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2 Defensive Stocks to Take Advantage of February’s Volatile Market

by | Feb 14, 2022 | Stocks

The market’s experienced strong volatility and a ton of selling pressure the past several weeks, pushing most stocks below their 200-day moving averages in the process… 

And things like inflation, rising interest rates and the Russia-Ukraine debacle haven’t helped much, either.

With the S&P 500 losing substantial market cap over the past few months, there are now some new profit opportunities in large-cap growth stocks for 2022 — especially ones with reasonable P/E ratios… 

So here are two specific names I’m loving right now… 

2 Large-Cap Growth Stocks for 2022

While I’m on the topic, what every trader needs to do before buying a stock is consider its P/E ratio, or the company’s current share price relative to its earnings per share. 

That’s because institutional traders look much more critically at value than future potential. 

In other words, you want to focus on companies making money today instead of those promising potential profits later on! 

That’s exactly why Atmos Energy Corp. (NYSE: ATO) is the first large-cap growth stock for 2022 on my list. 

It’s the United States’ largest natural-gas-only distributor. 

And in Q4 2021, ATO reported revenue of $568 million — that’s almost a 20% year-over-year increase, folks! 

The stock has had four quarters of better-than-expected earnings estimates, so it should be easy to see why I have a price target of $124 per share on ATO over the next three months. 

But that’s just a little bit about the first large-cap growth stock for 2022. So check out my short video below to learn more about why I’m targeting this specific group of stocks and to get the next one on my list… 

Don’t forget to like and subscribe to our YouTube channel if you haven’t already so you can be notified as soon as we post our next video and see what other trade opportunities we’re paying close attention to! 

I hope this helps! 

P.S. I usually don’t like to trade the market this way…

But once I learned this strategy could isolate healthy, trending stocks and come out with strong gains like we’ve already seen… I just knew I had to rethink one of my biggest trading rules. 

I’m talking about gains like 80% on FSLY in less than 120 hours — It’s a swing trader’s dream! 

And being some of the first traders to learn how to use it could add a ton of extra value to our portfolios. 

Get the full breakdown!

WRITTEN BY<br>Roger Scott

Roger Scott

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