Look at These Strong Stocks Outperforming the Market Pullback

Now is a good time to do some research & screening.

With the market correction over 5 weeks long, and plenty of high beta names down 10-20-30% (the S&P 500 (SPY) down 5.5% in that space) it’s always interesting to look at relative strength.  Which names are either making new 52 week highs or showing small losses in a time of market turbulence.   If the names are in non-defensive sectors you can often glean a company that institutional buyers want to hold onto – and a potential market leader during the next bounce.

Below I’ve listed 118 names that have a market cap of $300M+, stock price of $10+, and average daily volume of 100K+.  They are either at new 52 week highs, or 0-3% below their 52 week high. I’ve sorted it by industry rather than market cap, to see if there are patterns in terms of sub-sector strength.  On first glance, outside of the normal defensive stalwarts, I notice quite a few are foreign ADRs.  And REITs  (NYSE:IYR) of all varieties are showing impressive strength.  (Before you ask about Netflix (NFLX), it is down more than 3% as I type – hence not on the list)

Ticker Company Market Cap Industry
(NYSE:UAN) CVR Partners, LP Common Units r 1,484 Agricultural Chemicals
(NYSE:SWI) SolarWinds, Inc. 1,742 Application Software
(NYSE:SMP) Standard Motor Products Inc. 322 Auto Parts
(NYSE:FMX) Fomento Econ 112,267 Beverages – Brewers
(NASDAQ:HANS) Hansen Natural Corporation 6,433 Beverages – Soft Drinks
(NYSE:KOF) Coca-Cola FEMSA S.A.B de C.V. 15,904 Beverages – Soft Drinks
(NYSE:PEP) Pepsico, Inc. 109,017 Beverages – Soft Drinks
(NYSE:DEO) Diageo plc 52,924 Beverages – Wineries & Distillers
(NASDAQ:GNOM) Complete Genomics, Inc. 553 Biotechnology
(NASDAQ:CEPH) Cephalon Inc. 6,073 Biotechnology
(NASDAQ:SGEN) Seattle Genetics Inc. 2,155 Biotechnology
(NASDAQ:TLCR) Talecris Biotherapeutics Holdings Corp. 3,629 Biotechnology
(NASDAQ:LSTZA) Liberty Starz Group 59,469 Broadcasting – TV
(NYSE:MCO) Moody’s Corp. 8,982 Business Services
(NASDAQ:SVVS) SAVVIS, Inc. 2,259 Business Services
(NYSE:SQM) Chemical & Mining Co. of Chile Inc. 16,187 Chemicals – Major Diversified
(NYSE:MO) Altria Group Inc. 57,778 Cigarettes
(AMEX:BTI) British American Tobacco plc 89,854 Cigarettes
(NYSE:ECL) Ecolab Inc. 12,551 Cleaning Products
(NASDAQ:NTGR) Netgear Inc. 1,542 Communication Equipment
(NASDAQ:TLVT) Telvent Git S.A. 1,164 Computer Based Systems
(NYSE:NOC) Northrop Grumman Corporation 18,588 Conglomerates
(NASDAQ:RURL) Rural/Metro Corp. 436 Consumer Services
(NYSE:SLM) SLM Corporation 8,597 Credit Services
(NASDAQ:ECPG) Encore Capital Group, Inc. 782 Credit Services
(NYSE:NDN) 99 1,425 Discount, Variety Stores
(NYSE:DPL) DPL Inc. 3,525 Diversified Utilities
(NYSE:EXC) Exelon Corp. 27,462 Diversified Utilities
(NYSE:CNP) CenterPoint Energy, Inc. 8,121 Diversified Utilities
(NYSE:AZN) AstraZeneca PLC 70,576 Drug Manufacturers – Major
(NYSE:NVS) Novartis AG 145,664 Drug Manufacturers – Major
(NYSE:JNJ) Johnson & Johnson 181,162 Drug Manufacturers – Major
(NYSE:FRX) Forest Laboratories Inc. 10,559 Drug Manufacturers – Other
(NYSE:WPI) Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. 8,024 Drugs – Generic
(NYSE:GXP) Great Plains Energy Incorporated 2,799 Electric Utilities
(NYSE:D) Dominion Resources, Inc. 27,149 Electric Utilities
(NYSE:BIP) Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. 3,809 Electric Utilities
(NYSE:AT) Atlantic Power Corporation 5,250 Electric Utilities
(NYSE:CIG) Cia Energetica de Minas Gerais 13,641 Electric Utilities
(NYSE:CEG) Constellation Energy Group, Inc. 7,341 Electric Utilities
(NYSE:PPL) PPL Corporation 16,027 Electric Utilities
(NYSE:ST) Sensata Technologies Holding NV 6,191 Electronic Equipment
(NASDAQ:BUCY) Bucyrus International Inc. 7,471 Farm & Construction Machinery
(NYSE:UL) Unilever plc 96,557 Food – Major Diversified
(NYSE:SBS) Companhia de Saneamento Basico 7,135 Foreign Utilities
(NYSE:OKE) ONEOK Inc. 7,466 Gas Utilities
(NYSE:NJR) New Jersey Resources Corp. 1,853 Gas Utilities
(XG) Extorre Gold Mines Ltd. Ordinar 1,025 Gold
(NYSE:NPO) EnPro Industries, Inc. 927 Industrial Equipment & Components
(NYSE:ICO) International Coal Group, Inc. 2,975 Industrial Metals & Minerals
(NYSE:SRX) SRA International Inc. 1,784 Information Technology Services
(NYSE:MMC) Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. 16,602 Insurance Brokers
(NYSE:WSH) Willis Group Holdings Public Limited 7,261 Insurance Brokers
(NASDAQ:LQDT) Liquidity Services, Inc. 598 Internet Software & Services
(NYSE:GIB) CGI Group, Inc. 6,227 Internet Software & Services
(NASDAQ:SAVE) Spirit Airlines, Inc. 859 Major Airlines
(NASDAQ:OFIX) Orthofix International NV 731 Medical Appliances & Equipment
(NASDAQ:AMMD) American Medical Systems Holdings 2,312 Medical Appliances & Equipment
(NYSE:DGX) Quest Diagnostics Inc. 9,164 Medical Laboratories & Research
(NYSE:CMO) Capstead Mortgage Corp. 1,016 Mortgage Investment
(NYSE:CGV) Compagnie G 5,644 Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
(NASDAQ:SODA) SodaStream International Ltd. 1,122 Packaging & Containers
(NYSE:UN) Unilever NV 97,212 Processed & Packaged Goods
(NASDAQ:PEET) Peet’s Coffee & Tea Inc. 645 Processed & Packaged Goods
(NASDAQ:PLCM) Polycom, Inc. 5,295 Processing Systems & Products
(NYSE:PRA) ProAssurance Corporation 2,093 Property & Casualty Insurance
(NYSE:CB) The Chubb Corporation 19,051 Property & Casualty Insurance
(NYSE:WRB) W.R. Berkley Corporation 4,627 Property & Casualty Insurance
(FCE-A) Forest City Enterprises Inc. 3,159 Property Management
(NASDAQ:LOOP) LoopNet, Inc. 598 Property Management
(NYSE:MIM) MI Developments Inc. 1,421 Property Management
(NYSE:ENL) Reed Elsevier NV 9,833 Publishing – Periodicals
(NYSE:CYS) Cypress Sharpridge Investments, Inc. 1,068 REIT – Diversified
(NYSE:RYN) Rayonier Inc. 5,348 REIT – Diversified
(RLJ) RLJ Lodging Trust Common Shares 1,889 REIT – Hotel/Motel
(NYSE:AHT) Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. 855 REIT – Hotel/Motel
(NYSE:DLR) Digital Realty Trust Inc. 5,881 REIT – Industrial
(NYSE:PDM) Piedmont Office Realty Trust Inc. 3,553 REIT – Office
(NYSE:MAA) Mid-America Apartment Communities 2,466 REIT – Residential
(NYSE:SNH) Senior Housing Properties Trust 3,388 REIT – Residential
(NYSE:ELS) Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. 1,946 REIT – Residential
(NYSE:EQR) Equity Residential 18,099 REIT – Residential
(NYSE:ESS) Essex Property Trust Inc. 4,420 REIT – Residential
(NYSE:HTS) Hatteras Financial Corp 2,174 REIT – Residential
(NYSE:ACC) American Campus Communities Inc. 2,350 REIT – Residential
(NASDAQ:AGNC) American Capital Agency Corp. 3,909 REIT – Residential
(NYSE:AVB) Avalonbay Communities Inc. 11,460 REIT – Residential
(NYSE:BRE) BRE Properties Inc. 3,230 REIT – Residential
(NYSE:CPT) Camden Property Trust 4,489 REIT – Residential
(NYSE:SPG) Simon Property Group Inc. 33,834 REIT – Retail
(NYSE:DTG) Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. 2,423 Rental & Leasing Services
(NYSE:MCD) McDonald’s Corp. 83,567 Restaurants
(NYSE:OCN) Ocwen Financial Corp. 1,262 Savings & Loans
(AMEX:LB) LaBarge Inc. 303 Scientific & Technical Instruments
(NASDAQ:FEIC) FEI Co. 1,563 Scientific & Technical Instruments
(NASDAQ:CPHD) Cepheid 1,935 Scientific & Technical Instruments
(NYSE:BEC) Beckman Coulter Inc. 5,922 Scientific & Technical Instruments
(NASDAQ:CHKP) Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. 13,501 Security Software & Services
(NYSE:NSM) National Semiconductor Corporation 5,966 Semiconductor – Broad Line
(NYSE:TSM) Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing 70,675 Semiconductor – Integrated Circuits
(NASDAQ:OSIS) OSI Systems, Inc. 754 Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
(NASDAQ:VSEA) Varian Semiconductor Equipment 4,637 Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
(GMLP) Golar LNG Partners LP 1,050 Shipping
(NYSE:BAK) Braskem S.A. 12,852 Specialty Chemicals
(NYSE:LZ) Lubrizol Corporation 8,637 Specialty Chemicals
(NYSE:VSI) Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. 1,170 Specialty Retail, Other
(NYSE:SUR) CNA Surety Corp. 1,194 Surety & Title Insurance
(NASDAQ:CDNS) Cadence Design Systems Inc. 2,837 Technical & System Software
(NYSE:TYL) Tyler Technologies, Inc. 802 Technical & System Software
(NYSE:CHT) Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. 32,155 Telecom Services – Domestic
(NASDAQ:CNSL) Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. 560 Telecom Services – Domestic
(NYSE:BCE) BCE, Inc. 30,498 Telecom Services – Domestic
(NASDAQ:MICC) Millicom International Cellular SA 12,454 Telecom Services – Foreign
(NASDAQ:VLCM) Volcom Inc. 598 Textile – Apparel Footwear
(NYSE:TSP) Telecomunicacoes de Sao Paulo S.A. 15,223 Wireless Communications
(NYSE:TSU) TIM Participacoes S.A. 12,430 Wireless Communications
(NYSE:TU) TELUS Corporation 16,815 Wireless Communications
(NYSE:VIV) Vivo Participacoes S.A. 18,697 Wireless Communication

This is a guest post written by Trader Mark who runs the blog Fund My Mutual Fund.

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