5 Rocket Stocks to Buy for Big Gains


BALTIMORE (Stockpickr) -- What a week. The S&P 500 climbed more than 2.3% in the last five trading sessions, the biggest single-week bounce for stocks in recent memory.

>>5 Stocks Setting Up to Break Out

That upside wasn't hugely surprising. In fact, it was coming due. So now that stocks are back in "rally mode," it makes sense to be betting on more upside in February. That doesn't mean that we're back to a "buy everything" environment. Not even close.

To make the most out of the momentum for a short trading week, it makes sense to focus on the "Rocket Stocks."

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 236 weeks, our weekly list of five plays has outperformed the S&P 500 by 85.48%.

>>5 Shareholder Yield Stocks to Beat the S&P

Without further ado, here's a look at this week's Rocket Stocks.

If you liked this article you might like

Stormy Skies Make for Good Travel Buys

Stormy Skies Make for Good Travel Buys

Travel Stocks Face a Rough Journey

Debt Ceiling Progress Boosts Stocks, but Hurricane Irma Rains on Major Rally

Stocks Gain After Trump Agrees With Democrats on Debt Ceiling Deal