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 over the past decade. These aren't penny stocks; they're viable companies that have sound business prospects and achieve 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 winners, we've enlisted the help of more than 135,000 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.


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Monster Stock

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Morgan Stanley


Sonus Networks (NASDAQ:SONS)




Prudential Financial


Navios Maritime (NYSE:NM)




Genworth Financial (NYSE:GNW)


Force Protection (NASDAQ:FRPT)










TBS International


Decker Outdoors (NASDAQ:DECK)


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
The loss of the $1.1 billion MRAP contract to Oshkosh (NYSE:OSK) is a bit of a blow to Force Protection, but it doesn't mean the military contractor has lost all growth opportunities. Just days after the MRAP award, Force Protection was given a $77 million contract for independent suspension kits for its Cougar MRAPs. Although that's a much smaller revenue stream, it highlights that the company's expertise is still essential and in demand.

Furthermore, there's always the possibility that Force Protection could be awarded a subcontract by Oshkosh for certain aspects of the MRAP build. With the stock sitting at 7.2 times trailing earnings and 8.5 times forward earnings, the market appears to be taking a very dim view of Force Protection's prospects. Yet there's $120 million in cash, no long-term debt, a new Kuwait-based logistics and service depot, and other business lines.

Some investors remain impressed with the company's ability to maintain a solid financial condition. Among them is CAPS member Man0fAdventure, who wrote just a few days ago, "Good balance sheet and at a good price due to a selloff for losing a contract to [Oshkosh]."

Without question, the 2,200-vehicle MRAP contract would have been a big boon to Force Protection's business, but the company is still expecting a stronger second half of the year because of its other lines of business.

It's been a tough month nonetheless for the companies making up the CAPS Defense sector -- they've lost about 12% on average this past month. They just haven't had it as bad as Force Protection, which has lost nearly 40%.

A chance for scary growth
It takes more than a few All-Star picks and a quick paragraph to make buy or sell decisions, so start your own research on these stocks on Motley Fool CAPS. You can read a company's financial reports, scrutinize key data and charts, and examine the comments your fellow investors have made -- all from a stock's CAPS page. And while you're there, weigh in with your own thoughts on whether you think these are tomorrow's monster stocks.

Fool contributor Rich Duprey has no financial position in any of the stocks mentioned in this article. You can see his holdings. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.