Sensing an opportunity that hasn't presented itself too many times since the Great Recession ended, investors pounced in February.
TD Ameritrade clients appeared to use the pullback in stocks last month as a buying opportunity, the online brokerage house revealed Monday in its latest investor movement index summary. Unsurprisingly, investors gravitated to big-cap stocks with the most widely recognized names.
Stocks That Were Net Buys in February
Boeing (BA) , 2017's hottest component in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, was a net buy.
Off some 20% from its recent highs, Chinese internet search giant Alibaba (BABA) was a net buy in the month.
Other popular names, according to TD Ameritrade, included Action Alerts Plus holding Nvidia (NVDA) , Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) and Netflix (NFLX) . Netflix continues to be one of the hottest names in the market, and is up 50% year to date.
Stocks That Were Net Sells in February
Not every big-cap stock caught the attention of bottom fishers, however.
Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) was net sold after its stock reached an 18-month high.