Best Stocks: Whirlpool Joins Tesla Motors, Lumber Liquidators in Top Ranks

By StateOfTheMarkets.com  JUL 22, 2013 9:40 AM

Some old names dominate this week's list of best consumer buys, as investors are apparently embracing stability.

 


At StateoftheMarkets.com, we focus our attention on the top-rated stocks of the market for a few simple reasons. The top stocks have the best earnings strength. The top stocks have strong fundamentals. The top stocks are also in the top-ranked industry groups. So from our perspective, the top stocks put the odds in your favor before you ever enter a buy order. So, why would anyone invest/trade in anything else?
 
Listed below are five companies that made our "10.0 Stocks Report" this week.
 
“10.0 Stocks” for the Week of July 22, 2013:
 
Company: Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA)
Sector: Consumer Discretionary
Industry: Automobile Manufacturing
Stock Rating: 10.0
Current Rating: Accumulate
Trading Stop: Close Below $108.89



Company: Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL)
Sector: Consumer Discretionary
Industry: Home Improvement Retail
Stock Rating: 10.0
Current Rating: Accumulate
Trading Stop: Close Below $82.49


 
Company: Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX)
Sector: Industrials
Industry: Marine
Stock Rating: 10.0
Current Rating: Accumulate
Trading Stop: Close Below $79.89


 
Company:  General Motors (NYSE:GM)
Sector: Consumer Discretionary
Industry: Automobile Manufacturing
Stock Rating: 10.0
Current Rating: Hold
Trading Stop: Close Below $35.39



Company: Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR)
Sector: Consumer Discretionary
Industry: Household Appliances
Stock Rating: 10.0
Current Rating: Accumulate on Pullback
Trading Stop: Close Below $118.59



The StateoftheMarkets “Top Stock” Rating
The TopStock Rating indicates the combined score of our proprietary Earning Strength and Company Performance models. The rating scale is 0 - 10 with 10 being the highest.
 
Current Rating
The Current Rating is designed to let readers know what we would do now if we did NOT currently hold the position.
 
Strong Buy: Our favorite positions. We would be willing to buy a full position at current levels.
 
Buy: We would be willing to buy at current levels.
 
Accumulate: We would be willing to take a "starter position" (25% - 33% of the full position) at current levels. However, we would not want to buy a full position at the current time and we would look to add to our "starter position" on weakness.
 
Hold: We prefer to hold our position at the current levels, but we would not be buyers at this time.
 
Sell: We are not happy with this position and are looking for an exit point.

This story by Dave Moenning originally appeared on StateOfTheMarkets.com.

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