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Best Performing Biofuels Stocks of 2019

Updated Sep 9, 2019
The thought of fuel brings to mind the traditional fossil-based fuels like petrol and diesel. In addition to those, there are other methods to generate fuels. One such category of fuels is called Biofuels, which often emerge as a by-product of other industrial and commercial processes.
By standard definition, A biofuel is defined as the category of fuel which is produced through a biological process, rather than a natural geological process. For instance, an agriculture-linked process or an anaerobic method that is used to process biological matter may result in material that can be used as a biofuel. The most common form of biofule is biogas which is generated using manure and droplings of animals and other forms of digested organic materials. Other typical examples of biofuels include ethanol which is usually derived from agricultural produce like corn and sugarcane, vegetable oils and liquid animal fats that qualify to be called biodiesel, other forms of green diesel which emerge from algae and other sources of vegetation.
Among the big basket of Biofuels stocks, which ones generated the top returns this year? Which of those figured among the winners in the long list of Biofuels stocks?
This article provides a list of Biofuels stocks which have generated top returns in the year 2019 so far. till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual Biofuels stocks between the end of the previous year and Sep 9, 2019, and the top 10 return generating Biofuels stocks are listed below.
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Top Biofuels Stocks With Highest Returns

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The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Biofuels sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Gevo, Inc. (GEVO) 2) Cosan Limited (CZZ) 3) Aemetis, Inc (AMTX) 4) REX American Resources Corporation (REX) 5) Bunge Limited (BG)
 6) Valero Energy (VLO) 7) Darling Ingredients Inc. (DAR) 8) LyondellBasell (LYB) 9) Archer-Daniels-Midland Co (ADM) 10) Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (PEIX)
There's more... See price performance, YTD-gains, market-cap and other details of all the 16 Biofuels stocks with sorting features in a tabular format. Alternatively, one can also explore the List of Top Biofuels ETFs.
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Performance of Top Biofuels Stocks

Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:

Gevo

Gevo, Inc., a renewable chemicals and biofuels company, focuses on the development and commercialization of alternatives to petroleum-based products based on isobutanol produced from renewable feedsto ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Colorado, CO-based Gevo, Inc. (GEVO) belongs to the Basic Industries sector and is categorized as a Major Chemicals company. The stock of Gevo ended the previous year at a price of $1.96 per share. As of Sep 9, 2019, the stock price has reached $3.29 apiece, which indicates a change of 67.86 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Biofuels for the year 2019 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $15.29 million. It has now changed to $39.04 million as of writing. Gevo continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Cosan

Cosan Limited (Cosan), incorporated on April 30, 2007, is a holding company. The Companys segments include Raizen Energia, Raizen Combustiveis, COMGAS, Cosan Logistica, Lubricants and Other business. The Companys other ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Rank number two in the coveted list is held by Cosan Limited (CZZ) for being among the top performing stocks of 2019. Headquartered in Brazil, the Consumer Non-Durables sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Specialty Foods. Since the start of the year 2019, stock of Cosan has so far gained 65.11 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $8.8 per share and year-to-date price of $14.53 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $2.03 billion to $3.24 billion.

Aemetis

Aemetis, Inc., incorporated on October 24, 2006, is an international renewable fuels and biochemicals company. The Company is focused on the production of fuels and chemicals through the acquisition, development ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
During the given months of the year 2019, Aemetis, Inc (AMTX) was successful in generating YTD returns of 34.43 percentage which helped it gain the number three spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2019 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the California, CA-based Aemetis closed at a price of $0.61 per share, while it traded at a price of $0.82 per share as of Sep 9, 2019. The company's market cap changed from $12.34 million to $16.78 million during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Basic Industries industry sector and further specialized as a Major Chemicals sector business.

REX American Resources

Rex American Resources Corporation, incorporated on February 13, 1984, is a holding company. As of January 31, 2017, the Company had invested in three ethanol production entities. The Company operates ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
REX American Resources Corporation (REX) has moved by 12.08 percentage over the given period of 2019-YTD, helping it gain a place at number four among the top performing stocks. The Basic Industries sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $68.11 apiece to the price of $76.34 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Sep 9, 2019. The smart run of the Ohio, OH-based Major Chemicals sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $430.93 million to $478.99 million over the same duration. REX American Resources is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Bunge

Bunge Limited operates as an agribusiness and food company worldwide. It operates in five segments: Agribusiness, Edible Oil Products, Milling Products, Sugar and Bioenergy, and Fertilizer. The Agribu ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The New York, NY-headquartered company Bunge Limited (BG) is ranked number five among the best performing stocks of Biofuels of 2019. The Consumer Non-Durables sector business falls under the Packaged Foods industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2019, the stock price of Bunge has changed by 6.85 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $53.44 per share and year-to-date closing price of $57.1 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $7.54 billion to $7.74 billion during the same period. Along with Biofuels, the company is also in the business of Consumer Non-Durables, Packaged Foods, Consumer Defensive, Farm Products, Natural Resources, Agriculture, among other usual products and services. Bunge continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Valero Energy

Valero Energy Corporation (Valero), incorporated on June 8, 1981, is an independent petroleum refiner and ethanol producer. The Companys segments include refining, ethanol and Valero Energy Partners LP (VLP). The ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Based on the market-cap change from $31.81 billion to $31.7 billion during the given months of the year 2019 and the share price change from $74.97 per share to a price of $79.38 per share as of Sep 9, 2019, Valero Energy (VLO) was successful in generating YTD returns of 5.88 percentage. Standing at the number six rank in the top performing list of Biofuels stocks, the San Antonio, Texas-based Valero Energy is categorized as the Integrated oil Companies sub-sector business which falls under the larger Energy sector. It is also a part of few famous stock indexes that are used to track the overall performance of the stock market. They include Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.

Darling Ingredients

Darling Ingredients Inc. (Darling), incorporated on December 13, 1962, is a developer and producer of sustainable natural ingredients from edible and inedible bio-nutrients, creating a range of ingredients and customized ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Texas, TX-based Consumer Non-Durables sector company Darling Ingredients Inc. (DAR) holds the seven spot among the best performing stocks of the Biofuels sector. Classified as the Packaged Foods business, the stock price of Darling Ingredients ended the previous year at a price of $19.24 per share while it reached the level of $19.2 apiece as of Sep 9, 2019 translating to a percentage change in stock price of -0.21%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $3.11 billion. Few leading stock market index includes Darling Ingredients in their constituent list. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

LyondellBasell

LyondellBasell Industries N.V., incorporated October 15, 2009, is a global chemical company. The Company manages its operations through five segments: Olefins and Polyolefins-Americas (O&P-Americas); Olefins and Polyolefins-Europe, Asia, International (O&P-EAI); ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
At number eight in the list of top stocks stands LyondellBasell (LYB), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $83.16 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $81.46 per share as of Sep 9, 2019. It translates to a change of -2.04 percentage. The Rotterdam, Netherlands-headquartered Basic Industries sector company also saw its market value change from $31.9 billion to $27.08 billion. The Major Chemicals specialist also managed to outperform some of the major stock market indexes of which it is a part of. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Archer-Daniels-Midland

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, incorporated on May 2, 1923, is a processor of oilseeds, corn, wheat, cocoa and other agricultural commodities. The Company manufactures protein meal, vegetable oil, corn sweeteners, flour, biodiesel, ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM) generated percentage returns of -3.17 percent during the 2019 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $40.97 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $39.67 per share as of Sep 9, 2019. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $22.97 billion to $21.72 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Consumer Non-Durables speciality business with further classification in the Packaged Foods sub-category. Based in Decatur, Illinois, the YTD performance of the Biofuels sector also fared better than that of the returns generated by some of the closley tracked stock market indexes. The company is a part of Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.

Pacific Ethanol

Pacific Ethanol, Inc. produces and markets low-carbon renewable fuels in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Production and Marketing. It produces and markets ethanol; specialty a ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The number ten spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Biofuels sector is taken by Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (PEIX). The company's stock price changed from $0.86 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $0.83 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of -3.21 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the California, CA-based Basic Industries sector company was from $39.36 million to $34.26 million. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Biofuels sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.
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