Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2021

Source: ThinkstockApril 23, 2018: The S&P 500 closed flat at 2,670.22. The DJIA closed down 0.1% at 24,446.02. Separately, the Nasdaq was down 0.3% at 7,128.60.

Monday was a down day for the broad U.S. markets, a continuation from the overall drop that started on Thursday. At some point in the day all three of the major indices were positive. Crude oil saw another gain, again moving a step closer to reaching $70. The S&P 500 sectors were more or less split down the middle. The most positive sectors were energy and health care up 0.6% and 0.4%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were materials and technology which were down 0.3% and 0.4%, respectively.

Crude oil was up 0.8% at $68.93.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2021: Landec Corporation(LNDC)

Landec Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and sells polymer products for food and agricultural products, medical devices products, and licensed partner applications incorporating its patented polymer technologies. It has two polymer technology platforms that include Intelimer polymers, a proprietary class of crystalline, hydrophobic polymers, which respond to temperature changes in a controllable, predictable way; and Hyaluronan Biopolymer, a non-crystalline, hydrophilic polymer that exists naturally within the human body. The company?s Food Products Technology segment markets and packs produced and specialty packaged whole and fresh-cut vegetables utilizing the proprietary BreatheWay specialty packaging technology for the retail grocery, club store, and food services industry. This segment also sells BreatheWay packaging to partners for non-vegetable products. Its Food Export segment purchases and sells primarily whole commodity fruit and vegetable products to Asian markets. The company?s Hyaluronan-based Biomaterials segment sells products utilizing hyaluronan, a naturally occurring polysaccharide that is primarily distributed in the extracellar matrix of connective tissues in both animals and humans for medical use primarily in the ophthalmic, orthopedic, and veterinary markets. It also supplies hyaluronan to customers pursuing other medical applications, such as aesthetic surgery, medical device coatings, tissue engineering, and pharmaceuticals. Its Technology Licensing segment licenses Intellicoat, a proprietary seed coating technology to the farming industry; and Intelimer polymers for personal care products and other industrial products. The company sells its products in the United States, Canada, Taiwan, Belgium, Indonesia, China, and Japan. Landec Corporation was founded in 1986 and is based in Menlo Park, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Farmmi (NASDAQ:FAMI) and Landec (NASDAQ:LNDC) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Farmmi (NASDAQ:FAMI) and Landec (NASDAQ:LNDC) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Landec (NASDAQ:LNDC) and Farmmi (NASDAQ:FAMI) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends and risk.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2021: SkyWest, Inc.(SKYW)

Skywest, Inc., incorporated on March 2, 1972, is a holding company for approximately two scheduled passenger airline operations and an aircraft leasing company. The Company operates through two segments: SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet. The Company, through its subsidiaries, SkyWest Airlines, Inc. (SkyWest Airlines) and ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. (ExpressJet), offers scheduled passenger service with approximately 3,400 daily departures to destinations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. The Company’s flights are operated as Delta Connection, United Express, US Airways Express, American Eagle or Alaska under code-share arrangements with Delta Air Lines, Inc. (Delta), United Air Lines, Inc. (United), US Airways Group, Inc. (US Airways), American Airlines, Inc. (American) or Alaska Airlines, Inc. (Alaska), respectively.

The Company’s consolidated fleet consists of a total of approximately 700 aircrafts, of which over 360 were assigned to United, over 230 were assigned to Delta, over 50 were assigned to American, over 10 were assigned to Alaska, over 660 were assigned to aircraft in scheduled service and over two were subleased to unaffiliated entities. The Company owns approximately 90 CRJ200 owned and over 130 CRJ200 leased aircrafts; approximately 70 CRJ700 owned and over 70 CRJ700 leased aircrafts; approximately 10 CRJ900 owned and 50 CRJ900 leased aircrafts; approximately 40 E175 owned aircrafts; approximately 180 ERJ145 leased aircrafts, and approximately five ERJ135 leased aircrafts.

SkyWest Airlines

SkyWest Airlines provides regional jet and turboprop service to airports located in the Midwestern and Western United States. SkyWest Airlines offered approximately 1,700 daily scheduled departures, of which approximately 920 were United Express flights, over 560 were Delta Connection flights, over 170 were American Eagle flights and over 50 were Alaska coded flights. SkyWest Airlines’ operations are conducted from airports located in Chicago (O! ‘Hare), Denver, Los Angeles, Houston, Minneapolis, Portland, Seattle, Phoenix, San Francisco and Salt Lake City. SkyWest Airlines operates a fleet of approximately 350 aircrafts. Its fleet includes approximately 190 United aircrafts, including over 80 CRJ200, over 70 CRJ700 and over 40 E175 flights; approximately 120 Delta aircrafts, including over 70 CRJ200, over 20 CRJ700 and over 40 CRJ900 flights; approximately 20 CRJ200 American aircrafts, and 14 Alaska aircrafts, including over nine CRJ700 aircrafts and over five E175 flights.


ExpressJet provides regional jet service in the Eastern United States from airports located in Atlanta, Cleveland, Chicago (O’Hare), Houston, Detroit, Memphis, Newark and Minneapolis, as well as Mexico and Canada. ExpressJet offered approximately 1,660, of which approximately 930 were Delta Connection flights, over 590 were United Express flights and over 150 were American Eagle flights. ExpressJet operated a fleet of approximately 310 aircrafts consisting of approximately 170 United aircrafts, including approximately 170 ERJ145 and over five ERJ135 flights; approximately 110 Delta airlines, including approximately 40 CRJ200, over 40 CRJ700 and over 28 CRJ900 flights, and approximately 30 American airlines, including approximately 10 CRJ200 flights and over 20 ERJ145 flights.

The Company competes with Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation, Envoy Air Inc., PSA Airlines, Inc., Piedmont Airlines, Alaska Air Group, Inc., Mesa Air Group, Inc., Delta, Republic Airways Holdings Inc. and Trans State Airlines, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ:SKYW) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the nine ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $65.86.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Over the past five years, top regional airline SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW) has achieved a remarkable comeback. In 2014, the company was barely profitable, due to a combination of unfavorable weather, rising pilot costs, and the poor profitability of its ExpressJet subsidiary. SkyWest posted a full-year adjusted profit of less than $7 million — on more than $3 billion of revenue — for 2014.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW) was downgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on SkyWest (SKYW)

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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2021: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.(TSM)

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (TSMC), incorporated on February 21, 1987, is a Taiwan-based company principally engaged in the manufacturing, selling, packaging, testing and computer-aided design of integrated circuits (ICs) and other semiconductor devices and the manufacturing of masks. The Company also offers a range of wafer fabrication processes, including processes to manufacture CMOS (complementary metal oxide silicon) logic, mixed-signal, radio frequency (RF), embedded memory, BiCMOS (bipolar complementary metal oxide silicon) mixed-signal and other semiconductors. It also offers design, mask making, bumping, probing, and assembly and testing services. TSMC operates one 150-millimeter wafer fab, six 200-millimeter wafer fabs and three 300-millimeter wafer fabs.

The Company manufactures different types of semiconductors with different specific functions by changing the number and the combinations of conducting, insulating and semiconducting layers and by defining different patterns in which such layers are applied on the wafer. At any given point in time, there are thousands of different products in various stages of fabrication at its fabs. The Company’s semiconductor types include logic semiconductors, mixed-signal/RF semiconductors and CMOS image sensor semiconductors.

Logic semiconductors

Logic semiconductors process digital data to control the operation of electronic systems. Standard logic devices segment of the logic semiconductors market includes mobile computing chips, application processors, microcontrollers, digital signal processors (DSP), graphic chips and chipsets.

Mixed-signal/RF semiconductors

Analog/digital semiconductors combine analog and digital devices on a single semiconductor to process both analog and digital data. The Company makes mixed-signal/RF semiconductors using both the CMOS and BiCMOS processes. It offers CMOS mixed-signal process down to the 28-nanometer technology for manufacturing m! ixed-signal/RF semiconductors. The primary uses of mixed-signal/RF semiconductors are in hard disk drives, wireless communications equipment and network communications equipment, with those made with the BiCMOS process occupying the higher end of the mixed-signal/RF market.

CMOS Image Sensor Semiconductors

Image sensors are primarily used in camera phones and tablets. It produces CMOS image sensors, characterized by technology features, including low dark current, high sensitivity, small pixel size and high dynamic range achieved through integration with mixed mode processes.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) and Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. (NYSE:TSM) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cabot Wealth Management Inc. boosted its position in Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. (NYSE:TSM) by 97.8% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 134,581 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 66,545 shares during the period. Cabot Wealth Management Inc.’s holdings in Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. were worth $4,967,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2021: Vanguard Short-Term Government ETF(VGSH)

Vanguard Short Term Government Bond ETF (the Fund) seeks to track the performance of a market-weighted government bond index with a short-term, dollar-weighted average maturity. The Fund employs a passive management or indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Barclays Capital U.S. 1-3 Year Government Float Adjusted Index (the Index). This Index includes fixed-income securities issued by the United States Treasury (not including inflation-protected securities) and the United States Government agencies and instrumentalities, as well as corporate or dollar-denominated foreign debt guaranteed by the United States Government, all with maturities between 1 and 3 years. The Fund invests by sampling the Index, meaning that it holds a range of securities that, in the aggregate, approximates the full Index in terms of key risk factors and other characteristics. The Funds investment advisor is Vanguard Fixed Income Group. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    FDx Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in Vanguard Short-Term Government Bond ETF (NASDAQ:VGSH) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 24,799 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,486,000.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2021: CenturyLink, Inc.(CTL)

CenturyLink, Inc. provides various communications services to residential, business, wholesale, and governmental customers in the United States. It operates through two segments, Business and Consumer. The company offers high-speed Internet services, which allow customers to connect to the Internet through their existing telephone lines or fiber-optic cables; multi-protocol label switching, a data networking technology to support real-time voice and video; and private line services for the transmission of data between sites. It also provides Ethernet services, including point-to-point and multi-point equipment configurations that facilitate data transmissions across metropolitan areas and wide area networks (WAN); colocation services that enable its customers to install their own information technology (IT) equipment; and managed hosting services comprising cloud and traditional computing, application management, back-up, storage, and other services. In addition, the company offers video entertainment services and satellite digital television; Voice over Internet Protocol, a real-time, two-way voice communication service; and managed services that consist of network, hosting, cloud, and IT services. Further, it provides local calling, long-distance voice, integrated services digital network, WAN, and switched access services; and data integration, which includes the sale of telecommunications equipment and providing network management, installation, and maintenance of data equipment, and the building of proprietary fiber-optic broadband networks. Additionally, the company leases and subleases space in its office buildings, warehouses, and other properties. As of December 31, 2015, it served approximately 6 million high-speed Internet subscribers and 285 thousand television subscribers; and operated 59 data centers in North America, Europe, and Asia. CenturyLink, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Monroe, Louisiana.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Centurylink (CTL)

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  • [By Chris Neiger]

    Shares of CenturyLink(NYSE:CTL), a global communications and IT services company, fell 13.9% last month, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, after the company reported its fourth-quarter 2018 results. Investors weren’t happy that the company’s revenue declined on a year-over-year basis and that it posted a loss — and they really didn’t like the fact that CenturyLink cut its annual dividend.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo, Chuck Saletta, and Daniel Miller]

    That’s not always the case, though. An above-average yield can also be an indicator that all’s not right for a business. Carefully selecting which stocks make the cut as part of a high-yield portfolio is an important step. Three Foolish contributors are here to help. They think CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL), Omega Healthcare Investors(NYSE:OHI), andPublic Storage(NYSE:PSA) are worth considering.

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