Famed money manager Peter Lynch called them "10-baggers," stocks that climbed to 10 times the value he paid for them. They're a rare breed, but not impossible to find. Especially when you're a friend of Fools.

If you look back over the market's best stocks, you'll find companies that have risen in value in 10 years by 3,000%, 5,000%, and even 24,000%. They're not penny stocks, but viable companies with sound business prospects -- companies that are achieving phenomenal returns every year. You need to pick only one or two monster stocks to have a winning portfolio.

Stalking the monster
So where can we find tomorrow's monster stocks today? At Motley Fool CAPS, we track the opinions of more than 74,000 investors who help collectively to identify those winners. Thousands of stocks are rated by both novice and professional analysts. The opinions of the best stock pickers are weighted more heavily in determining a stock's CAPS rating of one to the maximum five stars.

Investors at CAPS are rated as well, and we call the best of them All-Stars. We've compiled a list of these top players, who, like Peter Lynch, have already found monster stocks -- companies that have doubled, tripled, or quadrupled in price. Then we give you some of the picks they consider equally promising.


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Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN)




Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM)


General Cable (NYSE:BGC)




Baidu.com (NASDAQ:BIDU)


Marriott International (NYSE:MAR)


Of course this is not a list of stocks to buy or -- for those monster stocks that the CAPS All-Stars have already found -- sell. It's a jumping-off point for doing additional research.

Check-in time with Marriott
Hotel operator Marriott has had more investors checking out over the past year than checking in. Shares are off 17% since last November. There were some weak quarterly reports this year as RevPAR (revenues per available room) might have peaked, and the market seemed to think Marriott's elevators didn't go all the way to the top floors. The industry has been adding capacity, and Marriott said in the third quarter it had 115,000 rooms worldwide awaiting construction, conversion, or approval for development. That's a lot.

Not everyone feels that way, particularly with a weak dollar that ought to encourage more travelers to come to the U.S. That's just one of the points enumerated by CAPS All-Star jaygatsby49, who highlighted several reasons a couple of months ago why Marriott should be considered an outperform.

    1. Weak U.S. Dollar will encourage some to travel.
    2. Marriott has done an exceptionally good job of building [their] own Internet presence, reducing [their] reliance on intermediaries, and thus taking over [their] margins (Web sales up 26% since January).
    3. 1-year target has just been raised to $55 as per the last Bloomberg Analyst Survey.
    4. [Marriott is] just simply the best business [travelers] hotels in the world. They know [their] business very well and it can be impossible to get in at a Marriott Residence located near a corporate headquarters.

That's reiterated by milehighfooling, who also thinks the timeshare division of Marriott will bolster results.

... As someone who has seen a triple digit increase in foreign travelers in my area, this trend is most [definitely] going to continue through the weakened dollar. Timeshares do not concern me too much. More buying power and dropping prices should mean more buyers from outside the U.S. Being one of the people who owns a timeshare, part of the attraction is being able to utilize different properties within the family of resorts. While it will not likely grow nearly as much as in the recent past, I do not see it going belly up either.

A chance for scary growth
Now's the opportunity for you to weigh in on Marriott or any of the other stocks these All-Stars see as achieving monster growth. Agree with their views? Think they forgot to pack their good eyeglasses? Tell us on CAPS.

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