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5 Rocket Stocks to Buy for Thanksgiving

Stocks in this article: USB MCK OMC VRSN ORLY

BALTIMORE ( Stockpickr) -- It may be a short week, but that's no reason to think that Mr. Market will be short on drama as we approach the Thanksgiving holiday. With Congress' Super Committee not looking so "super" ahead of its Wednesday deadline, new sparks in the Middle East and the all-too-familiar eurozone debt debacle, there are plenty of market-moving headlines to watch out for this week.

And with many traders thinking Turkey rather than tactics, low volume could mean more volatility for stocks. This week, we'll attempt to harness the swings with a new set of five Rocket Stock names.

>>Are Stocks Headed for a Year-End Rally?

For the uninitiated, Rocket Stocks are our list of companies with short-term gain catalysts and longer-term growth potential. To find them, I run a weekly quantitative screen that seeks out stocks with a combination of analyst upgrades and positive earnings surprises to identify rising analyst expectations, a bullish signal for stocks in any market. After all, where analysts' expectations are increasing, institutional cash often follows.

In the last 129 weeks, our weekly list of five plays has outperformed the S&P 500 by 78.04%. That gives us plenty to be thankful for, even with Turkey Day still a few trading sessions away.

With that, here's a look at this week's Rocket Stocks.

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