It’s amazing what happens when people work together.
By drawing on the collective wisdom of a network of experienced private investors, we at Strawman.com have unearthed some fantastic shares to buy in 2018. Something that is evidenced by the performance of our top ranking member recommendations.
Since these stocks were added to the Strawman Index, we’ve managed to thrash the market. Importantly, though, the community still sees these as exceptionally high quality businesses, representing good value at today’s prices.
So, without further ado, here are the top 3 ranked companies.
The Bapcor share price has gained more than 32% gain since the company was added to the scorecard late last year, and although Bapcor shares are now hovering around the community’s assessment of fair value, the stock remains top dog in our rankings.
That’s probably because this aftermarket automotive parts supplier is of such a high quality and managed by one of the best teams on the ASX. If you like the sound of fast growing, fully franked dividends and defensive earnings, this is definitely one to add to your watchlist!
Integrated Research (ASX:IRI)
Unlike most tech companies, Integrated Research share price has been headed south over the past 12-months. But don’t let that fool you, the company managed to grow its profits yet again in 2018, continuing a long-term trend that has underpinned incredible shareholder returns. In fact, over the past five and ten years, thanks to a great run in Integrated Research share price, investors have averaged 28% and 31% annual returns, respectively.
Little wonder, then, that members saw the recent pullback as a wonderful buying opportunity. Something that has already delivered a near 15% gain over the past two months. Best of all, the community’s consensus valuation puts Integrated Research shares at around 19% undervalued.
This disinfection specialist is leading the world in its chosen niche, with the expansion into the vast northern hemisphere markets gaining increasing traction. Profitable, debt free and with mountains of cash, Nanosonics is about as recession proof as you can get. Best of all, it has a decisive first mover advantage and an incredibly large market opportunity.
After hitting the Strawman community’s value estimate, Nanosonics’ share price has dropped by around 18%, giving investors another opportunity to jump onboard.
Andrew Page is the founder of Strawman.com, a platform that provides research and recommendations from Australia’s best private investors. Andrew holds an interest in Nanosonics shares.