I am always looking for new stock ideas.
Admittedly, Business Week's "100 Fastest-Growing Companies" list is not the first place a value guy like me turns. It's full of fast-growing companies whose stock prices are near their 52-week highs. But that's because "if it's in the news, it's in the price."
But that doesn't mean all of the companies fit that mold. Last year, I learned about an interesting little company called Multi-Color
Have you noticed a pattern? Not all glamorous growth companies meet their lofty expectations -- some get pummeled along the way to greatness. As I have said before, these lists are not an end-all-be-all. Fools should not make purchasing decisions based on historical growth information or just because a stock is well off its 52-week high. But it does make for some interesting reading and might allow you to uncover a Hidden Gem or two.
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