Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Current Hottest Stocks

Running a quick screen on I came up with a list of just under 50 of the hottest stocks in terms of performance.  I pulled out 4 names at the bottom of the list which are takeover candidates.  Here are the criteria:

  1. Market cap > $300M
  2. Trading volume > 200K daily
  3. Stock price > $10
  4. Over 50, and 200 day moving average
  5. At least 10% over 20 day moving average

Some interesting results showed up - some of the normal candidates (high beta generals), and some old names from the portfolio. (I highlighted those in blue)  Chinese solar stocks seem to be back en vogue as well; I did not even recognize JinkoSolar (JKS) as it's been a while since I've bothered to look at the space.   Names I've been debating on and off in terms of adding to the portfolio the past few months are Fossil (FOSL), MBIA (MBI) [seriously], and NetSuite (N) [yet another 'cloud' play].  Somehow LogmeIn (LOGM) is still on this list. [Jun 17, 2010: Best Chart of a Stock You Never Heard of]

If this were 2006 this is where I'd say, if tomorrow's job report pleases the market, these are the names you'd want to focus on in terms of best relative strength, but in the current era where all stocks are the same stock - just buy anything I suppose.

[sorted by market cap]

Ticker Company Industry  Market Cap
CRM Application Software       14,981
CIB Bancolombia S.A. Foreign Regional Banks       12,932
AKAM Akamai Technologies Inc. Internet Information Providers        8,654
SLW Silver Wheaton Corp. Silver        7,743
ARMH ARM Holdings plc Semiconductor - Specialized        7,378
RHT Red Hat, Inc. Application Software        6,736
FOSL Fossil, Inc. Recreational Goods, Other        3,275
CTCM CTC Media, Inc Broadcasting - TV        3,082
AWI Armstrong World Industries, Inc. General Building Materials        2,391
JKS JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. Industrial Electrical Equipment        2,205
PAY VeriFone Systems, Inc Business Equipment        2,162
ANV Allied Nevada Gold Corp. Gold        2,111
MBI MBIA Inc. Surety & Title Insurance        1,964
TSL Trina Solar Ltd. Semiconductor - Specialized        1,891
EAT Brinker International Inc. Restaurants        1,689
FTNT Fortinet Inc. Computer Peripherals        1,497
MCP Molycorp, Inc. Industrial Metals & Minerals        1,436
ISLN Isilon Systems, Inc. Data Storage Devices        1,392
MMR McMoRan Exploration Co. Independent Oil & Gas        1,360
EJ E-House (China) Holdings Limited Property Management        1,344
ARST ArcSight, Inc. Business Software & Services        1,303
N NetSuite Inc. Business Software & Services        1,247
NZ Netezza Corporation Diversified Computer Systems        1,246
HS HealthSpring Inc. Health Care Plans        1,235
JACK Jack in the Box Inc. Restaurants        1,162
DRIV Digital River Inc. Internet Software & Services        1,093
CVLT CommVault Systems, Inc. Application Software        1,072
EXXI Energy XXI (Bermuda) Limited Oil & Gas Equipment & Services        1,053
SWM Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc. Paper & Paper Products        1,029
VQ Venoco, Inc. Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration        1,003
FOE Ferro Corp. Specialty Chemicals           999
COGT Cogent Inc. Business Software & Services           998
HAIN The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. Processed & Packaged Goods           937
HWD Harry Winston Diamond Corporation Nonmetallic Mineral Mining           786
LOGM LogMeIn, Inc. Information Technology Services           773
CRZO Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. Independent Oil & Gas           765
FIRE Sourcefire, Inc. Security Software & Services           717
RADS Radiant Systems Inc. Business Software & Services           648
SOLF Solarfun Power Holdings Co. Ltd. Semiconductor - Specialized           635
SCMR Sycamore Networks Inc. Networking & Communication Devices           632
DIN DineEquity, Inc. Restaurants           613
EZCH EZchip Semiconductor Ltd. Semiconductor Equipment & Materials           567
SPRD Spreadtrum Communications Inc. Semiconductor - Broad Line           536
GIII G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. Textile - Apparel Clothing           535
REXX Rex Energy Corporation Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration           503
UNCA Unica Corporation Business Software & Services           451
DTPI Diamond Management & Technology Management Services           343

Ticker Company Industry  Market Cap
POT Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan, Inc. Agricultural Chemicals       43,289
MFE McAfee, Inc. Security Software & Services        7,165
BKC Burger King Holdings Inc. Restaurants        2,559
PAR 3PAR, Inc. Data Storage Devices        2,016

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