New Trade for August 4th, 2021

Stocks were flat this morning in the wake of another record high for the S&P 500.  The benchmark broke a 2-day losing streak yesterday and climbed to another record close, and has seen little change since yesterday’s close.  The Nasdaq edged slightly higher in early trading while the Dow saw a minimal loss in early trading.  

This morning, investors will be looking at ADP’s July employment data for clues on the non-farm payroll and unemployment rate reports, which come out Friday.  

Today’s trade alert highlights a compelling choice from the financial sector that garners an across-the-board Buy rating from the Wall Street pros who are offering recommendations.  Market appreciation should contribute to mid to long-term gains, while projected acquisitions could also provide some fuel.  

Focus Financial Partners (FOCS) is a compelling choice from the financial sector right now.  The company invests in Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs). There’s a bevy of acquisitions in the wings that are expected to be lucrative for Focus, such as two partner firm mergers in Q2, which will provide about $7 million in organic growth. 

Raymond James analyst Patrick O’Shaughnessy recently broke down his bullish standpoint on the financial stock. “Market appreciation and updated margin guidance drive our estimates higher in 2021 and beyond, and with Focus’s leverage trending towards the low end of its targeted range … we could see an acceleration in acquisition activity,” he says.  He raised his price target from $59 to $60, indicating a potential 12-month upside of 18.8%. O’Shaughnessy rates the stock a Buy.

In fact, of the 8 analysts offering recommendations for the stock, all 8 rate the stock a Buy.  There are no Hold or Sell ratings for the stock. A median 12-month price target of $63.00 represents a 21.88% increase from the current price.  

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