Groups that have been holding up the market have become scarce. Of course healthcare has been robust and the building sector has been firm, but there is not many others to hold your hat on. If we were to lose their leadership, without any positive rotation that would be a big negative. Follow the generals is one of the adages. The two names below are a couple more healthcare stocks that seem to be able to shrug off the markets recent shortcomings. Beneath is a small portion of our daily report on Friday 9/4.
Stocks that can be bought at their 200 day SMAs are HRC CEMP. HRC is a healthcare play up 12% YTD and 16% over the last one year period and sports a dividend yield of 1.2%. After a 1.6% gain following an earnings release on 11/15/14, it has retreated the last 3 down by 3, 1 and 2.3% on 8/7, 5/5 and 2/3. The stock is lower 6 of the last 10 weeks following the week ending 6/19’s almost 8% advance on the second best weekly volume in almost 3 years with only the week ending 1/24/14 coming in heavier trade. Last Monday HRC bounced off its 200 day SMA, a line it last touched almost 11 months ago, and bounced. It corresponds with the round 50 number and lets look to enter on a retest of last Mondays lows just above the 200 day SMA at 50.20.