Today's article is dedicated to the companies whose shares demonstrated the most prominent growth in February. The top 5 list features Inspirato Incorporated, Lantheus Holdings Inc., Meritor Inc., Cornerstone Building Brands Inc., and Century Aluminum Company.

Selection criteria

  • The companies are registered in the US
  • Their shares are trading on the NYSE and NASDAQ
  • Their stock price is above $2
  • The companies are not funds
  • Their market capitalisation is above $2 billion
  • Their average daily trade over the last 30 days exceeds 500,000 shares

Growth was expressed in percentage terms as the difference between the Close price on 31 January and 25 February 2022.

1. Inspirato — 439.8%

This luxury tourism company was registered in 2020. Its head office is in Denver, Colorado. Inspirato sells luxury travel subscriptions including rental stays (holiday homes and hotels) and travel experiences all over the world. Its employees deal with all the aspects of organising safe, comfortable, and big-budget holidays.

On 11 February 2022, Inspirato LLC announced a merger with Thayer Ventures Acquisition Corporation. The aim of the merger was for the company to be listed on the NASDAQ. The shares of the new company named Inspirato Incorporated started trading on the exchange on 14 February 2022.

On 17 February 2022, the stock price of Inspirato Incorporated (NASDAQ: ISPO) skyrocketed 648.38% to $92.65. Then the stock quotes kept correcting for three sessions in a row: over that period, they dropped by 62% to $34.9.

Nevertheless, growth resumed on 24 February 2022, with the price reaching $54.9 two days later. Over February 2022, Inspirato Incorporated shares grew 439.8% in total.

Stock price chart of Inspirato Incorporated
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2. Lantheus Holdings — 83.5%

The history of Lantheus Holdings dates back to 1956, though it took its current name in 2008. Seven years later, it became public, placing its shares on the NASDAQ exchange. The company's head office is in Billerica, Massachusetts.

Lantheus Holdings designs medical preparations for diagnostic imaging of human organs. The products of the company help doctors identify and treat various diseases.

On 24 February 2022, the share price of Lantheus Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LNTH) leaped 39.12% to $40.15. The next day, the stock quotes kept growing, this time 16.14%, reaching $46.63. Over February, Lantheus's stock skyrocketed 83.5% thanks to the strong statistics of Q4 2021. Revenue increased 27% to $130 million, compared to the results of the same period in 2020.

The company attributed the growth of the revenue to the successful launch of a new product for metastasis imaging in cases of prostate cancer – Pylarify.

Stock price chart of Lantheus Holdings
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3. Meritor — 55.3%

The company was registered under its current name in 2011. Meritor Inc. is a supplier for commercial vehicle manufacturers for specialty industries. The head office is in Troy, Michigan.

The company produces large components and other spare parts for cargo, industrial, and military suppliers. It specialises in brake and running systems, transmission, clutch systems, and electric power units. It also provides after-sales service.

On 22 February 2022, it became known that Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), an American manufacturer of engines for cargo vehicles, was buying Meritor Inc. for $3.7 billion. Subsequently, on the same day, the trading session of Meritor Inc. (MTOR) stock closed with an increase of 43.78% to $35.47. Over February, its shares shot up 55.3% to $35.8.

Stock price chart of Meritor Inc.
Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results or future performance.

4. Cornerstone Building Brands — 51%

The company was founded in 1984. The head office is in Cary, North Carolina. Cornerstone Building Brands is the largest manufacturer of external building materials in North America.

The company also makes windows, doors, shutters, fences, handrails; drainage systems, roofing, metal, vinyl, and stone lining elements for houses and commercial buildings.

On 14 February 2022, a company from New York called Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC announced its readiness to buy the whole of Cornerstone Building Brands Inc., of which it is the major shareholder.

CD&R offered $18.4 per Cornerstone Building Brands Inc. (NYSE: CNR) share. This news made the stock quotes grow 21.96% to $22.44. Over the second month of 2022, the shares of the building materials manufacturer went up 51%.

Stock price chart of Cornerstone Building Brands
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5. Century Aluminum — 49.8%

The company was founded in 1995. The head office is in Chicago, Illinois. In 1996, Century Aluminum was listed on the NASDAQ. The Company is a large manufacturer of primary aluminium.

Century Aluminum owns three plants in the US and one in Iceland. Moreover, it owns the production of carbon anodes in the Netherlands.

On 24 February 2022, Century Aluminum reported its Q4 2021 performance. The company demonstrated a sales volume of $659.1 million, which translates into a 69.4% growth against the results of 2020.

On 25 February 2022, following the performance report, the share price of Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ: CENX) went up 11.12% to $22.98. Over February, the stocks of the primary aluminium manufacturer grew 49.8%.

Stock price chart of Century Aluminum Company
Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results or future performance.

What influenced stock growth in February 2022?

In February 2022, the most prominent growth was demonstrated by the shares of Inspirato Incorporated, Lantheus Holdings Inc., Meritor Inc., Cornerstone Building Brands Inc., and Century Aluminum Company.

Inspirato, Meritor, and Cornerstone Building Brands managed to reach such results thanks to the news about some profitable agreements with other companies that had occurred or were planned.

As for Lantheus Holdings and Century Aluminum, the growth of their shares was the result of their strong quarterly reports for October-December 2021.

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