The chart of the day belongs to the aircraft components company TransDigm (TDG), states Jim Van Meerten of 

I found the stock by using Barchart's powerful screening functions to find stocks with the highest technical buy signals, highest Weighted Alpha, superior current momentum, and a Trend Seeker buy signal. I then used the Flipchart feature to review the charts for consistent price appreciation. Since the Trend Seeker signaled a buy on 1/10 the stock gained 10.72%.

TDG Price vs Daily Moving Averages

TransDigm Group Incorporated designs, produces, and supplies aircraft components in the United States and internationally.

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Barchart Technical Indicators:

  • 100% technical buy signals
  • 63.00+ Weighted Alpha
  • 57.87% gain in the last year
  • Trend Seeker buy signal
  • Above its 20, 50, and 100-day moving averages
  • 17 new highs and up 13.26% in the last month
  • Relative Strength Index 80.00%
  • Technical support level at $1,113.82
  • Recently traded at $1,123.76 with 50 day moving average of $1,011.46

Fundamental Factors:

  • Market Cap $62.47 billion
  • P/E 46.87
  • Wall Street projects Revenue will grow 15.90% this year and another 9.50% next year
  • Earnings are estimated to increase 25.00% this year, an additional 16.20% next year, and continue to compound at an annual rate of 16.50% for the next five years

Analysts and Investor Sentiment: I don't buy stocks because everyone else is buying but I do realize that if major firms and investors are dumping a stock it's hard to make money swimming against the tide:

  • Wall Street analysts issued 12 strong buy, three buy, six hold, and one sell recommendations this month
  • Analysts' price targets are $705 to $1,275 (very wide range) with a consensus of $1,101 which is 2% below its recent price. If consensus is a 2% loss why all the strong buy and buy recommendations?
  • Value Line gives the stock an average rating of 3 with an 18-month price target of $1,306 for a 15% gain
  • CFRAs MarketScope has a four-star buy rating but a 12-month price target of $1,081 for a 3% loss...why are they telling you to buy something you will lose money on?
  • 15,040 investors monitor the stock on Seeking Alpha

Additional Disclosure: The Barchart Chart of the Day highlights stocks that are experiencing exceptional current price appreciation. They are not intended to be buy recommendations as these stocks are extremely volatile and speculative. Should you decide to add one of these stocks to your investment portfolio it is highly suggested you follow a predetermined diversification and moving stop loss discipline that is consistent with your personal investment risk tolerance and reevaluate your stop losses at least every week.

On the date of publication, Jim Van Meerten did not have (either directly or indirectly) positions in any of the securities mentioned in this article. All information and data in this article is solely for informational purposes. For more information please view the Barchart Disclosure Policy here.