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Best Performing Mid Cap Stocks of 2021 for USA

Updated Jul 12, 2021

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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 Jul 12, 2021, and the top 10 return generating Mid Cap stocks are listed below.
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Top Mid Cap Stocks With Highest Returns

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) Valspar Corporation (VAL) 2) Cassava Sciences, Inc. (SAVA) 3) SGOCO Group, Ltd (SGOC) 4) Globalstar, Inc. (GSAT) 5) Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. (AMEH)
 6) Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) 7) Centennial Resource Development, Inc. (CDEV) 8) Prothena Corporation plc (PRTA) 9) Callon Petroleum Company (CPE) 10) SM Energy Company (SM)

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

Valspar

The Valspar Corporation, incorporated on December 3, 1934, is engaged in developing, manufacturing and distributing a range of coatings, paints and related products. The Company operates through two segments: Coatings ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Valspar.
The Minnesota, MN-headquartered company Valspar Corporation (VAL) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Mid Cap of 2021. The Basic Industries sector business falls under the Paints and Coatings industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2021, the stock price of Valspar has changed by 8972.73 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $0.33 per share and year-to-date closing price of $29.94 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $65.83 million to $2.25 billion during the same period. Along with Mid Cap, the company is also in the business of Basic Industries, Paints and Coatings, Wilshire 5000, among other usual products and services. Valspar 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.

Cassava Sciences, Inc.

Cassava Sciences, Inc., a clinical stage biotechnology company, develops drugs for neurodegenerative diseases. Its lead therapeutic product candidate is ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Cassava Sciences, Inc..
During the given months of the year 2021, Cassava Sciences, Inc. (SAVA) was successful in generating YTD returns of 1356.3 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 Austin, United States-based Cassava Sciences, Inc. closed at a price of $6.82 per share, while it traded at a price of $99.32 per share as of Jul 12, 2021. The company's market cap changed from $0 million to $3.97 billion during the same period YTD. The company is classified under the Healthcare industry sector and further specialized as a Major Pharmaceuticals sector business.

SGOCO

SGOCO Group, Ltd. engages in the product design, distribution, and brand development in the display and computer product market in Mainland China and Hongkong. The company also provides energy saving ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of SGOCO.
The China-based SGOCO Group, Ltd (SGOC) belongs to the Technology sector and is categorized as a Radio TV Broadcasting and Communications Equipment company. The stock of SGOCO ended the previous year at a price of $1.45 per share. As of Jul 12, 2021, the stock price has reached $20 apiece, which indicates a change of 1279.31 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 $145.87 million. It has now changed to $2.01 billion as of writing.

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.
Rank number four in the coveted list is held by Globalstar, Inc. (GSAT) for being among the top performing stocks of 2021. Headquartered in Louisiana, LA, the Consumer Services sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Telecommunications Equipment. Since the start of the year 2021, stock of Globalstar has so far gained 428.65 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $0.34 per share and year-to-date price of $1.79 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $565.6 million to $3.21 billion. The stock of Globalstar continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc.

Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc., a physician-centric technology-powered healthcare management company, provides medical care services. The company is ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc..
Based on the market-cap change from $0 million to $5.01 billion during the given months of the year 2021 and the share price change from $18.27 per share to a price of $91.11 per share as of Jul 12, 2021, Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. (AMEH) was successful in generating YTD returns of 398.69 percentage. Standing at the number five rank in the top performing list of Mid Cap stocks, the Alhambra, United States-based Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. is categorized as the Medical Care Facilities sub-sector business which falls under the larger Healthcare sector.

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.
At number six in the list of top stocks stands Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $11.85 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $54.74 per share as of Jul 12, 2021. It translates to a change of 361.94 percentage. The Oklahoma, OK-headquartered Energy sector company also saw its market value change from $115.93 million to $5.36 billion. The Oil & Gas E&P 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.

Centennial Resource Development

Centennial Resource Development, Inc., incorporated on November 4, 2015, is an independent oil and natural gas company. The Company is focused on the development of unconventional oil and associated liquids-rich ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Centennial Resource Development.
Centennial Resource Development, Inc. (CDEV) has moved by 359.33 percentage over the given period of 2021-YTD, helping it gain a place at number seven among the top performing stocks. The Energy sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $1.5 apiece to the price of $6.89 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Jul 12, 2021. The smart run of the Texas, TX-based Oil & Gas E&P sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $419.06 million to $2.02 billion over the same duration. Centennial Resource Development is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Prothena

Prothena Corporation Public Limited Company, incorporated on September 26, 2012, is a global biotechnology company. The Company is focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of immunotherapies for the treatment ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Prothena.
The number eight spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Mid Cap sector is taken by Prothena Corporation plc (PRTA). The company's stock price changed from $12.01 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $54.39 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 352.87 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the California, CA-based Healthcare sector company was from $479.46 million to $2.4 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, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Callon Petroleum

Callon Petroleum Company, an independent oil and natural gas company, focuses on the acquisition, development, exploration, and exploitation of unconventional onshore, oil, and natural gas reserves in ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Callon Petroleum.
Callon Petroleum (CPE) generated percentage returns of 307.83 percent during the 2021 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $13.16 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $53.67 per share as of Jul 12, 2021. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $523.15 million to $2.48 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 Mississippi, MS, 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, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market 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.
The Colorado, CO-based Energy sector company SM Energy Company (SM) holds the number ten spot among the best performing stocks of the Mid Cap sector. Classified as the Oil & Gas E&P business, the stock price of SM Energy ended the previous year at a price of $6.12 per share while it reached the level of $23.05 apiece as of Jul 12, 2021 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 276.63%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $2.76 billion. Few leading stock market index includes SM Energy 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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