Top Performing Stocks of the Week

Wall St. Watchdog generated information on the 20 best-performing stocks over the past five trading days.  The stocks all meet the following criteria: (1) they trade on a US exchange; (2) they don’t trade over the counter; and (3) their market capitalization is at least $1 billion.

  • Petrohawk Energy Corporation (NYSE:HK): This company operates in the Energy sector. The stock has increased by 55.35% over the previous 5 days, and most recently traded at $38.17. Its market capitalization is $11,595,550,000. About the company: Petrohawk Energy Corporation is an oil and gas company. The Company participates in the exploration and production of natural gas and crude oil. Petrohawk’s operations are currently focused in proven oil and gas producing trends primarily in South Texas, Louisiana, and Central California.
  • Radiant Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:RADS): This company operates in the Technology sector. The stock has increased by 31.57% over the previous 5 days, and most recently traded at $28.88. Its market capitalization is $1,161,391,000. About the company: Radiant Systems, Inc. provides enterprise-wide technology solutions to the retail industry. The Company offers fully integrated retail automation solutions, including point of sale systems, consumer-activated ordering systems, back office management systems, and headquarters-based management systems. Radiant also offers system planning and design services.
  • Golden Star Resources Ltd. (AMEX:GSS): This company operates in the Basic Materials sector. The stock has increased by 23.14% over the previous 5 days, and most recently traded at $2.98. Its market capitalization is $1,232,165,000. About the company: Golden Star Resources Ltd. is a mid-tier gold mining company. The Company’s operating mines are situated along the Ashanti Gold Belt in Ghana, West Africa. Why Are Gold Prices Pushing Record Highs?
  • Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ:CLNE): This company operates in the Utilities sector. The stock has increased by 20.39% over the previous 5 days, and most recently traded at $16.00. Its market capitalization is $1,124,858,000. About the company: Clean Energy Fuels Corporation designs, builds, finances and operates natural gas filling stations for vehicle fleets. The Company also helps its customers acquire and finance natural gas vehicles and obtain local, state, and federal clean air rebates and incentives.
  • Bank of Ireland (ADR) (NYSE:IRE): This company operates in the Financial sector. The stock has increased by 16.97% over the previous 5 days, and most recently traded at $1.24. Its market capitalization is $3,448,767,689. About the company: The Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland provides a range of banking, life insurance and other financial services to customers in Ireland and United Kingdom. Services include branch banking, personal and business loans, loan insurance, mortgages, foreign exchange, correspondent banking, credit cards and stockbroking.
  • BRF Brasil Foods SA(ADR) (NYSE:BRFS): This company operates in the Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector. The stock has increased by 14.94% over the previous 5 days, and most recently traded at $19.01. Its market capitalization is $16,287,466,657. About the company: BRF-Brasil Foods SA is a food processor in Latin America. The Company raises chickens to produce poultry products. Brasil Foods also processes frozen pastas, soybeans and their derivatives, and distributes frozen vegetables. The Company’s core business is chilled and frozen food. The Company has offices in the Middle East, Asia, and Europe.
  • SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ:SPWRA): This company operates in the Technology sector. The stock has increased by 14.50% over the previous 5 days, and most recently traded at $22.74. Its market capitalization is $1,947,221,000. About the company:  SunPower Corporation is an integrated solar products and services company that designs, manufactures and markets high-performance solar electric power technologies.
  • MBIA Inc. (NYSE:MBI): This company operates in the Financial sector. The stock has increased by 13.71% over the previous 5 days, and most recently traded at $10.20. Its market capitalization is $2,037,750,000. About the company:  MBIA Inc. provides financial guarantee insurance and other forms of credit protection. The Company also offers investment management services to public finance and structured finance issuers, investors and capital market participants.
  • Arch Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:ARJ): This company operates in the Basic Materials sector. The stock has increased by 13.09% over the previous 5 days, and most recently traded at $47.69. Its market capitalization is $1,212,851,000. About the company:  Arch Chemicals, Inc. manufactures specialty chemicals and provides value-added products and services to various industries. The Company produces microelectronic chemicals, water chemicals, and performance chemicals.
  • Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG): This company operates in the Technology sector. The stock has increased by 12.34% over the previous 5 days, and most recently traded at $597.62. Its market capitalization is $192,584,100,000. About the company:  Google Inc. is a global technology company that provides a web based search engine through its website. The Company offers a wide range of search options, including web, image, groups, directory, and news searches. Google Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet: Strong Margins Continue as Net Income Rises>>
  • Eldorado Gold Corporation (NYSE:EGO): This company operates in the Basic Materials sector. The stock has increased by 11.68% over the previous 5 days, and most recently traded at $17.88. Its market capitalization is $9,730,116,000. About the company:  Eldorado Gold Corporation acquires, explores, and develops mineral properties. The Company currently has operating gold mines in Brazil, China, Turkey, Greece, and surrounding regions.
  • Linkedin Corporation (NYSE:LNKD): This company operates in the Technology sector. The stock has increased by 10.41% over the previous 5 days, and most recently traded at $109.97. Its market capitalization is $10,392,010,000. About the company:  LinkedIn Corporation operates a social networking website used for professional networking. The Company’s website allows members to post a profile of their professional expertise and accomplishments. LinkedIn allows members to be introduced to potential clients, service providers, and subject experts.
  • Range Resources Corp. (NYSE:RRC): This company operates in the Energy sector. The stock has increased by 10.03% over the previous 5 days, and most recently traded at $61.78. Its market capitalization is $9,928,285,000. About the company:  Range Resources Corporation is an independent oil and gas company that explore, develops, and acquires oil and gas properties. The Company conducts operations primarily in the Southwestern, Appalachian and Gulf Coast regions of the United States.
  • Coeur D-Alene Mines Corporation (NYSE:CDE): This company operates in the Basic Materials sector. The stock has increased by 9.60% over the previous 5 days, and most recently traded at $28.08. Its market capitalization is $2,513,327,000. About the company:  Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation, through its subsidiaries, explores, develops, operates, and/or owns silver and gold mining properties and companies. The Company’s properties are located primarily in the United States, Australia, and South America.
  • The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX): This company operates in the Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector. The stock has increased by 9.44% over the previous 5 days, and most recently traded at $74.55. Its market capitalization is $9,940,109,000. About the company:  The Clorox Company produces and markets non-durable consumer products sold primarily through grocery and other retail stores. The Company’s principal products include household cleaning and bleach products, charcoal, cat litter, automotive care products, dressings, and trash bags. Clorox markets its products in the United States and other countries around the world. Clorox Should Be Scared: Here’s Carl Icahn’s 7 Worst Investments>>
  • Gold Resource Corporation (AMEX:GORO): This company operates in the Basic Materials sector. The stock has increased by 9.23% over the previous 5 days, and most recently traded at $25.10. Its market capitalization is $1,330,257,000. About the company:  Gold Resource Corporation explores for gold and other precious metals. The Company currently holds interest in properties in Mexico.
  • Pioneer Southwest Energy Partners L.P. (NYSE:PSE): This company operates in the Energy sector. The stock has increased by 9.11% over the previous 5 days, and most recently traded at $31.99. Its market capitalization is $1,059,307,000. About the company:  Pioneer Southwest Energy Partners, L.P. seeks to own and acquire developed oil and gas properties.
  • AuRico Gold Inc (NYSE:AUQ): This company operates in the Basic Materials sector. The stock has increased by 9.03% over the previous 5 days, and most recently traded at $12.56. Its market capitalization is $2,155,341,000. About the company:  AuRico Gold Inc. engages in the exploration, development, and production of gold and silver mines and projects in Mexico. The company was formerly known as Gammon Gold, Inc. and changed its name to AuRico Gold Inc. in June, 2011.
  • IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE:IAG): This company operates in the Basic Materials sector. The stock has increased by 9.02% over the previous 5 days, and most recently traded at $21.16. Its market capitalization is $7,882,562,000. About the company:  IAMGOLD Corporation is a mid-tier gold mining company. The Company is focused in West Africa, the Guiana Shield of South America and in Quebec where it has a pipeline of development and exploration projects.
  • Qihoo 360 Technology Co Ltd (NYSE:QIHU): This company operates in the Technology sector. The stock has increased by 9.00% over the previous 5 days, and most recently traded at $24.11. Its market capitalization is $2,784,116,000. About the company:  Qihoo 360 Technology Co Ltd. provides Internet and mobile security products in the People’s Republic of China. The Companys products include an Internet security product for Internet security and system optimization; an anti-virus application to protect users’ computers against trojan horses, viruses, worms, adware, and other forms of malware; and a mobile smartphone security program.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from screener.co.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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