The Alpha Algorithm Throws Out a Familiar Name

Nicholas Vardy

Nicholas Vardy has a unique background that has proven his knack for making money in different markets around the world.

Apple, Inc. (AAPL) of Cupertino, California, designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers and portable digital music players to consumers, small and mid-sized businesses and enterprise and government customers worldwide. It is the largest company in the world based on market capitalization.

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AAPL versus the S&P 500 over the past month.

While Apple has underperformed the S&P 500 over the past year, it has strongly outperformed over the recent rally.

 Six Top Investment Strategies Betting on Apple, Inc. (AAPL).

  1. Hedge Fund Alpha

Based on publicly available disclosures, successful hedge fund managers are investing in the stock.

  1. High Quality Stocks

It is a U.S. stock that exhibits positive fundamentals, including high return on equity, stable year-over-year earnings growth and low financial leverage.

  1. Hedge Fund Gurus

Apple is one of the top U.S.-listed equity positions reported on Form 13F by select hedge funds with concentrated top holdings.

  1.  Momentum Model

The stock is among the top approximately 100 U.S.-listed companies to demonstrate powerful relative strength characteristics compared to the 3,000 largest U.S.-listed companies.

  1. Shareholder Yield

It is one of the companies (a) paying cash dividends, (b) engaging in net share repurchases, and (c) paying down balance-sheet debt.

  1.  Large Cap Growth

The stock is among the top 50 large-capitalization U.S. growth stocks generated through a rigorous 10-factor fundamental screening process.

Recommendation

Buy Apple, Inc. (AAPL) at market today.

Place your stop at $91.00.

Options

With the stock technically overbought over the short term, I am holding off on recommending options this week.

Exclusive  Astute Stock Picking Will Become Increasingly Important for Investors in 2017

Portfolio Update          

With your STZ July $140 calls (STZ160715C00140000) up 58%, sell half of your options to lock in these solid gains.

We’ll be adding more options positions on current holdings once the market consolidates its recent strong run.

Also, your current position in Home Depot (HD) now has attracted a record 8th Alpha Algorithm strategy:

Insider and Analyst Sentiment

It is one of 100 top stocks out of 5.000 U.S stocks where a corporate insider (a director or senior officer of a company, or any person or entity that owns more than 10% of the company’s stock) is buying the stock and Wall Street analysts have recently increased earnings estimates.

Sincerely,

Nicholas Vardy

Nicholas A. Vardy

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