5 Rocket Stocks Worth Buying This Week

BALTIMORE ( Stockpickr) -- Mr. Market is starting the week flattish, after posting an impressive run last week. The S&P 500 gained 2.43% in the last five trading sessions, the biggest week for stocks in a full quarter. That performance isn't being lost on investors right now either. With Treasuries also selling off in rare fashion in the last week, it's clear that a lot more people are participating in this 2012 rally.

For stock investors, that's a very good thing.

As long as corporate fundamentals continue to impress and "flight to safety" investments continue to lose their shimmer, the broad market should continue to be able to catch a bid near these four-year highs. To take full advantage of that trend, we're turning to a new set of Rocket Stocks for this week.

>>5 Stocks Setting Up to Break Out

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 144 weeks, our weekly list of five plays has outperformed the S&P 500 by 80.39%.

With that, here's a look at this week's Rocket Stocks.

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