Stocks that climb to 10 times their original price are a rare breed. But they're not impossible to find -- especially when you have Fools for friends.

The market's best stocks include companies that have risen hundreds of times in value over the past decade. These aren't penny stocks; they're viable companies that possess sound business prospects and have achieved phenomenal returns every year. Finding just one or two of these monstrously successful companies can help you establish a winning portfolio.

Stalking the monster
To find tomorrow's monster stocks, we'll enlist the 100,000 investors at Motley Fool CAPS. We've compiled a list of the most successful CAPS players, 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 Rating

Monster Stock

CAPS Score

Recent Stock Pick

CAPS Rating (Out of 5)



Fording Canadian Coal (NYSE: FDG)


Owens & Minor (NYSE: OMI)




China Natural Resources (Nasdaq: CHNR)


Ascent Solar Technologies (Nasdaq: ASTI)






Shengdatech (Nasdaq: SDTH)






Iconix Brand Group (Nasdaq: ICON)




First Solar


PDL BioPharma (Nasdaq: PDLI)


Source: Motley Fool CAPS. Score refers to how many percentage points by which a 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, to sell. Just consider them starting points for your own further research.

A stellar opportunity
It's no secret that solar stocks have been, well, hot this past year. Although they've been eclipsed since the end of last year, plenty of opportunity remains for them to get hot again, because alternative-energy sources are still in high demand. Yet one of the problems confronting the industry is the shortage of polysilicon, which has seen many manufacturers scrambling to lock up long-term supply contracts. Doing so gives them access to poly, but if the shortage abates, they might end up being locked into long-term contracts at higher prices.

You might, then, find better investment opportunities in companies that aren't beholden to the polysilicon providers. Ascent Solar, for example, uses a thin film of copper-indium-gallium-diselenide, or CIGS, instead of poly. Ascent also has advantages over other thin-film manufacturers that use crystalline silicon, in that its materials use less than 1% of the semiconductor material to achieve the same power output, so it won't be subject to supply interruptions.

That's why some investors are warming up to Ascent's potential. Says CAPS player mojotronic:

This is a "sleeper" company that is finally being recognized. ... A quick read of its headlines reveals three strong moves in as many months, with Ascent's aggressive management closing deals with the US Air Force, a Japanese firm, and the largest aluminum products supplier in Europe. This week the latter (HYDRO) bought a 35% stake in Ascent. Proof that after doing business with Ascent for a while, their confidence is rising. ... When the market turns solidly bullish, this stock will take off like a rocket.

A chance for scary growth
Now's the opportunity for you to climb the heights with Ascent or any of the other stocks these All-Stars see as achieving monster growth. Agree with their views? Tell us on CAPS. If you don't agree, let us know that, too! If you have an opinion, then this is the place where your voice counts just as much as everyone else's. Let's hear whether you think these are tomorrow's monster stocks that have been uncovered today.