BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- October's rally lit a fire under many laggard stocks. Seventeen S&P 500 Index companies gained at least 40% last month, and the benchmark index's top 10 gainers are up 45% to 57%.The S&P 500 surged 11% in October, the best monthly performance since 1991. Still, stocks are little changed this year after two years of gains. Investors are concerned about a sluggish U.S. economy that could deteriorate if Europe's debt woes worsen.
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