10 Best “Strong Buy” Stocks — AFCE MPC HRB and more

Portfolio Grader gives these picks top marks

   
10 Best “Strong Buy” Stocks — AFCE MPC HRB 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 is up 4.5%, the Dow is up 8.6%, and the S&P has risen 6.9%.

Since January 1, AFC (NASDAQ:AFCE) has climbed 45.2%. AFC Enterprises develops, operates and franchises quick-service restaurants. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AFCE stock.

Since January 1, Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:MPC) has shot up 46.4%. Marathon Petroleum Corp is a supplier of gasoline and distillates to resellers and consumers. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 9.20. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MPC stock.

Shares of H&R Block (NYSE:HRB) have risen 52.2% since January 1. 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 53.2% 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 the first of the year, shares of Delek US Holdings (NYSE:DK) have soared 53.4%. 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 8.60. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DK stock.

Since January 1, the price of Santarus (NASDAQ:SNTS) has grown 57.1%. 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.

Shares of DXP Enterprises (NASDAQ:DXPE) have leapt 58.6% since January 1. DXP Enterprises is engaged in the business of distributing maintenance, repair and operating products, equipment and service to industrial customers. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DXPE stock.

Since January 1, LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) has jumped 59.1%. LinkedIn operates a social networking website used for professional networking. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LNKD stock.

China Biologic Products (NASDAQ:CBPO) has risen 69.2% 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.

Since the first of the year, the price of Himax Technologies (NASDAQ:HIMX) has swelled 75%. Himax Technologies designs and manufactures integrated circuits. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HIMX 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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