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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.

1/15/2021
Symbol Chart Open High Low Close Volume % Change Buy or Sell
CRNT 3.07 6.30 2.93 4.85 37389700 53.97% CRNT Buy or Sell
CHRA 4.88 5.20 3.54 3.85 29968400 42.07% CHRA Buy or Sell
AT 2.96 3.00 2.90 2.92 13686067 39.05% AT Buy or Sell
NOVN 1.14 1.45 1.09 1.27 106684400 27.00% NOVN Buy or Sell
AKTX 2.56 3.19 2.56 3.19 1125351 25.59% AKTX Buy or Sell
BNR 28.12 34.35 27.35 34.30 1087946 24.73% BNR Buy or Sell
CCI.W 6.00 8.88 5.49 7.01 10766300 23.63% CCI.W Buy or Sell
BNGO 7.63 9.50 7.50 8.43 235058153 21.29% BNGO Buy or Sell
FRSX 7.00 9.13 6.90 7.82 52140600 18.84% FRSX Buy or Sell
CFMS 1.06 1.37 1.05 1.22 8153855 17.31% CFMS Buy or Sell
IPO.Y 6.80 8.46 6.70 7.70 1639300 16.49% IPO.Y Buy or Sell
MBII 1.42 1.57 1.32 1.53 1742900 13.33% MBII Buy or Sell
ALDX 12.35 13.60 12.31 13.37 3343059 9.68% ALDX Buy or Sell
NURO 3.46 4.12 3.34 3.76 1698300 9.30% NURO Buy or Sell
CRIS 12.10 12.83 11.52 12.80 3854300 8.57% CRIS Buy or Sell
INFI 2.99 3.20 2.86 3.18 1398700 8.16% INFI Buy or Sell
AMRS 10.60 11.78 10.10 11.29 6709810 8.04% AMRS Buy or Sell
BB 10.68 11.56 9.40 9.84 153229825 8.01% BB Buy or Sell
GRA 58.50 64.93 58.50 63.25 1341400 7.84% GRA Buy or Sell
ETM 3.07 3.41 2.98 3.35 2135400 7.72% ETM Buy or Sell
LATNW 1.18 1.31 0.99 1.31 1473300 7.38% LATNW Buy or Sell
HMHC 3.91 4.22 3.82 4.03 1441300 6.90% HMHC Buy or Sell
CURI 18.26 18.28 17.17 18.00 1440600 6.82% CURI Buy or Sell
CCI.U 18.80 22.75 17.36 19.57 3304200 6.76% CCI.U Buy or Sell
OZON 49.07 53.49 47.01 52.61 2024100 6.45% OZON Buy or Sell
OPCH 16.47 17.71 16.12 17.66 1389500 6.39% OPCH Buy or Sell
ESTC 162.27 170.61 159.53 163.01 1501100 6.20% ESTC Buy or Sell
CCIV 17.81 21.00 16.20 18.36 183866600 5.76% CCIV Buy or Sell
NPTN 11.00 12.13 10.96 11.58 2419800 5.75% NPTN Buy or Sell
CRNC 114.46 120.86 113.81 120.25 1055700 5.50% CRNC Buy or Sell
IPOE 19.32 21.05 19.11 20.16 12947100 5.22% IPOE Buy or Sell
ACOR 6.24 6.72 6.08 6.70 1458000 5.18% ACOR Buy or Sell
BSM 7.86 8.54 7.84 8.28 3809800 4.81% BSM Buy or Sell
ACTC 26.60 28.40 26.05 26.38 7395200 4.52% ACTC Buy or Sell
MAXR 46.65 49.94 45.92 48.65 2622500 4.49% MAXR Buy or Sell
MWK 21.63 22.80 19.30 22.55 1317200 4.45% MWK Buy or Sell
ASAN 37.08 39.70 37.08 38.63 2027043 4.01% ASAN Buy or Sell
NTRA 115.93 122.98 115.80 120.16 1051100 3.67% NTRA Buy or Sell
ISR 2.01 2.09 1.77 1.98 18983600 3.66% ISR Buy or Sell
LTHM 21.25 23.09 20.89 22.48 4341500 3.64% LTHM Buy or Sell
GNRSW 1.86 1.90 1.57 1.75 1458500 3.55% GNRSW Buy or Sell
CX 6.07 6.42 6.07 6.39 20332800 3.40% CX Buy or Sell
EQT 18.11 18.66 17.81 18.50 7710800 3.35% EQT Buy or Sell
OAC 17.95 18.20 17.36 18.04 1038200 3.32% OAC Buy or Sell
AEG 4.38 4.40 4.27 4.38 3528400 3.30% AEG Buy or Sell
HAACU 12.25 12.58 11.90 12.11 1052100 3.06% HAACU Buy or Sell
CHNR 1.67 1.74 1.54 1.71 4494000 3.01% CHNR Buy or Sell
APHA 13.75 14.01 12.27 12.42 53653256 2.56% APHA Buy or Sell
BCRX 8.56 8.99 8.39 8.80 5871991 2.44% BCRX Buy or Sell
ANF 23.45 24.26 23.16 24.26 1389935 2.36% ANF Buy or Sell
CZR 77.30 80.10 76.22 80.00 2901700 2.35% CZR Buy or Sell
NGA 34.80 35.25 31.36 33.48 8481600 2.23% NGA Buy or Sell
LLY 186.80 191.78 186.80 190.77 6620200 2.19% LLY Buy or Sell
EVGN 6.04 6.94 6.03 6.08 2935100 2.18% EVGN Buy or Sell
HTBX 6.15 6.85 6.15 6.34 2060400 2.09% HTBX Buy or Sell
CVA 13.90 14.29 13.85 14.29 1212900 1.93% CVA Buy or Sell
DM 23.20 25.23 21.60 23.75 7365800 1.71% DM Buy or Sell
ALKS 21.90 22.46 21.46 22.37 2026180 1.68% ALKS Buy or Sell
CVS 75.02 76.45 74.85 76.26 8021900 1.61% CVS Buy or Sell
BEAM 114.44 122.81 105.85 113.04 1201743 1.55% BEAM Buy or Sell
CPSH 10.45 10.91 9.61 10.07 3843800 1.51% CPSH Buy or Sell
ACTCW 8.20 8.65 7.50 8.05 1713300 1.39% ACTCW Buy or Sell
ACTG 4.92 5.26 4.78 5.16 1508900 1.38% ACTG Buy or Sell
BLMN 20.81 21.56 20.76 21.46 1918512 1.37% BLMN Buy or Sell
CNX 13.66 14.09 13.40 13.83 4533700 1.24% CNX Buy or Sell
DNMR 27.40 29.20 27.27 28.09 1433300 1.23% DNMR Buy or Sell
HEXO 7.75 7.82 6.78 7.21 14822200 1.12% HEXO Buy or Sell
FL 48.47 48.48 46.49 47.85 1735200 1.12% FL Buy or Sell
NVS 95.61 96.54 95.42 95.63 2409600 1.07% NVS Buy or Sell
LUMN 11.30 11.45 11.10 11.43 15467000 0.97% LUMN Buy or Sell
NEP 81.63 82.90 80.57 82.34 1047700 0.93% NEP Buy or Sell
CAKE 40.70 42.20 40.11 41.22 1214100 0.91% CAKE Buy or Sell
HALO 47.50 48.35 46.58 47.43 1760300 0.81% HALO Buy or Sell
BMY 66.02 66.86 65.54 66.54 11288154 0.79% BMY Buy or Sell
AAXN 161.90 166.49 150.00 150.77 1683000 0.76% AAXN Buy or Sell
CELH 63.99 67.72 62.50 65.25 1498900 0.66% CELH Buy or Sell
ACIA 113.90 114.50 113.80 114.37 3859200 0.64% ACIA Buy or Sell
IZEA 3.15 3.38 2.86 3.21 7960900 0.63% IZEA Buy or Sell
KOPN 3.37 3.65 3.12 3.20 4669500 0.63% KOPN Buy or Sell
EWH 25.65 25.74 25.62 25.71 3898800 0.63% EWH Buy or Sell
GMAB 43.32 44.83 43.10 44.40 1275500 0.63% GMAB Buy or Sell
MDRX 16.37 16.81 16.16 16.64 1143000 0.60% MDRX Buy or Sell
AES 27.27 27.82 27.16 27.60 5220300 0.55% AES Buy or Sell
BPY 17.02 17.28 16.95 17.25 4938463 0.52% BPY Buy or Sell
HEC 11.70 11.86 11.49 11.61 3949300 0.52% HEC Buy or Sell
KIM 16.31 16.55 16.00 16.47 6851200 0.49% KIM Buy or Sell
HPE 12.65 12.88 12.36 12.54 12833800 0.48% HPE Buy or Sell
CTAQU 10.60 10.65 10.42 10.59 1348400 0.47% CTAQU Buy or Sell
FMBI 18.06 18.61 17.46 18.46 1185700 0.38% FMBI Buy or Sell
DBA 16.57 16.60 16.48 16.56 2350900 0.30% DBA Buy or Sell
NPA 14.67 14.72 13.47 14.50 2053000 0.28% NPA Buy or Sell
AIG 40.88 41.51 40.53 41.35 7123300 0.12% AIG Buy or Sell
ORGO 9.47 9.68 9.00 9.50 1007300 0.11% ORGO Buy or Sell
KLAC 303.49 304.81 296.00 304.13 1606500 0.08% KLAC Buy or Sell
CDEV 2.44 2.54 2.32 2.49 8639200 0.00% CDEV Buy or Sell
AFRM 123.05 127.24 107.00 117.00 8281322 0.00% AFRM Buy or Sell
ALLY 40.41 41.15 40.00 40.88 5825855 0.00% ALLY Buy or Sell
ORBC 8.81 8.88 8.18 8.32 2525400 0.00% ORBC Buy or Sell
LCTX 2.23 2.25 2.08 2.17 1501400 0.00% LCTX Buy or Sell
MINT 102.10 102.12 102.10 102.10 1013200 0.00% MINT 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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