These 5 US stocks returned between 500% and 5,000% in 2021

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These 5 US stocks returned between 500% and 5,000% in 2021

 These 5 US stocks returned between 500% and 5,000% in 2021
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Highlights 

  • The stock of Athena Bitcoin Global (OTC: ABIT), formerly known as GamePlan, Inc., returned 4,744.44% YTD.
  • AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMC) generated a 1,063.21% return YTD.
  • Avis Budget Group, Inc.’s (NASDAQ: CAR) earnings per share diluted increased to US$10.45 from US$0.63 a year ago, in the September quarter, 2021.

 

This year has been another year of COVID-19, meme rallies, the metaverse and AI. Meme stocks gave robust returns. Other stocks enjoyed rallies driven by the cryptocurrency craze, and some benefitted from the pandemic-related healthcare requirements amid restrictions.

Here we discuss five stocks that gave more than 500% return, at the least, to more than 4,000% year-to-date. 

Athena Bitcoin Global (OTC: ABIT)

Chicago, Illinois-based Athena Bitcoin Global is engaged in the cryptocurrency business. The company operates Bitcoin and other crypto ATMs for retail customers across the US. Customers can purchase and sell the digital currency in exchange for paper currency through the ATM-Kiosks. 

The company was formerly known as GamePlan, Inc. It changed its name to Athena Bitcoin Global and the new ticker symbol ‘ABIT’ came into effect on June 9, 2021.

For the September quarter of 2021, the company posted revenue of US$19.48 million compared to US$25.15 million in the same period a year ago. It incurred a net loss of US$334,000 in the 2021 quarter against a net income of US$739,000 in the September quarter of 2020.  It reported cash and cash equivalents of US$5.39 million as of September 30, 2021.  

The company has a market capitalization of US$17.66 billion. The ABIT stock gained a massive 4,744% YTD and closed at US$4.36 on December 15, 2021. 

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AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMC)

Leawood, Kansas-based AMC Entertainment is one of the largest theatrical exhibition companies in the world. It owns and operates theaters in around 12 countries. Most of its revenue comes from box office admissions and food and beverage sales. 

AMC owned and operated or had interests in over 950 theaters and 10,604 screens as of September 30, 2021.

AMC offered its first NFT at the end of November exclusively to AMC ticket buyers and got a favorable response. So, on December 6, it announced to offer a second NFT to all of its AMC Investor Connect members where Worldwide Asset Exchange (WAX) will deliver these NFTs to the members.

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For the September quarter of 2021, its revenue was US$763.2 million compared to US$119.5 million in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Its net loss came in at US$224.2 million, or US$0.44 per share diluted compared to a net loss of US$905.8 million or US$8.41 per share diluted in the year-ago period. 

The company has a market capitalization of US$12.67 billion. Its stock traded in the range of US$72.62 to US$1.91 in the last 52 weeks. AMC stock gained a solid 1,063% YTD and closed at US$24.66 on December 15, 2021. 

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Theralink Technologies Inc. (OTC: OBMP)

The company is based in Golden, Colorado. The healthcare company is engaged in marketing and distributing precision medicine and specialty pharmaceutical prescription products. The molecular profiling company’s current source of revenue is biopharma contracts and its patented Theralink assay for testing breast cancer patients.

For the quarter ended June 30, 2021, the company earned revenue of US$278,925 compared to US$24,886 for the same quarter the previous year. Besides, its net loss also increased to US$1.8 million compared to a net loss of US$792,353 for the June quarter in 2020. However, the loss per share diluted was nil in 2021 compared to US$2.04 in the previous year’s June quarter. 

Theralink has a market capitalization of US$9.06 billion. The OBMP stock gained 715% YTD and closed at US$1.63 on December 15, 2021. 

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GameStop Corporation Common Stock (NYSE: GME)

GameStop Corp. is a retailer of video games and services and other consumer electronics. The company offers entertainment products, technology, and games through its stores and e-commerce portal through its two business segments -- technology brands and video game brands.  It sells new and second-hand hardware, software, and accessories for video games.

For the three months ended October 30, 2021, GameStop’s net sales were US$1.29 billion compared to US$1 billion in the previous year’s comparable quarter. It booked the net loss of US$105.4 million or US$1.39 per share diluted compared to a net loss of US$18.8 million or US$0.29 per share diluted in the October quarter of 2020. 

The company has a market capitalization of US$11.34 billion. Its stock touched the highest and lowest price of US$483.00 to US$13.48 in the last 52 weeks.

GME stock generated return 688% YTD and closed at US$148.59 on December 15, 2021. 

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Avis Budget Group, Inc. Common Stock (NASDAQ: CAR)

Parsippany, New Jersey-based Avis Budget Group provides vehicle car-sharing and rental services.  Its Avis brand serves the premium commercial and leisure segments, Budget targets value-conscious customers, and Zipcar offers car-sharing services to customers. 

It earns most of its revenue from America. Besides operating its own rental locations network, it also licenses its brands to franchisees where it doesn’t operate directly. Along with its licensees, the company operates in more than 180 countries in the world. 

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The rental company had revenue of US$3 billion in the quarter ended September 30, 2021, compared to US$1.5 billion in the same quarter the previous year. Its net income rose to US$675 million compared to US$45 million in the September quarter of 2020. The earnings per share diluted increased to US$10.45 from US$0.63 in the same period a year ago. 

The company has a market capitalization of US$12.78 billion. Its P/E ratio is 18.33, and forward P/E for one year is 10.30. The stock traded in the range of US$545.11 to US$34.41 in the last 52 weeks.

The CAR stock soared 500% YTD and closed at US$226.56 on December 15, 2021. 

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Bottom line:

The Russell 2000 Index returned 11.16% YTD while it fell 1.39% in the last three months. The year 2021 has been uncertain and past performance is no guarantee for the future, but these stocks indeed took the limelight this year

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