It doesn't matter your age or experience: taking full advantage of the stock market and investing with confidence are common goals for all investors.
Many investors also have a go-to methodology that helps guide their buy and sell decisions. One way to find winning stocks based on your preferred way of investing is to use the Zacks Style Scores, which are indicators that rate stocks based on three widely-followed investing types: value, growth, and momentum.
Is This 1 Momentum Stock a Screaming Buy Right Now?
For momentum investors, upward or downward trends in a stock's price or earnings outlook take precedent, so they'll want to zero in on the Momentum Style Score. This Score can pinpoint good times to build a position in a stock, using factors like one-week price change and the monthly percentage change in earnings estimates.
American Equity Investment (AEL)
Incorporated in the state of Iowa on Dec 15, 1995, American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company is a leader in the development and sale of fixed index and fixed rate annuity products. The company issue fixed annuity products through its wholly-owned life insurance subsidiaries, American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company, American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company of New York and Eagle Life Insurance Company.
AEL sits at a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold), holds a Momentum Style Score of A, and has a VGM Score of A. The stock is up 4% and up 3.6% over the past one-week and four-week period, respectively, and American Equity Investment has lost 0.4% in the last one-year period as well. Additionally, an average of 523,192.66 shares were traded over the last 20 trading sessions.
A company's earnings performance is important for momentum investors as well. For fiscal 2023, six analysts revised their earnings estimate higher in the last 60 days for AEL, while the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $1.13 to $6.10 per share. AEL also boasts an average earnings surprise of 13%.
AEL should be on investors' short list because of its impressive earnings fundamentals, a good Zacks Rank, and strong Momentum and VGM Style Scores.
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