Amphenol Corp (APH) is one of the world's largest manufacturers of electrical, electronic, and fiber optic connectors. This company would normally be a good indicator of the state of the economy, as their products are used nearly everywhere. The stock may even be an indirect play on Apple (AAPL), as about 10% of their sales are come from providing antennas and connectors used in the iPhone® and iPad®.
After correcting in August, along with the rest of the market, APH has been setting higher lows, and is now peeking above the 6-month downtrend. The stock looks ready to retake its 200-day moving average.
The company has a 13% earnings growth rate and a Return On Equity (ROE) of 25%. The volume pattern, and other indicators, suggest institutional accumulation is taking place. Even though it has been in a downtrend since April, the number of funds holding the stock has increased 10% over the past year. And even though it pays a dividend of only 1.0%, they have been increasing the dividend by 20% on average over the past several years.
The seasonal pattern for APH is impressive. Over the past 23 years, APH has gained an average of 18.7% during the next 6 months. The last 6 month loss was back in 2002.
If APH is able to break above the 200-day MA, and hold it, this stock may be on its way to yet another 6-month gain.
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