Ebix, Cott Lead Under-the-Radar Stocks

BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- TheStreet.com's "Under the Radar" feature highlights small companies with big growth potential. Here are the 10 best-performing stocks from the series.

Ebix ( EBIX): Shares of Ebix, which supplies software products and advice to insurers, have gained 75% since the company was first profiled on May 21. Ebix's net income for the first nine months of the year has increased 38% to $26.7 million, or $2.17 a share.

Cott ( COT): Cott shares have advanced 50% since it was first profiled on Aug. 4. The company, which produces soda and energy drinks, reported a combined $71 million profit for the past three quarters after a year-earlier loss of $109.4 million.

NewMarket ( NEU): Shares of NewMarket, which makes lubricants and petroleum additives, have risen 43% since it was first profiled on June 4. The company's stock has more than tripled in the past year.

CGI Group ( GIB): Shares of the technology consulting firm are up 38% since the company was profiled on June 17. CGI has jumped 68% in the past year.

Marvel Entertainment ( MVL): Shares of the film and comic-book maker have climbed 34% since the company was profiled on Aug. 7. Marvel, which is being acquired by Walt Disney ( DIS), plans to release the movies Iron Man 2 and Planet Hulk next year.

Sykes Enterprises ( SYKE): The company's shares have gained 25% since it was profiled on July 30. Sykes provides customer-service support to other companies and has been gaining as more firms outsource these duties to save money.

Tyler Technologies ( TYL): The company's shares have climbed 24% since the company was first profiled on May 20. Courts, government agencies and law enforcers use Tyler's customizable software to do everything from manage land records to process parking tickets.

Pegasystems ( PEGA): Shares of software maker have risen 21% since it was profiled on May 20. Pegasystems stock has more than doubled this year.

Stifel Financial ( SF): The investment bank's shares have climbed 20% since it was profiled on June 1. The company's shares have gained 50% this year.

Peet's Coffee & Tea ( PEET): Shares of the coffee shop chain have increased 14% since it was profiled on Oct. 21. Peet's is vying with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters ( GMCR) to buy Diedrich Coffee.

-- Compiled by Danielle Kost in Boston.