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10 Stocks of Top-Performing Mutual Funds in 2012

10. Polaris Industries (PII)

Company profile: Polaris, with a market value of $4.8 billion, designs and manufactures off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles and side-by-side vehicles for recreational and utility use, snowmobiles, and on-road vehicles, including motorcycles and low-emission vehicles.

Dividend Yield: 2.16%

Investor takeaway: Its shares are up 24% this year and have a three-year, average annual return of 65%. Analysts give its shares seven "buy" ratings, three "buy/holds," and three "holds," according to a survey of analysts by S&P.

9. Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN)

Company profile: Alexion, with a market value of $18 billion, specializes in the development and marketing of drugs for life-threatening medical conditions, including autoimmune disorders, inflammation and cancer.

Investor takeaway: Its shares are up 30% this year and have a three-year, average annual return of 68%. Analysts give its shares 12 "buy" ratings, five "buy/holds," three "holds," and one "sell," according to a survey of analysts by S&P.

S&P has it rated "hold," on valuation concerns. Analysts estimate it will earn $1.77 per share this year and that earnings will grow by 42% to $2.51 per share next year.

8. Cabela's (CAB)

Company profile: Cabela's, with a market value of $2.4 billion, is the world's largest retailer of outdoor sporting goods with a focus on fishing and camping.

Investor takeaway: Its shares are up 32% this year and have a three-year, average annual return of 41%. Analysts give its shares four "buy" ratings, three "buy/holds," and five "holds," according to a survey of analysts by S&P.

Analysts estimate it will earn $2.56 per share this year and that that will grow to $2.95 in 2013.

7. eBay (EBAY - Get Report)

Company profile: eBay, with a market value of $52 billion, is an online auction site that provides a platform and services that help individuals and merchants conduct online and mobile commerce. It also handles payments via its PayPal unit.

Investor takeaway: Its shares are up 32% this year and have a three-year, average annual return of 31%. Analysts give its shares 12 "buy" ratings, eight "buy/holds," and 14 "holds," according to a survey of analysts by S&P. S&P projects revenue growth of 13% this year and 19% in 2013. Morningstar notes that it held $5.9 billion in cash as of March, which can be used for "platform enhancements, new payment technologies, complementary acquisitions, and share repurchases."

6. American International Group (AIG - Get Report)

Company profile: AIG, with a market value of $56 billion, is one of the largest insurance and financial-services firms in the world, even after disposing of its Asian subsidiaries. It operates through a wide range of units that provide general insurance, life insurance, and other financial services. AIG needed a government bailout to survive the nation's financial crisis after decades of high-risk taking investments and the government started selling its shares in 2011, though still has a stake. On May 7, the U.S. Treasury said it plans to reduce its stake to about 61% by selling shares with the goal of eventually being cashed out.

Investor takeaway: Its shares are up 34% this year and have a three-year, average annual return of 4.8%. Analysts give its shares eight "buy" ratings, three "buy/holds," and eight "holds," according to a survey of analysts by S&P.

S&P has it rated "buy" and says it "views the shares as undervalued versus peers and historical averages, particularly on a price-to-book basis" but cautions that a high degree of risk remains in its turnaround.
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