BALTIMORE (Stockpickr) -- The S&P 500 is continuing its sideways meandering this week, as investors disgorge March's increased volatility in favor of cooler heads. While volatility is approaching multi-month lows for stock right now, more enthusiastic market action is taking place elsewhere, with commodities pushing definitively higher in the last week. The increase in commodities, though, is less a 2008-style flight to quality than it is a flight to risk assets as the S&P collects itself.That's actually a good sign because it means that market participants aren't gun-shy. In fact, they're actively seeking out riskier assets that can provide bigger economic rewards in this environment. We'll seek to do the same this week by taking advantage of strong analyst sentiment in our Rocket Stock plays. For the uninitiated, Rocket Stocks are a set of companies with short-term gain catalysts and longer-term growth potential. In the last 98 weeks, our Rocket Stocks have beaten the S&P 500 by a very material 73.91%. Related: 5 Stocks Setting Up to Break Out On Wall Street, expectations can mean everything -- and stocks with rising expectations often benefit from increased buying pressures from institutions and retail investors alike. To find them, I run a quantitative screen that seeks out stocks with a combination of analyst upgrades and positive earnings surprises. Without further ado, here's a look at this week's potential plays.
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