AmerisourceBergen Corporation (NYSE:ABC) Analyst's Long Term Pick As Shares Moved 12.42% This Year – Zeeland Press

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Shaers of AmerisourceBergen Corporation (NYSE:ABC) have been recommended as a long term growth pick.  With the firm’s stock price currently trading around $83.64, the firm has proven a solid track record of growth over the recent years.  Investors might consider the stock as a long term growth candidate as the firm has yielded 17.80% earnings per share growth over the past 5 years and 13.80% revenue growth over that same time frame. 

Investing in the stock market can be highly unpredictable. Veteran investors may have spent many years studying the market. At some point along the way, many investors may have had to make some tough decisions. Making the tough stock portfolio decisions can seem like a daunting task, especially if some wrong calls have been made in the past. Investors who are able to quickly learn from previous mistakes may be much better situated if they are able to keep from repeating those mistakes. When just starting out, investors may want to go slow and steady in order to focus on the simpler investing ideas first. 

Long-term growth (LTG) is an investing strategy where a stock will (hopefully) grow in value for a relatively long period of time.  Long-term growth should be considered to be a relative term, due to different styles and goals of investors, but the endgame is the same. 

A “buy-and-hold” investor will consider long-term growth as a longer time period then a day trader will. The buy-and-hold strategy looks ahead farther into the future, giving short-term price swings less consideration as long as the fundamentals stay the same.  A trader is looking more closely at a weekly, or shorter, time frame and is more interested in immediate price fluctuations.

Let’s take a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, AmerisourceBergen Corporation (NYSE:ABC)’s stock was 12.42%.  Over the last week of the month, it was -0.96%, -3.35% over the last quarter, and  0.48% for the past six months. 

Over the past 50 days, AmerisourceBergen Corporation’s stock is -8.36% off of the high and 20.59% removed from the low.  Their 52-Week High and Low are as follows: -18.00% (High), 20.59%, (Low). 

Despite the past success, investors want to know where the stock is headed from here.  Analysts covering the shares have a consensus short-term price target of $92.07 on the equity.   Analysts have a consensus recommendation of 2.30 based on a 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.  

Equity market investors have plenty of information available to them when making stock selections. One of the toughest parts of selecting stocks may be figuring out which data to pay attention to. There are always swirling headlines in today’s financial news media. While some information may be highly important, other information may be much less important. Knowing exactly what to look for when doing stock research may take a lot of time to master. Investors who are able to stay highly focused may find it much easier to spot opportunities in the market. Once the investor knows what to look for, the stock market puzzle may be a bit easier to start piecing together.

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