As we enter the final two weeks of 2013, the S&P 500 is up 28% year-to-date through Dec. 16. In a quick screen of 3,200 stocks with market caps above $300 million, a total of 259 have doubled in price in 2013.
However, those kinds of returns aren’t going to be easy to repeat. Most Wall Street types expect 2014 to produce more moderate returns somewhere around 10%, thanks to high valuations and expected tapering from the Fed.
With market returns expected to be more than half what they were in the past year, investors definitely have their work cut out for them trying to find high-performing stocks for next year. But we’ve tried to do the hard work for you: Here are five stocks that could double in 2014.