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Oppenheimer Analysts Pick A Top Stock From Each Market Sector

Oppenheimer Analysts Pick A Top Stock From Each Market Sector

In a recent report, analysts at Oppenheimer took a technical look at the stock market to determine whether investors should follow the old Wall Street adage "sell in May and go away."

According to Oppenheimer, 2015 is setting up to be an exception to the rule.

Sentimental Feelings

Oppenheimer technical analysts call buying stocks a "high-conviction idea" based on what they are currently seeing in the charts.

One of the strongest indicators of a continuation of the bull market in the near-term is a recent drop-off in market sentiment.

After peaking at 85 percent bullishness in December of 2014, Oppenheimer’s Opco Sentiment Composite has now fallen to only 63 percent bullishness.

Analysts see this move as a sign that the S&P 500 could be on the verge of another breakout.

“The S&P 500 has lacked direction over the last five months,” analysts explain in the report, “and we believe the ultimate resolution of this choppy range should provide a spark to the upside as investor indecision becomes pent-up demand.”

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Buy In May And Stick Around?

Analysts give two reasons why traders should ignore “sell in May and go away” this year.

First, analysts point out that the rule of thumb has not worked well in the past when the S&P 500 is in the middle of a strong uptrend, as it is now.

Secondly, the S&P 500 has historically rallied during the summer months in pre-election years of second-term presidencies.

Stock Picks

In light of their bullish outlook, Oppenheimer analysts picked a top stock from each sector of the stock market. Here are the 10 names:

  1. Technology: Equinix Inc (NASDAQ: EQIX)
  2. Health Care: Jazz Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: JAZZ)
  3. Consumer Discretionary: CarMax Inc (NYSE: KMX)
  4. Financials: Affiliated Managers Group Inc (NYSE: AMG)
  5. Consumer Staples: Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE: ENR)
  6. Industrials: Carlisle Cos Inc (NYSE: CSL)
  7. Energy: Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE: MPC)
  8. Utilities: NiSource Inc (NYSE: NI)
  9. Materials: Quaker Chemicals Corp (NYSE: KWR)
  10. Telecom: Level 3 Communications Inc (NYSE: LVLT)

Latest Ratings for EQIX

Nov 2019MaintainsOutperform
Nov 2019MaintainsBuy
Oct 2019MaintainsBuy

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