5 Stocks Approaching Greatnesshttp://www.fool.com/investing/general/2011/03/08/5-stocks-approaching-greatness.aspx Rich Duprey
March 8, 2011
Some companies are obviously great investments -- in hindsight. Yet for every stock out there screaming "buy me," others simply give us a nudge and a nod. How can we tell tomorrow's obviously great investments from the thousands of pretenders?
The stars' walk of fame
Some of these names might surprise you. For example, biotechs have been taking a drubbing lately as the FDA rejects applications left and right or clinical trials land with a thud. Vical is no different as its stock was crushed last October when its blood vessel regeneration therapy being developed with sanofi-aventis was found to be no more effective than a placebo. Almost great? Even familiar names can still offer some of the best opportunities. Perhaps we've just forgotten the potential they still hold.
The Pebble copper-gold-molybdenum project in southwestern Alaska is a veritable gold mine of opportunity for Northern Dynasty Minerals, and helps explain the 150% run-up in its stock of the past six months. As the 170,000-plus CAPS members have chosen these companies as less obvious sources for tomorrow's great buys, let's see why they might merit your attention.
In the sight of greatness?
With or without a merger in the works, the 16 analysts covering CME Group are unanimous in believing it will outperform the broad market indexes, and the CAPS All-Star community is bullish too, with 96% expecting it to beat the Street.