Stocks Returning More than 50% this Year

It has been a while since we’ve posted one of these tally sheets, but I thought it useful in light of the previous post to figure out where all the hot action has been. Here are the filters used

  1. Market capitalization >$300M (to keep out the very small stocks)
  2. Stock price >$10
  3. Average volume >100K (focus on liquid stocks)
  4. Return >50% in Q1 2010

Obviously a few of these were takeover candidates…

Other than JDS Uniphase (JDSU), Finisar (FNSR), and Cliffs Natural (CLF) [I still call it Cleveland Cliffs] there are very few on this list that I have on my radar.

Company YTD Gain Market Cap Industry
InterMune Inc. (ITMN) 241.8% 2,442 Biotechnology
Houston American Energy Corp. (HUSA) 194.6% 508 Independent Oil & Gas
Radian Group Inc. (RDN) 114.0% 1,297 Surety & Title Insurance
Mesabi Trust (MSB) 98.1% 321 Diversified Investments
COMSYS IT Partners, Inc. (CITP) 96.6% 372 Staffing & Outsourcing
OSI Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OSIP) 91.7% 3,472 Biotechnology
MGIC Investment Corp. (MTG) 89.8% 1,377 Surety & Title Insurance
McMoRan Exploration Co. (MMR) 82.4% 1,351 Independent Oil & Gas
China Agritech Inc. (CAGC) 77.8% 420 Business Services
Finisar Corp. (FNSR) 75.5% 1,026 Networking & Communication
Acme Packet, Inc. (APKT) 75.3% 1,166 Communication Equipment
National Financial Partners Corp. (NFP) 74.3% 584 Insurance Brokers
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV) 70.4% 2,489 General Entertainment
Zions Bancorp. (ZION) 70.4% 3,285 Regional – Pacific Banks
Bowne & Co. Inc. (BNE) 68.6% 447 Business Services
TiVo Inc. (TIVO) 68.3% 1,882 CATV Systems
Entercom Communications (ETM) 68.2% 441 Broadcasting – Radio
MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (MAPP) 66.7% 418 Drug Manufacturers – Other
City Telecom HK Ltd. (CTEL) 65.7% 534 Telecom Services – Foreign
Parexel International Corp. (PRXL) 65.3% 1,354 Research Services
True Religion Apparel Inc. (TRLG) 64.2% 758 Textile – Apparel Clothing
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (BPI) 63.7% 1,337 Education & Training Services
Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR) 63.2% 1,424 Drug Delivery
EZchip Semiconductor Ltd. (EZCH) 62.9% 460 Semiconductor Equipment
Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (DPZ) 62.8% 801 Restaurants
DineEquity, Inc. (DIN) 62.7% 700 Restaurants
ViroPharma Inc. (VPHM) 62.5% 1,056 Biotechnology
Genworth Financial Inc. (GNW) 61.6% 8,970 Life Insurance
Zumiez, Inc. (ZUMZ) 61.1% 623 Apparel Stores
Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AMLN) 58.5% 3,215 Biotechnology
Smith International Inc. (SII) 58.1% 10,637 Oil & Gas Equipment
Brown Shoe Co. Inc. (BWS) 57.6% 664 Textile – Apparel Footwear
Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN) 56.5% 7,212 Meat Products
Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI) 55.4% 621 Networking & Communication
Energy XXI (Bermuda) Limited (EXXI) 55.1% 910 Oil & Gas Equipment
Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (ETH) 54.3% 597 Home Furnishings & Fixtures
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF) 54.2% 9,594 Steel & Iron
Cathay General Bancorp (CATY) 54.1% 912 Regional – Pacific Banks
Facet Biotech Corporation (FACT) 53.8% 677 Biotechnology
TAL International Group, Inc. (TAL) 53.1% 614 Rental & Leasing Services
Incyte Corporation (INCY) 52.9% 1,680 Biotechnology
Privatebancorp Inc. (PVTB) 52.9% 1,026 Regional – Midwest Banks
Silicon Graphics International (SGI) 52.5% 325 Diversified Computer Systems
Valassis Communications Inc. (VCI) 52.4% 1,367 Marketing Services
Liberty Capital Group (LCAPA) 52.3% 3,538 Entertainment – Diversified
AnnTaylor Stores Corp. (ANN) 51.8% 1,217 Apparel Stores
JDS Uniphase Corp. (JDSU) 51.8% 2,744 Communication Equipment
Whitney Holding Corp. (WTNY) 51.5% 1,330 Regional – Southeast Banks
UAL Corporation (UAUA) 51.4% 3,274 Major Airlines
Teekay Tankers Ltd. (TNK) 51.1% 402 Shipping
Mechel OAO (MTL) 51.0% 11,830 Steel & Iron
Perry Ellis International (PERY) 50.7% 308 Textile – Apparel Clothing

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Here are the next 41 names who made between 40-50% in the quarter – again, other than Baidu, Las Vegas Sands, and Ciena … not areas I am focused on.

Company YTD Gain Market Cap Industry
OpenTable, Inc. (OPEN) 49.8% 861 Business Services
Pennsylvania REIT (PEI) 49.7% 554 REIT – Retail
Sanmina-SCI Corp. (SANM) 49.6% 1,301 Printed Circuit Boards
STR Holdings, Inc. (STRI) 49.6% 986 Semiconductor – Specialized
China Integrated Energy (CBEH) 48.9% 341 Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing
Bare Escentuals, Inc. (BARE) 48.7% 1,674 Personal Products
Gaylord Entertainment Co. (GET) 48.3% 1,376 Lodging
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (CLNE) 47.8% 1,367 Gas Utilities
Perrigo Co. (PRGO) 47.6% 5,353 Drug Related Products
Webster Financial Corp. (WBS) 47.5% 1,371 Regional – Northeast Banks
Ruby Tuesday, Inc. (RT) 46.8% 682 Restaurants
Polypore International Inc. (PPO) 46.7% 776 Specialty Chemicals
Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (SLXP) 46.7% 2,104 Drug Related Products
PHH Corporation (PHH) 46.3% 1,291 Credit Services
Millipore Corp. (MIL) 46.0% 5,937 Medical Instruments & Supplies
HSN, Inc. (HSNI) 45.8% 1,675 Catalog & Mail Order Houses
The Talbots Inc. (TLB) 45.5% 713 Apparel Stores
Constant Contact, Inc.    (CTCT) 45.4% 663 Marketing Services
Triumph Group, Inc. (TGI) 45.4% 1,168 Aerospace/Defense Products
Baidu, Inc. (BIDU) 45.2% 20,746 Internet Information Providers
Checkpoint Systems Inc. (CKP) 45.1% 865 Security & Protection Services
CBL & Associates Properties (CBL) 43.8% 1,889 REIT – Retail
American Equity Investment Life (AEL) 43.2% 621 Life Insurance
Terra Industries Inc. (TRA) 42.8% 4,581 Agricultural Chemicals
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) 42.4% 1,363 Air Services, Other
Westport Innovations Inc. (WPRT) 42.4% 631 Pollution & Treatment Controls
RiskMetrics Group, Inc. (RISK) 42.1% 1,431 Asset Management
Atlas Pipeline Partners LP (APL) 41.9% 741 Oil & Gas Pipelines
Heartland Payment Systems (HPY) 41.8% 700 Business Services
Stratasys Inc. (SSYS) 41.7% 500 Computer Peripherals
Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) 41.6% 13,966 Resorts & Casinos
Techwell, Inc. (TWLL) 41.6% 414 Semiconductor Equipment
NuVasive, Inc. (NUVA) 41.3% 1,755 Medical Instruments & Supplies
Psychiatric Solutions, Inc. (PSYS) 41.2% 1,679 Specialized Health Services
Liberty Media Interactive (LINTA) 41.1% 9,130 Entertainment – Diversified
CIT Group, Inc. (CIT) 41.1% 15,275 Credit Services
Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. (PVH) 41.1% 2,968 Textile – Apparel Clothing
Breitburn Energy Partners (BBEP) 40.9% 795 Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration
China Valves Technology (CVVT) 40.8% 413 Industrial Equipment
CIENA Corp. (CIEN) 40.8% 1,413 Communication Equipment
Cepheid (CPHD) 40.1% 1,031 Scientific & Tech Instruments

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Mark Hanna is President and Owner of Hanna Capital, LLC, a registered investment advisory firm. Mark has been a follower of markets since the late 80s, with a focus on individual equities since the mid 90s. He has been a well known commentator in the financial blogosphere for the past 5 years, following a career in corpoporate finance and accounting. Mark attended the University of Michigan where he graduated with a degree in Economics.

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