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.

SymbolNameLastMkt CapPOWR Rating
VVisa Inc.162.04325.28BA
Strong Buy
MAMastercard Incorporated Common Stock247.95254.37BA
Strong Buy
PYPLPayPal Holdings, Inc.111.96131.55BA
Strong Buy
AXPAmerican Express Company Common Stock119.3599.67BA
Strong Buy
WPWorldpay, Inc. Class A Common Stock119.3537.08BA
Strong Buy
DFSDiscover Financial Services Common Stock82.2727.02BA
Strong Buy
SYFSynchrony Financial Common Stock34.3423.67BA
Strong Buy
GPNGlobal Payments Inc. Common Stock145.9023.03BA
Strong Buy
ALLYAlly Financial Inc. Common Stock29.9112.00BA
Strong Buy
WUWestern Union Company (The) Common Stock19.308.42BA
Strong Buy
EEFTEuronet Worldwide, Inc.150.677.83BA
Strong Buy
HRBH&R Block, Inc. Common Stock26.655.48BA
Strong Buy
CITCIT Group Inc (DEL) Common Stock53.355.28BA
Strong Buy
TREELendingTree, Inc.391.035.04BA
Strong Buy
FCFSFirstCash, Inc.100.254.32BA
Strong Buy
WRLDWorld Acceptance Corporation133.861.29BA
Strong Buy
INTUIntuit Inc.248.8664.47BB
Buy
COFCapital One Financial Corporation Common Stock94.2644.24BB
Buy
EFXEquifax, Inc. Common Stock124.1714.99BB
Buy
TRUTransUnion Common Stock68.0012.74BB
Buy
OMFOneMain Holdings, Inc. Common Stock34.374.68BB
Buy
NCRNCR Corporation Common Stock29.063.49BB
Buy
HTHHilltop Holdings Inc.21.141.99BB
Buy
CATMCardtronics plc34.921.62BB

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

Upgrades/Downgrades



About the Author: Steve Reitmeister


Steve is better known to the StockNews audience as “Reity”. Not only is he the CEO of the firm, but he also shares his 40 years of investment experience in the Reitmeister Total Return portfolio. Learn more about Reity’s background, along with links to his most recent articles and stock picks. More...