The POWR Industry Rank  covers 123 different industries to help find those most likely to outperform in the weeks and months ahead. Coming in at #4 on the list with an overall “A” Strong Buy rating is the Consumer Financial group.

In all there are 24 stocks in the industry with Strong Buy or Buy rating including many well known companies like Visa (V), Mastercard (MA), American Express (AXP) and PayPal (PYPL).

The strength of the group should not be a shock given the current buying habits of the US consumer blessed with a 50 year low unemployment rate and recent tax cuts.

See their individual stock ratings below.

Symbol Name Last Mkt Cap POWR Rating
V Visa Inc. 162.04 325.28B A
Strong Buy
MA Mastercard Incorporated Common Stock 247.95 254.37B A
Strong Buy
PYPL PayPal Holdings, Inc. 111.96 131.55B A
Strong Buy
AXP American Express Company Common Stock 119.35 99.67B A
Strong Buy
WP Worldpay, Inc. Class A Common Stock 119.35 37.08B A
Strong Buy
DFS Discover Financial Services Common Stock 82.27 27.02B A
Strong Buy
SYF Synchrony Financial Common Stock 34.34 23.67B A
Strong Buy
GPN Global Payments Inc. Common Stock 145.90 23.03B A
Strong Buy
ALLY Ally Financial Inc. Common Stock 29.91 12.00B A
Strong Buy
WU Western Union Company (The) Common Stock 19.30 8.42B A
Strong Buy
EEFT Euronet Worldwide, Inc. 150.67 7.83B A
Strong Buy
HRB H&R Block, Inc. Common Stock 26.65 5.48B A
Strong Buy
CIT CIT Group Inc (DEL) Common Stock 53.35 5.28B A
Strong Buy
TREE LendingTree, Inc. 391.03 5.04B A
Strong Buy
FCFS FirstCash, Inc. 100.25 4.32B A
Strong Buy
WRLD World Acceptance Corporation 133.86 1.29B A
Strong Buy
INTU Intuit Inc. 248.86 64.47B B
Buy
COF Capital One Financial Corporation Common Stock 94.26 44.24B B
Buy
EFX Equifax, Inc. Common Stock 124.17 14.99B B
Buy
TRU TransUnion Common Stock 68.00 12.74B B
Buy
OMF OneMain Holdings, Inc. Common Stock 34.37 4.68B B
Buy
NCR NCR Corporation Common Stock 29.06 3.49B B
Buy
HTH Hilltop Holdings Inc. 21.14 1.99B B
Buy
CATM Cardtronics plc 34.92 1.62B B

Not all the stocks in this group are looking so bold. There are actually 8 parked in Neutral and 5 downcast with Sell ratings.

Make sure you don’t own any of those stocks by checking the full list here: Full Consumer Finance Stock Ratings

Also here are links to 2 other popular destinations to make the best use of the POWR Ratings:

Full List of “A ”Rated Strong Buy Stocks

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