Sabrient Systems Releases Annual Stock Picks for 2013 [Manufacturing Close - Up]ProQuest Information & Learning
Sabrient Systems, an independent equity research firm that specializes in alpha extraction through quantitative and qualitative analysis, announced the release of its annual Baker's Dozen, 13 top- ranked stocks that are expected to outperform their peers in 2013.
The Company reported that the Baker's Dozen initiative has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by an annualized average of nearly +12 percent and this year marks the fifth anniversary for the list. According to year-to-date performance tracking on Dark- liquidity.com, Sabrient outperformed industry peer stock picks by nearly 20 percent. Most recently, the 2012 Baker's Dozen portfolio gained 43 percent, including two triple-digit gains and six double- digit performers.
The 2013 stocks include:
Genworth Financial Inc. (GNW), Ocwen Financial Corp. (OCN), NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), IAC/InterActiveCorp (IACI), Alaska Air Group Inc. (ALK), Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC), Air Lease Corp. (AL), EPL Oil & Gas Inc. (EPL), Manitowoc Co. (MTW), Express Scripts Holding Co. (ESRX), Ashland Inc. (ASH), Seagate Technology Inc. (STX), Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC (JAZZ).
"Even during volatile markets, the Baker's Dozen has continued to thrive which can be attributed to the proprietary research methodology we use to ensure multiple factors are examined and considered when creating this annual list," said David Brown, Chief Market Strategist for Sabrient Systems. "We believe in a strong, diversified approach in order to stay competitive in the marketplace."
By leveraging its proprietary Earnings Quality Rank, Sabrient Systems, in combination with Gradient Analytics, review a company's relative potential risk arising out of accrual accounting practices to ensure quality picks for the annual stock recommendations.
"Each year, we use Sabrient's award-winning quantitative ranking system to identify top-ranked stocks that exhibit strong growth at a reasonable price as basis for the Baker's Dozen," said Scott Brown, President at Sabrient Systems. "We leverage our unbiased, fundamentals-based, quantitative approach to create a short list of high-quality stocks, which take into account additional factors such as current news, in order to provide our clients with a diverse list that covers a variety of sectors."
The top 13 stocks are chosen from 2,200 eligible names comprising a diverse cross-section of sectors and industries. Download the video to learn more about the 2013 Baker's Dozen and the analysis behind the picks.
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