Hickey and Walters (Bespoke) submit: Below we show the 20 stocks in the Russell 3,000 stocks index that have the largest amount of analyst coverage, along with the the stocks that have the highest percentage of buy ratings. We limited our list of highest % of buys to those stocks that have at least 10 analysts covering them.
As shown, technology stocks have the largest amount of analyst coverage, with Texas Instruments (NYSE:TXN) topping them all at 44. These stocks are up an average of 7.73% year to date compared to the S&P 500's YTD return of 7.77%. The 20 stocks with the highest percentage of buys are up an average of 19.53% year to date. There are 3 stocks that have at least 10 analysts covering them with all buy ratings -- United Therapeutics Corp. (NASDAQ:UTHR), Williams Scotsman International (WLSC) and Superior Energy Services (NYSE:SPN).