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If you’re looking to jump on a stock’s upside momentum, you may be interested in this list. Here we present seven stocks that have gained on high volume during Monday's session, with relative volume above 1.5. These stocks are also highly profitable, beating their industry averages on TTM gross, operating, and pretax margins.

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Do you think the momentum will continue for these names? Use this list as a starting-off point for your own analysis into momentum trades. List sorted by relative volume.

1. Athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN): Business Services Industry. Market cap of $1.60B. Relative volume at 4.02. Gross margin (NYSE:TTM) at 62.26% vs. industry avg. of 46.45%. Operating margin (TTM) at 11.19% vs. industry avg. of 10.72%. Pretax margin (TTM) at 10.77% vs. industry avg. of 7.11%. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 23.85% (equivalent to 21.04 days of average volume). The stock has gained 59.24% over the last year.

2. AFC Enterprises Inc. (AFCE): Restaurants Industry. Market cap of $387.34M. Relative volume at 3.22. Gross margin (TTM) at 70.90% vs. industry avg. of 36.66%. Operating margin (TTM) at 28.28% vs. industry avg. of 18.06%. Pretax margin (TTM) at 22.68% vs. industry avg. of 15.47%. The stock has gained 38.04% over the last year.

3. Calamos Asset Management Inc. (NASDAQ:CLMS): Asset Management Industry. Market cap of $327.35M. Relative volume at 2.12. Gross margin (TTM) at 56.24% vs. industry avg. of 46.88%. Operating margin (TTM) at 39.94% vs. industry avg. of 34.45%. Pretax margin (TTM) at 43.08% vs. industry avg. of 29.71%. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 3.27). The stock has gained 33.91% over the last year.

4. Polypore International Inc. (NYSE:PPO): Industrial Equipment & Components Industry. Market cap of $2.82B. Relative volume at 1.94. Gross margin (TTM) at 47.80% vs. industry avg. of 36.02%. Operating margin (TTM) at 21.61% vs. industry avg. of 10.99%. Pretax margin (TTM) at 14.37% vs. industry avg. of 7.89%. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.23). The stock is exhibiting strong upside momentum, currently trading 10.46% above its SMA20, 13.08% above its SMA50, and 55.42% above its SMA200. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 7.59% over the last week.

5. Air Methods Corp. (NASDAQ:AIRM): Air Services Industry. Market cap of $854.72M. Relative volume at 1.93. Gross margin (TTM) at 29.47% vs. industry avg. of 20.88%. Operating margin (TTM) at 12.60% vs. industry avg. of 8.56%. Pretax margin (TTM) at 12.59% vs. industry avg. of 6.96%. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 12.12% (equivalent to 13.75 days of average volume). The stock has gained 104.41% over the last year.

6. DaVita, Inc. (NYSE:DVA): Specialized Health Services Industry. Market cap of $8.45B. Relative volume at 1.88. Gross margin (TTM) at 30.60% vs. industry avg. of 20.88%. Operating margin (TTM) at 15.32% vs. industry avg. of 8.56%. Pretax margin (TTM) at 11.55% vs. industry avg. of 6.96%. The stock has gained 41.1% over the last year.

7. Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET): Health Care Plans Industry. Market cap of $15.76B. Relative volume at 1.63. Gross margin (TTM) at 28.41% vs. industry avg. of 20.88%. Operating margin (TTM) at 8.90% vs. industry avg. of 8.56%. Pretax margin (TTM) at 8.06% vs. industry avg. of 6.96%. The stock might be undervalued at current levels, with a PEG ratio at 0.9, and P/FCF ratio at 14.03. AET is exhibiting strong upside momentum, currently trading 10.53% above its SMA20, 12.77% above its SMA50, and 30.27% above its SMA200. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 5.94% over the last week.

Profitability data sourced from Fidelity; relative volume and all other data sourced from Finviz.

Source: Monday's 7 Most Profitable High-Volume Gainers