Top Stocks To Buy Today As Markets Trade With Muted Optimism

Yesterday witnessed the Dow’s largest point gain since July, as sentiment turned positive with Trump’s health prognosis and cautious optimism about a stimulus. The Dow was set to continue the rally today with mild gains of 35 points, or .12%. Both the S&P and Nasdaq were relatively muted however, up .03% and down .1% respectively, while the small cap Russell 2000 index gained for the 6th time in 7 days. The theme for today was recovery stocks, as Boeing and Goldman each gained over 1%, while cruise line stocks such all rose over 2%. Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Alphabet and Microsoft, however all dropped around 0.5% amid concerns about the House’s attempts to break up Big Tech. Investors are also holding tight today, anxiously anticipating Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s speech on the need for stimulus. Sentiment is still mixed, however, investors are cautiously optimistic about what the next few months could bring. For investors looking to make sense of these times, the deep learning algorithms at Q.ai have crunched the data to give you a set of Top Buys. Our Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) systems assessed each firm on parameters of Technical, Growth, Momentum Volatility, and Quality Value to find the best long plays.

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Pc Connection Inc (CNXN)

First on our list of Top Buys is PC Connection Inc- or more commonly known as Connection Inc. The New Hampshire based technology solutions provider is a Fortune 1000 company, and is known for their customer centric approach to their business. Our AI systems have given the company ratings of B in Technical, C in Growth, B in Momentum Volatility, and A in Quality Value. The stock closed up 1.87% to $42.0 on volume of 65,395 vs its 10-day price average of $41.07 and its 22-day price average of $42.15, and is down 15.7% for the year. Operating Income grew by 16.4% over the last three fiscal years, while EPS grew by 27.09% over the last three fiscal years. Revenue was $2820.03M in the last fiscal year compared to $2911.88M three years ago, Operating Income was $112.68M in the last fiscal year compared to $81.16M three years ago, EPS was $3.1 in the last fiscal year compared to $2.04 three years ago, and ROE was 14.62% in the last year compared to 11.98% three years ago. Forward 12M Revenue is expected to grow by 1.27% over the next 12 months, and the stock is trading with a Forward 12M P/E of 16.31.

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Evergy Inc (EVRG)

Next on our list of Top Buys is Missouri based utility company Evergy Inc. Our AI systems have rated Evergy D in Technical, B in Growth, A in Momentum Volatility, and B in Quality Value. The stock closed up 1.06% to $52.53 on volume of 1,745,056 vs its 10-day price average of $50.57 and its 22-day price average of $51.35, and is down 17.2% for the year. Revenue grew by 94.89% over the last three fiscal years, Operating Income grew by 74.1% over the last three fiscal years, and EPS grew by 21.57% over the last three fiscal years. Revenue was $5147.8M in the last fiscal year compared to $2571.0M three years ago, Operating Income was $1150.0M in the last fiscal year compared to $658.8M three years ago, EPS was $2.79 in the last fiscal year compared to $2.27 three years ago, and ROE was 7.4% in the last year compared to 8.75% three years ago. Forward 12M Revenue is also expected to grow by 0.11% over the next 12 months, and the stock is trading with a Forward 12M P/E of 16.88.

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Mondelez International Inc (MDLZ)

Third on our list of Top Buys is Mondelez International Inc. Mondelez is one of the largest snack food producers in the world. Mondelez is most known for brands in its portfolio that include Belvita, Chips Ahoy!, Oreo, Ritz, and Triscuit, as well as gum and cough drop brands that include Trident, Dentyne, Chiclets, and Halls. Our AI systems have rated Mondelez A in Technical, B in Growth, B in Momentum Volatility, and C in Quality Value. The stock closed up 0.39% to $57.08 on volume of 5,144,939 vs its 10-day price average of $56.52 and its 22-day price average of $56.96, and is up 5.06% for the year. Revenue grew by 0.07% in the last fiscal year, while Operating Income grew by 5.09% over the last three fiscal years, and EPS grew by 26.11% over the last three fiscal years. Revenue was $25868.0M in the last fiscal year compared to $25896.0M three years ago, Operating Income was $4254.0M in the last fiscal year compared to $3750.0M three years ago, EPS was $2.65 in the last fiscal year compared to $1.85 three years ago, and ROE was 14.64% in the last year compared to 11.08% three years ago. Forward 12M Revenue is expected to grow by 1.34% over the next 12 months, and the stock is trading with a Forward 12M P/E of 21.57.

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Tractor Supply Co (TSCO)

Fourth on our list of Top Buys is Tractor Supply Co. Tractor Supply is a big retail store chain for home improvement products, agriculture, lawn and garden, livestock, and pet care, based in America’s heartland. Our AI systems have given Tractor Supply ratings of F in Technical, A in Growth, A in Momentum Volatility, and A in Quality Value. The stock closed up 2.69% to $144.4 on volume of 973,542 vs its 10-day price average of $141.24 and its 22-day price average of $140.23, and is up 55.09% for the year. Revenue grew by 11.49% in the last fiscal year and grew by 28.32% over the last three fiscal years, Operating Income grew by 22.69% in the last fiscal year and grew by 33.37% over the last three fiscal years, and EPS grew by 24.97% in the last fiscal year and grew by 76.47% over the last three fiscal years. Revenue was $8351.93M in the last fiscal year compared to $7256.38M three years ago, Operating Income was $746.12M in the last fiscal year compared to $686.38M three years ago, EPS was $4.66 in the last fiscal year compared to $3.3 three years ago, and ROE was 35.95% in the last year compared to 29.43% three years ago. The stock is also trading with a Forward 12M P/E of 24.03.

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Whirlpool Corp (WHR)

Last on our list of Top Buys for today is Whirlpool Corp. Whirlpool is a renowned home appliance manufacturer, and has performed very strongly this year. Our AI systems have rated Whirlpool B in Technical, C in Growth, B in Momentum Volatility, and C in Quality Value. The stock closed up 4.77% to $192.99 on volume of 1,104,441 vs its 10-day price average of $181.9 and its 22-day price average of $177.52, and is up 30.0% for the year. EPS grew by 179.4% over the last three fiscal years. Revenue was $20419.0M in the last fiscal year compared to $21253.0M three years ago, Operating Income was $1317.0M in the last fiscal year compared to $1388.0M three years ago, EPS was $18.45 in the last fiscal year compared to $4.7 three years ago, and ROE was 32.72% in the last year compared to 6.21% three years ago. Forward 12M Revenue is expected to grow by 3.79% over the next 12 months, and the stock is trading with a Forward 12M P/E of 12.61.

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