As of the market close April 30, the Buy List averaged a 13% gain, while the Dow and S&P were up 8% and 11%, respectively, year-to-date. And the top three stocks have blown away the broader market so far this year.
Medical device company MAKO Surgical (NYSE:MAKO) currently holds the No. 1 spot. Recommended by Motley Fool co-founder David Gardner, shares of MAKO are up 64% year-to-date as of the market close April 30.
In the second and third spots are Capital One (NYSE:COF) (up 31%; recommended by Philip van Doorn, banking and finance analyst for TheStreet.com) and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) (up 23%; recommended by James Altucher, founder of Stockpickr.com).
Rounding out the top five, and also throwing off market-beating, double-digit year-to-date returns, are Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) (up 13%; recommended by CBS MoneyWatch columnist Dan Burrows) and Alcoa (NYSE:AA) (up 12%; recommended by InvestorPlace.com editorJeff Reeves).
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