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Here is a look at the most-searched-for stocks on Benzinga Pro in the month of April.
1. Twitter Inc TWTR
- YTD Return: +15.1%
- 52-Week Range: $31.30 to $73.34
- Current Price: $49.10
Thanks to the announcement that Elon Musk was interested in acquiring social media platform Twitter, a new stock topped the Benzinga Pro ticker searches for the month of April.
Twitter took the top spot away from the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust, which topped searches in each of the first three months of 2022.
Musk announced he was acquiring the social media platform for $54.20 per share. Since then, Twitter shares have traded lower over concerns that the deal will be approved. Twitter will likely be a top-searched ticker during the acquisition approval process.
2. Tesla Inc TSLA
- YTD Return: -27.7%
- 52-Week Range: $546.98 to $1,243.49
- Current Price: $867.63
Electric vehicle company ranked second for the fourth straight month on Benzinga Pro searches. Tesla reported first-quarter financial results in April with the announcement it had record revenue, deliveries and profits to start the year.
Tesla likely saw its ticker get increased interest in April thanks to the announcement Musk was buying Twitter.
3. SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust SPY
- YTD Return: -1.1%
- 52-Week Range: $404 to $479.98
- Current Price: $407.62
The ETF that tracks the S&P 500 previously ranked as the top-searched ticker for the past three months on Benzinga Pro. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust ranked third in April and saw continued interest with the market trading down in the month with high volatility.
4. Sunshine Biopharma, Inc. SBFM
- YTD Return: +3,671.4%
- 52-Week Range: $1.51 to $62.80
- Current Price: $2.64
New to the top-searched tickers in April was Sunshine Biopharma, a company working on anticancer compounds, nutritional supplements and a COVID-19 treatment. Shares of Sunshine Biopharma have risen significantly in 2022 and were recently profiled on Benzinga in an exclusive interview.
5. NVIDIA Corporation NVDA
- YTD Return: -37.7%
- 52-Week Range: $134.59 to $346.47
- Current Price: $187.43
Semiconductor company NVIDIA fell slightly in April after ranking third in searches in February and March. NVIDIA is one of only three stocks to rank in the top-10 searches on Benzinga Pro in each of the first four months of 2022.
6. Invesco QQQ Trust Series 1 QQQ
- YTD Return: -22.6%
- 52-Week Range: $309.65 to $408.71
- Current Price: $310.95
A leading ETF that tracks the Nasdaq 100 Index was the second ETF to rank in the top 10 for searches in 2022. The ETF ranked ninth in January and February for searches before dropping to the honorable mention section (11th to 20th place).
With several large technology companies reporting quarterly results in April, the ETF was a trending ticker.
7. Aterian Inc ATER
- YTD Return: +26.1%
- 52-Week Return: $2.10 to $25.36
- Current Price: $5.31
Consumer products company Aterian saw strong interest in April as a mentioned short squeeze candidate. The stock has ranked first on the Fintel short squeeze leaderboard for several weeks in April and May.
8. Mullen Automotive MULN
- YTD Return: -78.8%
- 52-Week Return: $0.52 to $15.90
- Current Price: $1.23
Electric vehicle small cap Mullen continued to position itself among the most searched tickers in 2022 on Benzinga Pro. The company joined the leaderboard ranking fourth in March and now falls slightly to eighth place in April.
9. Tilray Inc TLRY
- YTD Return: -31.8%
- 52-Week Return: $4.78 to $23.04
- Current Price: $5.04
Cannabis company Tilray was the ninth top searched ticker on Benzinga Pro in April after previously ranking outside the top 10 in each month for 2022.
Tilray reported quarterly earnings in April and also saw strong interest in talks of legislation to federally legalize cannabis.
10. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. AMD
- YTD Return: -42.9%
- 52-Week Return: $72.50 to $164.46
- Current Price: $85.92
Semiconductor company Advanced Micro Devices remained in the top 10 in the tenth position. The company ranked ninth in March and sixth in February after previously ranking in the honorable mention in January.
Honorable Mention: The following tickers ranked as the next 10 most searched tickers on Benzinga Pro for the month of April.
System1 Inc SST
Apple Inc AAPL
Moderna Inc MRNA
Protalix Biotherapeutics Inc PLX
BigBear.ai Holdings Inc BBAI
Advent Technologies Holdings Inc ADN
Meta Platforms Inc FB
Nio Inc - ADR NIO
AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc AMC
Takung Art Co Ltd TKAT
Key Takeaways: Outside of Twitter jumping from unranked to first place in April, the biggest storyline might be Apple dropping out of the top 10. Apple ranked third in January and came in fifth place in both February and March. The tech giant fell to 12th place in searches for the month of April.
Moderna and AMC also fell out of the top 10 after ranking seventh and eighth, respectively, in the month of March.
Several large companies such as Microsoft Corporation MSFT, Ford Motor Company F and Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN have only ranked in the top 10 of stock tickers searches for one month.
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