10 Best “Strong Buy” Stocks — AOL AVD OCN and more

by Portfolio Grader | November 7, 2012 10:51 am

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 14.3%, the Dow is up 7.1%, and the S&P has risen 11.8%.

Since January 1, the price of AOL Inc (NYSE:AOL[2]) has grown 139%. AOL provides online content, products, and services to consumers, publishers, and advertisers worldwide. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 3.39. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AOL stock[3].

Since the first of the year, shares of American Vanguard (NYSE:AVD[4]) have soared 135%. 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[5].

Since January 1, Ocwen Financial (NYSE:OCN[6]) has jumped 141.4%. Ocwen Financial is diversified financial services holding company. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of OCN stock[7].

Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ:MLNX[8]) has risen 1% since the first of the year. Mellanox designs and develops semiconductor-based, high-performance interconnect products. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MLNX stock[9].

Since January 1, US Airways (NYSE:LCC[10]) has climbed 145.1%. US Airways Group provides air transportation for passengers and cargo. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 4. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LCC stock[11].

Since the first of the year, the price of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:REGN[12]) has swelled 159%. 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[13].

Shares of PulteGroup (NYSE:PHM[14]) have risen 185% since January 1. PulteGroup sells and constructs homes, and purchases, develops, and sells residential land and develops active adult communities. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PHM stock[15].

The price of 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD[16]) is up 195.1% since the first of the year. 3D Systems engages in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, and servicing of 3D printers and related products, print materials, and services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DDD stock[17].

The price of Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL[18]) has seen a 226.9% boost 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].

Shares of Pharmacyclics (NASDAQ:PCYC[20]) have leapt 218% since January 1. Pharmacyclics is a pharmaceutical company developing products to improve upon current therapeutic approaches to cancer, atherosclerosis, and retinal disease. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PCYC 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. AOL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AOL
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AOL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AOL
  4. AVD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AVD
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AVD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AVD
  6. OCN: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=OCN
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of OCN stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=OCN
  8. MLNX: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MLNX
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MLNX stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MLNX
  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. REGN: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=REGN
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of REGN stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=REGN
  14. PHM: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PHM
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PHM stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PHM
  16. DDD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DDD
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DDD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DDD
  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. PCYC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PCYC
  21. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PCYC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PCYC
  22. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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