Top Analysts: 5 Strong Stocks With 100% Buy Ratings

In the last couple of days, stock markets have experienced big volatility on rising interest rates. However, the stocks below have 100% buy ratings from analysts and top analysts alike- giving you confidence that these stocks have the backing of analysts who consistently get it right. To find these ‘Strong Buy’ rated stocks, we turned to TipRanks’ innovative stock screener. Here you can see the exact filters we used:

This allowed us to pull up only stocks with very bullish Street sentiment. From the extracted stocks, we scanned for stocks with 1) only buy ratings and 2) big upside potential. As you can see below, the screener displays all the key stats including analyst consensus and price target, and you can click on the tickers for further info.

From the results, the following five stocks easily stood out from the crowd- let’s take a closer look now:

1. Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX)

  • 10 buy ratings in last three months
  • 22% upside potential from current share price

Now is a good time to invest in the world’s largest IBX data center & colocation provider according to top UBS analyst John Hodulik. He upgraded EQIX from hold to buy on January 29, while ramping up his price target $30 to $510 (16% upside). Hodulik says the stock’s risk/reward balance now looks more attractive given 1) recent stock weakness and 2) strong company fundamentals. He is now looking for revenue growth of 10.5% in 2018 to reflect an increasing global data center demand. Note that you can click on the screenshot below for further insights into the latest market activity on each stock.

2. BioMarin (NASDAQ:BMRN)

  • 6 buy ratings in last three months
  • 34% upside potential from current share price

BioMarin develops and commercializes innovative treatments for rare genetic diseases. And top JP Morgan analyst Cory Kasmiov doesn’t mince his words when he says: “BMRN continues to be one of our top picks for 2018 with shares positioned to emerge from ~2 years of stagnation between a new product cycle & key pivotal readouts ahead.” Kasmiov reiterated his BMRN buy rating on January 24 with a bullish $129 price target (43% upside potential).

3. Delta Airlines (NYSE:DAL)

  • 6 buy ratings in last three months
  • 26% upside potential from current share price

Giant airline stock Delta is looking very strong right now. The company has just won two big back-to-back trade victories. State-owned Qatar Airways has now agreed to make its books public- effectively revealing whether the airline receives illegal government subsidies. Delta Airlines is now considering a return to the Persian Gulf region. The company has also resolved a bitter trade dispute with Boeing (BA). In a statement Delta said:

“Delta is pleased by the International Trade Commission’s ruling rejecting Boeing’s anti-competitive attempt to deny U.S. airlines and the U.S. traveling public access to the state-of-the-art 110-seat CS100 aircraft when Boeing offers no viable alternative.”

4. Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE:ETP)

  • 6 buy ratings in last three months
  • 28% upside potential from current share price

Dallas-based ETP is a Fortune 500 natural gas and propane company which boasts over 71,000 miles of pipelines! Encouragingly, we can see that the stock has the support of RBC Capital’s Elvira Scotto. She is the 2nd best analyst on the basic materials sector on TipRanks with a 71% success rate and 26% average return per rating. She sees the stock spiking to $24 (22% upside potential). According to Scotto, ETP should continue to benefit from growing crude oil production in the US. At the same time, she is confident that the company’s expansion opportunities (including re-purposing existing assets) should drive attractive returns.

5. Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO)

  • 22 buy ratings in last three months
  • 33% upside potential from current share price

From a Street perspective, AVGO is a clear winner. This semiconductor stock has received only buy ratings for the last eight months. Right now all eyes are on Broadcom’s attempted hostile takeover of wireless tech giant Qualcomm. The $103 billion deal- which would be the largest transaction in tech history- has been vehemently rejected by Qualcomm (QCOM) management. Now five-star RBC Capital analyst Amit Daryanani says: “We further think there is increasing probability that AVGO will submit a higher bid recently as March 6th is QCOM’s shareholder meeting.”

But for top Oppenheimer analyst Rick Schafer AVGO is a buy with or without Qualcomm. He says: “AVGO remains our top pick for 2018 with or without QCOM as management executes its virtuous cycle of growing margins, free cash flows and capital returns. Recent revenue growth >5% long-term target is icing on the cake.”

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