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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.

9/27/2021

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Symbol Chart Open High Low Close Volume % Change Buy or Sell
ASLEW 5.31 6.27 5.21 6.27 1257996 45.14% ASLEW Buy or Sell
PALT 5.02 5.75 4.58 5.40 32127909 34.66% PALT Buy or Sell
SWN 5.02 5.96 5.01 5.88 43991231 21.99% SWN Buy or Sell
ASLE 15.25 17.35 15.25 17.00 1108069 15.57% ASLE Buy or Sell
SD 12.08 13.80 12.08 13.34 1686689 15.30% SD Buy or Sell
CRK 9.49 10.47 9.46 10.34 5096960 13.88% CRK Buy or Sell
APOP 26.66 29.80 21.01 21.37 7964270 12.71% APOP Buy or Sell
APYX 12.57 14.20 12.50 13.85 1385003 10.89% APYX Buy or Sell
ERF 7.47 7.93 7.45 7.91 3744192 10.17% ERF Buy or Sell
KRA 44.67 45.74 44.52 45.41 13721813 9.37% KRA Buy or Sell
RRC 21.14 22.38 21.07 22.21 8292980 8.98% RRC Buy or Sell
GOSS 12.73 14.05 12.36 12.92 1952970 8.85% GOSS Buy or Sell
AR 18.42 19.47 18.31 19.11 10131758 8.52% AR Buy or Sell
COG 21.01 22.10 20.79 22.06 12218873 8.46% COG Buy or Sell
XEC 83.52 88.64 83.13 88.25 1918732 8.43% XEC Buy or Sell
CAR 113.05 122.65 112.17 120.16 3369348 7.66% CAR Buy or Sell
MGY 17.08 18.11 16.91 17.84 3908731 7.34% MGY Buy or Sell
ISEE 16.72 18.01 16.12 17.50 4433646 6.90% ISEE Buy or Sell
XLRN 173.00 182.44 173.00 178.87 1877159 6.69% XLRN Buy or Sell
LICY 11.33 12.22 11.26 11.68 3715695 6.67% LICY Buy or Sell
ENVX 19.92 21.45 19.85 21.05 1959721 6.64% ENVX Buy or Sell
CLR 45.80 47.38 45.65 47.07 2145111 6.45% CLR Buy or Sell
CRDL 4.66 4.90 4.54 4.80 1799963 5.96% CRDL Buy or Sell
PLYA 8.10 8.58 8.10 8.55 1406525 5.95% PLYA Buy or Sell
OVV 31.83 33.32 31.80 33.02 4411405 5.94% OVV Buy or Sell
DVN 34.00 35.09 33.92 35.00 16994786 5.77% DVN Buy or Sell
INVA 16.23 17.15 16.23 17.10 1000410 5.69% INVA Buy or Sell
ENLC 6.82 7.21 6.82 7.12 2829388 5.64% ENLC Buy or Sell
DNA 13.06 13.74 12.88 13.28 6095985 5.40% DNA Buy or Sell
CYTK 33.18 35.47 32.76 34.91 1002220 5.37% CYTK Buy or Sell
RDS.B 43.07 43.97 43.00 43.83 5353705 5.18% RDS.B Buy or Sell
FITB 42.00 43.69 42.00 43.60 7328648 5.03% FITB Buy or Sell
DATS 10.70 12.43 10.61 11.53 11506090 4.91% DATS Buy or Sell
LNC 69.59 72.90 69.39 71.89 2269415 4.90% LNC Buy or Sell
GGPI 10.24 10.55 10.18 10.45 43267162 4.71% GGPI Buy or Sell
ARLP 9.88 10.33 9.88 10.22 1023756 4.71% ARLP Buy or Sell
IGT 25.18 26.28 25.05 26.07 2737581 4.57% IGT Buy or Sell
CMA 79.92 82.42 79.92 81.92 1912265 4.44% CMA Buy or Sell
ZION 61.06 63.14 61.06 62.89 1362906 4.38% ZION Buy or Sell
TRGP 48.35 49.71 48.35 49.46 1620472 4.30% TRGP Buy or Sell
FBP 12.98 13.49 12.97 13.35 2044633 4.22% FBP Buy or Sell
ING 14.41 14.64 14.40 14.58 3992892 4.07% ING Buy or Sell
AIG 55.37 57.21 55.37 57.03 4730215 4.05% AIG Buy or Sell
CZR 112.62 117.19 112.54 116.35 3062881 3.56% CZR Buy or Sell
WAFD 33.67 34.90 33.54 34.61 1151519 3.56% WAFD Buy or Sell
NYCB 12.83 13.22 12.82 13.13 4539721 3.47% NYCB Buy or Sell
AM 10.40 10.76 10.38 10.59 3602460 3.42% AM Buy or Sell
ETRN 10.19 10.45 10.07 10.33 3964327 3.30% ETRN Buy or Sell
EQNR 24.40 24.71 24.40 24.69 3054982 3.13% EQNR Buy or Sell
BLU 6.33 6.64 6.05 6.56 1510870 2.98% BLU Buy or Sell
MUFG 6.13 6.30 6.13 6.28 6822063 2.95% MUFG Buy or Sell
PNC 197.63 200.46 197.25 200.20 1632487 2.93% PNC Buy or Sell
LAUR 17.60 18.15 17.43 17.74 4277386 2.90% LAUR Buy or Sell
M 23.91 25.16 23.90 24.32 20432492 2.62% M Buy or Sell
COP 66.70 66.95 65.80 66.71 13418898 2.60% COP Buy or Sell
OKE 58.38 59.67 58.15 58.90 3339763 2.49% OKE Buy or Sell
HLT 137.33 139.37 136.45 138.80 2316511 2.45% HLT Buy or Sell
JPM 165.00 167.40 164.61 166.98 13071016 2.42% JPM Buy or Sell
SCHW 76.00 77.68 75.94 77.38 6552773 2.37% SCHW Buy or Sell
UMPQ 20.32 20.79 20.32 20.56 1703082 2.34% UMPQ Buy or Sell
YNDX 81.50 82.46 80.21 82.04 2293983 2.29% YNDX Buy or Sell
CF 55.70 57.10 55.36 56.09 4248886 2.28% CF Buy or Sell
HIG 69.74 70.97 69.43 70.88 1822871 2.13% HIG Buy or Sell
NTR 65.40 66.47 65.11 66.26 2088594 2.08% NTR Buy or Sell
VAL 34.61 35.38 34.16 34.70 1097454 1.85% VAL Buy or Sell
XLNX 156.63 160.40 154.33 159.67 1682395 1.55% XLNX Buy or Sell
JEF 37.53 38.09 37.40 37.85 1936511 1.50% JEF Buy or Sell
PDBC 20.99 21.12 20.99 21.10 2695159 1.39% PDBC Buy or Sell
BLDR 53.98 55.54 53.90 54.90 1903442 1.37% BLDR Buy or Sell
AUPH 23.36 23.79 22.95 23.55 1886019 1.33% AUPH Buy or Sell
LBTYA 29.75 30.54 29.69 30.10 1267419 1.31% LBTYA Buy or Sell
ORCL 89.78 91.31 89.15 91.04 11529233 1.22% ORCL Buy or Sell
HD 336.87 343.74 336.87 341.41 2961613 1.16% HD Buy or Sell
TRIL 17.56 17.77 17.52 17.73 1250379 1.14% TRIL Buy or Sell
LBTYK 29.77 30.46 29.63 30.04 1971828 1.08% LBTYK Buy or Sell
MGM 44.67 46.06 44.61 45.09 8469497 1.05% MGM Buy or Sell
LYV 93.00 96.50 93.00 93.64 2499765 0.97% LYV Buy or Sell
DELL 103.43 105.09 103.41 104.87 2141898 0.95% DELL Buy or Sell
DRI 158.57 160.61 157.46 159.81 1307802 0.70% DRI Buy or Sell
RWT 12.92 13.11 12.92 12.97 1074234 0.70% RWT Buy or Sell
MCD 246.00 248.90 245.27 248.11 2457649 0.69% MCD Buy or Sell
AXP 177.67 178.80 176.33 176.77 3546497 0.60% AXP Buy or Sell
KMX 145.52 146.98 144.86 145.24 1046211 0.57% KMX Buy or Sell
WSC 32.23 32.80 31.97 32.42 1763649 0.50% WSC Buy or Sell
MCHP 163.87 166.13 162.45 166.08 1244346 0.47% MCHP Buy or Sell
ON 48.57 49.73 48.51 49.48 5002040 0.39% ON Buy or Sell
LPTX 3.61 3.82 3.36 3.57 8345589 0.00% LPTX Buy or Sell
ARBK 17.33 17.33 15.64 17.00 1702497 0.00% ARBK Buy or Sell
ML 9.21 9.25 8.61 8.75 1139173 0.00% ML Buy or Sell
ESMT 34.13 36.00 33.29 35.39 1106158 0.00% ESMT 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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