Good evening, everyone, and welcome to the Stocktwits Top 25 Newsletter for Week 18 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 18:
ST Top 25 S&P 500
The ST Top 25 S&P 500 list closed green for the seventh week in a row. All 25 names closed the week green. ✅
Nucor traded positive all five days this week to close at all-time highs. $NUE’s 20% gain was enough to edge out $LB for the top spot on the list.
4 Freshmen made the list. The companies include;
Hess Corporation, APA Corporation, Exxon Mobil Corporation, and United Rentals.
The Stocktwits Top 25 S&P 500 Momentum Meter ripped 7.22% while the S&P 500 increased 1.23%. The 5.99% differential indicates top stocks outperformed the full index by a large amount.
The Big Cap Nasdaq 100
The ST Top 25 N100 flipped its losing streak and managed a gain. 18 of 25 names closed higher.
eBay eased up 7.15% as the list’s biggest gainer and Freshman. It’s a Winner Below.
Skyworks Solutions slumped 3.4% to close down for the second week in a row. $SWKS moved lowed 7 spots from #15 to #22. It’s a Sinner below.
Three Freshmen made the list. The names are eBay, Texas Instruments, and Gilead Sciences.
The ST Top 25 Nasdaq 100 Momentum Meter gained 1.62% in Week 18 while the full Nasdaq 100 fell 1.02%. The 2.64% differential suggests the top stocks performed a bit better than the full index.
Small-Cap Russell 2000
The ST Top 25 R2K List climbed higher in Week 18.
10 names gained > 10%, there were 20 winners in all.
Rocky Brands Inc ripped 24.4% after reporting Q1 earnings. The footwear company is a Freshman and the Top Dawg of the week.
The ST Top 25 R2K Momentum Meter moved 6.90% higher while the Russell 2000 index gained 0.23%. The 6.67% differential shows the top stocks were far stronger than the full index.
ST Top 25 TOP DAWG OF THE WEEK 🐶
The ST Top 25 Top Dawg for Week 18, 2021 is #24 N100 – Rocky Brands Inc.
Rocky Brands ripped to new highs this week after reporting Q1 earnings on Tuesday. $RCKY’s 24% gain secured the #24 spot on the ST Top 25 R2K List as a Freshman.
EPS: $1.19 vs $0.59 est
Revenue: $87.7M, +57% YoY
Jason Brooks, CEO of Rocky Brands said:
It has been an excellent start to the year for Rocky Brands as we delivered a strong first quarter performance and completed a highly transformative acquisition. We experienced robust demand for our Rocky, Georgia and Durango brands across our wholesale and direct to consumer channels, which when combined with an easier comparison due to the impact on our business from COVID-19 in the year ago period, resulted in a dramatic improvement in revenue and earnings per share.
$RCKY is up 133.3% YTD.
The Winners 📈
$NUE has been a sea of green, closing higher 9 of the past 10 trading sessions. Here’s the weekly chart at new highs:
$NUE sits just quarters away from turning $100. Will we see the stock reach triple digits next week? Place your bets…
$NUE is up 85.7% YTD.
△ #15 N100 – eBay bounced back 7.15% after getting shredded in Week 17 on earnings.
$EBAY announced Wednesday that Stefanie Jay has been appointed as Chief Business and Strategy Officer at eBay Inc. Stefanie will lead an organization that integrates strategy, communications, business operations, and analytics in this newly formed position. The position will be effective on May 10, 2021.
Jamie Iannone, CEO at eBay commented:
We are extremely excited that Stef will be joining our incredible team at eBay. Her passion for building strong, high-performing teams is unmatched. Over the last year, we have developed and executed a proven playbook for transforming eBay with a tech-led reimagination, and I know Stef will be key in sharpening and accelerating the implementation of this successful strategy across our entire marketplace.
△ #15 R2K – Funko Inc flew 18% and was one of 8 Freshmen on the ST Top 25 R2K list. $FNKO is ranked #15.
The toy and accessories manufacturer posted record Q1 earnings after the market close on Thursday. Funko even raised its full-year EPS target to 98 cents to $1.12.
Here are the stats:
EPS: $0.24 vs $0.11 est.
Revenue: $189M, +38% YoY
$FNKO is up 145% YTD.
The Sinners 📉
▼ #22 N100 – Skyworks Solutions skipped leg day and paid the consequences. The semiconductor company closed the week down 3.4% and was the N100 List’s biggest loser. $SWKS fell 7 spots from #15 to #22.
Can Skyworks turn it around in Week 19? Place your bets…
▼ #9 R2K – Organogenesis Holdings closed higher ⅗ days this week but still managed to make the Sinners list. The 5.4% loss bumped $ORGO from #6 to #9 on the ST Top 25 R2K List.
$ORGO has traded in a range from $20 – 24 for most of April. The biotech company will report earnings after the bell next Monday, May 10th.
Can $ORGO break out of the range either to the upside or downside? Time will tell…