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We ran a screen on stocks between $1-5 that have seen a persistence of days in which the stock beat the S&P 500 benchmark over the last month and little persistence in underperforming the S&P 500, i.e. long winning streaks and short losing streaks, as measured by a ratio of the longest winning streak to the longest losing streak.

Interactive Chart: Press Play to compare changes in analyst ratings over the last two years for the top six stocks mentioned below. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research.




We also created a price-weighted index of the stocks mentioned below, and monitored the performance of the list relative to the S&P 500 index over the last month. To access a complete analysis of this list's recent performance, click here.



List sorted by win/lose streak.

1. Northgate Minerals Corp. (NXG): Gold Industry. Market cap of $940.11M. Price at $3.37. The stock's longest winning streak over the last month was seven days, while the longest losing streak was one day, or a win/lose streak ratio of 7. Exhibiting strong upside momentum, currently trading 9.5% above its SMA20, 17.45% above its SMA50, and 17.66% above its SMA200. The stock has had a good month, gaining 21.97%.

2. Avanir Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AVNR):
Drug Manufacturers Industry. Market cap of $465.38M. Price at $3.72. The stock's longest winning streak over the last month was five days, while the longest losing streak was two day, or a win/lose streak ratio of 2.5. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.43). The stock has gained 17.19% over the last year.

3. Wet Seal Inc. (WTSLA): Apparel Stores Industry. Market cap of $496.53M. Price at $4.89. The stock's longest winning streak over the last month was five days, while the longest losing streak was two days, or a win/lose streak ratio of 2.5. The stock has gained 44.67% over the last year.

4. Opko Health, Inc. (NYSE:OPK): Medical Appliances & Equipment Industry. Market cap of $1.24B. Price at $4.33. The stock's longest winning streak over the last month was seven days, while the longest losing streak was three days, or a win/lose streak ratio of 2.33. The stock has had a good month, gaining 20.83%.

5. Great Basin Gold Ltd. (NYSEMKT:GBG): Gold Industry. Market cap of $934.71M. Price at $2.05. The stock's longest winning streak over the last month was four days, while the longest losing streak was two days, or a win/lose streak ratio of 2. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 6.51% over the last week.

6. GFI Group Inc. (NYSE:GFIG):
Investment Brokerage Industry. Market cap of $558.87M. Price at $4.60. The stock's longest winning streak over the last month was four days, while the longest losing streak was two days, or a win/lose streak ratio of 2. The stock has lost 19.65% over the last year.

7. Gastar Exploration, Ltd. (NYSEMKT:GST): Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration Industry. Market cap of $308.09M. Price at $4.62. The stock's longest winning streak over the last month was four days, while the longest losing streak was two days, or a win/lose streak ratio of 2. Exhibiting strong upside momentum, currently trading 19.12% above its SMA20, 29.09% above its SMA50, and 11.59% above its SMA200. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 16.42% over the last week.

8. Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ:PPC): Meat Products Industry. Market cap of $355.49M. Price at $4.69. The stock's longest winning streak over the last month was six days, while the longest losing streak was three days, or a win/lose streak ratio of 2. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 10.61% over the last week.

9. RealNetworks Inc. (NASDAQ:RNWK): Application Software Industry. Market cap of $461.47M. Price at $3.41. The stock's longest winning streak over the last month was six days, while the longest losing streak was three days, or a win/lose streak ratio of 2. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 5.85% over the last week.

10. USEC Inc. (NYSE:USU): Industrial Metals & Minerals Industry. Market cap of $415.71M. Price at $3.33. The stock's longest winning streak over the last month was four days, while the longest losing streak was two days, or a win/lose streak ratio of 2. The stock has lost 38.34% over the last year.

11. Vical Inc. (NASDAQ:VICL): Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $344.93M. Price at $4.85. The stock's longest winning streak over the last month was four days, while the longest losing streak was two days, or a win/lose streak ratio of 2. Exhibiting strong upside momentum, currently trading 5.21% above its SMA20, 15.14% above its SMA50, and 68.48% above its SMA200. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 7.5% over the last week. The stock has had a good month, gaining 18.47%.

Price data sourced from Yahoo Finance, all other data sourced from Finviz.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

Source: 11 Stocks Under $5 With Recent Winning Streaks