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5 Quality Stocks With High GF Scores and Momentum

Companies to consider as volatility in markets continues

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Apr 27, 2022
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  • Stocks gyrated on Wednesday following an early-week selloff.
  • GuruFocus’ stock summary page contains a few new sections for growth and momentum.
  • The website’s All-in-One Screener listed several stocks with high GF Scores and momentum ranks.
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In light of U.S. markets gyrating up and down during the final week of April, five high-quality stocks with high GF Scores and momentum ranks include Apple Inc. (

AAPL, Financial), Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL, Financial)(GOOG, Financial), Amphenol Corp. (APH, Financial), Fastenal Co. (FAST, Financial) and Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (EW, Financial) according to the All-in-One Screener, a Premium feature of GuruFocus.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 33,301.93, up approximately 61 points from Tuesday’s close of 33,240.18 despite hitting an intraday high of 33,697.18.

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According to the Aggregated Statistics Chart, a Premium feature, the mean day’s change for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index stocks is 0.50% with a median of 0.45%.

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Stocks sold off earlier during the week, with the Dow dropping from Monday’s reading of 34,049.46. During the past month, the mean return for the S&P 500 stocks is -5.50% with a median of -6.06%.

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As investors monitor uncertainty in the stock market, GuruFocus’ All-in-One Screener listed several stocks with high business quality, a GF Score of at least 97 out of 100 and a momentum rank of at 9 out of 10.

GuruFocus’ stock summary page contains a few new sections based on the GF Score’s five rankings: financial strength, profitability, growth, GF Value and momentum. The overall GF Score is ranked from 0 to 100, with 100 as the highest score. GuruFocus’ backtesting research found that stocks with a high GF Score usually have higher outperformance potential than stocks with a low score.

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According to the research, key factors of momentum include the six to one-month momentum indicator and the 12 to one-month momentum indicator. Like each of the other ranks in the GF Score, the momentum rank ranges from 1 to 10, with 10 as the highest score.

Apple

Shares of Apple (

AAPL, Financial) traded around $156.57, showing the stock is fairly valued based on Wednesday’s price-to-GF Value ratio of 1.02.

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The Cupertino, California-based tech giant has a GF Score of 97 out of 100, driven by a rank of 10 out of 10 for profitability and growth and a momentum rank of 9.

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Apple’s positive investing signs include a five-star business predictability rank, a high Piotroski F-score of 7 and both six to one-month momentum and 12 to one-month momentum outperforming more than 81% of global competitors.

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Gurus with holdings in Apple include

Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A)(BRK.B) and Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio)’s Fisher Investments.

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Alphabet

Class A shares of Alphabet Inc. (

GOOGL, Financial) traded around $2,285.89, showing that the stock is modestly undervalued based on Wednesday’s price-to-GF Value ratio of 0.89.

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The Mountain View, California-based interactive media giant has a GF Score of 99 out of 100, driven by a rank of 10 out of 10 for profitability, growth and momentum.

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Alphabet’s positive investing signs include a 4.5-star business predictability rank, a six to one-month momentum ratio that outperforms approximately 77% of global competitors and a 12 to one-month momentum ratio that outperforms approximately 87% of global peers.

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Amphenol

Shares of Amphenol (

APH, Financial) traded around $70.16, showing the stock is fairly valued based on Wednesday’s price-to-GF Value ratio of 0.96.

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The Wallingford, Connecticut-based fiber hardware company has a GF Score of 98 out of 100, driven by a rank of 10 out of 10 for growth, profitability and momentum despite financial strength and GF Value ranking just 7 out of 10.

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Amphenol’s positive investing signs include a five-star business predictability rank and a 12-1 momentum ratio that outperforms more than 70% of global competitors.

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Fastenal

Shares of Fastenal (

FAST, Financial) traded around $55.74, showing the stock is fairly valued based on Wednesday’s price-to-GF Value ratio of 1.04.

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The Winona, Minnesota-based fastener company has a GF Score of 98 out of 100, driven by a rank of 10 out of 10 for profitability, growth and momentum.

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Fastenal’s positive investing signs include a five-star business predictability rank, a high Piotroski F-score of 7 and momentum indicators that outperform more than 63% of global competitors.

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Edwards Lifesciences

Shares of Edwards Lifesciences (

EW, Financial) traded around $109.80, showing the stock is fairly valued based on Wednesday’s price-to-GF Value ratio of 1.07.

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The Irvine, California-based medical device company has a GF Score of 97 out of 10, driven by a rank of 10 out of 10 for profitability and growth and a rank of 9 out of 10 for financial strength and momentum.

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Edwards Lifesciences’ positive investing signs include a 4.5-star business predictability rank and a 12 to one-month momentum ratio that outperforms more than 86% of global competitors.

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