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One of the best ways to narrow a large universe of stocks to a manageable list is to screen for specific variables, which is why I developed a model for ranking stocks and launched E.B. Capital Markets, LLC back in 2003.

Our Power 7 model, outlined in my book, cuts across fundamentals, technicals and seasonality to find stocks likely to trade higher based on earnings growth, earnings beats, insider buying, money flow, short interest, PE analysis and calendar quarter seasonality.

The best scoring sector across our 1800 stock universe is industrial goods.

Aggregating all the scores by sector, industrial goods post the highest average score across our universe.

Healthcare also scores above average, with large- and mid-cap healthcare outscoring small cap.

Consumer and technology score below average, which suggests investors need to be industry and stock specific.

However, investors should watch technology stocks closely over the coming weeks as the basket offers seasonal strength into year-end. In fact, over the past ten years, the technology heavy NASDAQ 100 has had its best month for excess market return in October.

Source: www.seasonalinvestor.blogspot.com

Also, you'll notice sector scores are clustered at or near the average universe score. Typically, this suggests sector rotation is likely in the coming weeks, potentially with new leadership.

Drilling down to specific stocks, the following tables break out the highest scoring names across large, mid and small cap. The sector, score and the four week moving average score is provided for convenience.

The list serves as a valuable tool for identifying new names for your watch list.

LG CAP

10/2/2012

4 Week MA

Symbol

Sector

SCORE

SCORE

BEST

DHR

CONGLOMERATES

110

85

DGX

HEALTHCARE

105

91.25

FISV

TECHNOLOGY

105

83.75

LIFE

HEALTHCARE

105

93.75

AEP

UTILITIES

100

102.5

AON

FINANCIALS

100

91.25

ASML

TECHNOLOGY

100

80

CF

BASIC MATERIALS

100

91.25

MA

FINANCIALS

100

86.25

PXD

BASIC MATERIALS

100

83.75

RRC

BASIC MATERIALS

100

90

TAP

CONSUMER GOODS

100

91.25

TRP

UTILITIES

100

90

MID CAP

10/3/2012

4 Week MA

Symbol

Sector

SCORE

SCORE

BEST

CAKE

SERVICES

110

93.75

AGCO

INDUSTRIAL GOODS

105

76.25

UTHR

HEALTHCARE

105

102.5

ALXN

HEALTHCARE

100

101.25

BYI

SERVICES

100

73.75

EGN

UTILITIES

100

93.75

EV

FINANCIALS

100

83.75

FHN

FINANCIALS

100

83.75

HSNI

SERVICES

100

100

MSG

SERVICES

100

81.25

NEU

BASIC MATERIALS

100

90

NVR

INDUSTRIAL GOODS

100

82.5

PII

CONSUMER GOODS

100

88.75

VRSN

TECHNOLOGY

100

85

SMALL CAP

10/4/2012

4 Week MA

Symbol

Sector

SCORE

SCORE

BEST

FFIN

FINANCIALS

115

91.25

UHAL

SERVICES

115

98.75

AEGN

INDUSTRIAL GOODS

105

87.5

GBL

FINANCIALS

105

90

HOMB

FINANCIALS

105

87.5

LDR

SERVICES

105

95

ORB

INDUSTRIAL GOODS

105

88.75

UEIC

CONSUMER GOODS

105

91.25

UFCS

FINANCIALS

105

103.75

ACO

INDUSTRIAL GOODS

100

103.75

AIRM

SERVICES

100

98.75

CMN

HEALTHCARE

100

77.5

EHTH

FINANCIALS

100

80

EPAY

TECHNOLOGY

100

93.75

GVA

INDUSTRIAL GOODS

100

82.5

IPXL

HEALTHCARE

100

98.75

KAI

CONSUMER GOODS

100

72.5

LL

SERVICES

100

88.75

PLCE

SERVICES

100

91.25

PRO

TECHNOLOGY

100

87.5

SCHL

SERVICES

100

91.25

TREX

INDUSTRIAL GOODS

100

85

Source: Top Ranked Stocks To Buy This Week