What Company Will Win the Race for a COVID-19 Cure?

In this Monday edition of Advisors In Focus, we open the work week by highlighting the tickers and groups your fellow advisors and colleagues were researching with keen interest over the past 30 days, according to TrackStarIQ data. For example, based on the latest rankings, biotechnology remains the most read among industry groups and eight companies—such as Sorrento Therapeutics (SRNE) and Inovio (INO)—are in the top 20 most researched single stocks. The interest in companies that could potentially create vaccines and treatments for COVID-19 is part of an ongoing theme on Wall Street since late-March. The trend will likely continue this week with the President and other key figures of the government testing positive for the virus.

Please find below a list of other stocks, industry groups, exchange traded funds, and ETF categories that were the most heavily researched by financial professionals over the past 30 days.

Top Stocks by Total FA Traffic* :

Rank      Ticker      Company     
3 PTON Peleton
2 AAPL Apple
1 TSLA Tesla

Top Industry Groups by FA Traffic* :

Rank      Industry Group     
3 Software – Application
2 Auto Manufacturers
1 Biotechnology

Top ETF by Total FA Traffic* :

Rank      Ticker      ETF     
3 SQQQ ProShares UltraPro Short QQQ
2 QQQ Invesco QQQ

Top ETF Categories by FA Traffic* :

Rank      ETF Category     
3 Precious Metals
2 Leveraged Equities
1 Large Cap Growth Equities

Top Stocks Ranked by Financial Advisor Traffic Over the Past 30 Days Ticker Top Industry Groups Ranked by Financial Advisor Traffic Over the Past 30 Days Top ETFs Ranked by Financial Advisor Traffic Over the Past 30 Days Ticker Top ETF Categories Ranked by Financial Advisor Traffic Over the Past 30 Days
Tesla Inc TSLA Biotechnology SPDR S&P 500 ETF SPY Large Cap Growth Equities
Apple Inc AAPL Auto Manufacturers Invesco QQQ QQQ Leveraged Equities
Peloton Interactive Inc PTON Software – Application ProShares UltraPro Short QQQ SQQQ Precious Metals
Sorrento Therapeutics Inc SRNE Conglomerates VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF GDX Materials
Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc INO Consumer Electronics SPDR Gold Trust GLD Technology Equities
Workhorse Group Inc WKHS Specialty Industrial Machinery ProShares UltraPro Short S&P 500 SPXU Small Cap Growth Equities
iBio Inc IBIO Software – Infrastructure iShares Silver Trust SLV Financials Equities
Slack Technologies Inc WORK Diagnostics & Research Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund XLK All Cap Equities
Microvision Inc MVIS Drug Manufacturers – Specialty & Generic Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund XLF Health & Biotech Equities
Amazon Com Inc AMZN Internet Retail ProShares UltraPro QQQ TQQQ Leveraged Commodities
NIO Inc NIO Medical Devices iShares Russell 2000 ETF IWM Government Bonds
NewStar Financial Inc NEWS Internet Content & Information ARK Innovation ETF ARKK Large Cap Blend Equities
Just Energy Group Inc JE Specialty Retail SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF DIA Oil & Gas
Ecoark Holdings, Inc. ZEST Semiconductors Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF VTI Alternative Energy Equities
Sanara MedTech Inc. SMTI Oil & Gas E&P Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X Shares NUGT Corporate Bonds
XpresSpa Group Inc XSPA Credit Services ARK Web x.0 ETF ARKW Preferred Stock/Convertible Bonds
Novan Inc NOVN Aerospace & Defense Invesco Solar ETF TAN Global Equities
Vaxart Inc VXRT Auto Parts iShares Gold Trust IAU Energy Equities
Biocryst Pharmaceuticals Inc BCRX Entertainment Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Bull 3x Shares GUSH Total Bond Market
Landcadia Holdings II Inc LCA Asset Management Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund XLE Emerging Markets Equities

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