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Here is a look at the most-searched stocks on Benzinga Pro for the month of November 2022, ranked in order. Year-do-date values and the current price are calculated with an end date of Nov. 30. Returns do not include dividends.
1. SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust SPY
YTD Return: -14.7%
52-Week Range: $348.11 to $479.98
Current Price: $407.68
The leading ETF tracking the S&P 500 Index is widely seen as a gauge of overall market health and is often used with top market-moving and macroeconomic news items. After ranking as the eighth most-searched ticker on Benzinga Pro in 2021, the ETF often topped the list in 2022 for other months.
2. Tesla Inc TSLA
YTD Return: -51.3%
52-Week Range: $166.19 to $402.67
Current Price: $194.70
With Elon Musk leading Tesla, Twitter and SpaceX, the stock was often linked to the moves being made across several companies. Electric vehicle leader Tesla shares hit new 52-week lows in the month of November.
3. Amazon.com Inc AMZN
YTD Return: -43.4%
52-Week Range: $85.87 to $177.50
Current Price: $96.54
E-commerce giant Amazon's stock reported quarterly earnings near the end of October, likely leading to a surge in interest to start the month. The company also reported record holiday shopping over the Black Friday shopping weekend in 2022.
4. Apple Inc AAPL
YTD Return: -18.7%
52-Week Range: $129.04 to $182.94
Current Price: $148.03
Technology giant Apple had seen huge interest among investors and remained one of the most-searched tickers on Benzinga every month.
5. Advanced Micro Devices AMD
YTD Return: -48.3%
52-Week Range: $54.57 to $156.73
Current Price: $77.63
Semiconductor giant AMD reported third-quarter financial results on Nov. 1, 2022. The company reported revenue up 29% year-over-year, which came in shy of Street estimates.
AMD’s data center and embedded segments revenue was up 45% year-over-year and 1,549% year-over-year, respectively. The company saw data center and embedded helping to power future growth.
6. Huadi International Group HUDI
YTD Return: -73.4%
52-Week Range: $6.20 to $192.88
Current Price: $8
Chinese company Huadi International Group had a whirlwind November with shares nearly hitting $200. The news came after the low float stock known for its stainless steel pipes business announced a transition to clean energy initiatives.
7. Meta Platforms Inc META
YTD Return: -65.1%
52-Week Range: $88.09 to $352.71
Current Price: $118.10
Facebook and Instagram parent company Meta Platforms had a wild 2022 with shares down 65%. In November, CEO Mark Zuckerberg took blame for the company needing to lay off over 10% of its staff. The CEO continued to bet heavily on the growth of the metaverse for the future of the company he co-founded.
8. NVIDIA Corporation NVDA
YTD Return: -43.8%
52-Week Range: $108.13 to $324.49
Current Price: $169.23
Technology giant NVIDIA Corporation reported third-quarter financial results in November. The company beat Street estimates for quarterly revenue. NVIDIA’s data center segment had revenue of $3.83 billion, up 31% year-over-year, which was a key highlight in the quarter.
9. Digital World Acquisition Corporation DWAC
YTD Return: -55.9%
52-Week Range: $15.20 to $101.87
Current Price: $22.81
SPAC Digital World Acquisition announced in late 2021 that it was taking Trump Media & Technology Group public. The deal would bring the social media company created by former President Donald Trump public.
The SPAC and merger partner have both faced several setbacks. In the month of November, the SPAC saw increased interest with Trump officially announcing a bid for the 2024 presidential election. New Twitter CEO Elon Musk also reinstated the Twitter account of Trump, an item which could hurt Trump Media’s Truth Social platform.
10. Mullen Automotive MULN
YTD Return: -96.7%
52-Week Range: $0.18 to $7.50
Current Price: $0.19
Small cap automotive company Mullen Automotive announced funding for its acquisition of ELMS and to further advance its electric vehicle initiatives.
Honorable Mentions: Outside of the top 10, the following 10 stocks were the 11th to 20th most searched tickers on Benzinga Pro:
Invesco QQQ Trust QQQ
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd - ADR BABA
Coinbase Global Inc COIN
Microsoft Corp MSFT
Walt Disney Co DIS
NIO Inc - ADR NIO
AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc AMC
Carvana Co CVNA
Cosmos Holdings Inc COSM
Ardelyx Inc ARDX
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