium) has helped them reach the level. But that doesn't always mean an impending decline. The factors - such as robust sales, surging profit levels, earnings growth prospects and strategic acquisitions - that encouraged investors to bet on these stocks could keep them motivated if there is no tangible negative. In other words, the momentum might continue.
Also, when a string of positive developments dominate the market, investors find their under-reaction unwarranted, even if there are no company-specific driving forces.
And that's what we're screening for today…
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