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Chicago, IL – December 9, 2022 – Stocks in this week’s article are Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. BBW, Hillenbrand Inc. HI, H&E Equipment Services Inc. HEES, Hudson Technologies Inc. HDSN and Therm Group Holdings Inc. THR.

5 Stocks with Recent Price Strength Defying Ongoing Volatility

The US stock market is in the grip of volatility once again. Wall Street has suffered a bloody blow this year. The impressive rally that started in mid-October has also evaporated owing to hotter-than-expected job additions and a higher wage rate in November.

Market participants are now determined whether the Fed will reduce the magnitude of the interest rate hike in the December FOMC meeting, as indicated by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell, or will hike the rate by 75 basis points for the fifth time in a row.

A tight labor market is being perceived as a pushback from the Fed’s recent stance of trying to convince the markets that it would slacken its stringent policy measures to avoid a hard-landing of the economy.

Market participants are not sure whether the terminal interest for this round of monetary tightening will stay within the 5% threshold or go beyond that. A section of economists and financial experts are concerned that a higher interest rate will lead to a recession in 2023.

However, defying recent volatility, a handful of stocks have shown price strength. These stocks are likely to gain in the near term and are backed by a favorable Zacks Rank.

Five of them are — Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc., Hillenbrand Inc., H&E Equipment Services Inc., Hudson Technologies Inc. and Thermon Group Holdings Inc.

Here’s How We Arrived at the Picks

We have primarily targeted stocks that have recently been on a bull run. Stocks seeing price strength recently have a high chance of carrying the momentum forward.

If a stock is continuously witnessing an uptrend, there must be a solid reason or it would probably have crashed. So, looking at stocks capable of beating the benchmark that they have set for themselves seems rational.

However, recent price strength alone cannot create magic. Therefore, other relevant parameters are needed to create a successful investment strategy.

Here’s how you should create the screen to shortlist the current as well as the potential winners.

Let’s discuss five out of these seven stocks:

Build-A-Bear Workshop operates as a multi-channel retailer of plush animals and related products. Build-A-Bear Workshop operates through three segments: Direct-to-Consumer, International Franchising, and Commercial. BBW operates its stores under the Build-A-Bear Workshop brand name and sells products through its e-commerce sites.

The stock price of Build-A-Bear Workshop has jumped 39.7% in the past four weeks. BBW has an expected earnings growth rate of 62.7% for the current year (ending March 2023). The Zacks Consensus Estimate for current-year earnings has improved 19.5% over the past 30 days.

Hillenbrand is a global diversified industrial company with multiple market-leading brands that serve a wide variety of industries across the globe. HI’s portfolio comprises two business segments: Process Equipment Group and Batesville.

The stock price of Hillenbrand has surged 11.7% in the past four weeks. HI has an expected earnings growth rate of 8.1% for the current year (ending September 2023). The Zacks Consensus Estimate for current-year earnings has improved 4.9% over the past 30 days.

H&E Equipment Services is one of the largest integrated equipment services companies in the United States. HEES is focused on heavy construction & industrial equipment and rents, sells and provides parts and service support to four core categories of specialized equipment namely, hi-lift or aerial platform equipment, cranes, earthmoving equipment and industrial lift trucks.

The stock price of H&E Equipment Services has advanced 6.7% in the past four weeks. HEES has an expected earnings growth rate of 67.2% for the current year. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for current-year earnings has improved 17.3% over the past 60 days.

Hudson Technologies is a leading provider of innovative solutions to recurring problems within the refrigeration industry. HDSN’s proprietary RefrigerantSide Services increase operating efficiency and energy savings, and remove moisture, oils and other contaminants frequently found in the refrigeration circuits of large comfort cooling and process refrigeration systems.

The stock price of Hudson Technologies has gained 5.9% in the past four weeks. HDSN has an expected earnings growth rate of more than 100% for the current year. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for current-year earnings has improved 26.3% over the past 60 days.

Therm Group is engaged in providing engineered thermal solutions, known as heat tracing, for process industries, including energy, chemical processing and power generation. Products offered by THR include heating cables, tubing bundles and control systems while services offered by THR include design optimization, engineering, installation and maintenance services.

The stock price of Thermon Group has risen 3.8% in the past four weeks. THR has an expected earnings growth rate of 62.7% for the current year (ending March 2023). The Zacks Consensus Estimate for current-year earnings has improved 19.5% over the past 30 days.

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