Top 15 Stock Picks For April 2021

April is a great month to invest in stocks. The market tends to experience higher volatility due to the many factors that can affect it, such as earnings season, tax day, and Easter; so there are always opportunities for investors to take advantage of. In this blog post, we will explore some top stock picks from SeasonalEdge’s investment team for April 2021.

The Top Picks

NameSymbolYearsPositive%Avg Ret
Conn’s Inc.CONN1782.4%17.0%
Crescent Point Energy Corporation (Canada)CPG1485.7%15.6%
Crestwood Equity Partners LPCEQP1984.2%15.5%
US Ecology Inc.ECOL2185.7%13.8%
Lumber Liquidators Holdings IncLL1384.6%13.9%
Southwestern Energy CompanySWN2181.0%14.4%
Spartan Motors Inc.SPAR2181.0%12.9%
MGP Ingredients Inc.MGPI2181.0%12.8%
Pilgrim’s Pride CorporationPPC2181.0%12.4%
Synalloy CorporationSYNL2185.7%11.1%
Sotherly Hotels Inc.SOHO1687.5%10.7%
Lifetime Brands Inc.LCUT2181.0%11.5%
Stride, Inc.LRN1384.6%10.8%
Celanese Corporation Series ACE1687.5%10.2%
EQT CorporationEQT2085.0%10.5%

Conn’s Inc.(CONN)

Sector: Retail Trade
Industry: Electronics/Appliance Stores

Conn’s Inc. is a specialty retailer of appliances and consumer electronics, with corporate offices in San Antonio, Texas. Conn’s operates over 100 stores throughout the states of Arizona, California, Florida, and Texas under its namesake retail brand

BackTest Results

Holding Conn’s Inc. during this month for the last 17 years yielded an average return of 17.0%. Over these years 14 were positive and the total net profit is a whopping 954.75%

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Crescent Point Energy Corporation (Canada)(CPG)

Sector: Energy Minerals
Industry: Oil & Gas Production
Crescent Point Energy Corp. engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas properties. Its focus areas include Viewfield Bakken, Flat Lake Torquay, and Shaunavon.

BackTest Results

Holding Crescent Point Energy Corporation (Canada) during this month for the last 14 years yielded an average return of 15.6%. over these years 12 years were positive.

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Crestwood Equity Partners LP(CEQP)

Crestwood Equity Partners LP provides a range of infrastructure solutions to liquids-rich natural gas and crude oil shale plays in the United States. It operates through three segments: Gathering and Processing (G&P); Storage and Transportation (S&T); and Marketing, Supply, and Logistics (MS&L )

BackTest Results

Holding Crestwood Equity Partners LP during this month for the last 19 years yielded an average return of 15.5%. over these years 16 years were positive. 

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US Ecology Inc.(ECOL)

Sector: Industrial Services
Industry: Environmental Services
US Ecology, Inc. engages in the provision of environmental services to commercial and government entities.

BackTest Results

Holding US Ecology Inc. during this month for the last 21 years yielded an average return of 13.8% over these years 18 years were positive.

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Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc(LL)

Sector: Retail Trade
Industry: Specialty Stores
Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc. operates as a multi-channel specialty retailer of hardwood flooring and hardwood flooring enhancements and accessories in the United States.

BackTest Results

Holding Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc during this month for the last 13 years yielded an average return of 13.9% over these years 11 years were positive.

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Southwestern Energy Company(SWN)

Sector: Energy Minerals
Industry: Oil & Gas Production
Southwestern Energy Co. is a holding company, which engages in the exploration, development, and production of natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids (NGLs).

BackTest Results

Holding Southwestern Energy Company during this month for the last 21 years yielded an average return of 14.4% over these years 17 years were positive.

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Spartan Motors Inc.(SPAR)

Sector: Distribution Services
Industry: Food Distributors
SpartanNash Co. engages in the distribution of grocery products to military commissaries in the U.S.

BackTest Results

Holding Spartan Motors Inc. during this month for the last 21 years yielded an average return of 12.9% over these years 17 years were positive.

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MGP Ingredients Inc.(MGPI)

Sector: Process Industries
Industry: Agricultural Commodities/Milling
MGP Ingredients, Inc. engages in the manufacture and trade of food, beverage, specialty wheat protein, and starch food ingredients

BackTest Results

Holding MGP Ingredients Inc. during this month for the last 21 years yielded an average return of 12.8%.
over these years 17 years were positive.

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Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation(PPC)

Sector: Consumer Non-Durables
Industry: Food: Meat/Fish/Dairy
Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. is engaged in the production, processing, marketing, and distribution of fresh, frozen, and value-added chicken products to retailers, distributors, and food service operators.

BackTest Results

Holding Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation during this month for the last 21 years yielded an average return of 12.4%. over these years 17 years were positive.

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Synalloy Corporation(SYNL)

Sector: Non-Energy Minerals
Industry: Steel
Synalloy Corp. engages in the production of stainless steel pipe, fabricator of stainless and carbon steel piping systems, and specialty chemicals

BackTest Results

Holding Synalloy Corporation during this month for the last 21 years yielded an average return of 11.1%. over these years 18 years were positive.

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Sotherly Hotels Inc.(SOHO)

Sector: Finance
Industry: Real Estate Investment Trusts
Sotherly Hotels, Inc. is a real estate investment trust, which engages in the ownership and management of hotels. It operates under the Hilton, CrownePlaza, DoubleTree, and Sheraton brands. 

BackTest Results

Holding Sotherly Hotels Inc. during this month for the last 16 years yielded an average return of 10.7%. over these years 14 years were positive.

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Lifetime Brands Inc.(LCUT)

Sector: Consumer Durables
Industry: Home Furnishings
Lifetime Brands, Inc. provides kitchenware and tableware products.

BackTest Results

Holding Lifetime Brands Inc. during this month for the last 21 years yielded an average return of 11.5%. over these years 17 years were positive.

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Stride, Inc.(LRN)

Sector: Consumer Services
Industry: Other Consumer Services
Stride, Inc. is a technology-based education company, which offers proprietary and third-party curriculum, software systems, and educational services. It also offers online curriculum and career services to middle and high school students, under the Destinations Career Academy brand name.

BackTest Results

Holding Stride Inc during this month for the last 13 years yielded an average return of 10.8%. over these years 11 years were positive.

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Celanese Corporation Series A(CE)

Sector: Process Industries
Industry: Chemicals: Major Diversified
Celanese Corp. engages in the provision of technology and specialty materials businesses.

BackTest Results

Holding Celanese Corporation Series A during this month for the last 16 years yielded an average return of 10.2%. over these years 14 years were positive.

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EQT Corporation(EQT)

Sector: Energy Minerals
Industry: Oil & Gas Production
EQT Corp. engages in natural gas production, gathering, and transmission in the Appalachian area. It has operations in Marcellus and Utica Shales of the Appalachian Basin.

BackTest Results

Holding EQT Corporation during this month for the last 20 years yielded an average return of 10.5%. over these years 17 years were positive.

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*The Information is provided solely for informational or general educational purposes and should not be construed as an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities or to provide investment advise The opinions and analysis included herein are based on sources believed to be reliable, but no representation or warranty, express or implied is made as to their accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or correctness. All the information contained herein should be verified independently.

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