What Will Be the Best Stock for 2010?

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During 2009, finding winning stocks was like shooting fish in a barrel. But if what goes up must come down, picking next year's winners might be a lot tougher.

Among more than 4,000 stocks with market caps above $100 million that traded on major U.S. stock exchanges, more than 700 have doubled in price this year, and 84 have managed to see their prices rise 400% or more. Some of the top gainers include:

Stock

2009 YTD Return

Diedrich Coffee (Nasdaq: DDRX  )

9,578%

Human Genome Sciences (Nasdaq: HGSI  )

1,247%

Pier 1 (NYSE: PIR  )

1,235%

Kirkland's (Nasdaq: KIRK  )

615%

Teck Resources (NYSE: TCK  )

551%

Dendreon (Nasdaq: DNDN  )

469%

Sirius XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI  )

411%

Source: Capital IQ, a division of Standard and Poor's. As of Dec. 14.

No encore
With those staggering numbers almost in the record books, a repeat performance of 2009 seems unlikely for most of those stocks. Still, that doesn't mean that there won't be any great stock returns in 2010.

Nevertheless, I'm not going to try to sell you on any hot predictions for next year. After all, I'm still reeling from my pick of Diedrich as the year's scariest stock. The company went on to jump another 60% in the month or so after I made that call.

How about you?
Don't let that stop you from sharing your thoughts about which stock will be 2010's big winner. Leave a comment below telling us your top stock pick, and explaining in 250 words or less why you think it'll top the charts in 2010. If you do it before 8 p.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 17, you'll get entered automatically into our Best Stock for 2010 Contest.

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  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 4:10 PM, ericbball324 wrote:

    CVM- Leaps H1N1 and validation of the new factory, also the progress of multikline looks good for this company

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 4:15 PM, wolfman225 wrote:

    I'd like to suggest a look at Intuit. They've built a very strong brand in the various Quicken personal finance products. If their newest foray into non-tech friendly drag-n-drop website design is even fractionally as successfull, it could prove a good performer. Especially as more and more people give up on waiting for the government to "create" their next job and contemplate starting their own businesses. Operating an online business has very low barriers to entry, with most of those being a lack of "how-to" as opposed to "what-to" do. If Intuit can ease that learning curve, it'll find a very large audience willing to pay for the leg up.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 4:17 PM, odelljones wrote:

    SiriusXM will hit 10 next year. Especially if Howard Stern leaves. There is too much market penetration for this to be so low.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 4:26 PM, maccub wrote:

    AVI Biopharma. We should see Duchennes Muscular dystrophy data, Defense Department funded influenza data, Department of defense funded Ebola, Marburg, and Junin trial results to possibly include stock piling orders.

    They have 4-5 years of cash on hand and a significant IP position.

    2010 IS the year for ticker symbol AVII

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 4:45 PM, SDTrond wrote:

    GNVC (GenVec)

    Awaiting the 184th event (death) in the Phase III PACT trial for pancreatic cancer. This will force an interim look at the data. While the look probably will not be statistically significant, it will give insight into how the trial is performing, and probably lead to a partnership agreement.

    By most measures the trial is already "overdue" for the 184 look and I submit this means the treatment arm is doing better than expected. Adding weight to this thesis is that the first 51 patients were enrolled 1:1 between the treatment and placebo arms, and the subsequent patients enrolled to arrive at 2:1. Thus there has been more treatment patients enrolled recently - if there were no treatment effect then there would not be a lag in the event count.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 4:46 PM, WizardofMe wrote:

    Stealing a page out of a recent Motley Fool report, I believe that YUM! Brands will be the stock to beat this year. After reading the report, I am convinced that with its fast food market share in China as well as it smaller market cap compared to other big names in the industry makes it a winner in my book. The dividend doesn't hurt either.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 4:55 PM, TMFTypeoh wrote:

    Neutral Tandem - TNDM

    Huge growth (40% last 3 yr), spotless balance sheet (5 bucks a share cash), dominate their niche, makes larger telecoms operations more efficient at a cheaper cost than they could do it themselves, and has the all important network effect that sent companies like EBAY into the stratosphere.

    At only 17 times earnings (13 times if you subtract the cash), this stock has a lot going for it!

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 5:04 PM, munnamobile wrote:

    SO - Southern Company the utility would be my bet for 2010, its recent run-up would continue

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 5:08 PM, daveshouston wrote:

    It's Apple. The iPhone is going to keep gaining market share worldwide. Apple's computers are going to continue increasing market share. The iPod Touch is a major hit. And a tablet computer is going to be introduced shortly that may do for publishing what iTunes has done for music.

    With the country coming out of a major recession and Apple already on a major roll, 2010 promises to be an outstanding year for this company. It would not surprise me to see the stock hit $300.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 5:17 PM, pinkey21 wrote:

    xnn may get a gov contract.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 5:19 PM, Rumpleforeskin11 wrote:

    Ford is the pick.

    Too many people fail to take a "holistic" approach to picking stocks and rely on their charts and a surface review of the financials.

    But Ford passes my test because of its potential for growth as the recovery takes hold, the fact they are free and clear of government funding and intrusion, the growing popularity of their vehicles in Europe, the rave reviews of the new Taurus and other models, excellent management, an advertising war chest ready to go, the most trustworthy brand name -- and the unleashing of pent-up demand for new cars.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 5:21 PM, robertvince wrote:

    Beacon Power (bcon) is poised to put its flywheel technology to work on our Grid. Stock has been battered over the years, but all the tests are going as planned and they're currently rolling it out in several states. Frequency regulation with no polution and no need for generations... a no brainer for America. Stock is only .46 and it looks like they're trying to shake out as many shareholders as possible before it takes off.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 5:21 PM, doctordave77 wrote:

    MannKind (MNKD) will be the stock of the year (2010). Why? Well on January 16th, 2010, the FDA will announce that they have approved Afresa for the treatment of diabetes. They will approve the drug with a clean label, and they will also approve the use of the "DreamBoat" inhaler after bioequivalency testing.

    Within a month of approval, Mannkind will announce that it has signed a very favourable marketing and distribution agreement with Pfizer (or substitute your favourite pharma giant). Sales will commence in July, 2010, and will exceed $500 million in the first half year. Later on, the world will look back on 2010 as the year that diabetes treatment underwent a revolutionary improvement. Mannkind's shares exceed $100 by 12/31/2010.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 5:22 PM, deltafox2 wrote:

    TNDM certainly looks good. I wonder what business generates an annual revenue of > 1Mbucks per employee! Pity there's no dividend, the stock would be a no-brainer.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 5:24 PM, mdrwolfe wrote:

    Cree Research (CREE)

    Cree is a company that over the last 20 years has continuously worked on the development and improvement of LEDs used for various types of lighting products. They have increased the brightness by a multiple of greater than 50X and have reduced the size of the LEDs significantly. Just as important, they have increased the wafers from 1" to 4" and have improved yields on the LEDs harvested (defect free) from 50% to better than 85%...this has allowed them to dramatically increase production while at the same time improving gross margins, allowing them to reduce unit selling price to allow LED lighting to be more than competitive with incandescent and florescent lighting when cost/brightness/life factors are all considered. This has all been done while they have carefully protected their intellectual property with a boatload of basic and application patents. With today's prerequsites for improved lighting/energy products with good environmental qualities, Cree IS the leader, and it is just a matter of months before it is swallowed up by a lighting giant like Osram/Phillips/Siemans/GE or a Chinese lighting manufacturer at a giant premium to current valuation...and that is the downside...the upside will be if they can figure out how to remain independant, and reap the long term rewards of becoming the world's dominant lighting component manufacturer, without value being diluted by being acquired.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 5:25 PM, AM437415 wrote:

    I'm picking CFX. No dividend, but has been steady performer since I got in at $10 a couple of months back. The corporate bios are impressive, production and orders are on the upswing, and MKL's Tom Gayner is on the board as well. Gayner's enough of a reason for me to pay close attention!

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 5:29 PM, majicathome wrote:

    ERHE a small Energy holding company based in Houston that holds oil rights off Nigeria and Sao Tome. The first round of drilling to access the recoverable oil and gas should be announced with 30 60 days of the last spud being drilled as I type this.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 5:40 PM, bglaze250 wrote:

    I think it's going to be a good year for IEC. They're small cap and under-analyzed, and ICE's stock price has been beaten down recently, just enough to keep it on the AMEX, but their fundamentals are great, they're gaining customers, their margins are increasing, their moat is increasing - 2010 should be a good year.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 5:45 PM, scavenge wrote:

    Going against the grain I know but I think DELL will come back strong next year. Corporate IT spending looks set to open up again and Dell is very well placed in emerging markets. It's a sensible company that's taken an unfair trouncing from the markets -- all they need is a good marketing campaign.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 5:51 PM, Idahosehead wrote:

    Geron Corporation (GERN)

    This is largely wishful thinking but I'm betting on a major breakthrough in cancer treatment and perhaps new stem cell therapies.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 5:52 PM, sentinelbrit wrote:

    Radian - this mortgage insurance company currently trades at just above $6, I think it can go to $20. The stock price is still depressed as a result of weakness in the economy and worries over job growth. If the economy continues to recover, the housing/jobs market will improve putting a floor under losses Rdn will sustain. The company has already set aside a significant sum to deal with losses. Such losses may be reduced if the banks don't have to pay out on loans that the banks made which were virtually fraudulent. The company has sources of capital which will help meet debt obligations next year but may have to raise fresh capital - I would see this as a signal that the worst is behind it. They have $3.7b in cash. The company is winning market share and new business is high quality and will gradually assume a greater proportion of its insurance business. Book value is $25 and might fall to $20 once all claims are paid. At the peak they earned almost $4 a share but consensus estimates are for a loss of $1.85 a share next year. The range is from $5 a share loss to 21 cents a share profit. This highlights the potential for surprise (and disappointment). High risk but high reward.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 5:54 PM, slaloms07 wrote:

    LUK, high return and low risk for this Berkshire Hathaway like stock

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 5:54 PM, rugbey wrote:

    AMZN is my pick... After driving and shopping and walking and shopping this holiday season, I'm thinking online is the way to go... and it's the GREEN way too! After rising nearly $100 a share in the past year, I've never understood why it's been mired as a two star stock...

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 6:05 PM, Fool wrote:

    The obsesity stocks, Vivus(VVUS), Arena(ARNA), and Orexigen(OREX) will all be huge winners in 2010. I would take Arena because it has the most leverage.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 6:08 PM, windspike wrote:

    My pick has to be JMBA -

    Jamba Juice has been hovering around 1.70 per share, and was at below one dollar not to many months back. As they bust into the healthy side of the quick foods for people on the go, and convert to calling themselves just Jamba (because they are more than a juice company), you will see these folks - with a very old company - remember "Juice Club" - with a pension for great, healthy drinks and foods poised to dominate this end of the market across the country.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 6:17 PM, cbambou wrote:

    V - Visa

    As we all come out of recession, more job creation, more money to spend. + Worldwide growth. I bet on Visa.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 6:41 PM, louise0287 wrote:

    I hope that all that I have been reading on the fools advice that my Siri will go up in 2010. I paid $3.00 for it in 2008. What do you think?

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 6:42 PM, stockmenot wrote:

    The headline suggested that we were about to hear picks for 2010. Did any of you catch that? I'm becoming more and more disappointed in a service that seems to trick their subscribers.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 6:42 PM, Zaneyjaney wrote:

    I am a relatively new Fool, just approaching my first year, and learning as I go with the Fool community and MFSA as my guides. My pick for 2010 has to be Nintendo, because it is an SA pick, and it hasn't done well this year. It's down 36% versus the S&P since May. So, if you use your logic that what goes up, must come down, then the reverse should also be true -- what goes down must come up! Since this is my worst pick so far, I hope so! And, BTW, where IS that divvy?

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 6:44 PM, drodrz wrote:

    AMZN is the way to go.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 6:47 PM, Aerobatix2 wrote:

    My best shot in 2009 turned out to be Ford Motor Company. I bought it at $1.36 and today it closed over $9 but my biggest money maker turned out to be a penny stock HE-5 Resources that made a profit for me in the past and returned a $6000 profit on a $300+ investment

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 6:57 PM, markyaney wrote:

    2010 will be an infrastructure stock

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 7:07 PM, otherportland wrote:

    IMAX - yeah the big movie folks. In 2010 expect more licensing deals, more theaters, more "event" movies released throughout the year, and (finally) a profit?

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 7:23 PM, dnmf001 wrote:

    For 2010 I will be looking at pharma. No matter which way the health care issue goes there will be an opportunity in this sector -- long or short.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 7:31 PM, OPTIONNUT wrote:

    How about ILMN, FWLT, and ATVI for diversity!

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 7:40 PM, investor2688 wrote:

    HOGS(Zhongpin) is likely to do well in 2010 because it fills an important niche without many significant competitors. It is one of the larger pork processors in China and is significantly increasing capacity/earnings. Demographics support this company because increased wealth in China should significantly increase meat consumption. Government support is demonstrated by the subsidies awarded this year. With a forward P/E of 8.5 and 5 year projected earnings growth of 37%, significant price appreciation remains. Swine flu fears appear unfounded and should dissipate soon allowing pricing to recover for pork.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 7:54 PM, invafl wrote:

    RKN.TO, small company, fast grower, decent moat and winning awards for inovation.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 7:58 PM, squirreldog wrote:

    RGNC,EPDand SD, natural Gas will be on the rise as the world wakes up to the realization that gas is the most eco friendly efficiant fuel alternative.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 8:04 PM, squirreldog wrote:

    RGNC,EPDand SD will be big gainers as the world wakes up to the realization that Natural Gas is the best alternative to solving our energy problems.Gas is clean burning and in large supply .

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 8:23 PM, xetn wrote:

    CGA is the way!

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 8:24 PM, Fool wrote:

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  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 8:37 PM, uniongap wrote:

    Technology stocks look good to me.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 9:07 PM, Fool wrote:

    Pir...it ain't over!!

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 9:09 PM, wtatm wrote:

    CHNG - China Natural Gas. China has a voracious appetite for more energy, but has to balance that need against significant environmental concerns. CHNG provides clean burning natural gas and with a mkt cap of only $200 mil, has plenty of room to run. The government does control prices and margins. Downside is that margin expansion would be difficult, but the upside is that margins are remarkably stable for an energy company. The government wants to encourage growth in natural gas and has provided a 10-point cut in the tax rate for the forseeable future for nat gas companies. Debt is low and very managable from free cash flow and P/E is under 10. CHNG's prospects are bright for 2010.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 9:16 PM, DaytonFlyers wrote:

    REXX, CGA and EXEL

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 9:37 PM, BAS1384 wrote:

    NVS - Novartis has a strong pipeline of products in the making and they are doing things with lean manufacturing that is revolutionary in the pharmaceutical industry which will drive down their costs and maintain their competitive edge.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 9:59 PM, mehulmvora wrote:

    Visa and Amazon - online shopping is in. Ebay will be a corollary winner, but Amazon looks to lead the pack.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 10:01 PM, drkazmd65 wrote:

    My best choice for 2009 was GGWPQ (alias GGP),... bought in at $0.60 back in April,... sold half of it for $9.54 about a week back.

    My NGLS is doing really well too,... bought into that one for about $9.90 this Spring,.. was $23+ today AND pays a dividend >8%.

    This year,... I have bought into XDSL,... CVM,... and like HLCS as biotech sleeper stock.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 10:08 PM, TheLudicFallacy wrote:

    BIP - Cash machine stock with tollbooth like qualities. A publicly traded partnership that is a general partner with BAM and invests in infrastructure business like electricity, timber water, gas, transportation and social infrastructure like hospitals and desalinization systems. . Current targeting 30% of its assets in Brazil and Latin America and 60% in north America. Pays a heavy cash dividend (currently at 6.8%, 8.9% at the price I was able to get) with room for growth. Has a substantial up side after the affects of the recession wares off. PE is at 7.7, market cap 978 mil. There focus is on long-term cash flow potential. The resent acquisition of BBI at a significantly discounted value adds assets across Australia, New Zealand, Europe along with those in North and South America. These assets provide long-term demand, solid cash flow, and stable competitive positions, and in some cases monopolies. Now adding railroad tracks and ports to the other tollgate businesses. This has increased valuation estimates from $19-$23 as share just a short while ago up to $22-$27 a share. Currently selling around $15, a fairly good discount.

    Risks - A short term risk on the pay out $0.265 dividend per quarter, shares may suffer if there is a cut or suspension of the dividend. A potential downside in the reliance on BAM for deals and assets, though the symbiotic relationship between these two companies would more than likely deter this. Also, the newly acquired BBI for $940 million might fail to pan out resulting in a increased drag on the companies results.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 10:08 PM, poppawheeler wrote:

    Staying with CAT for the coming year. Good dividends and their heavy equipment demand is sure to be on the rise with the economic recovery in china and the intrastructure money being spent in the USA.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 10:12 PM, realsplita wrote:

    China power equipment cpqq.ob. Will be a hot stock. The make transformers and hold a patent on this product. The Chinese government is mandating all the old transformers to be replaced by the ones china power patent. Revenue and slaes have jumped 500% and currently eps is around .40 cents at 3.60 last trade this companies stock is trading under 10x earnings and that's current earnings. This stock is going to go sky high in 2010 and beyond.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 10:20 PM, jerryguru69 wrote:

    FRE and FNM.

    Congress and the prez clearly are not going to let them die a natural death. Mid-2010, housing will recover a tad, people will start feeling good about real estate. Politicians and the press will trumpet how much these 2 wonderful "powerhouses" are responsible for all this good cheer, investors will pump their fists and shout "yeah!", and they will become multi-baggers.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 10:44 PM, timomimo wrote:

    I believe that metals will continue to be a focal point in the near future, especially in China. The country continues to display a huge appetite for copper, aluminum, and also steel. With this in mind, I believe a position in General Steel Holdings, Inc. (GSI) will show a nice return in 2010. At a current price of $5.20, the stock continues to fight its way back through lots of volume in the $4 to $6 area. If it goes thru $6, the sky is the limit for this issue in the coming year.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 10:59 PM, 7mioh wrote:

    I vote for HGG - a growing electronics store replacing Circuit City against Best Buy.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 11:03 PM, crankly09 wrote:

    HTDS.pk......look it up!!!

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 11:43 PM, BFH300a wrote:

    I LUV southwest air and think they have the right approach, at a time when the economy is startin to edge up and people may start travelin a but more!

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 11:46 PM, BFH300a wrote:

    Luv that southwest air.

  • Report this Comment On December 15, 2009, at 11:52 PM, predfern wrote:

    Boy, the chance of winning a contest sure brings out the comments. My choice is Citigroup for reasons outlined by Cramer. 1) It doesn't have much mortgage exposure. 2) It does a lot of business oveseas and will benefit from worldwide trade expansion. 3) It dropped significantly before the $17 billion equity offering so now is an excellent entry point. 4) As it cleans up its balance sheet, the profits will restore it to book value. Since banks trade as a function of book value, Citi will triple by the end of 2012.

  • Report this Comment On December 16, 2009, at 12:11 AM, Fool wrote:

    Jetblue! Up, up, and away.

  • Report this Comment On December 16, 2009, at 1:41 AM, dollarpuppy wrote:

    1) RMBS -- The damages they're seeking are roughly double the current market cap.

    2) CLNE -- Gasoline will probably never be cheap again, and trucks don't run on wind, wave or solar power.

    3) TA -- If natural gas gives trucking a future, maybe this stock will at least be worth its book value.

    4) GTIM -- Maybe this is the year for their "We're gonna be big" slogan to come true.

    5) CGA -- A fertilizer stock with the word "China" and the word "Green" in its name? Trendy!

    Or maybe the top stock of 2010 will be ... Facebook!

  • Report this Comment On December 16, 2009, at 2:02 AM, dollarpuppy wrote:

    Of course, how could I have overlooked it! Converted Organics (COIN) will turn a profit, achieve a P/E fitting a "green" company, and prove to everyone it's not just a scam, skyrocketing to the top stock for 2010!

  • Report this Comment On December 16, 2009, at 5:04 AM, SuitedAces wrote:

    My Fav pic for 2010 is the 2 stocks that were my best gainers of 2009. HGSI and DNDN the runup in price has just began. FDA approvals and ROW/ domestic partners and it's to the moon !

  • Report this Comment On December 16, 2009, at 6:51 AM, foolasia wrote:

    TA is my pick for 2010. TA owns and operates highway travel centers, which includes restaurants, motels, truck repair, gasoline and other services. Once the US economy comes back, people will be driving and trucks will be on the road in force transporting goods across the US. This is a distressed business in a distressed economy that offers multi-bagger opportunity. Despite poor earnings, the parent company that spun off TA in 2007 is going to make sure TA doesn't fail. This is a $4 stock that used to go for $40 back in 2007. It has $11 in cash per share and gives us a cushion in case growth doesn't come that soon.

  • Report this Comment On December 16, 2009, at 7:07 AM, rkumar02 wrote:

    My reco for the best stocks for 2010 goes to 2 stocks -

    1. ARMH - I think teh time has coem for this to start showing the muscle. As the netbooks and smartbooks proliferate the reveneuw for this company will start increasing accordingly and given this is a very conservative company and a fromer advisor reccomendation it has all the signs of being one of teh top stocks for next year.

    I also think the QSII will be another big hitter as the health care story unravels and the health care providers start investing in technology . Again a fundamentally good company that has all the signs of being one of the top stocks for next year.

  • Report this Comment On December 16, 2009, at 7:33 AM, bjpinto wrote:

    I pick Yongye (YONG) considering the excellent growth they had this year and much more forecasted for next year.

  • Report this Comment On December 16, 2009, at 7:34 AM, bjpinto wrote:

    I pick Yongye (YONG) considering the excellent growth they had in 2009 and the estimated stellar growth for 2010.

  • Report this Comment On December 16, 2009, at 7:59 AM, devilzadvocate wrote:

    CMFO it is. Why? It's a small cap China play with no debt in an evergreen food industry and still trading under $10.

    Price/Earnings: 3.6x

    PEG TTM: 0.4x

    Market Cap: $172.8M

    Net Margin: 22.8%

    Return on Equity: 28.5%

    Return on Assets: 21.5%

    Beta: 0.16

    Last but not the least, 97.5% All Star Members have given it a thumbs up.

  • Report this Comment On December 16, 2009, at 8:16 AM, ffllyer1 wrote:

    OCNW is my pick. With broadband stimulus monies finally hititng - this company is small enough for it to make a material difference. There is no company that will have more impact from it than OCNW.

  • Report this Comment On December 16, 2009, at 8:18 AM, ffllyer1 wrote:

    OCNW is my pick. With broadband stimulus monies finally hitting, and this company's small size - no company is better positioned.

  • Report this Comment On December 16, 2009, at 8:36 AM, dexter7590 wrote:

    Ford has been good to me but UIS has been better. Bought at $1.31. After reverse split it trades $35 plus. It's the Energizer Bunny of my portfolio.

  • Report this Comment On December 16, 2009, at 8:54 AM, peterod wrote:

    JOEZ - Joe's Jeans -could be the next true religion as the company has turned around its operations and people like Madonna, Beyonce and Brad Pitt are now wearing their products.

    KV-A - Is my second best pick for the year. It's on track to begin production of its products and regain FDA approval soon...

  • Report this Comment On December 16, 2009, at 8:59 AM, federicoll wrote:

    Genzyme Corporation

    Genz experienced some issues with it production plant that look like resolved and with the commitment of the management of not having that sort of issues again. Genz is by far the leader on its market and have already good product pipeline to be approved. The price now is impacted by the plant issues and is trading at a lowest P/E historical ratio.

    Genz can provide a 30-40% of return during 2010 with a fairly low risk.

  • Report this Comment On December 16, 2009, at 10:04 AM, GotGas wrote:

    Sandridge Energy - SD

    SD's IPO in late 2007 traded in the $30 range and quickly moved to the $60 range during the mid 2008 run up in energy prices. Now trading at $9, this natural gas and oil play is way beaten down. T. Boone Pickens firm is buying it and it is a CAPS 5 Star stock with excellent management experience as its leader came over from CHK The Century Plant project with OXY in west Texas will begin to come on line in 2010 and it is acquiring additional Permian Basin proven reserves from FST. This company is reloading at a time of low natural gas prices and will be firing on all cylinders by the end of 2010.

  • Report this Comment On December 16, 2009, at 10:47 AM, gogojoann wrote:

    Why do you title your article with"What will be the best stock for 2010 and then state in the article that

    :"I am not going to try and sell you any hot predictions for next year" ??? Write what you say you are going to write. Now, if asked, I would say that small cap energy stocks will continue doing very well in the new year. We all know there will be lots of exploring and drilling and the need will not go away. I have done vedry well with a few of the small cap energy stocks and think I will continue to do so. And I thank you for some of that guidance.

  • Report this Comment On December 16, 2009, at 10:56 AM, TMFHousel wrote:

    gogojoann,

    "Why do you title your article with"What will be the best stock for 2010 and then state in the article that:"I am not going to try and sell you any hot predictions for next year??? Write what you say you are going to write"

    The headline asks what 2010's best stock will be, and Dan's article simply asks for your input. I don't see how that's misleading. If he wrote, "I'm Going to Tell You What 2010's Best Stock Will Be," that'd be a different story.

  • Report this Comment On December 16, 2009, at 11:16 AM, eagles162 wrote:

    seic will surprise with revenues and earnings to the upside loveya

  • Report this Comment On December 16, 2009, at 11:46 AM, Fool wrote:

    dndn is my pick. Their is opportunity here to further our treatment of cancer and begin to win this battle.

  • Report this Comment On December 16, 2009, at 11:50 AM, smarkman wrote:

    My pick for 2010 is....Freddie Mac! In spite of the naysayers this stock is poised for growth once the foreclosure issues settle down and the government protection they now have continues.

  • Report this Comment On December 16, 2009, at 11:56 AM, Fool wrote:

    CROX.

    This stock will biatchslap 2010 mercilessly

  • Report this Comment On December 16, 2009, at 12:05 PM, blaueskobalt wrote:

    Hmmm...the impossible task...

    If the list of 2009's winners can teach us anything, 2010's winners will have the following characterics:

    1) small by market cap; probably also small in per-share price

    2) unprofitable

    3) facing liquidity concerns

    And to be the winner, it needs to not only transition from graveyard to viable, but from graveyard to hi-growth (with a correspondingly high multiple).

    I'm going with some overlooked stocks in the energy sector: ASTI and STHJF. These could both fit the bill, with ASTI the better of the two because a solar company will be able to command a higher multiple than a uranium miner.

  • Report this Comment On December 16, 2009, at 12:12 PM, caltex1nomad wrote:

    Corning (GLW)

  • Report this Comment On December 16, 2009, at 12:59 PM, chumchingee wrote:

    I do not know anything at all about stocks.

    Helen Hunt did not know anything about stocks either. She was worth 26 million when she died.

    She based her stock purchases on her personal likes and dislikes of what she purchased at the stores.

    Probably 40% of my income goes to food purchases over a month's time. I would invest in pet food stocks such as Purina. Purina should do well.

    The people that put out can goods such as Del Monte should do well long term.

    The people that produce Swanson Hungry Man Dinners and the people that produce Stouffer entres would be a strong second. NestleUSA is on the package.

    Gasoline takes up roughly $35 a week of my budget. I usually budget $60 just in case. So stocks that produce Marathon gasoline would be my third choice.

    Fourth would be the big three retailers in my town. Krogers, Meijers, and WalMart would be strong contenders. Roughly $200 a week is spent at these three retailers for food and retail items.

    These would be long term investments rather than short term. I feel all of the above could have risks associated with them, such as buy downs and other financial tools that could make them bad investments on the short term.

  • Report this Comment On December 16, 2009, at 1:08 PM, stockguru10 wrote:

    ARIA- They have several drugs coming through the pipeline. I see big things for them in 2010.

    Stoch Guru

  • Report this Comment On December 16, 2009, at 1:10 PM, oshoup wrote:

    GMDTF: THE BEST MED. STOCK GOING AT A VERY FAIR PRICE-- CHINA IS BOOMING AND SO WILL THIS STOCK IN 2010---

    OZZIE--- oshoup@sbcglobal.net

  • Report this Comment On December 16, 2009, at 1:45 PM, ASFool wrote:

    ORCL, CREE, GOOG

  • Report this Comment On December 16, 2009, at 1:56 PM, Fool wrote:

    You might want to take a look @ BYDDF(nasdaq). Last Fall, the Oracle of Omaha bought 10 percent ($230 million US) of this car and battery company and thus far, has enjoyed a six fold return on his money.

  • Report this Comment On December 16, 2009, at 1:59 PM, dantefromsomm wrote:

    LPIH.OB , SIMPLY BASED ON THEIR EPS HAS GONE UP YEAR OVER AND REVENUE HAS GONE UP 50 MIL A YEAR ...

    AND THEY ARE DOUBLING STORAGE COPACITY AND HAVE 6 NEW CONTRACTSN SIGNED FOR IT

    LPIH.OB

  • Report this Comment On December 16, 2009, at 3:49 PM, ultimatespinach wrote:

    Everybody hates refiners these days. They're losing money on the spreads between crude and gas and other distillates and they're burdened by overcapacity. This quarter alone, Valero Energy (VLO) closed one refinery, requiring a major charge against non-existent Q4 earnings, and had a deadly explosion at another. The stock price barely budged.

    Which should suggest to the contrarian that VLO has hit bottom and this is a good time to buy. Once the economic recovery is far enough along to restore growth in the demand for gasoline, the easy money in VLO will have been made. Better to be a little early and take the 3.6 percent yield while you wait. Valero is also investing heavily in the biofuels business so that it will continue to be a leader in the transition to greener fuels.

    Four macro trends are working in VLO's favor -- the ongoing reduction in refining capacity, the growing demand for automobiles in emerging markets, the global economic recovery and the large capital requirements (and environmental issues) of new refineries. As supply shrinks and demand grows, the refiners will hit an inflection point, perhaps as early as Q2, where profitability returns and begins to grow. From these depressed levels, VLO could easily be a double in 2010, and perhaps more.

  • Report this Comment On December 16, 2009, at 4:34 PM, drborst wrote:

    I am never able to pick the big winers, but I like JST. China is going to need more electricity and that means building out the grid. And while I wish the cast resin (oil free) transformers were made by an American company, they're not, and aren't made by anyone else that I've found yet.

    I'll add that the Chinese currency can only go up, making this stock possibly a double gainer

  • Report this Comment On December 16, 2009, at 5:00 PM, sweettea2u wrote:

    I would say AMD because they are no longer held back by Intel, AMD can focus while everyone else is fighting in court., and the extra money they got from Intel will go along way in getting them back to profitable.

  • Report this Comment On December 16, 2009, at 5:31 PM, dmduffy wrote:

    dmduffy

    My pick is Cisco.

    Cisco has been making strategic company purchases to stay competitive in markets they are involved in.

    Cisco, I believe will gain more business when schools ( grammar, junior high, high school, and universities ) upgrade, or new installs for access to the internet is made available to school systems throughout the nation.

    Cisco, I believe is will gain more business when companies start to purchase more equipment, and software to upgrade there networks.

    Cisco has cash available for R&D, and if necessary, purchase more companies to stay competitive.

  • Report this Comment On December 16, 2009, at 10:21 PM, Chinastocks55 wrote:

    BSPM:

    BioStar Pharma.

    This is a top tier China pharma play.

    Here is their stock page in the NY Times.

    http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/business/companies/biosta...

  • Report this Comment On December 17, 2009, at 12:04 AM, blaueskobalt wrote:

    I'm not sure if it's irony, but think that some of the best candidates for this contest are also some of the best candidate for the contest of which company will fail in 2010: to be the best performing stock in a given year, a 5-fold (and probably a 10-fold) increase is needed. There's no way that can happen unless the company has some serious issues at the start of the year. That's why Cisco, Apple, AMD, etc. don't have a chance--five-fold multiple expansion would require 1999-like craziness!

  • Report this Comment On December 17, 2009, at 12:04 AM, blaueskobalt wrote:

    I'm not sure if it's irony, but think that some of the best candidates for this contest are also some of the best candidate for the contest of which company will fail in 2010: to be the best performing stock in a given year, a 5-fold (and probably a 10-fold) increase is needed. There's no way that can happen unless the company has some serious issues at the start of the year. That's why Cisco, Apple, AMD, etc. don't have a chance--five-fold multiple expansion would require 1999-like craziness!

  • Report this Comment On December 17, 2009, at 12:30 AM, Fool wrote:

    JCI Johnson Control has three divisions, building enviormental efficiencies, lithium batteries for hybrid vehicles and and auto interiors, which should all do well in 2010 if the economic recovery continues.

  • Report this Comment On December 17, 2009, at 12:32 AM, Fool wrote:

    JCI Johnson Controls has three divisions, building enviormental efficiencies, lithium batteries for hybrid vehicles and and auto interiors, which should all do well in 2010 if the economic recovery continues.

  • Report this Comment On December 17, 2009, at 2:19 AM, dividendgrowth wrote:

    Each year's best performer will always be someone who miraculously escapes a seemingly certain death.

    The problem is that finding it carries no better odds than winning the lottery.

  • Report this Comment On December 17, 2009, at 10:21 AM, noryakerson wrote:

    I'm looking at BIP, VDSI, CFSG, TNDM, FORM, MKL to make some headway.

  • Report this Comment On December 17, 2009, at 10:21 AM, noryakerson wrote:

    Also--AFAM and FHCO

  • Report this Comment On December 17, 2009, at 11:23 AM, mehtad wrote:

    AONE - Hybrid cars and alternate energy are taking prominence and these stocks will fly in the near and long-term future

  • Report this Comment On December 17, 2009, at 12:55 PM, beave35 wrote:

    CINF, EIHI, and ASI. Insurance will bounce back big.

  • Report this Comment On December 17, 2009, at 1:18 PM, Robear1020 wrote:

    For most of a decade this stock traded between $20 and $40. In the third quarter of 2008 the slowing economy dealt it a triple whammy of falling prices, lower demand and rising costs. It now trades below $15 (a little above book value) and appears to have plenty upside potential. Demand for their products isn’t about to go away as BRIC countries are beginning to use their products in the production of new autos, buses, airplanes and much more (possibly even off-shore oil and gas drilling systems, high-efficiency power transmission, next-generation lighting, energy-efficient buildings and transportation systems and green packaging). There is a bit of a glut right now so don’t expect them to be able to raise prices overnight, but it expected that growing economies will work through that during the next several months and then things should get interesting. I believe Alcoa (AA) is a buy-now and will become one of the biggest large cap winners in 2010.

  • Report this Comment On December 17, 2009, at 3:52 PM, Robearski wrote:

    The following is my top small cap pick (<$250Mil)... This company has a revolutionary new bioplastic that is fully biodegradable and may eventually be used to replace any type of plastic that usually goes directly from our grocery stores to our landfills. This company already has more than 500 owned and licensed patents and applications worldwide. They have a significant partner in Archer Danels Midland who has helped to fund a large production facility that will soon be operational. Metabolix, Inc. (MBLX, <$11) is my top small cap pick for 2010 and they were recently “named to the 2010 Class of Technology Pioneers by the World Economic Forum”. FYI, “To be selected as a Technology Pioneer by the WEF, a company must be involved in the development of a life-changing technology innovation and have the potential for long-term impact on business and society. In addition, it must demonstrate visionary leadership and show all the signs of a long-standing and sustainable market leader, and its technology must be proven.”

  • Report this Comment On December 17, 2009, at 6:02 PM, daglst wrote:

    My pick is a penny stock called Deep Down (DPDW). It is very solid and just got 2 new contracts. It could easily go from 13 cents to over a dollar in 2010. Nothing ventured...nothing gained.

  • Report this Comment On December 18, 2009, at 12:16 AM, mmk100 wrote:

    Its smart to own stocks, like UPS, with strong balance sheets, good cash flow and dominant positions in their markets. This stock will benefit from rising markets and will keep moving forward even if tailwinds turn to headwinds. Profits for UPS are up and this Atlanta-based giant has a long track record of producing high returns for shareholders. Big gains in revenue and profits margins are forecast and a great consistent dividend.

  • Report this Comment On December 18, 2009, at 11:23 AM, PaulnTexas wrote:

    I see big gains for this "green" technology pioneer: CABN.

    Also HRAL should resume it's nice growth in the Hearing Aid Busineess as they expand more into the Canadian Wal Marts. And then into the Wal Marts (and others) in the US.

    Biotech GENT should boom on upcoming good news from several of thier products now in Ph.2 & 3 trials.

  • Report this Comment On December 18, 2009, at 11:42 AM, KruegerL wrote:

    The best stock appreciation in 2010 will be Clarient CLRT. Look for at least 500% gain in stock price next year. Their growth in medical lab processing will be very dynamic due to excellent management and technical growth.

  • Report this Comment On December 18, 2009, at 11:43 AM, piggytentoes wrote:

    XIN -- The real estate recovery in China continues.

  • Report this Comment On December 18, 2009, at 11:55 AM, LDSGJA wrote:

    I also like F but I think my pick will be NFLX for the stock of the year.

  • Report this Comment On December 18, 2009, at 12:14 PM, miclane05 wrote:

    ATVI will be a big 2010 hit. At $10.85 today, it is barely above its March '09 lows and well below its pre-recession $18.50 mark. This is partly do to fears over chinese regulations of World of Warcraft and a temporary weakness in game sales, which has contributed to a 15% slide over the past 3 months.

    ATVI has a huge amount of cash, and lack of debt, to weather any temporary weakness that impacts competitors like Take-Two more heavily. Younger generations are not about to give up their video games anytime soon and ATVI currently has the best-selling console game on the market (Call of Duty). More importantly, 2010 brings a highly anticipated lineup of blockbuster hits including Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3. Their games promise to be bestsellers no matter who wins the current price-reducing war between console sellers PS3, Wii, and Xbox and even capture the PC game market better than any other company.

    At the current price, the market is pricing the chinese uncertainties and gamestop's poor quarter into the stock, but forgetting ATVI's strong pipeline and recent hit releases that will beat estimates over the next 1 1/2 years. For anyone under 25, games are fun, cool, and addictive and ATVI is the Altria of the game market with enough market share and cash to protect it from downturns and competitors alike.

  • Report this Comment On December 18, 2009, at 12:19 PM, docdetroit wrote:

    My pick for 2010 is "CHWY" China Wind Systems Inc. The Company is expeiencing very strong top and bottom line growth. Has just finished another large addition to their major plant and is building another addition that will be finished in May. The products that will be produced are already sold out for the next 2 1/2 years. Margins are increasing rapidly because of strong demand and China's government commitment to dramatically increase wind power. Will soon be traded on a major exchange, and the stock price should explode upward SOON and throughout 2010.

  • Report this Comment On December 18, 2009, at 12:29 PM, magounsq wrote:

    TWER...WIMAX play...geared to small companies...priced right (cost to customer) and dependable...doubled in 2009 but still under $2.

    Also a candidate for federal stimulus money.

    magounsq

  • Report this Comment On December 18, 2009, at 12:35 PM, IBDvalueinvestin wrote:

    All 7 of those stocks mentioned as 2009's biggest winners were 2008's scariest stocks that dropped like concrete blocks in Water for much of 2008.

    So as the saying goes , your gains will only be as big as your risk.

  • Report this Comment On December 18, 2009, at 12:39 PM, macthewolf wrote:

    I think Qualcom (QCOM)will be the big stock next year mainly because the 4G technology is just getting started and it is the brains inside of all of the wireless players. The sales for smart phones will be huge as people become accustom to instant access to everthing.

  • Report this Comment On December 18, 2009, at 12:46 PM, pghman wrote:

    I think the biggest winners will be IMDS once the procedure is approved for use in the USA.

    Ask a woman what she thinks.

  • Report this Comment On December 18, 2009, at 12:57 PM, KimDro wrote:

    Thanks everyone! I've been consistently buying "my picks" out of Motley Fool's recommendations for a year now. I'm up 60%, and it is my first year investing. My biggest winner last year was Ford (GM, my biggest loser!) I'm picking Google as the stock to buy this year (price is higher for me, a small investor) and I'll be trying to buy additional Google all year... While I don't think it will be up 1000%, it is a solid stock with the future in mind!

    Thanks again, Motley Fool! I really appreciate all the suggestions... can you hear my further research starting?

    Kim

  • Report this Comment On December 18, 2009, at 1:06 PM, stonebusted wrote:

    Everything I see assumes the recession is getting better. I am looking more toward shorts and puts. If the economy takes another tumble, and I believe there is a good chance it will, gold is the only thing I want to be long in.

    There are a lot of exceptions to this ie some stocks do well regardless and vice-versa. I have never been smart enough to figure which is which,

    I still think that short position is realistic.

  • Report this Comment On December 18, 2009, at 1:44 PM, bosoxfanme wrote:

    I think IMAX will be a big winner in 2010. Big movies like Avatar, Toy Story3 are going to a draw people in to imax theaters, along with growing screens will improve Imax growth and bottom lines.

  • Report this Comment On December 18, 2009, at 1:57 PM, mrovira wrote:

    I expect the market to drop in 2010, so I am looking at short funds. SFK has my vote.

  • Report this Comment On December 18, 2009, at 2:31 PM, nopolitition wrote:

    has anyone read cloward-piven at www.cloward-piven.com I would appreciate opinions

  • Report this Comment On December 18, 2009, at 2:35 PM, nopolitition wrote:

    has anyone read cloward-piven at clowardpiven.com Iwould appreciate comment

  • Report this Comment On December 18, 2009, at 4:30 PM, imdexter wrote:

    China Educational Alliance (EU)

    High quality online and onsite educational and vocational services. Trades at $5.85 with a PE of 10. Gross margin is 80%. Revenue and profits were up about 50% in a poor market. China is pushing quality education to help meet the demands of their modernizing infrastructure. No long-term debt, $38 million in cash. Looks ready to break out.

  • Report this Comment On December 18, 2009, at 4:53 PM, PARGITO wrote:

    HGSI The lupus drug will be approve,and it will send this stock to 50-or 60 dollar .HAPPY HOLIDAYS.

  • Report this Comment On December 18, 2009, at 5:17 PM, PARGITO wrote:

    HGSI,will be the stock in 2010 because the lupus drug benlista will be approve and the stock will go to 50-or 60 dollar. HAPPY HOLIDAYS...

  • Report this Comment On December 18, 2009, at 5:22 PM, runnindoc wrote:

    Noone here seems to BOOM with enthusiasm about Dynamic Materials. The "pickers" also pan it. I have to think the argument about no ties to the strength of the dollar and the Dubai bailout and Afghan war leave them in a strong spot to be "discovered" this year. When it happens, price will make like the ticker.

  • Report this Comment On December 18, 2009, at 5:22 PM, jworld wrote:

    Symbol is GORO..This will soon be known as world class mining company, producing both gold and silver for less than $100 per ounce of gold. Silver will be almost free. They have already raised enough money without having to issue warrants, to commission production. Growth will be mind boggling in that management already has proven track record, all permits in place, with entire operation being self sufficient. All monies raised were done so without issuing any warrants. Company has already announced dividends will also be paid to shareholders. A no brainer IMO. Already amazing track record and returns before production, which is just now underway.

  • Report this Comment On December 18, 2009, at 5:47 PM, bigsmitty52 wrote:

    My stock is VALE (that is the symbol not the name). This ADR is a play on international construction because of the base metals that they provide.

  • Report this Comment On December 18, 2009, at 6:14 PM, 1sweet1 wrote:

    CTRP - Chinese travel company. Up fourfold in 2009, during the hard economic times. Don't see any reason for that to slow down. Unfortunately, it's about $80 now.

  • Report this Comment On December 18, 2009, at 6:38 PM, Shepp67 wrote:

    I'm going to say HAS

    Nice p/e, lots of potential to grow, great properties, and the dividend doesn't hurt.

    Shepp

  • Report this Comment On December 18, 2009, at 10:12 PM, jc2811 wrote:

    VHGI potential stock dividend. Company may sell off healthcare assets to WNDM to concentrate on Gold Business; numbers work out as follows:WNDM closed at $2.17 per share on 12/1/09 and VHGI closed at $0.185 per share on 12/1/09.Under the current capitalization structure it would equate to roughly 8 shares of WNDM for every 100 shares of VHGI owned by our shareholders. If completed, VHGI intends to distribute the WNDM stock to its shareholders as a dividend in 2010, subject to completion and effectiveness of a re-sale registration statement. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/OTCBBWNDM-Announces-LOI-to-prn...

  • Report this Comment On December 18, 2009, at 10:14 PM, jc2811 wrote:

    VHGI potential stock dividend. Company may sell off healthcare assets to WNDM to concentrate on Gold Business; numbers work out as follows:WNDM closed at $2.17 per share on 12/1/09 and VHGI closed at $0.185 per share on 12/1/09.Under the current capitalization structure it would equate to roughly 8 shares of WNDM for every 100 shares of VHGI owned by our shareholders. If completed, VHGI intends to distribute the WNDM stock to its shareholders as a dividend in 2010, subject to completion and effectiveness of a re-sale registration statement. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/OTCBBWNDM-Announces-LOI-to-prn...

  • Report this Comment On December 19, 2009, at 1:59 AM, Riot5000 wrote:

    SNSS is your 2010 star.

  • Report this Comment On December 19, 2009, at 9:03 AM, gjswitzer wrote:

    I have two stocks that i believe will be big winners in 2010. they are both biopharma stocks

    1) ARNA- drug Locaserin-close to FDA approval probably the safest drug for obesity and if combined with another drug may be the most effective

    2)ACUR- drug acurox- this may be the best and most effective way to prevent diversion of narcotics (starting with oxycontin). Currently under review by FDA

  • Report this Comment On December 19, 2009, at 2:08 PM, namaste888 wrote:

    CX Cemex is a Mexican owned cement company that is going to explode as the world comes out of it's recession and starts growth again.

  • Report this Comment On December 19, 2009, at 3:37 PM, rawsdavid wrote:

    YUII- Yuhe...People are going to be buying chickens in mass in China.

  • Report this Comment On December 19, 2009, at 4:18 PM, RandalRoy wrote:

    ATVI will definetly be a stock worth watching this year.With the upcoming Warcraft movie and the release of Starcraft2 and Diablo3

    The release of Call of Duty broke the sales record for any media release in history, movies, recordings or otherwise.

    Now if they could just come up with a resolution to that China problem

  • Report this Comment On December 19, 2009, at 7:36 PM, MalcoweeDaddy wrote:

    Google is my pick for its potential to really shake up the digital world. Already, Android is making serious inroads into the hand-held device market. What's going to happen when Chrome is released in mid-2010? Chrome was designed from the ground up with the Internet in mind. It is an OS specifically designed to accommodate cloud computing. This has the potential to make Google the top player in a whole new computing revolution.

  • Report this Comment On December 20, 2009, at 10:00 AM, Flocketrocket wrote:

    My bet is Net 1 Technologies (UEPS on Nasdaq).

    Following 10 years of uninterruptred growth, consensus is for a further 26% increase this year - despite the economic downturn. On a forward p/e of 9.5 and cash of $220million its a steal!

    It opreates a card-based payment system for underbanked economies in Africa, Asia, South America, Russia and Asia. It has a very high level of annuity-type income (as its income is transaction based) and is a huge cash flow generator. Still trading at half 2007 peak levels.

  • Report this Comment On December 20, 2009, at 11:43 AM, ccardoni wrote:

    Spectrum Pharmaceuticals (SPPI)

  • Report this Comment On December 20, 2009, at 5:32 PM, 123growrich wrote:

    I love BYDDF.PK.

    Don't let the obscure ticker turn you off, Warren Buffet himself believes in this small, Chinese company that manufactures batteries for electric cars. Anyone can see the radical move towards hybrids and electric cars is coming and this is a small company that is poised to benift.

    Warren's interest got me interested as he his focus is on large, American companies w/ good growth records, or dividends. This company has yet to demonstrate either of these making me wonder if Warren is one step ahead as he often is.

    You can't go wrong here, look for solid growth in 2010 and perhaps an explosion upwards once a major deal is struck.

  • Report this Comment On December 21, 2009, at 11:14 AM, CEOoftheROC wrote:

    Just want to get the off topic stuff out of the way...

    Helen Hunt is dead?? Where was I for that...

    Also, I don't feel mislead at all with that article... after all it is asking us right?

    Ok, now that's out of the way...

    Two of the stocks that I think are going to have big years are already written about and I am in agreement with what was said about them, Activision and Google.

    If Diablo3 is anywhere near as big as Diablo2 was and they take the pay per month approach, which for my sake I hope they don't but would be business wise, it will be a huge cash cow for Activision. Starcraft2 is going to be huge once it is finally done.

    People still play Starcraft and Diablo2 today and both of these new game are their new age replacements.

    I think Google is going to find success next year with their new endeavors, the smart phone market and their web browser. They are already big business so I don't know how much upside they have but Google is one of my bluechip favorites for next year.

    My pick for top stock next year though is American Capital, ACAS. They have had a rocky road through the recession and I think as the economy stabilizes and further recovers ACAS will realize it's full value. They are significantly under Book Value and, if I am not mistaken, they traditionally traded at or above book value in the past. They have suspended their dividend, but in the past were a solid 5-10% yielding stock and when the dividends return it would be a great holding with big upside.

  • Report this Comment On December 21, 2009, at 2:06 PM, Quincynova wrote:

    RIG Transocean

  • Report this Comment On December 21, 2009, at 3:05 PM, bizacumen wrote:

    I think it will be PM.

  • Report this Comment On December 21, 2009, at 5:18 PM, UncannyHoosier wrote:

    RTK - After the secondary offering, they have the cash to compete in the clean fuel and fertilizer markets. You can get in for 25% less than the offering now, at current prices. Without the offering, stock price would have been 3X where they are now. Shares are a little bit diluted but company is in much better shape...and profitable.

    Also, LYG. UK's version of Citibank. Too big to fail and much better value than the big US banks.

  • Report this Comment On December 22, 2009, at 12:08 AM, garifool wrote:

    I tend to agree with mrovira, and think that at least the first quarter of 2010 will see the markets go under a more or less severe correction, so I am either at cash, or looking for good shorts, even if I find many of the upper comments are very interesting, and I'll keep them under my radar.

    Have a happy 2010 every one, but let's not forget about the millions who won't have a happy 2010: maybe the best investment could be to give part of our 2009 shameful profits to help those who will be still poorer in 2010 then in 2008 and 2009!

  • Report this Comment On December 22, 2009, at 12:55 PM, plange01 wrote:

    starting to look like we can add yahoo to the growing list of 2010 bankruptcys that already has..GM,moodys,sirius,hertz and rite aid on the list

  • Report this Comment On December 22, 2009, at 5:26 PM, JaysRage wrote:

    Undoubtedly, the real winner will be some super-small high risk stock, probably a tiny drug company.

    From a risk/reward perspective, which means that this is a stock that would actually put real money on (and have already actually), I like CHWY -- China Wind Systems. It is well positioned in the booming China Wind market, and it's currently flying under the radar. It has a good chance to be a 200% or 300% stock in 2010 without a ridiculous amount of risk. It is mentioned already above, but it's one of my favorites.

  • Report this Comment On December 29, 2009, at 12:11 AM, IBDvalueinvestin wrote:

    NEP China North East Petro will expand with 60-70 new oil wells in 2010 and will also drill 30 wells for PetroChina. 2010 - 2011 should be a big year for an Oil producer in China.

    China surpassed America as the worlds #1 car market earlier this month. A title America has held for decades..

    NEP will need to keep up the well drilling at a torrid pace to keep up with the oil demand from China's cars hitting the roads at a record pace.

  • Report this Comment On December 29, 2009, at 3:18 PM, zardiw wrote:

    Second JBII.......She's a monster.......lol........z

  • Report this Comment On December 30, 2009, at 5:29 PM, peterod wrote:

    JOEZ just reported 175% increase in samestore sales and opened its 6th store in texas. Madonna, Beonce, and Brad Pitt are wearing their jeans. Still at a reasonable price considering the potential multibagger upside....

  • Report this Comment On December 31, 2009, at 3:05 PM, BurntOrang3 wrote:

    YSI CUZ

  • Report this Comment On January 02, 2010, at 9:28 PM, cavanilla wrote:

    I have to go with Ford asdoing the best and Amazon will just keep on climbing

  • Report this Comment On January 03, 2010, at 3:41 PM, askjohndotcom wrote:

    GERN is the best stock to own in 2010

  • Report this Comment On January 09, 2010, at 10:00 PM, shoebcan wrote:

    Apple, Oracle, RIM

  • Report this Comment On February 08, 2010, at 1:18 PM, persiantech wrote:

    ......TMR......DON'T EVEN THINK TWICE. this is the stock for 2010. in summer their price will be doubled

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