This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

5 Rocket Stocks to Buy Ahead of Earnings Season


Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Ametek's (AME - Get Report) enjoying similarly market-beating performance in 2012, buoyed by strong earnings this year. The $9 billion electronic instruments company builds electronic components that range from temperature sensors to specialty motors used by original equipment manufacturers. That niche business affords AME a sticky customer base with a high switching cost, two critical factors for success in the manufacturing sector.

>>5 Big Stock Charts You've Got to See to Believe

Ametek is the perfect example of a "boring" business that continues to perform at a strong rate. While the firm's electric motors may not garner the same consumer excitement as Apple's (AAPL) new iPhone, they have helped to spur substantial fundamental growth for shareholders over the past few years; since 2007, Ametek has managed to grow its top line at average double-digit rates. That and deep net profit margins have helped to secure Ametek's spot as a strong performer, particularly overseas where manufacturing continues to be the bread and butter industry.

By and large, the firm sports less debt than the typical growth-by-acquisition play, picking up smaller names to add to the AME corporate umbrella using cash from operations more often than debt. That positioning is part of the reason that Ametek bounced back so quickly from the Great Recession, and it's also part of why the stock continues to look attractive today.

I also featured Ametek earlier this month in " 5 Rocket Stocks Ready for Blastoff."
3 of 6

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
AME $48.43 0.71%
LULU $66.73 1.80%
PII $98.97 1.10%
SNY $41.42 0.78%
TXT $39.00 0.83%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,891.16 +117.52 0.66%
S&P 500 2,081.43 +16.13 0.78%
NASDAQ 4,817.5940 +42.2360 0.88%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs