5 of Last Week's Biggest Winners

What's better than momentum? Mo' momentum.

Let's take a closer look at five of this past week's biggest scorchers.

Company

July 29

Weekly Gain

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Allied Healthcare International (Nasdaq: AHCI  )

$3.82

54%

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Stamps.com (Nasdaq: STMP  )

$16.75

26%

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Rubicon Minerals (AMEX: RBY  )

$4.20

25%

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ZOLL Medical (Nasdaq: ZOLL  )

$69.66

20%

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TAL Education (NYSE: XRS  )

$12.75

20%

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Source: Barron's.

Allied Healthcare didn't have to call in sick after the United Kingdom-based homecare provider of health and social care announced that it would be acquired by Saga Group. The all-cash buyout price of $3.90 represents a 59% premium to where Allied's shares closed before the acquisition was announced.

Stamps.com shares weren't marked "return to sender" after the online postage and shipping software company posted blowout quarterly results. Revenue soared 26% to $26.6 million, and its adjusted quarterly profit of $0.45 a share was nearly double the $0.23 a share that analysts were targeting.

Agnico-Eagle Mines (NYSE: AEM  ) revealed that it would acquire a 9.2% stake in Rubicon through a private placement investment. The move arms Rubicon with resources to better exploit its promising mining deposit in Ontario's Red Lake district.

ZOLL Medical was the picture of health when it reported strong quarterly results. The defibrillator maker also posted encouraging near-term guidance. It may have been a crushing week for the general market, but ZOLL investors were treated to a fresh all-time high on Friday.

TAL Education moved to the head of the class after the Chinese provider of tutoring services came through with a great quarter. Rival Xueda Education (NYSE: XUE  ) also rose on the news. Investors realize that the risks and fears of investing in China are real, but when reports like this roll around they remind the market that educating the world's most populous nation remains a lucrative business.

It was a great week for these five stocks. Now let's see if they're up for an encore.

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Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz enjoys cheering on winners and whispering words of encouragement to the losers. He does not own shares in any of the companies in this story. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.


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    I want to point out that Stamps.com recently produced earnings statement included substantial revenue from questionable sources. Don't be misled about the business plan of Stamps.com. They will be facing stiff competition in the near future. - Tim

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