Hot Stocks Yielding 40% Plus Returns to Investors in October

Despite the selloff on the first day and last day of the month, October was a historic month – one of the best in our lifetimes.  I always like to run a bevy of screens whenever there are extremes to the upside or the downside to see where the money flows.  In this case, I’ve pulled the best performers out of the pool of stocks in my universe (>$300M market cap, >200K a day shares traded, >$7 stock price) and we have 71 stocks that returned at least 40% in 1 month alone.  Quite amazing.

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I don’t see a big trend among these names, but there were a lot of natural resource plays – especially oil (NYSE:USO) and gas types which had been hit hard the previous few months.   Technology also had a lot of the big winners – no surprise there as that is the go to spot for beta.

Ticker Company 1 mo Gain Industry
(AMEX:LNG) Cheniere Energy, Inc. 122.5% Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration
(NYSE:CPX) Complete Production Services, Inc. 74.0% Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
(NYSE:VIT) VanceInfo Technologies Inc. 72.5% Information Technology Services
(NASDAQ:CVGI) Commercial Vehicle Group Inc. 67.9% Auto Parts
(NASDAQ:REDF) India Ltd. 66.4% Internet Information Providers
(NYSE:UIS) Unisys Corporation 65.7% Information Technology Services
(NYSE:ISS) Isoftstone Holdings Limited 65.2% Information Technology Services
(NYSE:MTW) Manitowoc Co. Inc. 65.1% Farm & Construction Machinery
(NYSE:FIO) Fusion-io, Inc. 63.3% Data Storage Devices
(NASDAQ:TKLC) Tekelec 62.6% Processing Systems & Products
(NASDAQ:JRCC) James River Coal Co. 62.5% Industrial Metals & Minerals
(NYSE:TEX) Terex Corp. 62.2% Farm & Construction Machinery
(NASDAQ:FMCN) Focus Media Holding Ltd. 61.4% Advertising Agencies
(NYSE:IO) ION Geophysical Corporation 61.1% Scientific & Technical Instruments
(NASDAQ:VDSI) VASCO Data Security International Inc. 60.9% Security Software & Services
(NYSE:LIZ) Liz Claiborne Inc. 60.2% Textile – Apparel Clothing
(NYSE:GBX) Greenbrier Companies 59.7% Railroads
(NYSE:FTK) Flotek Industries Inc. 59.3% Specialty Chemicals
(NASDAQ:STMP) Inc. 59.3% Catalog & Mail Order Houses
(NASDAQ:STX) Seagate Technology PLC 57.1% Data Storage Devices
(AMEX:NAK) Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. 53.2% Industrial Metals & Minerals
(NASDAQ:ASGN) On Assignment Inc. 52.1% Staffing & Outsourcing Services
(NASDAQ:ALGN) Align Technology Inc. 51.8% Medical Appliances & Equipment
(NYSE:HAR) Harman International Industries Inc. 51.3% Electronic Equipment
(NASDAQ:SSYS) Stratasys Inc. 51.2% Computer Based Systems
(NYSE:TWI) Titan International Inc. 50.0% Auto Parts
(NYSE:SGY) Stone Energy Corp. 49.9% Independent Oil & Gas
(NYSE:IVN) Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. 49.7% Industrial Metals & Minerals
(NYSE:NBR) Nabors Industries Ltd. 49.5% Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration
(NASDAQ:GEOI) GeoResources, Inc. 49.2% Independent Oil & Gas
(NASDAQ:QCOR) Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 49.0% Biotechnology
(NASDAQ:HOLI) Hollysys Automation Technologies, Ltd 49.0% Industrial Electrical Equipment
(NASDAQ:SCSS) Select Comfort Corporation 48.7% Home Furnishings & Fixtures
(NYSE:PCX) Patriot Coal Corporation 48.5% Industrial Metals & Minerals
(NASDAQ:SPRD) Spreadtrum Communications Inc. 48.4% Semiconductor – Broad Line
(NYSE:HS) HealthSpring Inc. 47.9% Health Care Plans
(NASDAQ:XXIA) Ixia 47.7% Scientific & Technical Instruments
(NASDAQ:XRTX) Xyratex Ltd. 47.1% Data Storage Devices
(NYSE:NR) Newpark Resources Inc. 46.6% Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
(NASDAQ:FFIV) F5 Networks, Inc. 46.3% Application Software
(NYSE:ETH) Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. 46.2% Home Furnishings & Fixtures
(NASDAQ:KNXA) Kenexa Corp. 46.2% Business Software & Services
(NYSE:CAR) Avis Budget Group, Inc. 45.8% Rental & Leasing Services
(NASDAQ:OCZ) Ocz Technology Group Inc. 45.4% Data Storage Devices
(NASDAQ:SPPI) Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 45.4% Biotechnology
(NASDAQ:SIMO) Silicon Motion Technology Corp. 45.2% Diversified Electronics
(NASDAQ:PVTB) Privatebancorp Inc. 45.0% Regional – Midwest Banks
(NASDAQ:TZOO) Travelzoo Inc. 44.9% Internet Information Providers
(NYSE:WCC) WESCO International Inc. 44.4% Industrial Equipment Wholesale
(NYSE:GOL) GOL Linhas A 44.2% Regional Airlines
(NASDAQ:BEXP) Brigham Exploration Co. 44.1% Independent Oil & Gas
(AMEX:VHC) VirnetX Holding Corp 43.8% Internet Software & Services
(NASDAQ:AREX) Approach Resources, Inc. 43.7% Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration
(NASDAQ:NTCT) NetScout Systems, Inc. 43.5% Business Software & Services
(NASDAQ:KELYA) Kelly Services, Inc. 43.4% Staffing & Outsourcing Services
(AMEX:NG) NovaGold Resources Inc. 43.1% Gold
(NYSE:WTI) W&T Offshore Inc. 43.1% Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration
(NYSE:EP) El Paso Corp. 43.1% Oil & Gas Pipelines
(NYSE:LAD) Lithia Motors Inc. 43.1% Auto Dealerships
(NYSE:AGP) AMERIGROUP Corporation 42.6% Health Care Plans
(NYSE:GT) Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. 42.3% Rubber & Plastics
(NYSE:JNPR) Juniper Networks, Inc. 41.8% Networking & Communication Devices
(NYSE:CNH) CNH Global NV 41.7% Farm & Construction Machinery
(NASDAQ:EXEL) Exelixis, Inc. 41.6% Biotechnology
(NASDAQ:SYNA) Synaptics Inc. 41.4% Computer Peripherals
(NASDAQ:CETV) Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. 41.4% Broadcasting – TV
(NYSE:PGI) Premiere Global Services, Inc. 41.1% Diversified Communication Services
(NASDAQ:HSFT) hiSoft Technology International Ltd. 40.8% Business Software & Services
(NYSE:N) NetSuite Inc. 40.8% Business Software & Services
(NASDAQ:ENTG) Entegris, Inc. 40.4% Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
(NYSE:SEMG) SemGroup Corporation 40.2% Oil & Gas Pipelines

Trader Mark is the author of Fund My Mutual Fund.

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