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The Strongest and Weakest Name in Five Sectors


Google, M&T Bank, and Medtronic all come out on top according to analysis.

MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL has outlined the five strongest and weakest names in the following sectors on the S&P (INDEXSP:.INX) based on our proprietary algorithm: technology, health care, financials, material, and energy. The time at rating will let you know how long the stock has been at that specific rating.

One note about's proprietary rating system: The algorithm does not use the standard MACD and moving averages. We feel that looking at the same technical data provides little edge over other market participants. This algorithm has been used for the last 13 years running institutional money. The rating is as follows: Strong Sell (1), Sell (2), Neutral (3), Buy (4), Strong Buy (5).

The strongest names in each sector:

Technology: Google (NASDAQ:GOOG)
Financials: M&T Bank Corporation (NYSE:MTB)
Health Care: Medtronic (NYSE:MDT)
Materials: Monsanto (NYSE:MON)
Energy: Tesoro (NYSE:TSO)

The weakest names in each sector:

Technology: Tripadvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP)
Financials: Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR)
Health Care: Aetna (NYSE:AET)
Materials: Consol Energy (NYSE:CNX)
Energy: Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE)

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