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The S&P 500’s 10 Best Stocks So Far in 2013

Stocks are bouncing back from last year's underperformance

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Life Technologies

life technologies 185YTD Return: +51%

While many picks on this list of Top 10 stocks are tech laggards that put on a good show recently, Life Technologies (LIFE) stands out. LIFE is an industrial and life sciences company focused on food- and water-safety testing among other things, and it doesn’t share a heck of a lot with the other players

But it’s easy to see why many like this innovative player. It helps with DNA and RNA analysis tools for a wide range of applications and provides products and services in such cutting edge fields as stem cell research and cloning.

This is clearly not some boring consumer products company, and Wall Street has taken notice. Shares have soared 50% so far in 2013 thanks to consistent growth and big long-term potential in the eyes of investors.

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