These Stock Giants Look Compelling at Current Levels

Recognizing the right stocks is a skill that every investor needs to learn, and the sheer volume of market data, on the main indexes, on individual stocks, on and from stock analysts, can present an intimidating barrier. Fortunately, there are tools to help. The Smart Score is a data collection and collation tool from TipRanks, using an AI-powered algorithm to sort the data on every stock according to a series of factors, 8 in all, that are known for their strong correlation with future share outperformance.

That all sounds like a mouthful, but it boils down to this: a sophisticated data tool that gives you a simple score, on a 1 to 10 scale, to judge the prospects of any given stock. It puts the complex world of stock market data at your fingertips.

The Perfect 10, of course, should be a brilliant neon sign post guiding investors in for a closer look – and sometimes, it guides investors toward stocks that have never lacked for headline or notice. These are some of the market’s giants, stocks that are household names, feature trillion-dollar market caps, and boast Strong Buy consensus ratings from the Street’s best professional analysts. So, let’s give two of them a closer look.

Amazon (AMZN)

First up on our list is Amazon, a name that doesn’t need much introduction. Chances are, we’ve all bought something from Amazon recently; the company is a giant among the world’s retailers – the second largest in the world – with a leading position in the e-commerce sector. In addition, Amazon’s cloud computing service (AWS) also holds a market-leading position.

Amazon’s gigantism in retail is complemented by its position among Wall Street’s publicly traded companies. It’s one of just four trillion-dollar-plus companies, when measured by market cap. Amazon’s $1.03 trillion in market cap puts it fourth place, behind #1 Apple, Microsoft, and Google-parent Alphabet.

As the leading e-commerce firm, Amazon benefited heavily during the pandemic/lockdown period – but it saw drastic losses last year, as the pandemic receded and business and social…


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