3 stocks that could still pop 20% as 7000 rapidly approaches

James Gerrish

Market Matters

MM purchased Aristocrat (ALL) less than 10-days ago for under $31, pleasingly we are already showing a ~10% paper profit, while our initial target remains at least 10% higher again. This rapid appreciation in stocks is happily prevalent across our portfolios but assuming our forecast for a volatile 2021 is on point when positions look their best investors should consider taking some $$ off the table. We will reassess our ALL position if / when it rallies to fresh post-COVID highs.

In these bullish environments its common that stocks literally take it in turns to pop higher, and not just because we’re in the midst of reporting season, fund managers appear to be still sitting on cash and fearful of missing out on market gains hence a hunt for the next big thing is on. Today we have looked for 3 stocks MM believes could rapidly appreciate 20% and potentially be good vehicles to switch our monies from the likes of ALL.

MM remains bullish ALL short-term.

Aristocrat (ALL) Chart

We don’t have to look too far including some of our best performers in the MM Growth Portfolio to see how quickly “hot” stocks can fall out of favour when fund managers decide enough is enough. Over recent weeks the following are just some of the pullbacks, some of which fortunately appear to be over - Xero (XRO) -18.5%, Beach Petroleum (BPT) -23%, Magellan (MFG) -29% and Lend Lease (LLC) -21%.

As we have said at MM 2021 will be characterised by stock & sector rotation plus underlying high market volatility. Hence we anticipate being fairly active this year with selling, which is often most investors largest weakness, necessary to add some real value/alpha to portfolios.

MM remains cautiously bullish Xero.

Xero (XRO) Chart

Today we have briefly looked at 3 ASX200 stocks which appear to have the correct blueprint for a decent rally in the months ahead.

1. BlueScope Streel (BSL) $17.42.

BSL has recently pleased the market with a profit upgrade but considering the stock's appreciation over the last 12-months, this clearly came as no major surprise. However the stock continues to rally with momentum as the market expects the steel manufacturer to benefit from the massive global monetary and fiscal stimulus which makes total sense to MM, we like BSL both fundamentally and technically looking for a test of the ~$20 area.

MM is bullish BSL looking for ~20% upside.

BlueScope Streel (BSL) Chart

2. Corporate Travel Management (CTD) $19.12.

CTD is not a new addition to the MM Morning Reports, it’s been on our watchlist most of this year. Any further worries around the COVID vaccine is likely to see further deteriorating sentiment towards the travel/tourism sector but we believe this is now in the rearview mirror and CTD is poised to rally strongly.

MM likes CTD for ~20% upside.

Corporate Travel Management (CTD) Chart

3. Elders Ltd (ELD) $11.20.

ELD is a new one for our 2021 reports but MM feels this rural services business currently represents good value around $11. The increased rainfall the country is experiencing is great news for crop yield which bodes well for diversified agri-business ELD.

MM likes ELD for 15-20% upside.

Elders Ltd (ELD) Chart


MM likes BSL, CTD and ELD for strong moves in the coming months

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James Gerrish
Portfolio Manager
Market Matters

James is Portfolio Manager & Primary Author at Market Matters, a daily investment report with over 2500 subscribers that offers real market insight. He is also Senior Portfolio Manager within Shaw and Partners heading up a team that manages...

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