This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS - See his portfolio and get alerts BEFORE every trade. Learn more NOW!

5 Fast-Growth Stocks Defying the Odds

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Projected 2012 growth: 30%

2013 growth: 28%

2014 growth: 27%

You didn't think we'd ignore e-tailer Amazon (AMZN - Get Report), which has single-handedly upended an entire sector. The fact that sales have already reached $48 billion prior to those projected growth rates is nothing short of remarkable. But it's not without controversy. Amazon has been rightly accused of chasing top-line growth without a commensurate focus on profits.

Management is fine with that criticism. The company thinks there are still many retail niches that it can conquer, so it can create long-term shareholder value by sacrificing short-term margin considerations. Presumably, when Amazon's heavy slate of investments in new growth initiatives finally starts to cool off, investors will see profits surge to new heights.

As is the case with, shares don't look like a bargain based on near-term profit projections. Instead, investors have to simply trust that management's long-term gambit will pay off. Management has already amassed a remarkable track record and deserves the benefit of the doubt.

The fact that shares are now $50 cheaper than they were in October 2011 may be help investors rationalize that they are not overpaying for shares right now.

Amazon shows up on a recent list of 15 Apple-Like Stocks That Could Bear Similar Fruit.

4 of 5

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Try it NOW
Only $9.95
Try it NOW
14-Days Free
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
AMZN $375.29 0.19%
COG $29.74 1.70%
CRM $67.10 0.37%
DHI $28.49 1.70%
NBL $49.15 0.20%


DOW 17,872.85 -103.46 -0.58%
S&P 500 2,077.58 -8.66 -0.42%
NASDAQ 4,924.0940 -23.3470 -0.47%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs