BALTIMORE (Stockpickr) -- Friday marks the first trading day of July -- but will the new month bring a shift in market sentiment for beaten-down investors?It's certainly possible -- after all, it was June 1 that sparked the month-long selloff in S&P 500 stocks to this point, erasing all but 0.86% of the year-to-date gains that stocks had previously held. But while the first day of any new month is psychologically significant for market participants, it's a whole lot less statistically significant. Instead, the key is to buy into pockets of strength in any market. That's why we're turning to a new set of Rocket Stock plays for this week. Related: 5 Big Stocks to Trade for Gains For the uninitiated, Rocket Stocks are our list of companies with short-term gain catalysts and longer-term growth potential. To find them, I run a quantitative screen that seeks out stocks with a combination of analyst upgrades and positive earnings surprises. It's a strategy that's been working out pretty well. In the last 109 weeks, Rocket Stocks have outperformed the S&P 500 by a very material 77.3%. With that, here's a look at this week's Rocket Stocks.
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