Best Stocks in the Past Week: Teradata, DraftKings, Skillz

The best-performing stocks in the past week include Cassava Sciences, Skillz, Churchill Capital, Virgin Galactic, Zillow, DraftKings, Teradata, Snap and more.
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Here are some of the best stocks in the past week by their performance in percentage change at the close of trading on Feb. 5.

1. Cassava Sciences | Increased +126.03%

Cassava Sciences  (SAVA) - Get Report reported this past Tuesday that a study of its simufilam Alzheimer's treatment candidate shows the drug improves cognition and behavior.

2. Magnite | Increased +58.63%

Online advertising platform Magnite jumped  (MGNI) - Get Report Friday after it agreed to buy SpotX, a connected TV and video advertising platform, from RTL Group.

3. Skillz | Increased +58.29%

Skillz  (SKLZ) - Get Report and the NFL aim to connect with the next generation of football fans. And they're sponsoring a contest to develop a new mobile game. Real Money columnist told investors to ignore GameStop and buy Skillz.

4. Churchill Capital | Increased +51.44%

Churchill Capital  (CCX) - Get Report is one of the top SPACs that is heavily connected to the EV sector. 

5. Tilray | Increased +42.10%

Tilray  (TLRY) - Get Report and other cannabis stocks were rising after Jazz Pharmaceuticals  (JAZZ) - Get Report purchased GW Pharma  (GWPH) - Get Report. Tilray has also been expanding more of its business to Europe, which could present a huge expansion opportunity for the cannabis sector.

6. Teradata | Increased +37.84%

Teradata  (TDC) - Get Report displayed a fourth-quarter profit, benefiting from corporate demand for enterprise software. Investors are buying into this report and have helped shares rise this past week.

7. Novavax | Increased +31.34%

Novavax  (NVAX) - Get Report shared promising results from its Covid-19 vaccine study in late January and has helped shares continue to rise through February.

8. Penn National Gaming | Increased +24.29%

Cramer remains a giant believer in Penn National Gaming  (PENN) - Get Report. Cathie Wood and Ark Next Generation announced that they were buying into its competitor DraftKings this past week, sending the gambling sector higher.

9. Virgin Galactic | Increased +22.69%

Virgin Galactic  (SPCE) - Get Report announced a new launch window starting Feb. 13. Another space tourism group called Astra announced they would go public via SPAC.

10. Snap | Increased +20.21%

Snap  (SNAP) - Get Report reported better than expected earnings Thursday but forecasted a first-quarter EBITDA loss. Despite the disappointing forecast for its first-quarter, analysts threw their support behind the social media company.

11. Zillow | Increased +20.17%

Zillow  (Z) - Get Report received free but extremely valuable advertising on Super Bowl weekend when SNL devoted a very funny skit about scrolling Zillow late at night.

12. MGM Resorts | Increased +19.92%

MGM Resorts  (MGM) - Get Report is expected to report its earnings Wednesday and investors have high hopes for the gambling and hospitality company.

13. Pinterest | Increased +19.63%

Pinterest  (PINS) - Get Report shares hit record highs after smashing its earnings expectations this past Thursday. It grew monthly users by 37%. TheStreet provided a guide on how to trade Pinterest on Friday.

14. Workhorse Group | Increased +18.33%

Workhorse Group  (WKHS) - Get Report has been rising all year along with other stocks in the EV sector. President Biden's policy will benefit the push towards electric vehicles.

15. DraftKings | Increased +18.04%

Cramer believes gambling stocks should not be regulated more than stocks. ARK ETF added shares of DraftKings recently, elevating  (DKNG) - Get Report the stock price.

All stock prices are referenced and pulled from Yahoo Finance while rankings were pulled from