Alibaba (BABA - Get Report)  is leaving the rest of the broad market in its dust in 2017.

IBM (IBM - Get Report) is leveraging its huge customer list to fuel growth in services and cloud products.

Prolonged low fuel prices and increased demand for cruise berths from Baby Boomers is pushing Carnival (CCL - Get Report)  toward new highs.

Higher housing prices are translating into more tool sales for Stanley Black & Decker (SWK - Get Report) . And a combination of higher home prices and a move upmarket is driving outstanding performance for homebuilder D.R. Horton (DHI - Get Report) .

This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.