Top Stocks to Watch Today: Friday, May 21

Smokin’ hot biotechs are the top stocks to watch today. 

The major indexes all traded higher yesterday. Biotech, solar, and tech stocks were flying high…

But biotechs were the clear winners. And that could spill over into today’s trading.

Many of them had news, but some moved in sympathy. There’s also the anticipation of the upcoming American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conference. It kicks off on June 4.

That could mean ‘buy the rumor, sell the news’ type plays.

So don’t buy and hold waiting for some big news to come from the conference. Ride the hype and anticipation. And always sell into strength.

Here are the top 10 stocks to watch today.

10 Stocks to Watch for Friday, May 21, 2021

Remember, this is a watchlist, not a ‘must trade’ list. I’m not always right, and I don’t trade everything I watch. That’s why you should never blindly follow or buy anyone’s stock picks — even mine.

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Now, here are 10 top stocks to watch today…

Stocks to Watch Today #1: PDS Biotechnology Corporation (NASDAQ: PDSB)

PDSB is a biotech company that develops cancer immunotherapies.

Yesterday it announced that data from a Phase 2 trial has been accepted for presentation at the upcoming oncology conference I mentioned earlier. The company presentation is on June 7.

Read the full press release here.

The stock gapped up following the news. It broke out over multi-month resistance around $7.30 and made new 52-week highs of $7.80. I’ll watch it for a potential morning spike and continued upside.


Stocks to Watch Today #2: CleanSpark, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLSK)

CLSK is a tech company that’s into renewable energy. Its systems allow customers to monitor the generation, consumption, and storage of power. The company also entered the bitcoin mining space.

The company’s CEO participated in a fireside chat at a virtual conference on May 18. That could be adding volume and interest in the stock.

Yesterday the stock barely broke out above multi-day resistance of $16.16. Traders can watch for a convincing breakout over yesterday’s high of $16.44.


Stocks to Watch Today #3: Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ: ADAP)

ADAP is another biotech company focused on cancer therapies.

Yesterday the company pushed out this press release about a report on cancer immunotherapies.  It also pumped up its initial trial data prior to presenting at the upcoming American Society of Clinical Oncology conference.

The stock gapped up yesterday but faded through the day. It has a huge float so needs a ton of volume and demand to push higher. Traders can watch for a panic dip buy opportunity.


Stocks to Watch Today #4: Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO)

PRPO is a cancer diagnostic company.

The stock had a massive first green day on May 3 after announcing it was launching a rapid COVID-19 antibody test on Amazon.

Then on May 10, the company launched a “four-hour Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) HemeScreen panel to specifically determine the genetics of this aggressive, acute form of leukemia.”

Read the full press release here.

And on May 14, it announced it will host a first-quarter and company update conference call. The call was held yesterday after market hours.

The stock’s a former runner and trading high volume. Traders can watch for a reaction following the conference call.


Stocks to Watch Today #5: Moxian, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOXC)

MOXC is a Chinese tech company that operates a social media and business platform.

It was on yesterday’s watchlist for a panic dip buy. But instead, the stock had a morning spike and squeezed higher.

The company has no recent news and has had 10 green days in a row. I’m watching it for a big morning panic. Ideally, that will come right at the open.


Stocks to Watch Today #6: LifeMD, Inc. (NASDAQ: LFMD)

LFMD is a telehealth company that connects patients with healthcare professionals.

It’s another stock returning from yesterday’s watchlist. It was on watch for a breakout over Wednesday’s high of $10.70. Yesterday it broke out over the $12 resistance area. (Past performance is not indicative of future results.) 

The stock is moving on news that two actresses have become brand ambassadors for the company’s female hair loss products.

Traders can watch for a dip-buy opportunity.


Stocks to Watch Today #7: Vera Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VERA)

VERA is a recent IPO in the biotech sector. It develops potential treatments for immunological diseases.

It’s running for multiple days. Check the SEC filings for all the Form 4s showing insider trading.

It made new highs on Wednesday and Thursday. Thursday was its biggest day, going from roughly $15 to a new all-time high of $26.97.

Traders can watch for a dip buy opportunity into a big panic.


Stocks to Watch Today #8: Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ)

Canadian Solar Inc. is … wait for it … a Canadian solar company.

It reported first-quarter earnings yesterday in premarket. It gapped up and spiked roughly $3 per share, making a high of $40.98. That’s right near a multi-day breakout level on the chart.

Traders can watch for a breakout over yesterday’s high.


Stocks to Watch Today #9: Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADES)

ADES is in the industrial sector.

On May 10 the company announced first-quarter financial results and a strategic review to increase shareholder value. The stock gapped up following the news and has been uptrending since.

Yesterday it had a multi-day breakout over $5.80 and made a high of $6.40. Traders can watch for a panic dip buy opportunity.


Stocks to Watch Today #10: Urban One, Inc. (NASDAQ: UONE)

UONE is a multimedia company with segments in radio, cable, and digital.

It soared yesterday on a report that a Virginia state regulator recommended the company to be Richmond’s city casino operator.

Read the developing news story here.

It’s a low float stock with roughly six million shares. It went from $6 to almost $10 on high volume. But the stock has a history of one-day spikes. Traders can watch for a morning panic dip buy opportunity.


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Frequently Asked Questions About Stocks to Watch Today

What Are the Best Stocks to Trade as a Beginner?

My favorite stocks to trade are penny stocks. I think they’re a great way for beginners to learn the trading process with a small account.

Can You Get Rich Trading Stocks?

Don’t come into trading with a get-rich-quick mindset. Trading is a marathon, not a sprint. It can be a lucrative career but it takes years of hard work and dedication to learn the nuances of the market — which is what I teach.

How Much Money Do You Need To Start Trading Stocks?

Only start trading with money you can afford to lose. You can start small. In fact, I teach traders to focus on education first to learn the process, then slowly scale up over time.

Is Trading Stocks Risky?

All trading is risky. No trader is right 100% of the time. That’s why I keep my losses small by cutting losses quickly.

Conclusion About Top Stocks to Watch Today

Remember to only use this list of stocks to watch as a guide. Dig deeper into why these stocks are on my watchlist. Use all my trading resources to build your trading education.

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What do you think about these top stocks to watch today? Do you see potential trades? Let me know in the comments … I’d love to hear from you!


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