November Winners

The average stock in the large-cap Russell 1,000 rose 9.77% in November, and 38 stocks gained more than 30%, 14 rallied more than 40%, and seven surged more than 50%.

Below are the 30 stocks that rose the most in November.  For each name, we also include its market cap, its year-to-date total return, its distance from its 52-week high, and short interest as a percentage of float.  As shown, buy-now-pay-later company Affirm (AFRM) was up the most in November with a huge gain of 95.4%, followed by streaming company Roku (ROKU), crypto-trading platform Coinbase (COIN), and digital payments company Block (SQ).  Are we back in late 2020/early 2021??

Other notables on the list of big winners include Gap (GPS) with a gain of 56.8%, Expedia (EXPE) at 42.9%, Generac (GNRC) at 39.25%, and Palantir (PLTR) at 35.47%.

Below we’ve expanded the universe to show the top-performing stocks in the Russell 3,000 in November.  The Russell 3,000 includes all the stocks in the large-cap Russell 1,000 and small-cap Russell 2,000.

Four stocks in the Russell 3,000 rallied more than 100% in November: Rocky Brands (RCKY), Bluegreen Vacations (BVH), Sight Sciences (SGHT), and TransMedics (TMDX).  Rocky Brands is a $210 million market cap retailer that sells heavy-duty boots and other apparel.  Bluegreen Vacations is a timeshare company.  Sight Sciences creates medical devices and procedures for the eyes.  And finally, TransMedics makes unique medical devices built to care for organs during the transplant process.

Before we go, below is a look at the stocks that have gained the most in market cap in 2023.  Amazingly, twelve stocks have gained more than $100 billion in market cap this year, six have gained more than $500 billion, and one — Microsoft (MSFT) — has gained more than $1 trillion!

Bespoke’s Matrix of Economic Indicators – 11/30/23

Our Matrix of Economic Indicators provides a concise summary analysis of the US economy’s momentum.  We combine trends across the dozens and dozens of economic indicators in various categories like manufacturing, employment, housing, the consumer, and inflation to provide a directional overview of the economy.

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Bespoke Market Calendar — December 2023

Please click the image below to view our December 2023 market calendar.  This calendar includes the S&P 500’s historical average percentage change and average intraday chart pattern for each trading day during the upcoming month.  It also includes market holidays and options expiration dates plus the dates of key economic indicator releases.  Click here to view Bespoke’s premium membership options.

The Triple Play Report — 12/1/23

An earnings triple play is a stock that reports earnings and manages to 1) beat analyst EPS estimates, 2) beat analyst sales estimates, and 3) raise forward guidance.  You can read more about “triple plays” at where they’ve given Bespoke credit for popularizing the term.  We like triple plays as an indication that a company’s business is firing on all cylinders, with better-than-expected results and an improving outlook.  A triple play is indicative of positive “fundamental momentum” instead of pure fundamentals, and there are always plenty of names with both high and low valuations on our quarterly list.

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InterDigital (IDCC) is an example of a company that reported an earnings triple play recently.  As shown below, IDCC has been in an uptrend for all of 2023 and is now at a new all-time high.  YTD, it’s up 102%.  On 11/2, the company’s shares gained 8.6% on earnings, and since then, the stock has rallied another 20.6%.

In our database that goes back to 2003 for the company, IDCC hadn’t had a triple play before November 2023’s earnings report.  As a company involved in wireless communication and video technology, the industry landscape is perpetually in evolution.  What’s really exciting about IDDC lately is that it became a founding member of Avanci 5G automobile patent licensing platform as the value of 5G to automobile manufacturers increases.  In Q3, Mercedes-Benz and BMW were licensed for 5G, for which the royalty rates are double the original 4G.  Revenue from connected cars will continue to grow over time according to CEO Liren Chen.  Second, IDCC signed a license with Lenovo to cover its HEVC video compression technology.  Lastly, the company is beginning to dive into research that will bring 6G to the world.  It looks like exciting times for IDCC, and exciting times for many of the companies that also reported Q3 triple plays.  You can read more about IDCC and the 27 other triple plays in our newest report by starting a Bespoke Institutional trial today.

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Bespoke’s Morning Lineup — 12/1/23

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In its last earnings conference call, Tesla CEO Elon Musk noted that the rollout of the Cybertruck has been “production hell”. During yesterday’s rollout, the sentiment from that conference call was on display when the Tesla website said that the base model of the Cybertruck wouldn’t be available until 2025.  Given the complexities involved in manufacturing the Cybertruck with, among other things, its stainless-steel exterior, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it’s difficult to produce.  Still, we found it ironic that the product launch came just one day short of 110 years after Henry Ford unveiled the first moving assembly line for cars and reducing the time it took to complete the build of an entire car from half a day to an hour and a half!  And now on to the markets.

The year is now 92% complete, but a lot can happen in the final month.  With a gain of 9.1% on a total return basis through the end of November, the S&P 500 had its best month since July 2022 and only its 15th monthly gain of over 9% since the start of 1980. With November’s gain, the S&P 500 is up 13.8% over the last year which is two percentage points better than the one-year average total return of 11.8% dating back to 1928.  While the last year was above average, the last two years have been weak. The 1.7% annualized gain would be flat if it wasn’t for the dividends. It’s hard to believe but the S&P 500 closed yesterday just 0.80 points above where it closed exactly two years earlier!  After factoring in inflation during that time, investors are staring at an annualized decline of about 5% over the last two years.  While the two-year return has been well below the historical annualized average of 10.6%, returns for the last five and ten years have been modestly above average, while the 20-year annualized gain of 9.7% is 1.2 percentage points below the historical average.

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