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Momentum stock screener to scan for high momentum stocks today. These top momentum stocks 2021 are trading on NASDAQ, NYSE and AMEX. The stocks have been going up steadily in the recent weeks or months and making new highs. Short term swing traders may find new stocks for momentum trading and long term investors may find stocks for momentum investing with this momentum stocks screener.

Momentum Stock Screener

Momentum Stocks Screener search for the latest stocks with momentum and are in an uptrend. These stocks range from small cap stocks to mid cap stocks, large cap stocks and blue chip stocks. The list of best momentum stocks is updated after market close each day.

4/16/2021
Symbol Chart Open High Low Close Volume % Change Buy or Sell
GFN 19.00 19.02 18.90 18.95 3274000 55.71% GFN Buy or Sell
BTX 6.42 8.99 6.42 7.94 3945509 25.24% BTX Buy or Sell
AA 34.02 36.03 33.87 35.63 17764500 8.50% AA Buy or Sell
BNTX 141.49 152.32 141.49 151.54 4623400 7.69% BNTX Buy or Sell
GRBK 25.63 26.86 25.35 26.81 1991500 6.05% GRBK Buy or Sell
COIN 327.50 345.99 321.03 342.00 22535000 5.96% COIN Buy or Sell
HGV 41.24 43.24 41.22 42.58 2055900 5.21% HGV Buy or Sell
AXTA 31.19 31.75 30.92 31.64 7984386 4.77% AXTA Buy or Sell
ALXN 164.05 164.60 163.54 163.68 7296318 3.90% ALXN Buy or Sell
DHI 93.59 96.81 93.49 96.37 4063900 3.57% DHI Buy or Sell
BG 81.00 83.72 81.00 83.62 1437997 3.35% BG Buy or Sell
DKS 81.90 84.65 81.87 84.35 1827300 3.13% DKS Buy or Sell
BLDR 49.22 50.19 49.04 49.81 3158700 2.70% BLDR Buy or Sell
HMHC 7.96 8.15 7.89 8.02 1295300 2.56% HMHC Buy or Sell
BRKS 100.11 103.09 97.78 102.33 1064100 2.54% BRKS Buy or Sell
DELL 99.73 102.17 99.22 101.42 5643400 2.53% DELL Buy or Sell
ATH 54.59 55.50 54.49 55.45 1676853 2.42% ATH Buy or Sell
BTI 40.19 40.59 40.10 40.51 4558500 2.40% BTI Buy or Sell
EL 309.77 313.72 306.47 312.29 1769700 2.35% EL Buy or Sell
CSCO 52.45 53.18 52.26 52.80 28305400 2.25% CSCO Buy or Sell
BCS 10.41 10.51 10.39 10.50 3309988 2.24% BCS Buy or Sell
FAS 101.46 102.50 100.48 101.65 1545065 1.95% FAS Buy or Sell
HCA 194.86 197.21 194.63 196.93 1523100 1.78% HCA Buy or Sell
ANF 39.90 40.60 39.35 40.51 1178700 1.71% ANF Buy or Sell
HD 324.84 328.67 323.94 328.08 6188700 1.65% HD Buy or Sell
ERIC 13.98 14.11 13.90 14.05 7273700 1.52% ERIC Buy or Sell
EWG 35.19 35.39 35.16 35.39 3172291 1.52% EWG Buy or Sell
GRMN 138.94 141.73 138.94 140.60 1436500 1.48% GRMN Buy or Sell
BRX 21.11 21.29 20.91 21.24 2815200 1.38% BRX Buy or Sell
ABB 33.27 33.48 33.15 33.38 1478200 1.37% ABB Buy or Sell
ING 12.56 12.66 12.56 12.63 7004500 1.36% ING Buy or Sell
COF 136.04 137.75 135.26 136.68 2909800 1.34% COF Buy or Sell
ADM 59.14 59.58 58.64 59.45 1819100 1.33% ADM Buy or Sell
EBC 20.00 20.37 19.96 20.23 1161800 1.30% EBC Buy or Sell
IP 57.12 57.58 56.79 57.37 2920700 1.24% IP Buy or Sell
FEP 42.66 42.95 42.62 42.85 1470600 1.18% FEP Buy or Sell
BBEU 57.37 57.77 57.34 57.77 4370453 1.17% BBEU Buy or Sell
AFL 53.28 53.59 53.14 53.45 2818100 1.17% AFL Buy or Sell
EZU 48.68 48.97 48.67 48.96 3238938 1.16% EZU Buy or Sell
IEX 219.94 222.31 218.87 220.57 2171500 1.16% IEX Buy or Sell
BRK.B 270.52 272.97 270.11 272.11 4688300 1.10% BRK.B Buy or Sell
HWM 32.81 32.90 32.25 32.70 1775200 1.08% HWM Buy or Sell
HPQ 33.94 34.27 33.79 33.98 7270400 1.07% HPQ Buy or Sell
ASAI 14.09 14.32 13.94 14.15 1657579 1.07% ASAI Buy or Sell
EPRT 25.12 25.37 24.78 25.08 1439400 1.05% EPRT Buy or Sell
GGB 5.74 5.85 5.61 5.82 20527300 1.04% GGB Buy or Sell
HON 231.68 232.35 230.05 232.11 4083700 0.99% HON Buy or Sell
A 134.05 134.64 133.16 134.58 4491600 0.98% A Buy or Sell
DUK 99.85 101.13 99.75 100.67 3810000 0.92% DUK Buy or Sell
GLPI 45.11 45.60 44.97 45.43 1292300 0.91% GLPI Buy or Sell
EBAY 64.52 64.99 64.29 64.93 4648700 0.89% EBAY Buy or Sell
AGNC 17.36 17.50 17.34 17.48 4045600 0.87% AGNC Buy or Sell
INVH 33.21 33.46 33.08 33.34 5963800 0.85% INVH Buy or Sell
EXC 46.02 46.37 45.80 46.16 4952800 0.85% EXC Buy or Sell
FCX 38.13 38.46 37.44 38.14 18870200 0.82% FCX Buy or Sell
EFV 52.56 52.76 52.48 52.72 1923121 0.80% EFV Buy or Sell
INFO 103.50 104.09 103.00 103.94 2497000 0.76% INFO Buy or Sell
BYD 66.09 66.82 65.52 65.62 1064100 0.74% BYD Buy or Sell
ICE 120.40 121.08 119.56 120.73 2407600 0.73% ICE Buy or Sell
EFA 79.02 79.31 78.89 79.29 16116161 0.72% EFA Buy or Sell
IEFA 75.19 75.47 75.06 75.45 7080904 0.72% IEFA Buy or Sell
BGCP 5.75 5.96 5.75 5.92 3913832 0.68% BGCP Buy or Sell
IFF 143.03 143.03 141.03 142.86 2369300 0.68% IFF Buy or Sell
CARR 43.88 44.28 43.44 43.88 5572900 0.67% CARR Buy or Sell
CX 7.53 7.62 7.47 7.52 5115400 0.67% CX Buy or Sell
ARCC 19.50 19.63 19.46 19.62 1355205 0.67% ARCC Buy or Sell
DGRO 50.00 50.20 49.98 50.12 1301347 0.66% DGRO Buy or Sell
EWU 32.72 32.86 32.63 32.81 3433229 0.64% EWU Buy or Sell
CCK 109.20 110.19 108.40 109.09 1300800 0.64% CCK Buy or Sell
DVY 117.76 118.13 117.45 117.75 1220000 0.62% DVY Buy or Sell
HLT 128.52 129.05 127.55 128.05 1717400 0.60% HLT Buy or Sell
HTGC 16.99 17.17 16.88 17.00 1025900 0.59% HTGC Buy or Sell
IPG 30.65 30.74 30.28 30.60 3279400 0.56% IPG Buy or Sell
ACWX 57.07 57.25 56.97 57.24 2282400 0.56% ACWX Buy or Sell
ABC 119.50 119.91 118.67 119.69 1217600 0.55% ABC Buy or Sell
EMR 92.69 93.27 91.81 92.20 2468700 0.52% EMR Buy or Sell
ALL 122.00 122.71 121.75 122.20 1856000 0.50% ALL Buy or Sell
DRE 44.56 44.57 44.12 44.48 1737400 0.50% DRE Buy or Sell
CC 30.47 30.95 29.97 30.12 1186800 0.50% CC Buy or Sell
EWT 62.25 62.39 62.16 62.26 2570182 0.48% EWT Buy or Sell
AEO 34.60 34.84 34.05 34.48 4485900 0.44% AEO Buy or Sell
DIA 341.73 342.43 340.98 341.86 3736529 0.42% DIA Buy or Sell
ACWI 99.56 99.72 99.25 99.68 2934200 0.39% ACWI Buy or Sell
EWW 46.51 46.94 46.17 46.59 1326110 0.39% EWW Buy or Sell
G 44.83 45.21 44.65 44.73 2035100 0.38% G Buy or Sell
ARDX 8.73 8.95 8.29 8.69 3721701 0.35% ARDX Buy or Sell
AMH 34.67 34.72 34.30 34.63 3365600 0.32% AMH Buy or Sell
DFS 103.11 104.00 101.45 102.27 1599200 0.26% DFS Buy or Sell
DE 386.06 386.06 380.82 383.07 1091900 0.24% DE Buy or Sell
EWC 35.43 35.47 35.29 35.38 1977649 0.23% EWC Buy or Sell
FTNT 207.20 209.39 204.92 206.01 1390900 0.23% FTNT Buy or Sell
FLIR 58.51 58.65 58.21 58.53 2328300 0.19% FLIR Buy or Sell
EXPD 111.67 112.71 110.94 111.23 1537900 0.12% EXPD Buy or Sell
EWA 26.17 26.26 26.12 26.26 4700504 0.11% EWA Buy or Sell
BCE 46.61 46.63 46.33 46.46 2346164 0.09% BCE Buy or Sell
CCI 180.00 180.34 178.29 179.62 1386800 0.08% CCI Buy or Sell
CBRE 82.20 82.50 81.31 81.82 1365500 0.05% CBRE Buy or Sell
GOOG 2303.00 2306.44 2284.45 2297.76 1151200 0.05% GOOG Buy or Sell
ENB 37.50 37.50 37.07 37.32 5004000 0.03% ENB Buy or Sell
AGGRU 10.00 10.00 9.94 10.00 1536600 0.00% AGGRU Buy or Sell



How To Trade Momentum Stocks

Momentum stocks are the stocks that are making new highs, or gaining momentum with higher volatility than usual. The goal of trading momentum stocks is to buy high and sell higher in a short period of time, anywhere from a few minutes to a few weeks depending on which style you use.

Trading momentum stocks uses a completely different strategy than value investing where an investor tries to buy low and sell high, and tends to hold their stocks for much longer.

There are both pros and cons for trading in momentum stocks trading.

Pros of Momentum Trading

  1. Traders get higher return in shorter time when they find a winner.
  2. When there is a recession or the general market crashes, disciplined momentum traders are among the first ones to get out.

Cons of Momentum Trading
  1. Stocks are more volatile which translates into more risks. To trade these type of stocks, a trader needs to have a higher tolerance for risks.
  2. It requires mental discipline and skills to trade success on a consistent basis.



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To trade momentum stocks successfully, here are a few rules that every momentum trader should follow.
  1. Stop Loss - Stop loss is critical in momentum trading or any type of trading. A trader who does not use stop loss is looking for trouble, and these traders won't last long in the market.
  2. Never Double Down - Double down is a strategy that many traders use to cut their losses in terms of percentage. Traders often use this strategy hoping to get out even from a losing trade. This is a dangerous strategy as a stock can keep declining until it reaches $0, doubling down could compound the losses and crush a trader's portfolio on a single stock. Instead of doubling down, a momentum trader may consider doubling up on a position that's already working on their favor.
  3. Trade only liquid stocks - A trader should only buy stocks with liquidity. Momentum stocks should have high volume to back it up. In order for a momentum stock to make any meaningful move, there must be huge trading volume.
  4. Have a Plan - A trader should always have a plan before he puts on any trade. The market is unpredictable and anything can happen at any time. A trader must be prepared for the worst and know exactly what to do at any situation.
  5. Trade with the money that you can afford to lose - Since anything can happen in the stock market, you don't want to trade with the money that you can't afford to lose. Many traders use margin accounts which can add to their winnings or making their losses even bigger. Beginners should avoid using margin accounts, experienced traders should be cautious trading with the money they don't own.

Momentum Strategy

The above are the basic rules of momentum trading, let's go over some specific strategies on trading momentum stocks. First of all, there must be volatility in the stocks we are trading with in order for us to make any meaningful returns. Second, the stock must be going up with increase volume so that we know there are interest in the stock.

TSLA was one of the monster stocks that showed up our momentum stock screener constantly since last year. The stock kept making new highs in the 4 month run from late October last year to February this year. Each time the stock rallies to a new high, it was accompanied with higher volume which is the best indicator of a momentum stock.



Nothing fundamental has changed for TSLA in the four month period where it's stock price went from $280 to $900. The only thing that changed was the market sentiment and trader's perception of the stock. Another thing is the short sellers that were forced to cover on their positions which ultimately drove the stock even higher.

In a nutshell, here is a strategy that we can use to trade momentum stocks.

  1. Buy when a stock breaks out of a consolidation area with usual high volume. You should use other technical indicators or chart patterns to go with the volume indicator for better result.
  2. Set stop loss for the your trade.
  3. When the stock moves higher, adjust your stop loss to move along with the higher price. This way you lock in the profit in case the stock stops moving up. For example, if a stock is initially trading at $10 per share, you can set a 5% stop loss which is to sell it at $9.5. When the stock moves higher to $12 a share, you may want to raise your stop loss to sell some of your shares at $11.14 which is 5% from the new price instead of the original price.
  4. You can have a price target to sell your shares or ride with the trend until your technical indicators give you the signals to sell.

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How to Find Momentum Stocks

Momentum stocks usually have some sort of positive news in the recent past that drive the companies' stock prices higher. A stock could be higher because of the company releases a new product, reports earnings beat, hires a new CEO, or raises guidance.

These fundamental changes will be reflected on a company's stock price and technical traders will be able to find these type of stocks through our free stock screener.

In addition to the momentum stock screener, you can also find momentum stocks through the following
How to find Momentum Stocks
top trending stocks
stocks with 52 week high
stocks that gapped up today
breakout stocks today
uptrend stocks

Momentum Penny Stocks

This list does not include low price penny stocks, you can use the momentum penny stocks if you are interested in trading penny stocks.


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