10 Best “Strong Buy” Stocks — MPC LGF EXAR and more

by Portfolio Grader | February 27, 2013 6:00 pm

10 Best “Strong Buy” Stocks — MPC LGF EXAR 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 has risen 0.6%, the Dow increased 3.6%, and the S&P is up 2.4%.

Since January 1, Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:MPC[2]) has climbed 31.2%. 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 currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 8.30. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MPC stock[3].

Lions Gate Entertainment (NYSE:LGF[4]) has risen 31.8% since the first of the year. Lions Gate Entertainment develops, produces, and distributes filmed entertainment content. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LGF stock[5].

Since January 1, Exar Corp. (NASDAQ:EXAR[6]) has shot up 32.2%. Exar designs, develops, and markets analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for use in communications and video and imaging products. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EXAR stock[7].

The price of China Biologic Products (NASDAQ:CBPO[8]) has seen a 32.7% boost since the first of the year. China Biologic Products is a biopharmaceutical company that engages in the research, development, manufacture, and sale of human plasma-based biopharmaceutical products to hospitals and inoculation centers. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CBPO stock[9].

Since the first of the year, the price of H&R Block (NYSE:HRB[10]) has swelled 32.8%. 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[11].

Since January 1, the price of Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ:VRTS[12]) has grown 36.2%. 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[13].

Since the first of the year, shares of LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD[14]) have soared 40.6%. LinkedIn operates a social networking website used for professional networking. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LNKD stock[15].

Shares of Delek US Holdings (NYSE:DK[16]) have leapt 41.2% since January 1. Delek US Holdings is an integrated energy company that engages in refining, marketing, supplying, and retailing petroleum products. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 9.80. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DK stock[17].

The price of Lin TV (NYSE:TVL[18]) is up 44.7% since the first of the year. LIN TV operates various television stations and provides management and sales services to other stations. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 7.10. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TVL stock[19].

Shares of Pharmacyclics (NASDAQ:PCYC[20]) have risen 50.2% 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. MPC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MPC
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MPC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MPC
  4. LGF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LGF
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LGF stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LGF
  6. EXAR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EXAR
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EXAR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EXAR
  8. CBPO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CBPO
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CBPO stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CBPO
  10. HRB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HRB
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HRB stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HRB
  12. VRTS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=VRTS
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VRTS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=VRTS
  14. LNKD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LNKD
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LNKD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LNKD
  16. DK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DK
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DK stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DK
  18. TVL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TVL
  19. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TVL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TVL
  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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