Founded in 2010, GreenPower Motor Company is a Canadian electric-vehicle maker focused on making battery-powered buses and trucks affordable. Trading under the ticker GP, the stock has been surging lately. Shares more than tripled in the final two weeks of August, and, even after an 18% dip Thursday, the stock is up 860% year-to-date.
Retail investors are showing a lot of interest in GreenPower Motor Company despite the enormous gains already recorded. According to TrackStarIQ rankings , the stock ranks No. 1 for increasing overall traffic or engagement this week (compared to last week). The strong interest comes after the company priced an Initial Public Offering to have shares listed in the U.S. on the Nasdaq last week and after the company released earnings Monday.
Interest in electric-vehicle plays like GP, Tesla (TSLA), and Nio (NIO) has been an ongoing theme. TrackStarIQ rankings also show a spike in interest in UTStarcom (UTSI) and Priority Technology Holdings (PRTH) this week. Direct-selling companies, testing labs, and apparel stores are the industry groups with the most significant increase in traffic in the latest period.
Meanwhile, retail investors also seem curious about the outlook for the iPath Pure Beta Broad Commodity ETN (BCM), according to TrackStarIQ rankings. The fund is designed to offer exposure to commodities through a basket of exchange-traded futures while reducing volatility through an unleveraged approach. Pacer Trendpilot US Large-Cap ETF (PTLC) and Invesco Downside Hedged S&P 500 ETF (PHDC) are also seeing surging interest among exchange traded funds. Lastly, the ETF categories Japan equities, foreign, and small-cap equities are seeing a notable bump in interest as well.
Please find below the rankings of stocks and ETFs that saw notable jumps in interest among retail investors, followed by the industry groups and ETF categories that are trending this week as well.
Top Stocks by Increase in Retail Investor Traffic (Past 2 days vs. 1-Week daily average):
Top ETFs by Increase in Retail Investor Traffic (Past 2 days vs. 1-Week daily average):
|3||PTLC||Pacer Trendpilot US Large Cap ETF|
|2||PHDG||Invesco Downside Hedged S&P 500 ETF|
|1||BCM||iPath Pure Beta Broad Commodity Fund|
Top Industry Groups by Increase in Retail Investor Traffic (Past 2 days vs. 1-Week daily average):
Top ETF Categories by Increase in Retail Investor Traffic (Past 2 days vs. 1-Week daily average):
|3||Foreign Small & MidCap Equities|
|Rank (Verified FA Traffic)||Top 20 Surging Stocks by Retail Investor Traffic (2-Day vs. Previous Week)||Top 20 Surging Industry Groups by Retail Investor Traffic (2-Day vs. Previous Week)||Top 20 Surging ETFs by Retail Investor Traffic (2-Day vs. Previous Week)||Top 20 Surging ETF Categories by Retail Investor Traffic (2-Day vs. Previous Week)|
|1||GP||Direct selling establishments||BCM||Japan Equities|
|2||UTSI||Testing laboratories||PHDG||Hedge Fund|
|3||PRTH||Apparel Stores||PTLC||Foreign Small & Mid Cap Equities|
|4||SITS||Services-Engineering, Accounting, Research, Management||VOOV||Preferred Stock/Convertible Bonds|
|5||JNCE||Petroleum products, misc||SBIO||National Munis|
|6||BLPG||Marine cargo handling||SCHO||Building & Construction|
|7||AKCA||Metals service centers and offices||IGSB||Consumer Staples Equities|
|8||RNVA||Wholesale-Apparel, Piece Goods & Notions||EWJ||New York Munis|
|9||JILL||Aircraft parts and equipment, misc||BTEC||Emerging Markets Bonds|
|10||ADGS||Specialty outpatient clinics, misc||EWD||Foreign Large Cap Equities|
|11||VRTY||Railroad equipment||SIZE||Europe Equities|
|12||GNW||Lubricating oils and greases||DWFI||Small Cap Blend Equities|
|13||TSRI||Services-Misc Health & Allied Services, NEC||EWZS||Emerging Markets Equities|
|14||VTNA||Concrete block and brick||XSOE||Global Equities|
|15||HGGOF||Concrete, Gypsum & Plaster Products||JSML||Leveraged Real Estate|
|17||BMGP||Meat packing plants||BBJB||Health & Biotech Equities|
|18||SCSC||Bituminous coal, underground||KBWY||Mid Cap Growth Equities|
|19||ZICX||Boat building and repairing||SSG||Global Real Estate|
|20||PSTV||Commercial equipment, misc||JAMF||Communications Equities|