Friday was a positive day for the Popular Stocks in market. A sharp rebound occurred after investors were relieved by strong U.S. employment data and a statement from the Federal Reserve that promised flexibility in the coming year.
There was heightened activity around key of popular stocks on Friday, resulting in gains for prominent companies. Here are four of the best performers in terms of growth and total units traded.
Some of the Most Popular Stocks to Consider Investing:
Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ: AMD)
AMD is continuing to grow its market relevance, and it remains the biggest threat to Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) in the microprocessor market segment. AMD has invested heavily in R&D during the last two years and now offers consumer and enterprise products that in some cases outperform equivalent options from Intel. Investors and analysts are confident that AMD will continue to expand its market share and increase revenue in 2019. This popular stocks price increased 11.44% during Friday’s trading session.
Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX)
Netflix is the largest media streaming service with global presence and a proven monetization model. Stock was volatile throughout 2018, but so was the market overall. With the right economic conditions, this popular stocks could provide impressive growth for a well-diversified portfolio. Investors were confident on Friday, and stock value was up 9.72% compared to the previous session.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL)
Apple stock price has fallen dramatically in the last three months, but there is still confidence for long term growth. Analysts still believe that Apple will continue to grow, despite a short-term decline in revenue due to underperformance in the Chinese market. Apple remains one of the most valuable popular stocks of companies in the world with one of the most powerful brands. On Friday, stock value increased by 4.27%.
Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT)
Microsoft ultimately ‘won’ the popular stocks market in 2018, ending up with the highest market capitalization and strong future growth potential. The company is now worth over $782 billion on the stock market, and despite recent volatility it is still up 15.58% over the last 12 months. Friday’s surge of confidence increased stock value by 4.65% at the close of the session.
While single day results don’t guarantee anything for the future, they offer hope that there is still room for bullish investors.
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