BOSTON ( TheStreet Ratings) -- The U.S. economy, while making strides since the Great Recession, slowed in the first quarter, and the job market and housing industry have worsened. Higher oil and food prices, Europe's debt woes and the earthquake in Japan piled on to the misery.Still, I wanted to find stocks that have been bucking the trend. Specifically, companies that are increasing profits at a fast rate. I screened top-rated stocks (as ranked by TheStreet Ratings' quantitative equity model) and looked for companies with growth in revenue, earnings and cash flow of at least 20% in the most recent quarter and with estimated growth of at least 20% in earnings per share over the next year.
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