NEW YORK ( TheStreet) --- MasterCard (MA - Get Report), Motorola Mobility (MMI - Get Report), CF Industries (CF), Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG - Get Report), Lexmark International (LXK - Get Report), Newmont Mining (NEM), Google (GOOG), Range Resources (RRC - Get Report) and Apple (AAPL - Get Report) declined lower when compared to broader indices and their peers.
In the past month, fear took over the markets. Investors worried over the slowing U.S. economy, and the threat of an impending recession sent broader indices into a tailspin. The S&P's rating downgrade of the U.S. battered the markets pushing the Dow to its worst drop since Dec. 2008, sliding 15%.
We have identified nine stocks that seem to have braved the tide. Interestingly, these stocks returned 4% during the carnage. These stocks have market capitalization of up to $6.5 billion and potential to deliver attractive returns over the next one year.
On average, earnings for these stocks are expected to grow at 30% to 40% and analysts expect an upside of around 30% in the coming year. These stocks had mean returns of 42% in the last one year and analysts' buy ratings of 62%.