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5 Stocks With Overwhelming 80%+ Buy Ratings for Continued Outperformance

Published 03/05/2024, 09:07 AM
  • Markets have ended February on a bullish note as March gets underway.
  • Some stocks have soared, while some have lagged.
  • Today, let's explore stocks that analysts recommend, with buy ratings of at least 80%.
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  • The S&P 500 ended February with a gain of more than +5% for the eleventh time in history. The last time we had a February up more than +5% was in 2015.

    Throughout history, the best February months have come in the following years:

    • 1931: +11.37%
    • 1986: +7.15%
    • 1998: +7.04%
    • 1991: +6.73%
    • 1945: +6.16%
    • 1938: +6.08%

    Among the 500 stocks in the S&P, 350 went up while 150 declined during February.

    The top-performing stocks in February were:

    • Constellation Energy (NASDAQ:CEG): +39%
    • Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL): +29.41%
    • Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA): +28.58%
    • Meta (NASDAQ:META): +25.63%
    • Quanta Services (NYSE:PWR): +24.46%

    On the flip side, the worst-performing stocks were:

    • Paramount (NASDAQ:PARA): -24.33%
    • Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR): -20.71%
    • Insulet (NASDAQ:PODD): -14.08%
    • Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN): -12.87%
    • Warner Bros Discovery (NASDAQ:WBD): -12.28%

    Today, we'll delve into stocks listed on Wall Street with a high percentage of buy ratings (at least 80-85%). We'll utilize the InvestingPro tool to access essential data and information.

    1. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

    Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ:KTOS) is a US company in the defense sector, specializing in drones, satellite communications, cyber defense, missiles, and combat systems.

    Kratos Stock Price Chart

    It was formerly known as Wireless Facilities Incorporated. It is headquartered in San Diego, California, and was created in 1994.

    It reports results on May 1. The previous ones were good with earnings per share (EPS) +42.4% above expectations. Now it is estimated to have +5.07% revenue growth and for the whole 2024 +9.8%.

    Upcoming Earnings

    Source: InvestingPro

    It has a market cap of approximately $2.62 billion and over the last twelve months through Q4 2023, revenue growth was a remarkable +15.45%.

    This growth is a product of the company's expanding operations. In addition, the company's liquid assets exceed its short-term obligations, indicating a stable financial position to meet its immediate liabilities.


    Source: InvestingPro

    Among its ratings, 75% are buy, 25% hold, and 0% sell.

    In the last year, its shares are up +38.59%.

    The market gives it a 12-month price target of $21.80.

    Analyst Targets

    Source: InvestingPro

    2. AAR

    AAR Corp (NYSE:AIR) is a U.S. provider of aircraft maintenance services to commercial and government clients worldwide. The company is headquartered in Wood Dale, Illinois, and was established in 1951.

    AAR Price Chart

    On March 19 we will know its accounts and its revenues are expected to increase by +9.78%. For 2024 the expectation is +13.7% and for EPS +16.4%.

    AAR Upcoming Earnings

    Source: InvestingPro

    The company has acquired Triumph Group's (NYSE:TGI) components business, which manufactures engine structures, airframes, and accessories for $725 million. The deal will close in the first half of the year.

    AAR News

    Source: InvestingPro

    Among its ratings, 100% are buy and it has no hold or sell ratings.

    Its shares have risen by +18.82% in the last year.

    The market sees a 12-month potential at $78.

    AAR Targets


    3. Howmet Aerospace

    Howmet Aerospace (NYSE:HWM) is a company that provides advanced engineering solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries worldwide.

    Howmet Aerospace Price Chart

    The company was formerly known as Arconic. It was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    Its dividend yield is +0.30%.

    Howmet Aerospace Dividend Data

    Source: InvestingPro

    On April 30 we will know its accounts and it is expected an increase in revenues of +8.31%. By 2024 the increase would be +7.7% and earnings per share (EPS) +19.8%.

    Howmet Aerospace Upcoming Earnings

    Source: InvestingPro

    It presents 85% of its ratings as buy, 15% as hold, and no sells.

    Its shares are up +55.11% in the last year.

    Jefferies just raised its price target to $74.

    Howmet Aerospace News

    Source: InvestingPro

    4. Woodward

    Woodward (NASDAQ:WWD) designs control solutions services for the aerospace and industrial markets worldwide. The company was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado.

    Woodward Price Chart

    Its dividend yield is +0.70%.

    Woodward Dividend Data

    Source: InvestingPro

    On April 29 we will have the report of its accounts and an increase in revenue of +12.06% is expected. By 2024 the increase would be +11.4% and earnings per share (EPS) +27.5%.

    Woodward Upcoming Earnings

    Source: InvestingPro

    80% of its ratings are buy, 15% hold and 5% sell.

    Its shares are up +41.67% in the last year.

    Its potential is at $156.70.

    5. PDD

    PDD Holdings (NASDAQ:PDD) focuses on bringing companies and people into the digital economy. It was formerly known as Pinduoduo and changed its name in February 2023.

    PDD Price Chart

    It was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Dublin, Ireland. It is listed on Nasdaq.

    On March 13 it will release its numbers and is expected to increase revenues by +56.08%. By 2024 the increase would be +36.6% and earnings per share (EPS) +26.7%.

    PDD Upcoming Earnings

    Source: InvestingPro

    The company is known for its innovative approach to e-commerce in China and has been the subject of interest for investors looking to take advantage of the fast-growing digital economy in the country.

    85% of its ratings are Buy, 15% Hold and none Sell.

    Its shares are up +32.47% over the past year.

    The market gives it a potential at $173.81, although Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) raises it to $181.

    PDD News

    Source: InvestingPro


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    Disclaimer: The author does not own any of these shares. This content, which is prepared for purely educational purposes, cannot be considered as investment advice.

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