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Best Performing Mid Cap Stocks of 2021

Updated Apr 1, 2021
Wish to invest in the winners of the Mid Cap Companies? This market segment offers the potential of high growth with capital appreciation, as well as lower cost of stock prices and moderate company valuations. Investors find the mid cap stocks attractive as they attempt to hunt for the promising stars of tomorrow which can be picked at cheaper prices today.
The mid cap market segment is constituted by those companies whose market capitalization values lie in the range of $2 billion to $10 billion. As the list of such companies is large, picking up potential winners among them can be a daunting task for the common investor. A recent look at the past performance can be insightful.
Among the available Mid Cap stocks, which ones generated the top returns this year? Which of those figured among the winners in the long list of Mid Cap stocks?
This article provides a list of Mid Cap stocks which have generated top returns in the year 2021 so far till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual Mid Cap stocks between the end of the previous year and Apr 1, 2021, and the top 10 return generating Mid Cap stocks are listed below.
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The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Mid Cap segment by market cap, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Marathon Patent Group, Inc. (MARA) 2) AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (AMC) 3) Globalstar, Inc. (GSAT) 4) Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) 5) Canaan Inc. (CAN)
 6) Intrexon Corporation (XON) 7) Rubius Therapeutics, Inc. (RUBY) 8) Amyris, Inc. (AMRS) 9) SM Energy Company (SM) 10) Riot Blockchain, Inc. (RIOT)

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

Marathon Patent

Marathon Patent Group, Inc., incorporated on February 23, 2010, is a patent acquisition, monetization and commercialization company. The Company acquires patents and patent rights from their owners ranging from individual ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Marathon Patent.
The Virginia, VA-headquartered company Marathon Patent Group, Inc. (MARA) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Mid Cap of 2021. The Miscellaneous sector business falls under the Multi-Sector Companies industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2021, the stock price of Marathon Patent has changed by 367.91 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $10.44 per share and year-to-date closing price of $48.85 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $549.61 million to $4.83 billion during the same period. Along with Mid Cap, the company is also in the business of Miscellaneous, Multi-Sector Companies, Industrials, Business Services, Blockchain, Wilshire 5000, among other usual products and services. Marathon Patent 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.

AMC Entertainment

AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc., incorporated on June 6, 2007, is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, including AMC Entertainment Inc. (AMCE), American Multi-Cinema, Inc. (OpCo) and its subsidiaries, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of AMC Entertainment.
During the given months of the year 2021, AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (AMC) was successful in generating YTD returns of 341.51 percentage which helped it gain the number two spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2021 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Leawood, KS-based AMC Entertainment closed at a price of $2.12 per share, while it traded at a price of $9.36 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. The company's market cap changed from $340.67 million to $4.7 billion during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Consumer Services industry sector and further specialized as a Movies Entertainment sector business.

Globalstar

Globalstar, Inc. (Globalstar), incorporated on November 21, 2003, provides mobile satellite services (MSS), including voice and data communications services globally through satellite. The Company provides wireless communications services in areas ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Globalstar.
The Louisiana, LA-based Globalstar, Inc. (GSAT) belongs to the Consumer Services sector and is categorized as a Telecommunications Equipment company. The stock of Globalstar ended the previous year at a price of $0.34 per share. As of Apr 1, 2021, the stock price has reached $1.39 apiece, which indicates a change of 310.51 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Mid Cap for the year 2021 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $565.6 million. It has now changed to $2.34 billion as of writing. Globalstar 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.

Chesapeake Energy

Chesapeake Energy Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of properties for the production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids (NGL) from underground reservoirs i ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Chesapeake Energy.
Rank number four in the coveted list is held by Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) for being among the top performing stocks of 2021. Headquartered in Oklahoma, OK, the Energy sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Oil & Gas E&P. Since the start of the year 2021, stock of Chesapeake Energy has so far gained 279.16 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $11.85 per share and year-to-date price of $44.93 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $115.93 million to $4.4 billion. The stock of Chesapeake Energy continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Canaan

Canaan Inc. engages in the research, design, and sale of integrated circuit (IC) final system products by integrating IC products for bitcoin mining and related components primarily in the People's Republic of China. It is also involved in the assembly of system products; and supply chain and distribution of system products. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Hangzhou, the People's Republi ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Canaan.
Based on the market-cap change from $929.08 million to $3.45 billion during the given months of the year 2021 and the share price change from $5.93 per share to a price of $22 per share as of Apr 1, 2021, Canaan Inc. (CAN) was successful in generating YTD returns of 270.99 percentage. Standing at the number five rank in the top performing list of Mid Cap stocks, the Hangzhou, -based Canaan is categorized as the Computer Hardware sub-sector business which falls under the larger Technology sector.

Intrexon

Intrexon Corporation (Intrexon), incorporated on May 21, 2014, forms collaborations to create biologically-based products and processes using synthetic biology. The Companys domestic operations are in California, Florida, Maryland, and Virginia, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Intrexon.
At number six in the list of top stocks stands Intrexon Corporation (XON), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $5.48 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $19.07 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. It translates to a change of 247.99 percentage. The Germantown, MD, United States-headquartered Health Care sector company also saw its market value change from $891.5 million to $3.24 billion. The Biotech-Commercial Physical Biological Research 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, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Rubius Therapeutics

Rubius Therapeutics, Inc. focuses on the development of red cell therapeutics (RCTs) for the treatment of patients with severe diseases through its rubius erythrocyte design cellular therapy platform. The company is developing various RCTs, such as RTX-134 for treatment of classic and moderate phenylketonuria; RTX-Uricase 002FURAT1 for treatment of chronic ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Rubius Therapeutics.
Rubius Therapeutics, Inc. (RUBY) has moved by 229.38 percentage over the given period of 2021-YTD, helping it gain a place at number seven among the top performing stocks. The Health Care sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $7.59 apiece to the price of $25 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Apr 1, 2021. The smart run of the USA-based Healthcare sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $614.21 million to $2.2 billion over the same duration. Rubius Therapeutics 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.

Amyris

Amyris, Inc., incorporated on April 15, 2010, is an integrated industrial biotechnology company. The Company is engaged in research and development and sales of fuels and farnesene-derived products. The Company ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Amyris.
The number eight spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Mid Cap sector is taken by Amyris, Inc. (AMRS). The company's stock price changed from $6.18 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $19.37 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 213.43 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 $1.48 billion to $5.11 billion. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Mid Cap sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

SM Energy

SM Energy Company, incorporated on January 23, 1915, is an independent energy company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of crude oil and condensate, natural ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of SM Energy.
SM Energy (SM) generated percentage returns of 209.31 percent during the 2021 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $6.12 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $18.93 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $701.19 million to $2.17 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Energy speciality business with further classification in the Oil & Gas E&P sub-category. Based in Colorado, CO, the YTD performance of the Mid Cap 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, Russell 2000 index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.

Riot Blockchain

Riot Blockchain, Inc. focuses on building, supporting, and operating blockchain technologies, primarily through its cryptocurrency mining operations and other developed businesses, as well as joint ventures, acquisitions, and targeted investments in the sector. Its primary focus is on Bitcoin and general blockchain technology. The company leverages its expertise and network ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Riot Blockchain.
The USA-based Finance sector company Riot Blockchain, Inc. (RIOT) holds the number ten spot among the best performing stocks of the Mid Cap sector. Classified as the Technology business, the stock price of Riot Blockchain ended the previous year at a price of $16.99 per share while it reached the level of $52.03 apiece as of Apr 1, 2021 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 206.24%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $4.38 billion. Few leading stock market index includes Riot Blockchain in their constituent list. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.
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