10 Best “Strong Buy” Stocks — SWI MDC AOL and more

by Portfolio Grader | September 19, 2012 4:30 pm

10 Best “Strong Buy” Stocks — SWI MDC 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 increased, the Dow increased 9.4%, and the S&P is up 14.3%.

Since the first of the year, shares of SolarWinds (NYSE:SWI[2]) have soared 112.6%. SolarWinds is a provider of enterprise-class network management software designed by network professionals for network professionals. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SWI stock[3].

Since January 1, the price of M.D.C. Holdings (NYSE:MDC[4]) has grown 113.8%. M.D.C. Holdings builds and sells homes under the name Richmond American Homes. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MDC stock[5].

Since the first of the year, the price of AOL Inc (NYSE:AOL[6]) has swelled 123.6%. AOL provides online content, products, and services to consumers, publishers, and advertisers worldwide. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 3.2. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AOL stock[7].

Shares of Acadia (NASDAQ:ACHC[8]) have risen 128.7% since January 1. Acadia provides inpatient behavioral health care services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACHC stock[9].

The price of American Vanguard (NYSE:AVD[10]) is up 161.5% 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, Standard Pacific (NYSE:SPF[12]) has climbed 123.9%. Standard Pacific builds single-family attached and detached homes in eight states. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SPF stock[13].

The price of Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC[14]) has seen a 152.5% 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[15].

Shares of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:REGN[16]) have leapt 165.3% 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[17].

Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL[18]) has risen 187.4% since the first of the year. Lumber Liquidators retails hardwood flooring in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LL stock[19].

Since January 1, Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ:MLNX[20]) has shot up 214.3%. 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. SWI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SWI
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SWI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SWI
  4. MDC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MDC
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MDC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MDC
  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. ACHC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACHC
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACHC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACHC
  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. SPF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SPF
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SPF stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SPF
  14. SWHC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SWHC
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SWHC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SWHC
  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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