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

The market's best stocks include companies that have risen dozens of times in value by taking advantage of the market's weaknesses. These aren't penny stocks; they're viable companies with sound prospects that are achieving phenomenal returns. Finding just one or two of these monstrously successful companies can help you establish a winning portfolio.

Stalking the monster
To find tomorrow's winners, we've enlisted the help of more than 160,000 monster trackers at Motley Fool CAPS. We've compiled a list of the most successful CAPS members, 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.


CAPS Member Rating

Monster Stock

CAPS Score

Recent Stock Pick

CAPS Rating
(out of 5)



Bare Escentuals


True Religion Apparel (Nasdaq: TRLG)




China Yida


TriQuint Semiconductor (Nasdaq: TQNT)




Morgan Stanley


Century Aluminum (Nasdaq: CENX)


Score is how many percentage points by which that pick is beating the S&P 500.

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

In search of Bigfoot
Even though its stock price fell after True Religion Apparel released quarterly earnings and at least one analyst said it was fairly valued, the pricey jeans company really did nothing to dispel the notion that luxury is back and the consumer is, too. Sales rose 22% on the strength of a near- 19% increase in same-store sales, generating a 10% jump in profits. Who, exactly, is buying $300 jeans in a recession? I have no idea, but someone is. The company remained debt-free while pumping out $37 million in free cash flow over the past year and it's trading at just 11 times earnings for 2011, making it hard to classify it as "fairly valued," let alone overpriced.

Joe's Jeans (Nasdaq: JOEZ) and Polo Ralph Lauren also sport no- or low-debt profiles and generate copious amounts of cash. Yet they trade at almost 17 times and 19 times next year's earnings, respectively. I might not understand why someone would overpay for denim, but I can appreciate a company with a lot of potential. So does CAPS member evilcliver, who noted that the market is selling off True Religion shares.

This Market correction is a buying opportunity, and there is still room for this brand to grow.

Making the connection
In true Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) ally fashion, networking components maker TriQuint Semiconductor doesn't say whether it's a partner, but techies who took apart the iPad before its launch last month found three of TriQuint's power amplifiers inside, the same ones Apple used two years ago in the iPhone 3G and last year in the 3Gs.

No doubt that helps explain TriQuint management's confidence that it will hit its goal of 20% growth in revenues year over year (the company is a partner of virtually all the major players in the industry). With TriQuint's guts in's (Nasdaq: AMZN) Kindle, as well as smartphones like the Android G1, the Pre, and the Droid, it's easy to think TriQuint won't have a problem meeting that guidance.

A shining example
China just boosted electricity prices and new exchange-traded funds for aluminum will be going live, so the market just got a whole lot better for Century Aluminum, let alone industry giant Alcoa (NYSE: AA). Higher electricity tariffs could raise the cost for Chinese aluminum smelters so much that they'll put them out of business (it takes a lot of electricity to smelt aluminum), affecting the global supply. And the ETFs would boost demand because they would take actual possession of aluminum to back the funds.

Those factors could lead to rising prices, and PinochleHead finds another driver for growth.

I love aluminum. You can build all kinds of things with it. CENX makes it. Price is low right now.

A chance for scary growth
It takes more than a few All-Star picks and a quick pitch to make buy or sell decisions, so start your own research on these stocks on Motley Fool CAPS and find other opportunities with monster potential.

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Fool contributor Rich Duprey does not have a financial position in any of the stocks mentioned in this article. You can see his holdings. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.