I'm regularly screening the market for stocks poised to outpace the markets and, since I'm looking for characteristics proven to be common among big winners prior to takeoff, the more of these traits a stock has, the better the odds it will do well.
Below is Air Transport Services Group (ATSG), a stock that has a lot going for it. To begin, it's in an industry group that is regaining its momentum as we head into the busy holiday season. This Delivery Services company is also part of the recently strong Small Cap area of the markets, where investors have flocked due to optimism surrounding an economic recovery on positive vaccine news.
DAILY CHART OF AIR TRANSPORTATION SERVICES GROUP (ATSG)
Even more importantly, the company recently reported 3rd quarter earnings that were 43% above estimates, as cargo demand has soared amid a pickup in digital sales. Management guided higher going forward, which has analysts bullishly raising their estimates for both this year and next.
Lastly, the stock broke out of a 3-week base on volume today, which is another key trait of a winning stock. From here, you'll want to see the stock continue to trend higher and use any pullback to its shorter-term moving average as a buy point, provided it remains above that mav.
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Mary Ellen McGonagle, MEM Investment Research