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US Momentum Stocks

16 Oct 2020
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Momentum is the term to describe the market anomaly that stocks that have been performing well in the past, relative to their peers, tend to continue to do so in the future.

The below table shows the top 15 momentum stocks from within the S&P500 based on their trailing 12 month return, in other words, their share price performance over the past year. ‘Momentum’ is a well-researched market factor and states that stocks that have out-performed their peers over the medium term tend to continue to outperform over the short-term. Thus by keeping an eye on the stocks within this list, we have a watchlist of potential ideas that will do well over the coming weeks.

Stock codeStock nameSectorCurrent priceReturn 12mMom rank
AAPLApple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets personal computers and related personal computing and mobile communication devices along with a variety of related software, services, peripherals, and networking solutions.
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Apple Inc
Information Technology
$115.91
106.02%
6
ADBEAdobe Inc. develops, markets, and supports computer software products and technologies.
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Adobe Inc
Information Technology
$484.57
83.77%
15
AMDAdvanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) produces semiconductor products and devices.
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Advanced Micro Devices Inc
Information Technology
$79.81
169.81%
2
AMZNAmazon.com, Inc. is an online retailer that offers a wide range of products.
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Amazon.com Inc
Consumer Discretionary
$3,157.00
87.84%
13
CTLT
Catalent Inc
Health Care
$91.91
88.86%
11
DXCM
DexCom Inc
Health Care
$396.25
159.69%
3
ETSY
Etsy Inc
Consumer Discretionary
$136.13
157.34%
4
FDX
FedEx Corp
Industrials
$275.01
87.11%
14
LB
L Brands Inc
Consumer Discretionary
$33.20
88.71%
12
NFLXNetflix Inc. is an Internet subscription service for watching television shows and movies.
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Netflix Inc
Communication Services
$482.93
89.30%
10
NOW
ServiceNow Inc
Information Technology
$505.59
104.51%
7
NVDANVIDIA Corporation designs, develops, and markets three dimensional (3D) graphics processors and related software. The Company offers products that provides interactive 3D graphics to the mainstream personal computer market.
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NVIDIA Corp
Information Technology
$534.88
187.73%
1
PYPLPayPal Holdings, Inc. operates as a technology platform company that enables digital and mobile payments on behalf of consumers and merchants.
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PayPal Holdings Inc
Information Technology
$206.20
97.05%
8
REGNRegeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company.
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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc
Health Care
$571.70
95.45%
9
WST
West Pharmaceutical Services I
Health Care
$282.93
108.17%
5

Note that all prices in this table are in USD.

Rivkin incorporates the momentum effect into a stand-alone investment strategy, named the US Momentum Strategy. This strategy informs members precisely what stocks to buy and sell, and when, to maintain a portfolio of top momentum stocks. In addition to using a proprietary momentum rank, we also incorporate several filters that exclude some stocks, based on more recent share price movements.

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More about this table

The US Momentum stocks table is one of a series of informational tables provided for free to give subscribers useful information to inform their trading decisions.  This table is updated weekly and offers clients the most current top momentum stocks.  Investors and traders who are interested in stocks that have a chance of growing in the medium to long term and want US stock exposure can review the stocks in this table and select the ones they would like to hold from the list.

For a similar table with ASX stocks, please search for our ASX Momentum stocks table and for a ranking based on fundamental criteria you could try our US Fundamental stocks table.

Investors who want exposure to US stocks and are interested in a trading strategy that utilises the technical criteria used above can subscribe to Rivkin’s US Momentum strategy. This has been backtested to produce a profitable trading system that is easy to implement with trading only required once per month. It holds 10 US-listed stocks that we think will perform well over a reasonable time horizon (approximately three years). Investors interested in such a strategy should look to subscribe to our Strategies product that gives access to our US Momentum strategy as well as several other strategies.

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