Medical: Equal-weight -- (817 stocks) 88 stocks have buy ratings and 174 are rated sell. Multi-Sector Conglomerates: Overweight -- (49 stocks) 36 stocks or 73.5% have buy ratings and none have sell ratings. Two notable buy rated stocks are in this sector. Dow components 3M Company ( MMM) ($115.48) and United Technologies ( UTX) ($101.34). Both set new multi-year highs on Thursday and both report quarterly results next week. I will be profiling these next week before they report earnings. Oils-Energy: Underweight -- (557 stocks) Only ten stocks have buy ratings and 183, or 32.9% are rated strong sell or sell. Retail-Wholesale: Overweight -- (358 stocks) 288 stocks or 80.4% have buy ratings and only seven have sell ratings. Transportation: Avoid source of funds -- (182 stocks) Only eight have buy ratings and 144, or 79.1% are rated strong sell or sell.
Utilities: Overweight -- (215 stocks) 57 have strong buy ratings and 135 have buy ratings, thus 192 or 89.3% are buy rated. At the time of publication the author held no positions in any of the stocks mentioned.Follow @SuttmeierThis article is commentary by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.