BALTIMORE ( Stockpickr) -- History, it seems, is repeating itself again this week. Last Monday, the S&P 500 index was opened following a push that brought the index just shy of its 1225 resistance level. This week, we're sitting on the heels of another significant end-of-week push higher -- one that shoved stocks definitively above that resistance level. The question now is whether we'll get some positive continuation in today's trading session.From a fundamental standpoint, stocks are still looking strong this earnings season. Approximately 70% of S&P 500 constituents have bested Wall Street's expectations for third-quarter earnings, the third consecutive time that analysts have grossly underestimated the profitability of corporate America in 2011. >>5 Under-$10 Stocks With Big Upside Potential On the more technical side of things, seasonality is holding up well. The broad market is up around 10% since the start of October, historically the start of the best-performing four-month stretch for stocks. With October's final trading week before us, it's time to turn to a new set of Rocket Stocks to eke out gains in this still uncertain market. 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 weekly quantitative screen that seeks out stocks with a combination of analyst upgrades and positive earnings surprises to identify rising analyst expectations, a bullish signal for stocks in any market. After all, where analysts' expectations are increasing, institutional cash often follows. In the last 126 weeks, our weekly list of five plays has outperformed the S&P 500 by 78.8%. This week, we'll aim to continue beating the market with another set of names. With that, here's a look at this week's Rocket Stocks.
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