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Zacks.com featured highlights include: ARCB, BG, AXL, CCRN and BZH

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·5 min read

For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – November 24, 2020 - Stocks in this week’s article are ArcBest Corp. ARCB, Bunge Ltd. BG, American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings AXL, Cross Country Healthcare CCRN and Beazer Homes USA BZH.

5 Stocks to Keep an Eye On Following Brokerage Upgrades

While designing their portfolio of stocks, investors are guided by the sole motive of raking in handsome profits. After all, investors put in their hard-earned money into the stock market and no one likes it to go down the drain.

But designing a winning portfolio of stocks is by no means an easy task for individual investors as the stock market is hounded by uncertainties. Moreover, with a plethora of stocks flooding the market at any point of time, the task identifying promising stocks can be daunting in absence of proper guidance.

The requisite expert advice comes from brokers who have a thorough understanding of the stock market. They have deeper insight into what's happening in a particular company as they directly communicate with its management. They also talk directly to customers at times to gauge what they like or dislike about the products and services offered by a certain company.

They also go through minute details of the publicly available financial documents apart from attending company conference calls and other presentations. Since brokers indulge in extensive research, so the question of their actions being arbitrary does not arise. Therefore, it is prudent for investors to pay heed to such well-researched information for designing their basket of stocks.

Since brokers meticulously follow the stocks under their coverage, they revise their earnings estimates after carefully examining the pros and cons of an event for the concerned company. The estimate revisions serve as an important pointer regarding the price of a stock.

For example, an earnings outperformance by a company generally leads to upward estimate revisions with prices moving north. Similarly, lackluster earnings often lead to stock price depreciation.

Given the above backdrop, we designed a screen to shortlist stocks based on better analyst recommendation and northbound revisions to earnings estimates over the last four weeks. Also, since the price/sales ratio is a strong complementary valuation metric in the presence of analyst information, it is also included in. The price/sales ratio takes care of the company’s top line, thereby making the strategy foolproof.

For the rest of this Screen of the Week article please visit Zacks.com at: https://www.zacks.com/stock/news/1106818/5-stocks-to-keep-an-eye-on-following-upgrade-by-brokers

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