The Best Stocks Right Now

Since last month's edition of this article ran, the market has taken a turn for the worse, losing 5.6% of its value. Companies like Xerox (NYSE: XRX  ) , Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE: ANF  ) , and DuPont (NYSE: DD  ) have each fallen more than 5% since mid-October.

Things may appear bleak, but as Mr. Cramer says, there's always a bull market somewhere. In unsure markets like this, however, they can be more difficult to find. That's where the 74,000 investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS can help. CAPS players rate stocks to either outperform or underperform the market over a specified time period, and the CAPS players themselves are rated based on their performance.

Here's this month's list of the top-rated stocks on CAPS.

Company

Market Capitalization*

AECOM Technology (NYSE:ACM)

$2,850

TGC Industries

$160

iShares Singapore Index Fund ETF

$2,200**

CGG Veritas

$1,530

Enterprise Products (NYSE:EPD)

$13,880

PowerShares Water Resources ETF

$2,140**

Rofin-Sinar Technologies

$1,330

America Movil (NYSE:AMX)

$105,310

NATCO Group

$912

First Cash Financial Services (NASDAQ:FCFS)

$516

*In millions, as of Nov. 16. Data provided by Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Yahoo! Finance.
**Net assets.

Please note that this is not a list of recommended stocks, it's merely a starting point for further research.

A bridge over troubled waters?
Since its IPO in May, infrastructure services company AECOM Technology is up 42%, supported by a solid second quarter and a few positive recommendations from the aforementioned Mr. Cramer.  

AECOM's Q3 profits were up 82% year over year on the back of strong growth in its professional technical services (PTS) segment. PTS is the larger of the two groups within AECOM, and provides a wide range of consulting and planning services for government and commercial clients in more than 60 countries. Current projects include the Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi and a river embankment in Tianjin, China.

CAPS investors are largely smitten with AECOM -- 376 of the 377 investors who have rated the stock believe it will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. CAPS investors cite growing global demand for infrastructure, strong management, and the company's backlog of projects as major reasons for the stock to continue its run.

You can learn what other CAPS investors are saying about AECOM by clicking here. If you'd like to voice your opinion about this ETF, or any stock for that matter, join the Motley Fool CAPS community now and make your voice heard.

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