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

Portfolio Grader gives these picks top marks

   

This week, these ten stocks, all currently earning A’s (“strong buy”) on Portfolio Grader, have the best year-to-date performance. Since the beginning of the year, the Nasdaq increased, the Dow is up 4.5%, and the S&P has risen 10.2%.

AOL Inc (NYSE:AOL) has risen 148.3% since the first 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 2.90. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AOL stock.

Since the first of the year, the price of American Vanguard (NYSE:AVD) has swelled 150.4%. 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.

The price of US Airways (NYSE:LCC) has seen a 152.9% boost since the first of the year. US Airways Group provides air transportation for passengers and cargo. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 4.00. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LCC stock.

The price of PulteGroup (NYSE:PHM) is up 166.7% since the first of the year. 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.

Shares of Nam Tai Electronics (NYSE:NTE) have risen 183% since January 1. Nam Tai Electronics is an electronics design and manufacturing services provider to original equipment manufacturers. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NTE stock.

Since January 1, Santarus (NASDAQ:SNTS) has climbed 203%. Santarus, Inc. was incorporated in California in December 1996 and reincorporated in Delaware in July 2002. It is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on acquiring, developing and commercializing proprietary products that address the needs of patients treated by gastroenterologists and other targeted physicians. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SNTS stock.

Since January 1, Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL) has shot up 203.4%. Lumber Liquidators retails hardwood flooring in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LL stock.

Since January 1, the price of 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) has grown 210.4%. 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.

Since the first of the year, shares of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:REGN) have soared 218.8%. 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.

Since January 1, Pharmacyclics (NASDAQ:PCYC) has jumped 258.8%. 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.

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader 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.


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