The Stock Market’s Best Weekly Performers

The Cheat Sheet

Looking for momentum trades? These 15 stocks recorded the best performance over the past week.  The “worst” performer in this group increased 34.91% and the best increased 207.69%.

Interestingly most of these companies are not profitable and the ones that are have very slim profit margins.  These seem to be pure momentum plays, bid up by speculators uninterested in any fundamental aspect of these companies.  Of course, everyone makes their money in the markets in different ways, and for people interested in momentum, quotidian questions about profitability are often a second thought, if even considered.

That said, following is some information about these overachievers:

  • Ambassadors International, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMIE): This company’s stock increased by 207.69% over the past week. It most recently closed at $2.80. Its gross margin is 74.91%, its operating margin is 14.99%, and its profit margin is 8.23%. Ambassadors International, Inc. is a cruise, marine and travel and events company. The Company provides overnight passenger cruises along the inland rivers and coastal waterways of North America, provides marina design and construction services, and provides event and travel services to corporations, associations and trade show companies.
  • Enova Systems, Inc. (AMEX:ENA): This company’s stock increased by 55.56% over the past week. It most recently closed at $1.40. Its gross margin is 13.19%, its operating margin is -112.73%, and its profit margin is -112.73%. Enova Systems Inc. designs, develops, and manufactures commercial digital power management systems, which enable technologies for electric, hybrid electric, and fuel cell powered vehicles and stationary non-automotive applications. The Company also develops electric and hybrid electric drive systems and related components.
  • Inhibitex, Inc. (NASDAQ:INHX): This company’s stock increased by 54.58% over the past week. It most recently closed at $4.73. Its gross margin is 0.00%, its operating margin is -1248.27%, and its profit margin is -1217.69%. Inhibitex Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and commercializes novel antibody-based products. The Company develops products for the prevention and treatment of serious bacterial and fungal infections in the hospital setting.
  • Hydrogenics Corp. (NASDAQ:HYGS): This company’s stock increased by 52.97% over the past week. It most recently closed at $6.96. Its gross margin is 21.34%, its operating margin is -59.50%, and its profit margin is -3.07%. Hydrogenics Corporation designs, develops, and manufactures industrial grade proton-exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell automated test stations. The Company designs and develops PEM fuel cell systems and subsystems for commercial applications.
  • GSI Commerce, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSIC): This company’s stock increased by 51.39% over the past week. It most recently closed at $29.34. Its gross margin is 58.36%, its operating margin is -1.28%, and its profit margin is -2.72%. GSI Commerce, Inc. develops and operates electronic commerce businesses. The Company’s customers include retailers, branded manufacturers, media companies, television networks, and professional sports organizations. GSI provides Web site design and development, electronic commerce technology, customer service, fulfillment, merchandising, content development, and online marketing.
  • Nile Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:NLTX): This company’s stock increased by 44.56% over the past week. It most recently closed at $0.85. Its gross margin is 0.00%, its operating margin is 0.00%, and its profit margin is 0.00%. Nile Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company develops products for the treatment of cardiovascular disease and other areas of unmet medical needs.
  • Oxford Industries, Inc. (NYSE:OXM): This company’s stock increased by 42.62% over the past week. It most recently closed at $34.03. Its gross margin is 51.58%, its operating margin is 6.72%, and its profit margin is 2.89%. Oxford Industries, Inc. is an international manufacturer and wholesale marketer of branded and private label apparel for men, women, and children. The Company’s private label customers include national chains, specialty catalogs, mass merchandisers, department stores, specialty stores, and Internet retailers.
  • TranSwitch Corp. (NASDAQ:TXCC): This company’s stock increased by 40.62% over the past week. It most recently closed at $4.57. Its gross margin is 55.79%, its operating margin is -6.90%, and its profit margin is -9.25%. TranSwitch Corporation designs, develops, markets, and supports integrated digital and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for the telecommunications and data communications markets. The Company’s customers primarily include original equipment manufacturers who incorporate its products into networking equipment. TranSwitch sells its products worldwide.
  • Spectrum Control, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPEC): This company’s stock increased by 40.47% over the past week. It most recently closed at $19.68. Its gross margin is 26.92%, its operating margin is 12.46%, and its profit margin is 7.83%. Spectrum Control, Inc. and its subsidiaries design, manufacture, and market a broad line of control products and systems designed to suppress or eliminate electromagnetic interference. The Company provides a complete line of capacitors, filters, filtered arrays, filtered connectors, power products, and microwave products, as well as electromagnetic compatibility testing services.
  • Technology Research Corp. Inc. (NASDAQ:TRCI): This company’s stock increased by 39.80% over the past week. It most recently closed at $7.13. Its gross margin is 36.51%, its operating margin is 2.63%, and its profit margin is 1.42%. Technology Research Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets electronic control and measurement devices related to the distribution of electric power. The Company specializes in electrical safety products that prevent electrical fires and protect against electrocution and serious injury from electrical shock.
  • Onstream Media Corp. (NASDAQ:ONSM): This company’s stock increased by 37.01% over the past week. It most recently closed at $1.74. Its gross margin is 66.60%, its operating margin is -27.84%, and its profit margin is -34.62%. Onstream Media Corporation provides a desktop solution for corporations, government, healthcare, education, advertising agencies and movie production studios to better manage their digital rich media. The Company digitizes, encodes, indexes, transports, and centralizes all rich media content within an organization and make it immediately available worldwide.
  • Rural/Metro Corp. (NASDAQ:RURL): This company’s stock increased by 35.86% over the past week. It most recently closed at $17.05. Its gross margin is 39.08%, its operating margin is 8.17%, and its profit margin is 1.80%. Rural/Metro Corporation provides a variety of health and safety services. The Company’s services include emergency and non-emergency ambulance transportation, fire protection, and other safety-related services to municipal, residential, commercial, and industrial customers. Rural/Metro serves communities throughout the United States and Latin America.
  • Novogen Limited (NASDAQ:NVGN): This company’s stock increased by 34.91% over the past week. It most recently closed at $1.43. Its gross margin is 71.21%, its operating margin is -120.81%, and its profit margin is -120.88%. Novogen Limited is a medical services company which develops and markets pharmaceutical products in Australia. The Company conducts clinical trials on medications which promote the prevention and treatment of common cancers and the reversal of immune depression. The Company also develops dietary supplements, hormonal imbalance drugs, anti-inflammatory and cardiovascular drugs.

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