Cyclical Stocks Relative Strength Persists
Cyclical stocks typically relate to companies that sell discretionary items consumers can afford to buy when the economy is expanding. Share prices and profit growth tends to a accelerate as a result. Conversely, consumers cut back on these expenses during a recession.
- The U.S. economy continues to grow
- The economic expansion should continue in 2018.
- Consumers are confident in the future and should spend more in 2018.
Consumer Sentiment and Cyclical Stocks
The Univesity of Michigan consumer sentiment survey paints a bullish picture for cyclical stocks at the present time.
Restaurants and bars – Cyclical
Several stocks in the restaurants and bars industry group exhibit relative strength over the past couple of weeks as cyclical stocks outperform.
Zoe’s Kitchen (ZOES) serves Mediterranean style dishes to a loyal clientele. Fundamentals are improving as the stock begins to break out of its triangle pattern. MACD crossed above its signal line last week with RSI rising. A push through 50 would be confirmation.
If the trend in cyclical stocks persists, ZOES should head towards next resistance at 15.50 ~ 16.00 in the short -term.
Wingstop (WING) and Shake Shack (SHAK) are consumer cyclical stocks. SHAK has earnings this week. We are expected a blowout.
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