10 Best “Strong Buy” Stocks — ALJ MGAM MPC and more

Portfolio Grader gives these picks top marks

   
10 Best “Strong Buy” Stocks — ALJ MGAM MPC and more

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 4.6%, and the S&P has risen 4.7%.

Since the first of the year, the price of Alon USA Energy (NYSE:ALJ) has swelled 30.4%. Alon USA Energy is an independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products operating mainly in the South Central, Southwestern and Western regions of the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ALJ stock.

Shares of Multimedia Games (NASDAQ:MGAM) have leapt 31% since January 1. Multimedia Games designs, manufactures and supplies stand alone and networked gaming systems. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MGAM stock.

Since January 1, the price of Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:MPC) has grown 33%. Marathon Petroleum Corp is a supplier of gasoline and distillates to resellers and consumers. It’s refining, marketing and transportation operations are concentrated primarily in the Midwest, Gulf Coast and Southeast regions of the U. S. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 8.30. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MPC stock.

Since January 1, H&R Block (NYSE:HRB) has jumped 34.9%. H&R Block provides a wide range of financial products and services through its subsidiaries. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HRB stock.

The price of Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ:VRTS) is up 38.9% since the first of the year. Virtus Investment Partners provides investment management products and services to individuals and institutions in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VRTS stock.

Since January 1, LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) has climbed 42.6%. LinkedIn operates a social networking website used for professional networking. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LNKD stock.

Pharmacyclics (NASDAQ:PCYC) has risen 44.5% since the first of the year. 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.

Since the first of the year, shares of Delek US Holdings (NYSE:DK) have soared 48.1%. Delek US Holdings is an integrated energy company that engages in refining, marketing, supplying, and retailing petroleum products. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 9.80. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DK stock.

Since January 1, Lin TV (NYSE:TVL) has shot up 56.6%. LIN TV operates various television stations and provides management and sales services to other stations. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 6.40. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TVL stock.

The price of Icahn Enterprises (NASDAQ:IEP) has seen a 97.6% boost since the first of the year. Icahn Enterprises is a diversified holding company involved in a variety of businesses. The stock has a dividend yield of 4%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IEP 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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