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 135,000 members, we've found that our "five-star portfolio" has risen by 15.31% between January 2007 and April 2009, compared with a loss of 40.6% for the S&P 500.

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. 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

Cogo Group (NASDAQ:COGO)

635 of 659

TBS International (NASDAQ:TBSI)

1,159 of 1,208

Gushan Environmental Energy (NYSE:GU)

781 of 807

JSC MMC Norilsk Nickel (ADR) (OTC BB: NILSY)

132 of 136

Mosaic (NYSE:MOS)

2,499 of 2,591

Crucell N.V. (ADR) (NASDAQ:CRXL)

111 of 117

PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund (NYSE:DBA)

720 of 742

Data from Motley Fool CAPS, July 13, 2009.

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