Many analysts have voiced fears that the U.S. stock markets march higher is overdone.
One chart watcher, on the other hand, is suggesting the opposite.
The breakout could be just getting started, wrote Jonathan Krinsky, chief market technician at MKM Partners, in a note dated Sunday.
This view comes after Krinsky looked not at the S&P 500 SPX, +0.39% or the Dows DJIA, +0.36% 30 blue chips, but rather at the Value Line Geometric Index VALUG, +0.35% , which consists of about 1,675 U.S. stocks.
Top Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ZAIS Group Holdings, Inc.(ZAIS)
- [By Lisa Levin] Related HTGM Mid-Afternoon Market Update: Dow Falls 50 Points; Micron Shares Jump Following Strong Earnings Report Mid-Day Market Update: ZAIS Group Gains Following Q4 Results; Xenon Pharmaceuticals Shares Decline HTG Molecular Diagnostics Completes Initial Technical Feasibility Testing with QIAGEN … (GuruFocus) Related Mid-Afternoon Market Update: Dow Falls 50 Points; Micron Shares Jump Following Strong Earnings Report Mid-Day Market Update: ZAIS Group Gains Following Q4 Results; Xenon Pharmaceuticals Shares Decline Zais Group reports Q4 results (Seeking Alpha) HTG Molecular Diagnostics Inc (NASDAQ: HTGM) shares climbed 204.1 percent to $11.95 after surging 83.64 percent on Thursday. HTG Molecular Diagnostics reported a Q4 loss of $0.76 per share on revenue of $1.5 million. ZAIS Group Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZAIS) shares surged 52.6 percent to $3.45. ZAIS Group reported Q4 earnings of $0.29 per share on revenue of $16.73 million. Global Brokerage Inc (NASDAQ: GLBR) shares jumped 24.3 percent to $2.30. Regulus Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: RGLS) shares surged 20 percent to $1.50. Regulus Therapeutics’ Chairman bought 500,000 shares at $1.22 per share. Rocket Fuel Inc (NASDAQ: FUEL) shares gained 15.6 percent to $5.19. Akoustis Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: AKTS) rose 13.3 percent to $10.75 as the company agreed to acquire wafer manufacturing facility for $2.75 million in cash. TOP SHIPS Inc (NASDAQ: TOPS) shares gained 12.6 percent to $1.25. Inventure Foods Inc (NASDAQ: SNAK) jumped 10.4 percent to $4.46 after the company announced the strategic sale of Fresh Frozen Foods for $23.7 million in cash. CymaBay Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: CBAY) surged 8.7 percent to $4.14. Cymabay Therapeutics reported a Q4 loss of $0.30 per share.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of ZAIS Group Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZAIS) got a boost, shooting up 42 percent to $3.22. ZAIS Group reported Q4 earnings of $0.29 per share on revenue of $16.73 million.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of ZAIS Group Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZAIS) got a boost, shooting up 48 percent to $3.35. ZAIS Group reported Q4 earnings of $0.29 per share on revenue of $16.73 million.
Top Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Brookfield Renewable Powerr Fund(BEP)
- [By Federico Zaldua]
I expect the Brookfield Group of Companies, which is composed of no fewer than 15 publicly traded entities, to be very active acquisitive in the near-term future. Here I focus my attention on three members of the Brookfield Group that are going to be the most active with M&A. While Brookfield Asset Management (BAM) will concentrate its M&A efforts into all geographies and all asset classes, Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners (BEP) and Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (BIP) will concentrate on their respective industries. Let’s see whether you should go long on any of this separate -although related – entities.
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Brookfield Asset Management, held by Lou Simpson and Ron Baron, counts with a liquidity position of more than $5 billion at the parent and principal subsidiaries along with nearly $10 billion drawable private fund commitments. More importantly, the company has expressed its interest into using this liquidity to make acquisitions. Management clearly stated in its letter to shareholders:
Top Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc.(ARR)
- [By Amanda Alix]
This development will likely give battered mREITs like Annaly Capital (NYSE: NLY ) , Armour Residential (NYSE: ARR ) , and American Capital Agency (NASDAQ: AGNC ) a huge boost as investors begin to feel less panic regarding a tapering of the current QE3 program. Markets have responded to the Summers announcement by soaring skyward, apparently feeling relief and confidence about the fate of the taper.
- [By Amanda Alix]
It was just about one year ago that QE3 made its debut, and mortgage REITs, particularly agency-only players like Annaly Capital (NYSE: NLY ) , Armour Residential (NYSE: ARR ) , and American Capital Agency (NASDAQ: AGNC ) began moaning about the increased competition for mortgage-backed securities guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
- [By Lee Jackson]
These companies also reported insider buying last week: Armour Residential REIT Inc. (NYSE: ARR), Ducommun Inc. (NYSE: DCO), PJT Partners Inc. (NYSE; PJT), Sonic Automotive Inc. (NYSE: SAH)and Tandy Leather Factory Inc. (NASDAQ: TLF).
Top Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: iShares US Basic Materials (IYM)
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows shares of small cap Apogee Enterprises strongly outperforming potential performancebenchmarks like theMaterials Select Sector SPDR (NYSEARCA: XLB) and iShares Dow Jones US Basic Materials ETF (NYSEARCA: IYM) albeit that performance has fallen off:
Top Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Credit Acceptance Corporation(CACC)
- [By Wayne Duggan]
Credit Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ: CACC) shares are down more than 5.1 percent on Friday after Bloomberg reported that the Federal Trade Commission has requested information from the company regarding its use of ignition kill switches and GPS systems in debt collection.