Good evening, everyone, and welcome to the Stocktwits Top 25 Newsletter for Week 20 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 20:
ST Top 25 S&P 500
The ST Top 25 S&P 500 list slouched lower for the second straight week. 22 out of 25 names closed lower.
Ford flew 12.6% and claimed the #15 spot as a Freshman. The automaker is also the Top Dawg for Week 20. See more below.
$GPS gave up 8.9%, making it the list’s biggest loser. See more below in the Sinners section.
Just 2 Freshmen made the list. The companies are Ford Motor Co and Applied Materials.
The Stocktwits Top 25 S&P 500 Momentum Meter fell 2% while the S&P 500 decreased 0.43%. The 1.57% differential in favor of the full index shows that top stocks underperformed this week.
The Big Cap Nasdaq 100
The ST Top 25 N100 made back Week 19’s losses. 18/25 names closed green.
Applied Material reversed the script and turned green this week. The semiconductor reported earnings and remains ranked #1 stock on the list.
$NTES made a sick move higher after beating on earnings. See more below.
Five Freshmen made the list. The names are NetEase, Trip.com, Nvidia Corp, Intuit Inc, and Alexion Pharmaceutical.
The ST Top 25 Nasdaq 100 Momentum Meter gained 1.39% in Week 20 while the full Nasdaq 100 climbed 0.14%. The 1.25% differential suggests the top stocks performed a bit better than the full index.
Small-Cap Russell 2000
The ST Top 25 R2K List was the top-performing list again.
18 of 25 names closed higher. 6 names gained > 10%.
GameStop gained 10.55% this week and still maintains a healthy 205% lead ahead of $SAVA.
Nemaura Medical traded higher for the third straight week. $NMRD improved 11 spots on the list, moving from #17 to #6. Read more in the Winners section below.
Peabody Energy imploded 10%, surrendering a fraction of Week 19’s gains. It’s on the Sinners list below.
The ST Top 25 R2K Momentum Meter gained 5% while the Russell 2000 index lost 0.42%. The 5.42% differential shows the top stocks were much stronger than the full index.
ST Top 25 TOP DAWG OF THE WEEK 🐶
The ST Top 25 Top Dawg for Week 20, 2021 is #15 S&P 500 – Ford Motor Co.
Ford flew up the ST Top 25 S&P 500 List this week to #15 as a Freshman. $F was one of two names to close green on the list, outpacing $AMAT by 9.5%. 💪
Ford capped off a stellar week by raging 6.7% on Friday. The motor company closed up 12.6% for the week.
Ford unveiled the company’s first all-electric truck on Wednesday night at its Dearborn, Michigan headquarters. The F-150 Lightning truck is priced just below $40k before state and federal tax credits. Production is set to begin next spring in Michigan. 👏
Just one day later, Ford announced it would form a battery joint venture with SK innovation to meet the demands of the automaker’s EV rollout. Two jointly owned plants will be built to produce 60 gigawatt-hours (GWh) annually.
$F is up 51.65% YTD.
The Winners 📈
△ #12 N100 – NetEase Inc was a standout performer on the ST Top 25 N100 List in Week 20. The Chinese internet company climbed 11.4% and claimed the #12 spot as a Freshman.
$NTES ripped 8% on Thursday after beating on top and bottom lines.
Here are the stats:
EPS: $1.14 vs $0.97 est.
Revenue: $3.1B, +20% YoY
Mr. William Ding, CEO of NetEase said:
As we near the launch of additional exciting new titles for global audiences in the coming months, we are confident we can deepen our international market presence. Our other businesses also performed well in the first quarter, with solid year-over-year net revenues growth from Youdao, NetEase Cloud Music and Yanxuan. Leveraging our innovation and technical skills, we plan to bring even more creative products and high-quality services to our users,
$NTES is up 22.6% YTD.
△ #6 R2K – Nemaura Medical made quite the move on the ST Top 25 R2K List. The medical technology company popped 28.7% and improved 11 spots from #17 to #6. 💪
$NMRD traded with ease Mon-Wed, registering gains of +12.5% 9%, and +13.5%.
Will this one make a run at new highs or take a breather? Place your bets…
$NMRD is up 148% since the beginning of May and +215% YTD.
△ #18 N100 – Trip.com Group topped Wall St. earnings estimates and made an appearance on the ST Top 25 N100 List as a Freshman. The travel agency’s 6% gain was sufficient for the #18 spot.
$TCOM ripped 8% on Thursday after beating on top and bottom lines.
Read the full report here.
James Liang, Executive Chairman of Trip.com said:
Trip.com Group’s mission is to pursue the perfect trip for a better world. Over the past two decades, we have continuously been exploring and innovating to further expand our offerings. Going forward, we will continue to expand product offerings, improve service quality, innovate our content, and bring new value to the travel industry.
The Sinners 📉
▼ #4 S&P 500 – GAP Inc was the ST Top 25 S&P 500 List’s biggest loser, down 8.9%. Still, the clothing retailer managed to remain above Capital One Financial Corp by less than half a percent. $GPS is ranked #4, up 61.2% YTD.
After closing at five-year highs on Monday, $GPS sold off 4 days straight. Oof.
Here’s the daily chart:
$GPS reports earnings after the market close on Thursday, May 27th.
▼ #16 R2K – Peabody Energy stumbled 10.15% and closed lower 4 of 5 days this week. The coal mining company fell 5 spots from #11 to #16 on the ST Top 25 R2K List.
$BTU popped 32.3% Monday because of warmer than expected weather which resulted in higher natural gas prices.
The gains didn’t last long though because on Tuesday, $BTU gave up over 90% of Monday’s gains.
Here is this week’s wild intraday chart:
$BTU is up 142.3% YTD.