Good evening, everyone, and welcome to the Stocktwits Top 25 Newsletter for Week 3 in 2021.
The Stocktwits Top 25 reports the 25 best-performing stocks in the S&P 500, Nasdaq 300, and Russell 3000 year to date (YTD), and tracks their performances over time.
Here are your Stocktwits Top 25 Lists for Week 3:
ST Top 25 S&P 500
The ST Top 25 S&P 500 closed positive for the 3rd week of 2021. 19 of 25 names were green.
Occidental Petroleum lost the top spot on the list after tumbling 4%. $OXY lowered 5 spots from #1 to #6.
Ford flew 17% and made the cut as a Freshman. See more below.
$GM gained 10.87%, $FTI fell 5.40%, and $ETSY etched a 4.5% gain.
8 Freshmen appeared on the list, including $F, $KMX, $LLY, $IVZ, $ETSY, $LRCX, $NWL, and $FFIV.
The Stocktwits Top 25 S&P 500 Momentum Meter gained 2.83% while the S&P 500 increased 1.94%. The 0.89% differential indicates that the top stocks in the S&P 500 outperformed the full index by a bit.
The Big Cap Nasdaq 100
The ST Top 25 N100 List cannot be stopped. 21 of 25 names closed higher, 2 more than last week.
Alphabet ascended 9.50% and closed at all-timers. The tech giant sits at #23 on the ST Top 25 N100 List.
PACCAR powered 12% and grabbed the #12 spot as a Freshman. It’s a Winner below.
Walgreens Boots Alliance got whacked 3% and surrendered the #1 ranking to Applied Materials Inc.
6 new names made the list.
The ST Top 25 Nasdaq 100 Momentum Meter grew 3.94% during Week 3 while the full Nasdaq 100 jumped 4.39%. The 0.45% differential suggests the top stocks performed worse than the full index by a slim margin.
Small-Cap Russell 2000
The ST Top 25 Russell 2000 raised the bar higher, once again. 23 names traded green.
Gritstone Oncology Inc roared 324.26% in Week 3 after advancing its Covid-19 Vaccine “CORAL” Program. It’s the Top Dawg below.
GameStop gained another 83% in what has turned out to be an epic short squeeze. $GME ranks #6.
$JNCE jumped 37.60%, $XONE rose 47.80%, and $HMHC humped along 33.75%.
10 of the 25 names are newcomers to the list.
The ST Top 25 R2K Momentum Meter spiked 39.28% while the Russell 2000 index closed up 2.15%. The 37.13% differential suggests that the top stocks beat the full index without breaking a sweat.
ST Top 25 TOP DAWG OF THE WEEK 🐶
The ST Top 25 Top Dawg for Week 3, 3030 is #1 R2K – Gritstone Oncology Inc.
Gritstone Oncology Inc. grinded 324.26% higher in Week 3 and claimed the top spot on the ST Top 25 R2K List. $GRTS moved from #16 to #1.
Here’s the daily chart:
$GRIT soared 248.50% Tuesday after announcing the development of a second generation vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Gritstone and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases entered into a clinical trial agreement to initiate clinical testing. A Phase 1 clinical trial, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is currently in development.
Andrew Allen, CEO of Gritstone said:
Since inception, Gritstone has developed two core assets – cutting-edge T cell epitope identification and potent vaccines shown to activate a strong and broad immune response in humans – and both of these have been deployed in our quest for a second generation SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. We are excited to be working with the experienced teams at NIAID and the IDCRC as well as the experts at the Gates Foundation and LJI who have helped us design and pre-clinically test our novel vaccine concepts.
The Winners 📈
△ #3 S&P 500 – Ford Motor Co. “Built Ford Tough” – The slogan rang true this week as the stock joined in on the automotive rally. Ford was the ST Top 25 N100 List’s biggest gainer, up 17.2%. It ranks #3 as a Freshman.
$F closed up 8.4% Wednesday and roared as high as 12% on Thursday after Rivian raised $2.65 billion to help push the company towards delivering vehicles by the end of 2021.
Ford invested $500 million into Rivian in 2019. Rivian is now valued at $27.6 billion, you do the math…
Here’s the weekly chart of $F, closing at 3-year highs:
$F is up 31% YTD.
△ #23 N100 – Alphabet Inc is a member of the ST Top 25 S&P 500 List once again. Google’s parent company galloped 9.5% (biggest weekly gain since Apr 6, 2020) into new all-time highs. It’s ranked #23 on the list.
Big cap continued their bounce back and closed the week off strong. Here is the FAANG gang’s weekly performances:
- $FB +9.21%
- $AAPL +9.38% – New All-Time Highs
- $AMZN +6.06%
- $NFLX +13.49% – New All-Time Highs
- $GOOG +9.50% – New All-Time Highs
Here’s $GOOG’s weekly chart📈:
$GOOG is up 8.51% YTD.
△ #12 S&P 500 – PACCAR got pumped in Week 3. The Peterbilt truck-maker hauled 12.13% to new-highs. It ranks #12 on the ST Top 25 S&P 500 List as a Freshman.
PACCAR and Aurora announced Thursday that they signed an agreement to develop, test, and commercialize autonomous Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks. The collab will integrate $PCAR’s autonomous vehicle platform w/ the Aurora Driver to improve safety and operational efficiency.
Here’s a pic of the Autonomous Peterbilt 579 Test Vehicle:
$PCAR is up 14.6% YTD.
△ #5 R2K – ExOne locked in a top-5 spot on the ST Top 25 R2K List this week. The 3D printing machine maker rose 12 spots from #17 to #5 after soaring 47.8%.
$XONE joined the Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association (AMGTA) to support rigorous and independent research into the sustainability aspects of 3D printing on Thursday.
The high flying 3D stock has closed green three weeks in a row, up 138% in that time alone. It now sits at 7-year highs.
John Hartner, ExOne’s CEO said:
ExOne is excited to join with other manufacturing and technology companies through the AMGTA to support independent research into the sustainability aspects of 3D printing.
The Sinners 📉
▼ #6 S&P 500 – Occidental Petroleum Corp’s #1 ranking was short-lived. The energy company dropped 4% and lost 5 spots on the ST Top 25 N100 List.
$OXY fell 3 of 4 days this week after finding resistance at recent highs set last June. The energy company may also be feeling the heat after President Biden revoked a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline which was expected to transport 830,000 barrels of oil.
Can Occidental shake it off and reclaim the #1 spot? Place your bets…
▼ #15 R2K – Akerna Corp eased back 9.5% from highs this week. The cannabis software company fell 11 spots from #4 to #15. Must’ve been too high 😉
$KERN soared 84.6% in Week 1 and tacked on another 6% in Week 2. Is this week’s loss just a temporary pullback or is there something more to it? Time will tell.
Here’s the daily chart:
$KERN is still up 75.30% YTD.
See Y’all Next Week 🤙