10 Best “Strong Buy” Stocks — ACAT LF AOL and more

by Portfolio Grader | August 1, 2012 12:00 pm

10 Best “Strong Buy” Stocks — ACAT LF AOL and more

This week, these ten stocks, all currently earning A’s (“strong buy”) on Portfolio Grader[1], have the best year-to-date performance. Since the beginning of the year, the Nasdaq has risen 12.8%, the Dow increased 6.5%, and the S&P 500 has increased 7.9%.

The price of Arctic Cat (NASDAQ:ACAT[2]) has seen a 88.4% boost since the first of the year. Arctic Cat operates, designs, engineers, manufactures, and markets snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), related parts, garments, and accessories. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACAT stock[3].

LeapFrog (NYSE:LF[4]) has risen 105.5% since the first of the year. LeapFrog designs, develops and markets technology-based educational platforms with curriculum interactive software content and stand-alone products. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LF stock[5].

Shares of AOL (NYSE:AOL[6]) have risen 111% since January 1. AOL provides online content, products, and services to consumers, publishers, and advertisers worldwide.The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AOL stock[7].

Shares of Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC[8]) have leapt 131.7% since January 1. Smith & Wesson Holding provides products and services for safety, security, protection, and sport. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SWHC stock[9].

Since January 1, the price of US Airways (NYSE:LCC[10]) has grown 126%. US Airways Group provides air transportation for passengers and cargo.The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 4.9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LCC stock[11].

Harbinger Group (NYSE:HRG[12]) has shot up 130.9% since January 1. Harbinger Group is a diversified holding company. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HRG stock[13].

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:REGN[14]) has jumped 142.9% since the start of the year. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals researches, develops and commercializes therapeutics to treat human disorders and conditions. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of REGN stock[15].

Since January 1, Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL[16]) has climbed 139.5%. Lumber Liquidators retails hardwood flooring in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LL stock[17].

The price of Affymax (NASDAQ:AFFY[18]) is up 145.5% since the first of the year. Affymax is a biopharmaceutical company that engages in the development of drugs for the treatment of serious and life-threatening conditions in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AFFY stock[19].

Since the first of the year, shares of Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ:MLNX[20]) have soared 222.7%. Mellanox designs and develops semiconductor-based, high-performance interconnect products. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MLNX stock[21].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[1] stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results — with A being “strong buy,” and F being “strong sell.” Explore the tool here[22].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. ACAT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACAT
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACAT stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACAT
  4. LF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LF
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LF stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LF
  6. AOL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AOL
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AOL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AOL
  8. SWHC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SWHC
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SWHC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SWHC
  10. LCC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LCC
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LCC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LCC
  12. HRG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HRG
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HRG stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HRG
  14. REGN: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=REGN
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of REGN stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=REGN
  16. LL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LL
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LL
  18. AFFY: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AFFY
  19. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AFFY stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AFFY
  20. MLNX: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MLNX
  21. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MLNX stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MLNX
  22. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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