Korea Electric Power ( KEP) is an $18.3 billion power utility based in Korea.

It may come as some surprise then, that the company's most exciting news this week actually comes from the Middle East. On Sunday, the United Arab Emirates announced a $40 billion deal it had reached with KEP to build four nuclear reactors for power generation. The deal had search volume up significantly for KEP and pushed shares up significantly in Monday's premarket.

The deal presents an enormous opportunity for the Korean company, but not typically much for shorter-term Rocket Stock investors. Luckily, this week's shortened timeframe should let us ride this issue's gains without keeping open exposure to the deal.

For more stocks that made this week's cut, including Freeport-McMoRan ( FCX) and Marvell ( MRVL), check out the Rocket Stocks portfolio at Stockpickr.

-- Written by Jonas Elmerraji in Baltimore.
At the time of publication, author had no positions in stocks mentioned.

Jonas Elmerraji is the editor and portfolio manager of the Rhino Stock Report, a free investment advisory that returned 15% in 2008. He is a contributor to numerous financial outlets, including Forbes and Investopedia, and has been featured in Investor's Business Daily, in Consumer's Digest and on MSNBC.com.

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