Tomorrow's Monster Stocks

Stocks that climb to 10 times their original price are rare, but they're not impossible to find. Especially when you have Fools for friends.

The market's best stocks include companies that have risen thousands of times in value over the past decade. These aren't penny stocks; they're viable companies with sound business prospects, achieving phenomenal returns every year. Finding just one or two of these monstrously successful firms can help you establish a winning portfolio.

Stalking the monster
To find tomorrow's monster stocks, we'll enlist the more than 83,000 investors at Motley Fool CAPS. We've compiled a list of the most successful CAPS players, dubbed All-Stars, whose picks have doubled, tripled, or even quadrupled in price. Then we've plucked out some of their recent picks for stocks they find equally promising.

Player

CAPS Rating

Monster Stock

CAPS Score

Recent Stock Pick

CAPS Rating
(5 max)

Sooners11

95.91

First Solar

598.88

Best Buy (NYSE: BBY  )

***

adoratium

99.75

China Finance Online

618.98

Intel (Nasdaq: INTC  )

*****

tagomi

92.05

First Solar

510.54

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG  )

**

pbillions

97.50

First Solar

511.60

Jones Soda (Nasdaq: JSDA  )

**

trlckyfool

96.69

Dendreon

501.52

Tesco (Nasdaq: TESO  )

****

Of course, this is not a list of stocks to buy -- or, for those monster stocks that our CAPS All-Stars have already found, to sell. Just consider them starting points for your own further research.

Drink up
When your products go up against the likes of Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, you better have something on the ball. Early on, it looked like soft-drink maker Jones Soda would be the next must-have stock of the decade, as not only did its shares explode but so did valuations. However, Starbucks (Nasdaq: SBUX  ) decided to drop Jones from its shelves, and the logistics of selling to major retailers like Wal-Mart caused costs to rise. It seemed as though the soda company that could suddenly couldn't.

Shares in the drink maker dove as quickly as they rose, and a chart of its stock looks like Mt. Everest. But now it's on the shelves of retail chains like Target, Kroger (NYSE: KR  ) , and Safeway, so the bottler has far more exposure to consumers who might just buy up more of the bubbly stuff, and its stock may once more start going places.

It's no syrupy-sweet expectation that has CAPS investors like ForceMajeure26 believing Jones Soda can outperform the market. Marketing agreements between Jones and sports teams such as the Seattle Seahawks and New Jersey Nets should get sales moving.

The Seahawks and Nets deals are fantastic. ... I think the only problem is that most of these stadiums probably have long term contracts with [Coke] and Pepsi. But then again, new stadiums are starting to pop up around the country. With their miniscule market cap, even if they take 1-2% of market share from coke or pepsi, you're looking at a 10 bagger.

Of course, not everyone thinks keeping up with the Joneses is necessary. CAPS player BobbyDobbs thinks it's living beyond the means of Wall Street's expectations, in this pitch from last October.

I think this company has potential but will experience [significant] speed bumps finding their profitable markets. I predict their current strategy (increasing distributors nationally) will be adjusted to better target their profitable markets. ... I do not think they are capable of living up to the lofty expectations of Wall Street just yet.

A chance for scary growth
Now's the opportunity for you to weigh in on Jones Soda or any of the other stocks these All-Stars see as achieving monster growth. Agree with their views? Tell us on CAPS. If you don't agree, let us know that, too! If you've got an opinion, then this is the place where your voice counts. Let's hear if you think these are tomorrow's monster stocks.


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