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Value investors do it buying stocks they think have a greater intrinsic value than what they are trading at today. Momentum investors do it buying stocks that are in uptrends and hanging with them as long as they remain in that uptrend.

Technicians believe that a chart says it all. There is every kind of investing style out there and yet I believe in combining all of these tools into one big grade and comparison against all the other stocks out there.

My style of investing combines performance, valuation, technical analysis, and also knowing where the big picture of the market is at any given time. The big picture of the market right now continues to favor American, small and midcap stocks, and even more particularly, stocks that are medical or pharmaceutical-related.


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Opko Health (NYSE:OPK) is one such stock that fits this bill and it is currently ranked the number-one stock by my Best Stocks Now!.

OPK is a $3.7 billion midcap company headquartered in Miami, Florida that develops a broad range of pharmaceutical products, diagnostic tests, and vaccines.


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Already we know this stock has got a lot going for it; it's in the right geographic area (U.S), the right asset class (mid-cap), and the right sector (Medical) of the market.

Performance/Momentum

So what about performance? Let's take a look at my Best Stocks Now! app to see how this stock has performed over the years.


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Over the last ten years, even though it has been a bumpy ride, OPK has delivered an average annual return of 36.7% per year while the market delivered 5% per year during the same time frame.

Over the last five years, again this stock has been all over the place but overall it has delivered an average of 58.7% to investors while the market has averaged returns of only 11.4%.

Over the last three years, the pace has quickened, and the stock's performance has accelerated. OPK's performance has gotten even better with returns of 69.5% per year all the while the market delivered 13% per year.

And over the last 12 months while market is up 19.7%, OPK is up a whopping 182%!

This stock gets a momentum grade AND performance grade of A+; there are not many stocks that get an A+ performance or momentum grade right now! This is a rare bird.

That being said, remember that this is a smaller stock. Smaller stocks carry greater risk. For this reason, I'm a big proponent of owning 25 to 35 stocks in your portfolio that fit what your risk profile is.

And I can't determine that for you sitting here at my desk writing this. Therefore I do not give recommendations but examples of stocks that I consider Best Stocks Now!

Valuation


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Next let's take a look at the valuation of OPK. Now this is difficult to do right now because the company is still losing money. In fact, OPK is expected to lose $0.17 per share this year.

However, when I look at their sales growth over the last four quarters, I see growth in sales up between 73% and 133% from quarter-to-quarter.

It would be pretty hard to carry on a trajectory like that of sales growth and not eventually crossover the line into profitability! I think that with OPK's products and pipeline it has ample upside potential going forward.

Stock chart

Lastly we have to take a look at the stock chart. OPK's chart was dead in the water from March until August but then it started taking off. And it's been taking off ever since.


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I bought OPK and I think you can see why as it has the numbers to back it up as well as it fits my style of investing. And now it is a member of my aggressive growth portfolio. Out of 3,575 stocks OPK comes in as the number-one-ranked stock in my Best Stocks Now! app.


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Are there guarantees in the market? No. But can you do your best to try to put probability on your side? Yes.


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Disclosure: I am long OPK. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it. I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

Source: My Favorite Stock Right Now: Opko Health