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July 26, 2021, 11:23 a.m. EDT

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Jul 26, 2021 (StockMarket.com via COMTEX) -- Are These The Top Meme Stocks To Buy Before August 2021?

As we enter another week filled with corporate earnings results, investors may be turning towards meme stocks. Why? Well, simply put, the stock market today continues to see bouts of volatility across the board. On one hand, companies continue to gain momentum on the financial front, as seen by their solid second-quarter earnings. On the other hand, investors appear to be wary regarding the reopening trade as coronavirus fears return. Because of the current market conditions, some investors might consider jumping on meme stocks whose gains are mostly fueled by social media hype.

Now, despite only starting this year, the meme stock trend continues to gain momentum. With said momentum, numerous companies have and continue to become meme stocks. For instance, we could look at the likes of AMC Entertainment ( NYSE: AMC ) and Ocugen ( NASDAQ: OCGN ). In the case of AMC, the company's shares are up by over 1,700% year-to-date even after a recent sell-off. Elsewhere, OCGN stock continues to gain this year as the company looks to get its coronavirus vaccine approved in the U.S. Overall, the meme stock market is alive and kicking even after half a year. Should you be keen to invest in these less conventional stocks, here are four of the top meme stocks to watch in the stock market now.

Top Meme Stocks To Buy [Or Sell] Today

Palantir Technologies Inc.

First on this list of meme stocks is Palantir. The company focuses on its enterprise data platform that is very versatile. From building safer vehicles to creating new drugs and combating terrorism, it has helped customers across many sectors to better utilize their data. The company has been actively expanding its business with new partnerships and customers in recent months. Notably, it was selected by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to provide a data analytics tool that will help advance the agency's modernization objectives for aviation safety. PLTR stock currently trades at $22.04 as of 10:57 a.m. ET.

On Monday, the company announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has renewed its commitment to working with Palantir to support the COVID-19 vaccine distribution for another year. In detail, the company was commissioned in mid-2020 by the government to build Tiberius, a software platform it uses to track vaccine production, distribution, and administration across the country. For this renewed contract, Palantir will continue to support Tiberius, which gives local, state, and federal health officials a comprehensive platform to track vaccine distribution and administration. With this, it is clear that Palantir's software can be applied across many industries. For this reason, will you consider adding PLTR stock to your watchlist right now?

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Virgin Galactic Company

Another company gaining traction among the meme stock community now would be Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. In short, the California-based company primarily focuses on spaceflight. Particularly, the company is looking to make commercial spaceflights a reality. While conventional travel industries seem to be losing steam, retail investors appear to be keen on long-term space travel players. This would be where SPCE stock comes into play. After gaining by 25% year-to-date, the company's shares are now trading at $30.38 a stock as of 11:09 a.m. ET.

For the most part, the company's shares really came into focus after Virgin Galactic completed its first fully crewed spaceflight. Less than a month later and the company is already planning its next trip with former CEO George Whitesides. According to CNBC, the company is looking to launch its next space flight later this summer. While commercial space travel may still be a way off, I could potentially see meme stock investors watching SPCE stock closely. After all, there would be hype around the possible next frontier of travel. Could this make SPCE stock a top meme stock for you to know now?

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