Good afternoon, everyone, and welcome to the Stocktwits Top 25 Newsletter for Week 11 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 11:
ST Top 25 S&P 500
The ST Top 25 S&P 500 broke its 6-week win streak. 14 of 25 names closed lower.
The top three names on the list remained identical. $VIAC gained 2.5%, $DISCK moved 10.6% higher, but $MRO lost 9.7%.
United Airlines ascended 8% and claimed the 22nd spot on the list as a Freshman. American Airlines was not far behind, gaining 6.9%.
$HFC had a hellish week, closing red 4 of 5 days. It dropped 17 spots, moving from #7 to #24. See more below.
7 Freshman appeared on the list. Notable names include; United Airlines, General Motors, and CarMax.
The Stocktwits Top 25 S&P 500 Momentum Meter fell 0.97% while the S&P 500 lost 0.77%. The 0.20% differential indicates top stocks performed similarly to the full index.
The Big Cap Nasdaq 100
The ST Top 25 N100 List followed through in Week 11. 18 stocks closed green again.
NXP Semiconductors N.V. had itself a week. The semiconductor closed at all-time highs after gaining 10.12%. It’s now ranked #7.
Trip.com Group was the weakest name on the list, falling 3.4% and moving from #5 to #8. Travel agency competitor, Expedia, doubled its ranking from #4 to #2.
$EBAY eased up 7%, $GILD galloped 4.7%, and $MU marched 3.12%.
2 unfamiliar names materialized on the list.
The ST Top 25 Nasdaq 100 Momentum Meter surged 1.62% in Week 11 while the full Nasdaq 100 moved 0.79% lower. The 2.41% differential suggests the top stocks performed far stronger than the index.
Small-Cap Russell 2000
The ST Top 25 Russell 2000 outperformed in consecutive weeks. 6 stocks gained > 20%.
Rubius Therapeutics ripped 54% and earned the Top Dawg of Week 11. $RUBY nearly doubled on Monday after reporting progress in early-stage cancer drug trials. See it below.
GameStop gave up half of Week 10’s gains. The MemeStock was cut down 24.3% but still sits in the top spot.
$AMC ascended 25%, $FARM flew 26%, and $EXPR earned 20%.
The top 8 stocks remained the same.
The ST Top 25 R2K Momentum Meter rose 6.5% while the Russell 2000 index erased 2.77%. The 9.27% differential proves the top stocks made the full index look silly.
ST Top 25 TOP DAWG OF THE WEEK 🐶
The ST Top 25 Top Dawg for Week 11, 2021 is #9 R2K – Rubius Therapeutics.
Rubius, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that is genetically engineering red blood cells to create an entirely new class of cellular medicines called Red Cell Therapeutics erupted in Week 11 🚀
$RUBY rallied as high as +138% on Monday before closing +84%. The biotech sits just 6% away from its IPO high set in July 2019.
Here’s the daily chart:
And the weekly chart:
Rubius announced Monday that its drug “RTX-240” caused a 54% reduction in the target lesions of patients with metastatic anal cancer.
Christina Coughlin, chief medical officer at Rubius said:
These initial data are incredibly exciting and demonstrate that RTX-240 has the potential to generate single-agent activity in patients with solid tumors, including a cold tumor such as metastatic uveal melanoma, where other treatments have failed to induce responses in patients. The encouraging safety results, including a single event of Grade 1 liver toxicity, and preliminary efficacy data for RTX-240 to date give us the potential to realize the power of immune agonists for the treatment of cancer.
Rubius plans to initiate a Phase 2 expansion cohort in the first quarter of 2022, and a new Phase 1 arm of the ongoing RTX-240 clinical trial in the second half of 2021.
$RUBY is up 233.5% YTD.
The Winners 📈
△ #7 N100 – NXP Semiconductors was the strongest performer on the ST Top 25 S&P 500 List this week, gaining 10.12%. It’s now ranked #7, 5 spots better than last week.
$NXPI opened Monday trading 7% higher after announcing it will be added to the S&P 500 index on Monday, March 22, 2021.
The semiconductor stock closed above the $200 level with ease. Are new highs on NXP’s horizon? Place your bets…
△ #17 R2K – Farmer Bros Co went to town this week. The boots are scootin’ and the belt is buckled, Yee Haw! The wholesale food company flew 26% and took the #17 spot on the ST Top 25 R2K List.
$FARM closed green every day this week, even saving its strongest day for Friday.
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$FARM is now up 136% YTD.
△ #22 S&P 500 – United Airlines navigated the skies successfully in Week 11. The airline company ascended 8% and entered the ST Top 25 S&P 500 List as a Freshman ranked #22.
$UAL opened Monday considerably higher after the company released an SEC filing stating it “has seen improvement in customer demand for travel and new bookings compared to previous estimations in recent weeks”.
United expects core cash flow to be positive in March, as long as the increase in bookings is sustained.
Transportation Security Administration screened over 1.3 million passengers on Mar 12 and Mar 15, the highest number in a year! 🛫
△ #12 N100 – eBay Inc eased up 7% this week as the ST Top 25 N100’s second-biggest winner. The e-commerce company has closed positive the past two weeks and sits just 5.5% below weekly-highs. $EBAY is up 19% YTD.
$EBAY announced an offer Wednesday for any and all of its outstanding $1 billion aggregate principal amount 2.60% Notes due 2022.
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The Sinners 📉
▼ #24 S&P 500 – HollyFrontier had a rough week. Shares of the petroleum refining company lost 11.67%. $HFC’s ranking lowered from #24 to #7…
After climbing for six straight weeks or a 45% gain, $HFC gave some up. Shares closed lower 4 of 5 days this week, three of which came on above-average volume.
Is there any gas left in the tank for HollyFrontier? Time will tell.
▼ #1 R2K – GameStop put in an inside week following its 92% gain in Week 10. $GME gave up 24.3% to close on the $200 level. Its lead ahead of Cassava Sciences has been limited to 216%.
$GME was smacked right off the bat, closing down 17% on Monday. The stock then chopped around in a 50 point range from $170 – $230 to close the week.
Here’s the daily chart:
GameStop is slated to report earnings after the close on Tuesday, March 23rd.