My trip “back home” — from South Florida to Kansas — was a brutal 24-hour drive.
A few hours into the trip, I caught myself scanning the mostly flat landscape for something … anything … noteworthy.
As we entered Kansas on the turnpike, my family and I noticed more wind turbines looming large across the blowing wheat fields.
And they weren’t there 10 years ago.
I want to explore this trend further today … and I’ve found the perfect stock to return three times the overall market in 12 months.
The Renewable Energy Boom
Renewable energy is on the rise. I’m talking about power sources like wind and solar.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration projected the U.S. consumption of renewable energy would jump from 9.52 quadrillion British thermal units (BTUs) in 2015 to 13.11 quadrillion BTUs in 2021.
U.S. Renewable Energy Consumption to Jump 37%
As you can see from the chart above, electric power will be 66% of the total consumption of renewable energy by the end of this year.
That’s significant. And when combined with another trend, our Green Zone stock of the month comes into focus.
“You Need a Good Foundation”
When constructing just about anything, experienced builders will tell you the same thing:
“You need a good foundation.”
This is true for houses, roads or bridges.
On his campaign website, President Joe Biden outlined a plan to launch “a national effort aimed at creating the jobs we need to build a modern, sustainable infrastructure…”
Biden’s administration plans to pump billions into the economy to build roads and bridges across the country.
Biden also wants to “deliver an equitable clean energy future.”
So, in addition to roads and bridges, we’ll see billions spent on initiatives including wind and solar power.
These new wind turbines and solar farms need a good foundation, one that allows the power they generate to flow seamlessly to American households.
This stock will outperform the market by three times over the next 12 months, and it will capitalize on the converging trends of renewable energy and infrastructure spending.
The company we found is a leader in developing and constructing energy infrastructure.
MYR Group Inc. (MYRG) Leads the Way in Renewable Energy Infrastructure
MYR Group Inc. (Nasdaq: MYRG) and its subsidiaries have spent the last two decades constructing substations, transmission lines and collector systems for solar and wind farms across the U.S.
Some of their projects include:
- Dry Lake II Wind Farm (Arizona) — Constructed a 69-kilovolt substation and collector system for a wind farm in Arizona.
- Cinnaminson Landfill Solar Farm (Illinois) — Helped turn a landfill into a 13-megawatt solar array that can power 3,500 homes.
- Los Angeles Convention Center (California) — Installed 6,228 solar panels on top of the Los Angeles Convention Center to create the largest solar array on a municipally owned convention center in the U.S. The array generates 3.4 million kilowatt-hours of power, or 17% of the convention center’s power usage each year.
Those are just three of MYR Group’s renewable energy projects from the last 20 years.
The company also does road and bridge construction work.
Using the Green Zone Ratings system, MYR Group ranks a 100 overall — meaning it’s in the top percentile of stocks we rank.
It ranks in the top 10% of all stocks in:
- Momentum (98).
- Value (96).
- Quality (91).
- Growth (91).
That means we are “strong bullish” on the stock and expect it to outperform the rest of the market by at least three times in the next 12 months!
And this stock didn’t just come out of nowhere. Adam O’Dell, Charles Sizemore and I are keeping an eye on trends including renewable energy and infrastructure for our Green Zone Fortunes readers.
Adam’s last green energy recommendation is up more than 130% since he recommended it in July 2020.
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Anyway, back to MYRG…
What to Do With MYRG
In the last 12 months (ending on Jan. 19, 2021), MYRG stock climbed more than 105%.
That crushes the 29% rise in other stocks in the facilities and construction services industry.
MYRG Continues to Move Higher
And I don’t think MYRG is done moving up.
The stock is up more than 200% from its March 2020 lows.
Other Wall Street analysts have a high price target of $72 on the company, but I don’t think $120 is out of the question in the next 12 to 24 months.
To realize these gains, you need to get into MYRG now … before the new administration spends billions in renewable energy and infrastructure.
Until next time…
Research Analyst, Money & Markets
Matt Clark is the research analyst for Money & Markets. He’s the host of our podcast, The Bull & The Bear, as well as the Marijuana Market Update. Before joining the team, he spent 25 years as an investigative journalist and editor — covering everything from politics to business.