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With over two weeks of general market weakness behind us -- including the heaviest selling day in 5 months (today) -- it is an easy task to spot the winners. Just look for stocks in strong uptrends, with bullish volume balance, at or near short-term highs, and showing price consolidation instead of weakness. The following stocks meet those criteria:
Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ANAC):
Anacor grew its EPS a whopping 219% this year, posting $53 million in income. The company reports earnings on 3/12. The chart shows a nice uptrend with some upside room up to $54.
Canadian Solar (CSIQ):
CSIQ was the #1 stock in 2013; 2014 was a struggle, but recent price action shows better form. Shares trade at only 10.4x eps and 6x next year's earnings on a 5-year growth rate of 36%. The chart shows a bump up on the FSLR/SPWR news, but the recent dip to support in the trend looks like a nice entry.
Esperion Therapeutics (ESPR):
Esperion is a monster biotech with all kinds of momentum going for it. The CEO is presenting at a big conference this Saturday...could move shares next week. $70 is resistance here but beyond that this monster stock could go to $80+ in short order.