Good evening, everyone, and welcome to the Stocktwits Top 25 Newsletter for Week 10 in 2021.
The Stocktwits Top 25 reports the 25 best-performing stocks in the S&P 500, Nasdaq 100, and Russell 2000 year to date (YTD), and tracks their performances over time.
Here are your Stocktwits Top 25 Lists for Week 10:
ST Top 25 S&P 500
The ST Top 25 S&P 500 closed higher for the 6th consecutive week. 20 of 25 names closed higher.
$VIAC stole back the top spot from $DISCK. Quite the rivalry we’ve got going on here. Who leads in Week 11?
American Airlines took flight, climbing 14%. $AAL is a Freshman ranked #14.
$APA descended 8.7% to become the List’s biggest Loser. It’s a Sinner below.
2 Freshmen appeared on the list; Mosaic Co. and American Airlines.
The Stocktwits Top 25 S&P 500 Momentum Meter increased 4.81% while the S&P 500 gained 2.64%. The 2.17% differential indicates the top stocks performed almost twice as strong as the full index.
The Big Cap Nasdaq 100
The ST Top 25 N100 List bounced back in Week 10. 18 stocks were green. Showing improvement from last week’s 7 gainers.
Walgreens Boots Alliance wasn’t messing around. $WBA gained 6 spots, improving from #8 to #2. Read more below.
Ulta Beauty is pretty banged up. The beauty retailer fell 4.6% following Q4 earnings. $ULTA is the ST Top 25 N100’s biggest loser.
$CSCO cruised 5.5%, $LRCX lost 4.6%, and $TCOM climbed 9.15%.
2 fresh names appeared on the list.
The ST Top 25 Nasdaq 100 Momentum Meter increased 2.00% during Week 10 while the full Nasdaq 100 moved 2.12% higher. The 0.12% differential suggests the top stocks performed in sync with the full index.
Small-Cap Russell 2000
The ST Top 25 Russell 2000 outperformed in Week 10. 24 of 25 closed green.
GameStop Corp is here to stay it seems. The MemeStock almost doubled this week as it distanced itself from Cassava Sciences on the ST Top 25 R2K List. $GME is up 1,304% YTD.
Express Inc ascended 80.5% with love from the WSB crowd. It improved 6 spots from #10 to #4 on the ST Top 25 R2K List. It’s the Top Dawg below.
$AMC gained 39%, $REVG roared 52%, and $CHS climbed 52%.
8 new Freshmen appeared.
The ST Top 25 R2K Momentum Meter moved 25.47% higher while the Russell 2000 index gained 7.32%. The 18.15% differential proves the top stocks ran circles around the full index in Week 10.
ST Top 25 TOP DAWG OF THE WEEK 🐶
The ST Top 25 Top Dawg for Week 10, 2021 is #3 R2K – Express, Inc.
$EXPR expressed itself in Week 10, soaring 80.5%. The retail company raged 64% on Monday alongside fellow MemeStocks including $GME, $AMC, and $KOSS. WSB strikes again.
Here’s the daily chart:
Express reported smaller-than-expected Q4 losses Wednesday before the bell, sending shares 26% higher. Comparable retail sales decreased 27% from the year-earlier period.
Here are the stats:
EPS: ($0.66) vs ($0.83) est.
Revenue: $430.3M, -29% YoY
Tim Baxter, CEO said:
Over the past twelve months, we have effectively managed our liquidity while meaningfully advancing the EXPRESSway Forward strategy. We took appropriate action and made progress despite extraordinary circumstances and market conditions. We are well positioned to accelerate in 2021. I expect sales to continue improving sequentially each quarter, and that we will return to positive EBITDA in the back half of the year.
$EXPR is up 388% YTD.
The Winners 📈
△ #1 S&P 500 – ViacomCBS just doesn’t go down. The mass media company stole back the top spot on the ST Top 25 S&P 500 List from fellow media company, Discovery. ViacomCBS spiked 28% into all-time highs in Week 10.
This marks the 12th week $VIAC has closed positive. The stock is up 170% in that period of time, wowzers.
Fun fact, on March 7th ~17.1 million people watched Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Prince Harry and Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle on the ViacomCBS-owned CBS network. The interview paid a licensing fee between $7 – 9 million.
Here’s the weekly chart of $VIAC:
Will the $100-level be a magnet for $VIAC? Place your bets.
△ #1 R2K – GameStop won’t stop. The King of MemeStocks nearly doubled this week, galloping 92%. $GME still ranks #1 on the ST Top 25 R2K List, 620% ahead of $SAVA.
Trading was volatile as ever, particularly Wednesday when the stock ticked a high of $348 before reversing 200 points in a matter of minutes.
Here’s the intraday chart:
According to a survey by Deutsche Bank, roughly half of individual investors between the ages of 25 and 34 will put 50% of their stimulus checks into the stock market. With another $1,400 set to hit the pockets of Americans in the coming week, will we see GameStop print a new high? Place your bets…
△ #2 N100 – Walgreens Boots Alliance was the biggest gainer on the ST Top 25 N100 List, up 12.7%. The retail company moved up 6 spots, from #8 to #2.
$WBA, the largest global pharmacy and wellness retailer by number of stores, with more than 18,000 stores in 11 countries was a standout on the N100 list.
The stock not only found support at its rising 50-day moving average, but also broke out of a descending channel to close at 52-week highs. 👌
$WBA is up 33.5% YTD.
△ #20 R2K – REV Group Inc’s engines were revvin’ this week. The American speech-to-text company flew 52% to close at 3-year highs. $REVG claimed the #20 spot on the ST Top 25 R2K List as a Freshman.
$REVG announced Q1 results Wednesday morning, beating on the top and bottom lines. Fire and emergency segment sales led the consolidated sales tally.
Here are the results:
EPS: $0.14 vs $0.05 est.
Revenue: $554M, +4% YoY
$REVG gained 13.7% Wednesday, closed up 10% Thursday, and added 15.5% Friday. That’s strength💪
The Sinners 📉
▼ #20 N100 – Ulta Beauty is going to need more makeup to cover last week’s hiccup. Shares of the beauty company closed 4.6% lower after reporting earnings. $ULTA is now ranked #20 on the ST Top 25 N100 List.
Ulta Beauty beat Q4 earnings and sales expectations on Thursday after the close. Still, shares tumbled 8.5% Friday due to uncertainty in the coming year.
The company also announced some lineup changes. CEO Mary Dillon will step down in June, being replaced by President Dave Kimbell. Ulta’s chief store operations officer, Kecia Steelman, will be promoted to chief operating officer.
Here’s the full report.
$ULTA is still up 11% YTD.
▼ #13 S&P 500 – APA Corporation gave up a quick 8.7% in Week 10. The oil and gas company worsened its ranking by 2x, falling from #6 to #13 on the ST Top 25 S&P 500 List.
$APA closed red for the first time in 6 weeks. Is Apache just catching its breath or is this the beginning of a larger pullback? Time will tell.
Here’s the daily chart:
$APA is still up 49.6% YTD.