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5-Star Stocks on the Upswing

By Motley Fool Staff - Updated Apr 5, 2017 at 8:01PM

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Check out these newly minted five-star stocks.

Sadly, there's no such thing as an ultimate buy signal when it comes to investing in stocks. Identifying companies with the wind at their back takes time, patience, and a good dose of due diligence.

There is, however, an easy way to increase your odds of finding the stocks that will beat the market. At Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's investing community of more than 120,000 members, we've found that five-star stocks, as a group, substantially outperform the broader market -- to the tune of 12 percentage points on an annualized basis from November 2006 to July 2008.

In order to fully capture the upside potential of those five-star stocks, it makes sense to identify them just as soon as they achieve five-star status. Fortunately, our CAPS screener now makes it possible to do this. Below, for example, is a list of companies that have been upgraded to five-star status from four stars just yesterday. These stock ideas are only a starting point, of course. Be sure to join us on CAPS to dig in even further.

Company

All-Stars Saying Outperform

Newell Rubbermaid, Inc. (NYSE:NWL)

231 of 250

Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. (NYSE:HPY)

331 of 344

EchoStar Corp. (NASDAQ:SATS)

137 of 140

China Mobile Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:CHL)

2949 of 3041

Telefonos de Mexico, S.A. (ADR) (NYSE:TMX)

262 of 274

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA)

132 of 140

Data from Motley Fool CAPS, Dec. 11, 2008.

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Stocks Mentioned

China Mobile Limited Stock Quote
China Mobile Limited
CHL
EchoStar Corporation Stock Quote
EchoStar Corporation
SATS
$20.31 (-0.44%) $0.09
Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. Stock Quote
Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.
PAA
$11.28 (0.36%) $0.04
Newell Brands Inc. Stock Quote
Newell Brands Inc.
NWL
$20.51 (3.12%) $0.62
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. Stock Quote
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc.
HPY.DL

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