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Best Performing High Beta Stocks of 2020

Updated Aug 5, 2020
Risk-loving traders and investors often look for high beta stocks to go for the maximum push. They usually aim for high returns in terms of maximum profitability, and are equally willing to take a similar higher risk of larger loss proportionately. Beta is the typical mathematical figure that indicates how much a stock can move. The higher the value of beta, the more the stock price is prone to move compared to the market. For instance, a beta value of +2.5 for a stock indicates that if the overall market goes up by 2 percent, then the stock price is expected to move by around +2.5 * 2 = 5 percent during the same period. Similarly, a beta value of -3 for a stock represents that when the overall market goes up by 1 percent, then the stock price is expected to move down by around -3 *1 = -3 percent during the same period. It's this high beta value which leads to high profits on the right bets, and results in big losses on the wrong ones.
Among several of the high beta stock companies whose stocks are listed and actively trading on the stock exchanges, which have been the top performers in terms of generating the highest returns in their stock prices?
This article provides a list of the high beta stocks that have given the top returns in the year 2020 till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual stocks between the end of the previous and Aug 5, 2020, and the top 10 return generating high beta stocks are listed below.
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Top High Beta Stocks With Highest Returns

The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader High Beta sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Nvidia Corporation (NVDA) 2) Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD) 3) Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (CDNS) 4) L Brands Inc. (LB) 5) Lam Research (LRCX)
 6) Albemarle Corp (ALB) 7) Skyworks Solutions (SWKS) 8) IPG Photonics Corporation (IPGP) 9) Qorvo, Inc. (QRVO) 10) KLA-Tencor Corp. (KLAC)

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Performance of Top High Beta Stocks

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

Nvidia

Nvidia Corporation, incorporated on February 24, 1998, focuses on personal computer (PC) graphics, graphics processing unit (GPU) and also on artificial intelligence (AI). The Company provides service to its customers ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Nvidia.
The Santa Clara, California-based Technology sector company Nvidia Corporation (NVDA) holds the number one spot among the best performing stocks of the High Beta sector. Classified as the Semiconductors business, the stock price of Nvidia ended the previous year at a price of $235.3 per share while it reached the level of $451.47 apiece as of Aug 5, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 91.87%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $277.65 billion. Few leading stock market index includes Nvidia in their constituent list. They include NASDAQ 100 index, Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Advanced Micro Devices

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), incorporated on May 1, 1969, is a global semiconductor company. The Company is engaged in offering x86 microprocessors, as standalone devices or as incorporated into ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Advanced Micro Devices.
The Sunnyvale, California-headquartered company Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD) is ranked number two among the best performing stocks of High Beta of 2020. The Technology sector business falls under the Semiconductors industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of Advanced Micro Devices has changed by 86.02 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $45.86 per share and year-to-date closing price of $85.31 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $53.52 billion to $100.16 billion during the same period. Along with High Beta, the company is also in the business of Technology, Semiconductors, NASDAQ, S&P 500, among other usual products and services. Advanced Micro Devices continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like NASDAQ 100 index, S&P 500 index, Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Cadence Design

Cadence Design Systems, Inc., incorporated on April 8, 1987, provides solutions that enable its customers to design electronic products. The Companys product categories include Functional Verification, Digital integrated circuits (IC) ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Cadence Design.
During the given months of the year 2020, Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (CDNS) was successful in generating YTD returns of 58.09 percentage which helped it gain the number three spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2020 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the San Jose, California-based Cadence Design closed at a price of $69.36 per share, while it traded at a price of $109.65 per share as of Aug 5, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $19.46 billion to $30.57 billion during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include NASDAQ 100 index, Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Technology industry sector and further specialized as a Computer Software-Prepackaged Software sector business.

L Brands

L Brands, Inc., incorporated on March 16, 1982, operates specialty retail business. The Company is focused on womens intimate and other apparel, personal care, beauty and home fragrance categories. The ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of L Brands.
Rank number four in the coveted list is held by L Brands Inc. (LB) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, the Consumer Services sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Clothing Shoes and Accessory Stores. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of L Brands has so far gained 40.84 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $18.12 per share and year-to-date price of $25.52 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $5.01 billion to $7.09 billion. The stock of L Brands continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Lam Research

Lam Research Corporation, incorporated on October 8, 1989, is a supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry. The Company designs, manufactures, markets, refurbishes and services semiconductor ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Lam Research.
At number five in the list of top stocks stands Lam Research (LRCX), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $292.4 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $383.47 per share as of Aug 5, 2020. It translates to a change of 31.15 percentage. The Fremont, California-headquartered Technology sector company also saw its market value change from $42.42 billion to $55.73 billion. The Industrial Machinery and Components specialist also managed to outperform some of the major stock market indexes of which it is a part of. They include the NASDAQ 100 index, Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Albemarle

Albemarle Corporation, incorporated on November 24, 1993, is a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of highly-engineered specialty chemicals. The Company operates through three segments: Lithium and Advanced Materials, Bromine Specialties ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Albemarle.
Albemarle Corp (ALB) has moved by 21.3 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number six among the top performing stocks. The Basic Industries sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $73.04 apiece to the price of $88.6 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Aug 5, 2020. The smart run of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based Major Chemicals sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $7.75 billion to $9.42 billion over the same duration. Albemarle is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Skyworks

Skyworks Solutions Inc., incorporated on June 10, 2002, designs, develops, manufactures and markets semiconductor products, including intellectual property. The Companys analog semiconductors connect people, places, and things, spanning various unimagined ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Skyworks.
Skyworks (SWKS) generated percentage returns of 20.26 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $120.88 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $145.37 per share as of Aug 5, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $20.6 billion to $24.28 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Technology speciality business with further classification in the Semiconductors sub-category. Based in Woburn, Massachusetts, the YTD performance of the High Beta 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, NASDAQ 100 index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.

IPG Photonics

IPG Photonics Corporation develops and manufactures a range of high-performance fiber lasers, fiber amplifiers, and diode lasers used in various applications primarily in materials processing worldwid ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of IPG Photonics.
The Massachusetts, MA-based IPG Photonics Corporation (IPGP) belongs to the Technology sector and is categorized as a Semiconductors company. The stock of IPG Photonics ended the previous year at a price of $144.92 per share. As of Aug 5, 2020, the stock price has reached $166.67 apiece, which indicates a change of 15.01 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the High Beta for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $7.69 billion. It has now changed to $8.84 billion as of writing. IPG Photonics continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Qorvo

Qorvo, Inc., incorporated on December 13, 2013, is a provider of technologies and radio frequency (RF) solutions for mobile, infrastructure and defense and aerospace applications. The Company designs, develops, manufactures ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Qorvo.
Based on the market-cap change from $13.5 billion to $15.26 billion during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $116.23 per share to a price of $133.62 per share as of Aug 5, 2020, Qorvo, Inc. (QRVO) was successful in generating YTD returns of 14.96 percentage. Standing at the number nine rank in the top performing list of High Beta stocks, the North Carolina, NC-based Qorvo is categorized as the Semiconductors sub-sector business which falls under the larger Technology 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.

KLA-Tencor

KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLA-Tencor), incorporated on July 9, 1975, is a supplier of process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related nanoelectronics industries. The Companys products are also ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of KLA-Tencor.
The number ten spot in the list of top performing stocks of the High Beta sector is taken by KLA-Tencor Corp. (KLAC). The company's stock price changed from $178.17 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $203.99 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 14.49 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Milpitas, California-based Capital Goods sector company was from $28.11 billion to $31.63 billion. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the High Beta sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, NASDAQ 100 index, S&P 500 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.
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