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

by Portfolio Grader | August 29, 2012 5:00 pm

10 Best “Strong Buy” Stocks — NTK LF STX 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 rose 18.1%, the Dow increased 7.3%, and the S&P is up 12.1%.

Since January 1, Nortek Inc. (NASDAQ:NTK[2]) has shot up 98.8%. Nortek is a diversified manufacturer and distributor of building products for residential, light commercial, and commercial applications. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NTK stock[3].

Since the first of the year, the price of LeapFrog (NYSE:LF[4]) has swelled 108.1%. 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 seen a 105.3% boost since the first of the year. Seagate Technology designs, manufactures, markets and sells hard disk drives. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 5.2. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of STX stock[7].

Shares of Standard Pacific (NYSE:SPF[8]) have risen 104.4% since January 1. Standard Pacific builds single-family attached and detached homes in eight states. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SPF stock[9].

American Vanguard (NYSE:AVD[10]) has risen 110% since the first of the year. 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[11].

Since January 1, US Airways (NYSE:LCC[12]) has jumped 106.1%. US Airways Group provides air transportation for passengers and cargo. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 4.6. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LCC stock[13].

Since January 1, AOL Inc (NYSE:AOL[14]) has climbed 122.7%. AOL provides online content, products, and services to consumers, publishers, and advertisers worldwide. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 3.2. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AOL stock[15].

Since the first of the year, shares of Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL[16]) have soared 162.8%. Lumber Liquidators retails hardwood flooring in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LL stock[17].

Shares of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:REGN[18]) have leapt 164.8% since January 1. 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[19].

Since January 1, the price of Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ:MLNX[20]) has grown 256.8%. 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. NTK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NTK
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NTK stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NTK
  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. SPF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SPF
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SPF stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SPF
  10. AVD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AVD
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AVD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AVD
  12. LCC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LCC
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LCC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LCC
  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. 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. REGN: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=REGN
  19. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of REGN stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=REGN
  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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