BALTIMORE (Stockpickr) -- All eyes are on Greece heading into this week as the country gets down to the wire on liquidity after the European Central Bank froze emergency loans to the Mediterranean nation. Despite assurances that the Greek situation is under control, investors should expect some chop in U.S. market this week -- just like we've been experiencing all month long.
Coupled with an already stale start to the summer, it's shaping up to be a frustrating season for stock market investors. But while the market reaction spills over to stocks stateside, some individual names are better-positioned to outperform than others.
I'm talking about 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 305 weeks, our weekly list of five plays has outperformed the S&P 500's record run by 77.05%.
Without further ado, here's a look at this week's stocks.