The Dow Jones U.S. Publishers Index ($DJUSPB) has broken a downtrend on its weekly chart and Dun & Bradstreet (DNB) is one of the best looking companies within this index. DNB posted revenues and EPS that bested Wall Street consensus estimates on Monday after the bell, then proceeded to clear multi-year price resistance on heavy volume. A strengthening stock within a strong sector (in 2016) is normally a smart way to ride a bull market. Check out the chart:
There's a lot to like about this chart, but it could get better. The DJUSPB has been downtrending vs. the S&P 500 since 2013, but it's on the verge of making a relative breakout. The red arrow near .1375 is a relative level to watch. A breakout would suggest publishers are likely to remain a relative outperformer and given DNB's strong quarterly earnings results and high SCTR rank, I'd look for this stock to remain a leader in the group.