A Fundamental Disconnect
Nearly 100 companies in the S&P 500 have withdrawn earnings guidance in this most recent earnings season, shining a light on just how uncertain the largest companies are about the Post-Covid economy. Others have cut dividends, suspended buybacks and laid off employees to preserve cash. This is anything but a normal economy. Amazon, JPMorgan and The Travelers Companies said as much in their most recent quarterly reports. This all leaves fundamental analysts with less certainty when predicting future cash flows. In this current market, it has become increasingly more important to combine fundamental research with trend analysis to get a clearer picture of the real value of a stock. Trendrating fills a critical gap by providing this missing level of intelligence.
– Rocco Pellegrinelli, CEO of Trendrating
June Sector Allocations
To arrive at our monthly Sector Allocations, we delineate the S&P 500 universe of stocks into five groups based on their Smart Momentum Score (SMS). Any stock that has retraced at least 20% from a trend high is considered an outlier. The sector allocation is then found by looking at the proportion of names within quantile one for each sector. To control risk, no sector can represent more than double its weighting in the index.
The companies and sectors that have held up the best over the last couple months remain most favorable. The Consumer Staples sector has the largest overweight, followed by Health Care, Communication Services and Real Estate. In contrast, Technology is now the largest underweight, followed by Financial, Industrials, Utilities, Energy and Consumer Discretionary. Our Model is neutral on Materials, which has a deviation of less than +/- 2% from the index weighting.
Top Trending Stocks in the S&P 500
Each month we distribute the Trendrating 100 list to our clients. We delineate the S&P 500 universe of stocks into five groups based on their Smart Momentum Score (SMS) and retracement value. Any stock that has retraced over 13% from a trend high is considered an outlier. This leaves us with a list of names in which our Model has high conviction. The market environment will dictate the number of names in the Top 100 list, but it will typically range from 80-100 companies. Here will be highlighting the Top 25 companies each month. Contact Trendrating for the complete list.
Rating Grade: A = Strong Bull Trend / B = Emerging Bull Trend / C = Emerging Bear Trend / D = Strong Bear Trend
Smart Momentum Score (SMS): is a continuous rating scale between -3 and 3, measuring the strength of the trend since that trend began. The metric allows the model to differentiate between securities of the same ratings, whether that is an A, B, C or D rated security.
Retracement: The percentage off the peak of the trend for positive trends or off the bottom for negative trends.
Proven Effectiveness – A 20-year back test supporting Trendrating’s sector allocation approach
Trendrating Brochure – An overview of the services we offer
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