Top gainers for November 2013 include United Online, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNTD), JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE:JKS), Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ:ENT) and monthly losers are Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ:PENN), Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:SRPT), DSW Inc. (NYSE:DSW).
United Online is this month’s top performing stock
This month’s top-gaining stock is United Online, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNTD). The online service provider’s stock price increased an impressive +88.92% to $15.85. Why? There are a couple of factors at play: a better-than-expected Q3 earnings report on the 1st and the announcement of the successful completion of the separation of FTD Companies Inc from United Online on the 4th. Billionaire Julian Robertson owns 1.07 million shares (1.31% of his fund), purchased at an average $8.17 each.
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The second stock on our monthly gainers list is JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE:JKS). The energy company increased +56.7% to $31.59 thanks to a solid earnings report on the 18th and a “strong buy” rating from Zacks on the 25th. Last quarter, George Soros bought 121,000 shares for $15.77, representing 0.03% of his fund.
The last company in our monthly gainers ranking is Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ:ENT). The communication company increased +52.61% to $15.20 due to a solid Q3 report presented on the 12th. At the beginning of the year, George Soros acquired 200,000 shares for $9.48 each (0.02% of his fund).
Topping off our monthly losers list is Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ:PENN), the gaming company dropping -75.00% to $14.46. In November, the company revealed the completion of the previously-announced, tax-free spin-off to its shareholders of Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. Billionaire Leon Cooperman holds 1.5 million shares (1.30% of his fund) for $52.99.
Following Penn National Gaming is Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRPT). The stock dipped -58.48% to $17.58 after failing to develop a drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Soros was affected by this news as he holds 665,000 shares, representing 0.34% of his fund. The investor paid an average price of $31.17 per asset.
The third and final firm in our monthly losers list is DSW Inc. (NYSE:DSW). The footwear company’s stock price decreased -48.26% to $44.94, the result of a poor Q3 earnings report. Steve Mandel holds 2.9 million shares (1.13% of his fund), acquired for $77.10 each. And Richard Chilton who owns 319,000 shares (0.75% of his holdings), purchased for $68.78.