The average stock in the Nasdaq 100 is up just over 3% year to date. Using snapshots from our popular Trend Analyzer tool, below is a look at the best and worst performing stocks in the Nasdaq 100 so far in 2018.
At the top of the list is Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) with a year-to-date gain of 81.96%. Over the last five days alone, NFLX is up 7.4%, and it’s 10.95% above its 50-day moving average. As you can see in the trading range screen on the right side of the snapshot, recent gains have pushed NFLX well up into overbought territory.
Micron (NASDAQ:MU) has experienced an even bigger move over the last five trading days with a gain of 12.41%. The stock is 17% above its 50-DMA, and it’s up 49.5% YTD.
Align Technology (NASDAQ:ALGN) is the third strongest Nasdaq 100 stock so far in 2018 with a gain of 42.69%. Behind ALGN are Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE), Seagate (NASDAQ:STX), Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), and Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK) – all with 2018 gains of more than 30%.
Other notables on the list of big winners so far this year for the Nasdaq 100 include NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) with a gain of 28%, Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) at +18.6%, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) at +14.93%, and Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) at +14.86%.
Hot Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Addus HomeCare Corporation(ADUS)
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Addus HomeCare (NASDAQ:ADUS) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Saturday.
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BidaskClub upgraded shares of Addus Homecare (NASDAQ:ADUS) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a report published on Saturday.
Several other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on the stock. Stephens set a $56.00 price target on shares of Addus Homecare and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Robert W. Baird set a $43.00 price target on shares of Addus Homecare and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. ValuEngine raised shares of Addus Homecare from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Addus Homecare from a buy rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Monday, June 11th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $51.00.
Hot Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Blackrock Health Sciences Trust(BME)
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Shares of B&M European Value Retail SA (LON:BME) have earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the sixteen ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 442.92 ($5.90).
- [By Max Byerly]
B&M European Value Retail (LON:BME) had its target price boosted by analysts at HSBC from GBX 470 ($6.26) to GBX 500 ($6.66) in a report released on Wednesday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. HSBC’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 21.54% from the company’s current price.
Hot Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Tata Motors Ltd(TTM)
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Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) autonomous car division, Waymo, recently signed a contract to add Jaguar’s first all-electric car to its fleet of self-driving vehicles. For the Google parent company, the deal will be a blip on its pathto driving automation, albeit an exciting one. For shareholders of Jaguar parent Tata Motors (NYSE:TTM), it’s an early sign the new vehicle will be a winner for the automaker.
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First up is the I-Pace, the crossover SUV from Tata Motors’ (NYSE:TTM) Jaguar luxury brand. The I-Pace has already begun shipping in Europe, but it won’t arrive in the United States until the second half of 2018.
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First up: The I-Pace, a sleek crossover SUV from Tata Motors'(NYSE:TTM) Jaguar luxury brand. The I-Pace is the first vehicle from a global automaker to roughly match Tesla’s range, specifications, and luxury level. It’s already in production for Europe, and it will arrive at U.S. Jaguar dealers later this year.
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Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers
Nevro Corp. (NASDAQ: NVRO) fell 11.6 percent to $81.58 in pre-market trading after reporting wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) shares fell 8.3 percent to $20.33 in pre-market trading after the company reported a wider-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) fell 7.5 percent to $51.74 in pre-market trading. Zillow reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak sales guidance for the second quarter.
Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE: SN) fell 7.2 percent to $3.11 in pre-market trading after reporting wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) shares fell 5.5 percent to $4.14 in pre-market trading after rising 11.17 percent on Monday.
Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) fell 5.1 percent to $95.00 in pre-market trading. Albemarle declared a quarterly dividend of $0.335 per share.
Tata Motors Limited (NYSE: TTM) fell 4.8 percent to $23.80 in pre-market trading.
Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) fell 4.5 percent to $57.14 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) shares fell 4.3 percent to $2.25 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.73 percent on Monday.
51job, Inc. (NASDAQ: JOBS) shares fell 4.2 percent to $93 in pre-market trading after rising 3.55 percent on Monday
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Tata Motors (NYSE:TTM) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $22.73 and last traded at $22.79, with a volume of 102407 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $22.92.
- [By Paul Ausick]
Tata Motors Ltd. (NYSE: TTM) fell by about 2% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $23.82 after closing at $24.30 on Friday. The 52-week high is $37.62. Volume of about 3.6 million was more more than double the daily average of about 1.5 million. The company had no specific news.