Don’t look now, but the S&P 500‘s total return through Oct. 22 is 24.4%. With two months left in 2013, it’s very possible the index will better its 2003 total return of 28.7%, the eighth-best annual performance over the past 43 years.
Who’ll be the winning hot stocks over the next two months?
We did a stock screen looking for companies whose market cap stands at more than $300 million, whose stocks are up at least 50% year-to-date and 20% in the past month, and that are rated a “strong buy” by analysts. A total of 14 stocks popped up — I’ll recommend three to own into 2014.