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Now that we’re halfway through the year, it’s a good idea to stop and, pardon the pun, take stock of your stocks. Today, we’re going to go through the best stocks right now, halfway through 2021 as listed in an InvestorPlace article.

NIO

Current Return: -10%

The electric vehicle (EV) stocks in 2021 have had a crazy ride.  Having had a rough start to the year and a solid Q2, Nio’s actually looking up. They had strong delivery figures during the second quarter, with a solid Q1 earnings report, the stock is headed higher than it’s lows. The EV company also plans to extend its reach to other companies. According to writer Vivian Medithi, the “Biden infrastructure plan looks set to benefit EV makers across the board, but particularly Tesla competitors. And rumors have been swirling regarding Nio’s entry into American markets. However, until those rumors are substantiated, investors are better off keeping an eye on the short float in NIO stock.”

Disney (DIS)

Current Return: -3%

After starting out strong in the first quarter, DIS stock is honestly struggling now that we’re halfway through the year. Disney was definitely hit hard from the ramifications of coronavirus through 2020, and even into the current year. But because of things Disney’s put out, they’re not trying to rekindle fire out of ash. We know that Disney+ has been a massive hit since the November 2019 launch. Since then, the service has gone from 10 million subscribers to more than 100 million. 

Now with the theme parks and hotels. Because Disney was closed for a good portion of the pandemic, they’re sitting on a ton of potential for a lot of money to come their way when normalcy returns. As things start opening back up, there’s going to be a lot of potential to skyrocket for the rest of the year.

Lockheed Martin (LMT)

Current Return: 7%

After struggling to start the year, Lockheed Martin has really managed to turn things around. At the end of March to the beginning of April, LMT found their footing. Because of this, shares have found an awesome trading range for investors to buy into. LMT is a reliable dividend stock because of their competitive advantages, as well as their long-term growth potential. Even better, the firm reported their earnings in the middle of April, and noted that both revenue and earnings per share (EPS) boosted.

Also, Lockheed Martin has a couple things going for them to help their stock skyrocket. At the end of Q1, the firm had a backlog of $147 billion. Not to mention that they also scored multiple massive contracts to give them a huge boost. Lockheed Martin also just scored a $4.6 billion planned acquisition of Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE:AJRD).l