20 Stocks That Could Beat the Market in November: Priceline, U.S. Steel Lead Way

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- If October is a volatile month for stocks, November is a bullish one. 

The month of November is historically the second best month for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and The Investors Almanac cites it as the beginning of the best six-month stretch for investing. The reasons might be psychological. 

"There's a bias towards optimism over the coming year," says George Pearkes, an analyst at Bespoke Investment Group, adding that following volatile October investors have a tendency to be more positive and that the pattern of strong Novembers may already be self-reinforcing. That is, investors already believe November will be a good month and so invest more heavily in it. 

Either way, it's a good time to get off the sidelines and into the markets. Bespoke Investment Group analyzed which stocks have performed best in November over the past ten years and TheStreet is bringing you the top 20, from lowest positive return to highest. Of course, past performance is no guarantee that these stocks will do well this month.

Click through to see which companies made the list. October results.  

Biogen Idec Inc. (BIIB)

This Cambridge, Mass.-based biotechnology company has on average increased 5.43% in November over the past 10 years. 

Flowserve Corp. (FLS)

This Fairfield, NJ-based nuclear power industry supplier has on average increased 5.54% in November over the past 10 years. 

Emerson Electric (EMR)

This Ferguson, Mo.-based technology and manufacturing firm has on average increased 5.68% in November over the past 10 years. 

Allegheny Technologies (ATI)

This Pittsburgh-based specialty metals company has on average increased 5.81% in November over the past 10 years. 

Urban Outfitters (URBN)

This Philadelphia-based retail company has on average increased 5.84% in November over the past 10 years. 

Fluor Corp. (FLR)

This Irving, Texas-based construction and engineering firm has on average increased 5.84% in November over the past 10 years. 

Expedia (EXPE)

This Bellevue, Wash.-based online travel company has on average increased 5.98% in November over the past nine years. 

Monsanto (MON)

This St. Louis-based agriculture and seed company has on average increased 5.99% in November over the past 10 years. 

Western Digital (WDC)

This Irvine, Calif.-based hard drive manufacturer has on average increased 6.21% in November over the past 10 years. 

VeriSign (VRSN)

This Reston, Va.-based network systems company has on average increased 6.33% in November over the past 10 years. 

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc (REGN)

This Tarrytown, NY-based bio-pharmaceutical company has on average increased 6.35% in November over the past 10 years. 

John Deere (DE)

This Moline, Ill.-based farm, forest and lawn equipment company has on average increased 6.87% in November over the past 10 years. 

Vulcan materials (VMC)

This Birmingham, Ala.-based construction materials company has on average increased 6.91% in November over the past 10 years. 

First Solar (FSLR)

This Bridgewater, NJ-based photovoltaic cell manufacturer has on average increased 7.04% in November over the past seven years. 

Rockwell Automation (ROK)

This Milwaukee, Wisc.-based manufacturing systems firm has on average increased 7.32% in November over the past 10 years. 

Monster Beverage (MNST)

This Corona, Calif.-based drinks maker has on average increased 7.53% in November over the past 10 years. 

Keurig Green Moutain (GMCR)

This Waterbury, Vt.-based coffee company has on average increased 7.7% in November over the past 10 years. 

MasterCard (MA)

This Purchase, NY-based financial services firm has on average increased 8.74% in November over the past 8 years. 

United States Steel (X)

This Pittsburgh-based steel producer has on average increased 12.09% in November over the past 10 years. 

Priceline (PCLN)

This Norwalk, Conn.-based online travel company has on average increased 16.24% in November over the past 10 years. 


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