Forbes vs Zacks vs Sachs (In Progress)

Start Date: June 5, 2020

End Date: June 4, 2020

This study aims to evaluate the stock picks of Forbes, Zacks, and Sachs. The bottom line will be how much profit would be made over a period of one year. However, the stock picks we chose from Zacks and Sachs focus on growth, therefore, we will also evaluate growth at the end of the one year period.

We have selected one article each that lists 5 stock picks from each Forbes, Zacks, and Sachs. Our starting price will be the closing price for each stock on Friday, June 5, 2020.

We will be conducting this study with the mindset of a “noob,” meaning we will not do any research or due diligence into any of these stocks.

At the end of each week, we will provide updates on the daily highs and % gains. Updates can be found at the bottom of this page or on the homepage.

We will be looking for the bottom line, which is our profit, and looking to see who gave us the best stock picks with the highest profit.

Forbes

Forbes uses their “Q.ai” which “uses advanced quantitative techniques and artificial intelligence to generate investment recommendations.”

Article: Top Stocks To Buy As Nasdaq Hits Record High

Article Date: June 4, 2020

Link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/qai/2020/06/04/top-stocks-to-buy-as-nasdaq-hits-record-high/#4f05f6c2784d

Stock Picks:

Data as of June 5, 2020

Zacks

Zacks claims to be “the leading investement research firm focusing on stock research, analysis and recommendations. Using a numbered ranking system, Zacks ranks stocks from 1-5, with 1 being a strong buy and 5 being a strong sell. The article we have chosen lists stocks ranked #1 with a minimum 20% historical earnings rate and a projected minimum 20% projected earnings rate.

Article: 5 Strong Buy Growth Stocks for this Secular Bull Rally

Article Date: June 3, 2020

Link: https://www.zacks.com/stock/news/961336/5-strong-buy-growth-stocks-for-this-secular-bull-rally

Stock Picks:

Data as of June 5, 2020

Sachs

Goldman Sachs is “a leading global investment banking, securities and investment firm.” Providing 5 stock picks to Barron’s from Goldman Sachs is strategist David Kostin.

Article: These 5 stocks Look to Offer the Best Return-on-Equity Growth, Goldman Sachs says

Article Date: June 2, 2020

Link: https://www.barrons.com/articles/return-on-equity-5-stocks-profit-margins-debt-leverage-fed-interest-rates-tax-cut-51591126325

Stock Picks:

Data as of June 5, 2020