10 Best Stocks for 2017

The InvestorPlace 10 Best Stocks for 2017 contest features 10 stock picks from a group of money managers, market experts and financial journalists competing against each other for the best return throughout all of 2017. The year-to-date returns below will be based on market close Dec. 30, 2016.

Throughout the year, the contributors will regularly offer updates as the market, the news and maybe even just sentiment move their 10 Best Stocks for 2017 picks. And this year, we’ve added a reader’s pick to see how well our regular visitors can pick ’em:

Questions about the 10 Best Stocks for 2017 picks or contributors on the list? Email us at editor@investorplace.com or engage in the conversation on Twitter using hashtag #beststocks.

  1. Albemarle Corporation (ALB)

    Albemarle Corporation (ALB)
    173%
    Current Return
    Buy Price: $84.80
    Current Price: $231.51
    Industry: Basic Materials

    Latest News: Best Stocks for 2017: Albemarle Corporation (ALB) Keeps Firing on All Cylinders

  2. Nvidia Corporation (NVDA)

    Nvidia Corporation (NVDA)
    114%
    Current Return
    Buy Price: $106.17
    Current Price: $227.26
    Industry: Technology

    Latest News: Best Stocks for 2017: Nvidia Corporation’s (NVDA) Run Isn’t Over Yet

  3. CoreSite Realty Corp (COR)

    CoreSite Realty Corp (COR)
    91%
    Current Return
    Buy Price: $75.87
    Current Price: $145.18
    Industry: REIT

    Latest News: Best Stocks for 2017: CoreSite Realty Corp (COR) Stock Is a Dividend Powerhouse

    Brett Owens
    Investor:
  4. General Motors Company (GM)

    General Motors Company (GM)
    73%
    Current Return
    Buy Price: $33.32
    Current Price: $57.77
    Industry: Auto manufacturers

    Latest News: Best Stocks for 2017: General Motors Company (GM) Is Just Warming Up

  5. Zions Bancorp (ZION)

    Zions Bancorp (ZION)
    58%
    Current Return
    Buy Price: $42.04
    Current Price: $66.39
    Industry: Financials

    Latest News: Best Stocks for 2017: Zions Bancorp (ZION) Is Bouncing Back

  6. Ulta Beauty Inc (ULTA)

    Ulta Beauty Inc (ULTA)
    46%
    Current Return
    Buy Price: $254.94
    Current Price: $371.45
    Industry: Consumer Cyclical

    Latest News: Best Stocks for 2017: Is This a Buying Opportunity in Ulta Beauty Inc (ULTA)?

    Tracey Ryniec
    Investor:
  7. Citigroup Inc (C)

    Citigroup Inc (C)
    22%
    Current Return
    Buy Price: $58.46
    Current Price: $71.37
    Industry: Financials

    Latest News: Best Stocks for 2017: Citigroup Inc (C) Continues to Trend Up

    Ken Trester
    Investor:
  8. TripAdvisor Inc (TRIP)

    TripAdvisor Inc (TRIP)
    -27%
    Current Return
    Buy Price: $46.37
    Current Price: $34.04
    Industry: Consumer Cyclical

    Latest News: Best Stocks for 2017: TripAdvisor Inc (TRIP) Still a Strong Platform

    Jason Moser
    Investor:
  9. Newell Brands Inc (NWL)

    Newell Brands Inc (NWL)
    -48%
    Current Return
    Buy Price: $43.78
    Current Price: $22.64
    Industry: Consumer Cyclical

    Latest News: Best Stocks for 2017: Storms Can’t Keep Newell Brands Inc (NWL) Down

    Hilary Kramer
    Investor:
  10. Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc (ZYNE)

    Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc (ZYNE)
    -75%
    Current Return
    Buy Price: $15.59
    Current Price: $3.87
    Industry: Healthcare

    Latest News: Best Stocks for 2017: Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc (ZYNE) Stock Dominates in Q1

    Adam Johnson
    Investor: