Among the thousands of companies listed on the markets, an investor, and especially someone who is just following the market trends, can get easily lost. In this way, in order to see where the market is moving, it is very important to take a look at the most trending stocks, because the fact that many people are discussing these companies could mean that they are the future big movers, or there might simply be some opportunities for investors. Let’s take a look at three companies that are on our radar today: Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:ANR), Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX), and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR).
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:ANR) has gained around 3% to $6.51 per share by 1 pm EDT. Even though the market cap of Alpha Natural Resources amounts to about $1.4 billion, which is not as large as its peers from the Metals and Minerals industry, it is still important to pay attention to the company. Since the beginning of the year, the stock of Alpha declined by about 33%. The company is not doing so good financially, reporting losses, and analysts have been cutting their price targets. Also, in July, Alpha stopped production at its Cumberland Mind because of geological conditions.
Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) is the next company on our list; shares have gained about 3.6% to $288.40 today, and since January 1st, the stock has jumped an impressive 211%, sporting a forward P/E of 84x and a PEG ratio of slightly below 15.5. Last week, Netflix, together with The Weinstein Company, declared an agreement between the two, under the terms of which, Netflix will become the only U.S. subscription TV service for first-run movies from The Weinstein Company starting in 2016.
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR) is also a popular company today, up about 2.5% to $87.7 per share. Since the beginning of the year, the stock has appreciated by over 112% and trades at a forward P/E of 23 and a PEG of 1.4. Also, in the industry of packaged goods, the year-to-date return of Green Mountain is one of the highest, which together with a large market cap of $13.2 billion, makes it an interesting company that is worth taking a look at. Also, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters’ recent popularity can be explained with the recent addition of the company to the NASDAQ 100 index.