6 Stocks to Buy as Delta Variant Cases Surge

COVID-19 cases have spiked recently due to a highly transmissible strain. Here's a list of delta variant stocks that could get a boost as cases continue to ramp up.

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There's been an alarming rise in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, due in large part to the delta variant. While worries over this strain of COVID-19 has created market volatility alongside the spike in infection rates, it's also created some potential buying opportunities in stocks.

The delta variant, also known as B.1.617.2, was first identified in India late last year, but has spread to over 85 countries. It now accounts for over 90% of known COVID-19 cases in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


Data is as of Aug. 11. POWR Ratings work on an A-B-C-D-F system. Stocks are listed in order of lowest to highest overall rating, and then alphabetically.

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David Cohne
Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com

David Cohne has 20 years of experience as an investment analyst and writer. Prior to StockNews, David spent 11 years as a consultant providing outsourced investment research and content to financial services companies, hedge funds and online publications. David enjoys researching and writing about stocks and the markets. He takes a fundamental quantitative approach in evaluating stocks for readers.