A casual glance at your Alpha Algorithm portfolio confirms that technology has been one of the hottest sectors of 2017.
Although technology has had its sharpest pullback since March over the past five days, the top Alpha Algorithm strategies are sticking with this winning sector bet.
This week’s Alpha Algorithm recommendation revisits a previous pick that netted you a 10.10% gain on the stock in just a two-week period and even greater gains of 20.09% between Sept. 21 and Nov. 6. It also netted you a 138.55% option gain on Nov. 2.
Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Boise, Idaho, Micron Technology, Inc. (MU) is one of the leading worldwide providers of semiconductor memory solutions. The company’s memory solutions serve customers in computer and computer-peripheral manufacturing, consumer electronics, CAD/CAM, telecommunications, office automation, network and data processing and graphics display.
Micron Technology Inc. (MU) versus the S&P 500 year to date
10 Top Investment Strategies Betting on Micron Technology Inc. (MU)
- Exponential Technologies
The stock is part of a strategy that invests in nine different fields deemed to be vast growth “exponential technologies”: big data and analytics, nanotechnology, medicine, networks, energy and environmental systems, robotics, 3-D printing, bioinformatics and financial services.
- Large-Cap Momentum
The stock is part of a major hedge fund’s systematic strategy that invests in large- and mid-cap U.S. companies with positive momentum and that rank in the top third of total return over the prior 12 months, excluding the last month.
- Goldman Sachs Hedge Fund Index
The stock is part of the Goldman Sachs Hedge Industry Index, which tracks an equal-weighted index of the 50 most frequently held U.S. companies selected from the portfolios of hedge funds.
- Billionaire Bet
The stock is one of 30 U.S. companies tracked in an equal-weighted index selected from the portfolios of 10 asset managers with a personal net worth of at least $1 billion.
- Insider Sentiment
It is one of 100 equally weighted U.S.-listed large- and mid-cap stocks chosen based on trading in the company’s stock by corporate insiders, price momentum and trailing 12-month volatility. Specifically, this strategy looks at the increase in insider holdings.
- 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.
- Large-Cap Alpha Growth
The company has been chosen as part of an alpha-seeking index that selects and weights growth stocks from the S&P 500 Growth Index. The proprietary methodology uses price appreciation — among more traditional factors — and weights the constituents based on their respective growth scores.
- Large-Cap Alpha Core
The stock is one of a tiered equal-weighted index of large-cap stocks selected from the S&P 500 and is expected to outperform the broader large-cap space based on an intricate methodology of ranking stocks according to their recent performance.
- Value Line 100
One of the top 100 stocks in the universe of 1,700 stocks for which Value Line gives a #1 ranking in the Value Line Timeliness Ranking System, based on expected price performance over the following six to 12 months.
- Momentum Factor
The stock is one of the top 120 large- and mid-cap U.S. stocks exhibiting relatively higher price momentum, as measured by a specific factor which has historically driven a significant part of companies’ risk and return.
Buy Micron Technology Inc. (MU) at market today. Place your initial stop at $39.00.
If you want to play the options, I recommend the MU February $45 calls (MU180216C00045000), which last traded at $4.37 and expire on Feb. 16.
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Nicholas A. Vardy