Symbol Stock Price change today
HDSN Hudson Technologies Inc. 2.582%
UA Under Armour Inc. Class C 2.33%
THRM Gentherm Inc 2.243%
HOG Harley-Davidson Inc. 1.47%
REGN Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. 1.25%
AYI Acuity Brands Inc (Holding Comp 1.12%
EXR Extra Space Storage Inc 1.05%
HZO MarineMax Inc. (FL) 0.93%
CBPO CHINA BIOLOGIC SHS 0.88%
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. 0.81%
TRN Trinity Industries Inc. 0.70%
COF Capital One Financial Corporati 0.65%
MET MetLife Inc. 0.564%
MCK McKesson Corporation 0.32%
MEI Methode Electronics Inc. 0.24%
MIDD The Middleby Corporation 0.22%
GWR Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Class A 0.10%
CVCO Cavco Industries Inc. 0.07%
MRK Merck & Company Inc. (new) 0.05%
LNCE Snyder's-Lance Inc. -0.08%
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc. -0.148%
EW Edwards Lifesciences Corporatio -0.18%
SUI Sun Communities Inc. -0.24%
SBUX Starbucks Corporation -0.25%
TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc -0.52%
BWLD Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. -0.57%
STZ Constellation Brands Inc. -0.60%
AAPL Apple Inc. -0.864%
SAM Boston Beer Company Inc. (The) -0.88%
GOOGL Alphabet Inc. -0.91%
MNST Monster Beverage Corporation -1.174%
LULU lululemon athletica inc. -1.29%
GTN Gray Communications Systems In -1.37%
AMZN Amazon.com Inc. -1.61%
ALGN Align Technology Inc. -1.6541%
PCLN The Priceline Group Inc. -1.75%
IDXX IDEXX Laboratories Inc. -1.91%
DPZ Domino's Pizza Inc -1.96%
AZPN Aspen Technology Inc. -2.21%
ABMD ABIOMED Inc. -2.28%
AMAT Applied Materials Inc. -3.01%
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc. -3.40%
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation -4.50%
FB Facebook Inc. -4.5270%
CRUS Cirrus Logic Inc. -4.53%
NFLX Netflix Inc. -4.68%
BABA Alibaba Group Holding Limited A -4.77%
HSKA Heska Corporation -5.030%

Stock ticker Stock name Last Close Recommendation
AAPL Apple Inc. $151.8900 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
ABMD ABIOMED, Inc. $163.9600 Strong Buy or Hold
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. $188.0000 Strong Buy or Hold
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. $142.8200 Strong Buy or Hold
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. $47.7700 Strong Buy or Hold
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. $955.1000 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
AYI Acuity Brands, Inc. $163.9900 Very Concerned, may need to wait
AZPN Aspen Technology, Inc. $63.9400 Strong Buy or Hold
BABA Alibaba Group Holding Ltd $178.1400 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
BWLD Buffalo Wild Wings $105.0500 Very Concerned, may need to wait
CBPO China Biologic Products Inc $90.8100 Very Concerned, may need to wait
COF Capital One Financial Corp. $81.9400 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
CRUS Cirrus Logic, Inc. $53.4400 Very Concerned, may need to wait
CVCO Cavco Industries, Inc. $139.5500 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
DPZ Domino's Pizza, Inc. $197.2100 Very Concerned, may need to wait
EW Edwards Lifesciences Corp $110.6400 Very Concerned, may need to wait
EXR Extra Space Storage, Inc. $78.8900 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
FB Facebook Inc $170.5400 Strong Buy or Hold, but there are some concerns
GOOGL Alphabet Inc $943.2600 Very Concerned, may need to wait
GTN Gray Television, Inc. $14.6000 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
GWR Genesee & Wyoming Inc $72.8200 Very Concerned, may need to wait
HDSN Hudson Technologies, Inc. $7.9400 Very Concerned, may need to wait
HOG Harley-Davidson Inc $48.2400 Very Concerned, may need to wait
HSKA Heska Corp $89.3600 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
HZO MarineMax Inc $16.2000 Very Concerned, may need to wait
IDXX IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. $157.5000 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
LNCE Snyder's-Lance Inc $36.9800 Strong Buy or Hold
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. $58.1400 Very Concerned, may need to wait
MCK McKesson Corporation $154.0100 Very Concerned, may need to wait
MEI Methode Electronics Inc. $41.1000 Very Concerned, may need to wait
MET Metlife Inc $50.5400 Very Concerned, may need to wait
MIDD Middleby Corp $121.5300 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
MNST Monster Beverage Corporation $55.8100 Strong Buy or Hold, but there are some concerns
MRK Merck & Co., Inc. $65.1300 Very Concerned, may need to wait
NFLX Netflix, Inc. $187.3500 Strong Buy or Hold, but there are some concerns
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation $179.0000 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
PCLN Priceline Group Inc $1862.1300 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
REGN Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc $432.7200 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
SAM Boston Beer Company Inc $154.2500 Possible Buy or Hold, but some concerns
SBUX Starbucks Corporation $55.0900 Very Concerned, may need to wait
STZ Constellation Brands, Inc. $201.8100 Very Concerned, may need to wait
SUI Sun Communities Inc $86.4600 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc $103.0800 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
THRM Gentherm Inc $34.5500 Very Concerned, may need to wait
TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. $188.3000 Very Concerned, may need to wait
TRN Trinity Industries Inc $30.2000 Very Concerned, may need to wait
UA Under Armour Inc $15.0400 Very Concerned, may need to wait
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc $219.1700 Very Concerned, may need to wait

One of the biggest challenges in investing in the stock market is picking the best stocks. In my book, "The Confident Investor" I teach my readers how to pick Good Companies. This page is designed to show the raw performance of these companies. It is not designed to show my personal portfolio, which may or may not exceed the performance stated here. Since I use the trading system described in my book, you can assume that I beat the performance recorded here.

I must caution you, I do not actually propose that you "buy and hold" any given stock, but rather you should "buy to hold" the stock. My investing technique teaches you to efficiently move your money to the stocks that are currently increasing in value the most. I use my Watch List for this work, these are Good Companies that I wait for great buying opportunities. This strategy is well described in my book, "The Confident Investor" and tends to be a very safe strategy in bear markets while typically still providing above market returns in a bull or flat market.

My Short Term Watch List are 15 companies that are hot right now. I select this list every quarter. I evenly divide a portion of my portfolio among these 15 companies. The next quarter, I add or delete companies as necessary and then re-balance the portfolio. This tends to be a more risky strategy because I don't bail out on bad stock movement (at least until the end of the quarter). In a bull market or a flat market, these very well-run and high-performing companies tend to beat the general market by a significant margin.

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WATCH LIST STOCK RESULTS

 

Stock
Ticker
Company
name
Current
price
Year
ago
Year ago
change
Month
ago
Month ago
change
Week
ago
Week ago
change
AAPL Apple Inc. $151.89 $110.74 37.16% $159.27 -4.63% $159.88 -5.00%
ABMD ABIOMED, Inc. $163.96 $123.53 32.73% $148.93 10.09% $158.58 3.39%
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. $188.00 $94.13 99.72% $175.31 7.24% $184.50 1.90%
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. $142.82 $127.22 12.26% $137.78 3.66% $146.69 -2.64%
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. $47.77 $29.35 62.75% $43.72 9.26% $47.14 1.34%
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. $955.10 $805.75 18.54% $952.45 0.28% $986.79 -3.21%
AYI Acuity Brands, Inc. $163.99 $259.09 -36.71% $175.49 -6.55% $170.50 -3.82%
AZPN Aspen Technology, Inc. $63.94 $46.55 37.36% $60.46 5.76% $63.73 0.33%
BABA Alibaba Group Holding Ltd $178.14 $107.71 65.39% $175.00 1.79% $176.70 0.81%
BWLD Buffalo Wild Wings $105.05 $155.38 -32.39% $104.05 0.96% $107.13 -1.94%
CBPO China Biologic Products Inc $90.81 $126.09 -27.98% $92.23 -1.54% $90.81 0.00%
COF Capital One Financial Corp. $81.94 $69.91 17.21% $81.43 0.63% $80.04 2.37%
CRUS Cirrus Logic, Inc. $53.44 $52.39 2.00% $55.34 -3.43% $57.85 -7.62%
CVCO Cavco Industries, Inc. $139.55 $94.73 47.31% $126.60 10.23% $137.80 1.27%
DPZ Domino's Pizza, Inc. $197.21 $152.81 29.05% $182.86 7.85% $194.68 1.30%
EW Edwards Lifesciences Corp $110.64 $119.77 -7.62% $112.75 -1.87% $113.50 -2.52%
EXR Extra Space Storage, Inc. $78.89 $76.76 2.77% $76.77 2.77% $79.07 -0.23%
FB Facebook Inc $170.54 $127.96 33.28% $167.74 1.67% $171.64 -0.64%
GOOGL Alphabet Inc $943.26 $814.96 15.74% $936.89 0.68% $935.29 0.85%
GTN Gray Television, Inc. $14.60 $10.01 45.85% $14.30 2.10% $13.85 5.42%
GWR Genesee & Wyoming Inc $72.82 $66.09 10.18% $65.90 10.50% $69.79 4.34%
HDSN Hudson Technologies, Inc. $7.94 $6.39 24.26% $8.55 -7.13% $9.16 -13.32%
HOG Harley-Davidson Inc $48.24 $51.14 -5.66% $46.84 2.99% $48.01 0.48%
HSKA Heska Corp $89.36 $54.46 64.08% $99.02 -9.76% $93.62 -4.55%
HZO MarineMax Inc $16.20 $21.07 -23.11% $15.95 1.57% $15.70 3.18%
IDXX IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. $157.50 $111.36 41.43% $152.57 3.23% $158.97 -0.92%
LNCE Snyder's-Lance Inc $36.98 $33.52 10.31% $36.39 1.62% $36.28 1.93%
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. $58.14 $65.19 -10.81% $60.02 -3.13% $60.60 -4.06%
MCK McKesson Corporation $154.01 $165.78 -7.10% $146.53 5.10% $149.88 2.76%
MEI Methode Electronics Inc. $41.10 $34.62 18.73% $38.80 5.93% $39.50 4.05%
MET Metlife Inc $50.54 $38.50 31.29% $47.60 6.18% $48.54 4.12%
MIDD Middleby Corp $121.53 $124.74 -2.57% $115.72 5.02% $120.42 0.92%
MNST Monster Beverage Corporation $55.81 $49.49 12.76% $54.98 1.51% $56.18 -0.66%
MRK Merck & Co., Inc. $65.13 $61.14 6.53% $62.27 4.60% $66.16 -1.56%
NFLX Netflix, Inc. $187.35 $95.94 95.28% $168.13 11.43% $182.35 2.74%
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation $179.00 $64.65 176.88% $165.19 8.36% $180.11 -0.62%
PCLN Priceline Group Inc $1,862.13 $1,456.76 27.83% $1,815.51 2.57% $1,843.20 1.03%
REGN Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc $432.72 $410.39 5.44% $485.26 -10.83% $433.45 -0.17%
SAM Boston Beer Company Inc $154.25 $152.30 1.28% $145.25 6.20% $152.20 1.35%
SBUX Starbucks Corporation $0.00 $53.47 -100.00% $53.94 -100.00% $54.67 -100.00%
STZ Constellation Brands, Inc. $201.81 $164.86 22.41% $196.88 2.50% $203.40 -0.78%
SUI Sun Communities Inc $86.46 $78.17 10.60% $90.12 -4.06% $89.18 -3.05%
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc $103.08 $73.84 39.61% $102.50 0.57% $109.55 -5.91%
THRM Gentherm Inc $34.55 $30.93 11.70% $30.20 14.40% $33.65 2.67%
TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. $188.30 $157.09 19.87% $175.82 7.10% $190.63 -1.22%
TRN Trinity Industries Inc $30.20 $23.59 28.03% $28.73 5.12% $29.56 2.17%
UA Under Armour Inc $15.04 $34.28 -56.13% $15.73 -4.39% $16.46 -8.63%
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc $219.17 $237.01 -7.53% $233.71 -6.22% $224.67 -2.45%

Over the last year, my Watch List returned 17.37%
Over the last month, my Watch List returned 0.85%
Over the last week, my Watch List returned -0.92%

 

SHORT TERM WATCH LIST STOCK RESULTS

 

Stock
Ticker
Company
name
Current
price
Year
ago
Year ago
change
Month
ago
Month ago
change
Week
ago
Week ago
change
AAPL Apple Inc. $151.89 $110.74 37.16% $159.27 -4.63% $159.88 -5.00%
ABMD ABIOMED, Inc. $163.96 $123.53 32.73% $148.93 10.09% $158.58 3.39%
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. $188.00 $94.13 99.72% $175.31 7.24% $184.50 1.90%
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. $47.77 $29.35 62.75% $43.72 9.26% $47.14 1.34%
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. $955.10 $805.75 18.54% $952.45 0.28% $986.79 -3.21%
BABA Alibaba Group Holding Ltd $178.14 $107.71 65.39% $175.00 1.79% $176.70 0.81%
CRUS Cirrus Logic, Inc. $53.44 $52.39 2.00% $55.34 -3.43% $57.85 -7.62%
CVCO Cavco Industries, Inc. $139.55 $94.73 47.31% $126.60 10.23% $137.80 1.27%
DPZ Domino's Pizza, Inc. $197.21 $152.81 29.05% $182.86 7.85% $194.68 1.30%
FB Facebook Inc $170.54 $127.96 33.28% $167.74 1.67% $171.64 -0.64%
HDSN Hudson Technologies, Inc. $7.94 $6.39 24.26% $8.55 -7.13% $9.16 -13.32%
HSKA Heska Corp $89.36 $54.46 64.08% $99.02 -9.76% $93.62 -4.55%
NFLX Netflix, Inc. $187.35 $95.94 95.28% $168.13 11.43% $182.35 2.74%
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation $179.00 $64.65 176.88% $165.19 8.36% $180.11 -0.62%
PCLN Priceline Group Inc $1,862.13 $1,456.76 27.83% $1,815.51 2.57% $1,843.20 1.03%

Over the last year, my Short Term Watch List returned 35.36%
Over the last month, my Short Term Watch List returned 2.88%
Over the last week, my Short Term Watch List returned -0.28%

Short Term List returned 35%
High growth stock: NVIDIA Corporation ($NVDA) at 177%
Total Execution Time: 112.60470080376 Sec