10 Best “Strong Buy” Stocks — DK LF STX and more

by Portfolio Grader | August 15, 2012 5:00 pm

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 rose 15.8%, the Dow rose 7.8%, and the S&P has risen 11.6%.

Since the first of the year, shares of Delek US Holdings (NYSE:DK[2]) have soared 111.7%. Delek US Holdings is an integrated energy company that engages in refining, marketing, supplying, and retailing petroleum products. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 7.5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DK stock[3].

Since January 1, the price of LeapFrog (NYSE:LF[4]) has grown 106.4%. 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].

The price of Seagate Technology (NASDAQ:STX[6]) has swelled 107.6% since January 1. Seagate Technology designs, manufactures, markets and sells hard disk drives. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of STX stock[7].

Since January 1, American Vanguard (NYSE:AVD[8]) has shot up 113%. American Vanguard is a specialty chemical manufacturer that develops and markets products, such as chemicals for crops and animal protection, for agricultural and commercial uses. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AVD stock[9].

The price of Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC[10]) has seen a 123.9% boost since the first of the year. 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[11].

Since January 1, Harbinger Group (NYSE:HRG[12]) has jumped 117.7%. Harbinger Group is a diversified holding company. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HRG stock[13].

Shares of AOL Inc (NYSE:AOL[14]) have risen 120% since the start of the year. AOL provides online content, products, and services to consumers, publishers, and advertisers worldwide. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 3.2. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AOL stock[15].

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:REGN[16]) has risen 145.3% since the first 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[17].

The price of Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL[18]) is up 147.7% since January 1. Lumber Liquidators retails hardwood flooring in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LL stock[19].

From the beginning of the year, shares of Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ:MLNX[20]) have leapt 236.8%. 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. DK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DK
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DK stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DK
  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. STX: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=STX
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of STX stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=STX
  8. AVD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AVD
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AVD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AVD
  10. SWHC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SWHC
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SWHC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SWHC
  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. AOL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AOL
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AOL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AOL
  16. REGN: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=REGN
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of REGN stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=REGN
  18. LL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LL
  19. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LL
  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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