The Growth Stock Gurus: 7 Picks That Will Have Your Portfolio Soaring


  • Crowdstrike (CRWD): The company is growing despite headwinds that are holding back most of its competitors.
  • Crocs (CROX): The sneaker company has been pulling off a multi-year comeback.
  • Nvidia (NVDA): The AI giant can realistically become the world’s most valuable publicly traded corporation by the end of the year.
  • Continue reading to discover the rest of the growth stock gurus that can have your portfolio soaring.
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Growth stocks are attractive assets for investors who want to outperform the stock market. These companies typically exhibit high revenue growth and rising profit margins. Checking both of these boxes for many quarters can result in sizable long-term gains.

However, investing in growth stocks can also go horribly wrong. Many pandemic darlings that soared to prominence in 2020 and 2021 became footnotes in the stock market after a challenging 2022. Companies that previously looked unstoppable have lost market share to their rivals.

Some growth stocks are one-hit wonders that quickly fizzle out once the conditions change. Other growth stocks are built to thrive in various economic cycles and have endured plenty of challenges. They’re also more financially sound and look ready to deliver impressive gains for long-term investors.

Investors may benefit from monitoring these promising growth stocks. These promising companies have the potential to take your portfolio to new heights.

Crowdstrike (CRWD)

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Crowdstrike (NASDAQ:CRWD) has been drawing plenty of attention for several years. The cybersecurity stock has been consistently outperforming the stock market, but the company’s strong finish to 2023 made it the top cybersecurity stock.

While other cybersecurity firms reported slower revenue growth and mentioned headwinds in their earnings reports, Crowdstrike didn’t endure any of those problems in Q4 FY24. That quarter wasn’t just a one-hit wonder.

Crowdstrike recently released Q1 FY25 results which indicated that the high growth rates are still intact. Revenue increased by 33% year-over-year to reach $921.0 million. Annual recurring revenue was also up by 33% year-over-year and reached $3.65 billion. These growth rates are almost identical to what the company reported in Q4 FY24. Guidance suggests that revenue growth will remain above 30% year-over-year in the second quarter of fiscal 2025. 

Crowdstrike also reported $42.8 million in GAAP net income attributable to the company. That’s a big turnaround from the $500,000 profit in Q1 FY24. 

Crocs (CROX)

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Crocs (NASDAQ:CROX) has enjoyed a multi-year renaissance after becoming a fad in the early 2000s. The stock has outperformed many big tech companies with a 58% year-to-date gain. Shares are also up by more than 650% over the past five years and trade at a reasonable 11.5 price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio.

The company’s first-quarter results indicate that demand is still strong. Revenue increased by 6% year-over-year while diluted earnings-per-share was up by 5% year-over-year. The American shoe company experienced strong demand in domestic and international markets. The HEYDUDE Brand’s revenue dropped by 17.2% year-over-year to $195 million while Crocs Brand sales increased by 14.6% year-over-year to reach $744 million. 

The faster-growing segment makes up the majority of Crocs’ revenue, and leadership is making efforts to reignite growth in the HEYDUDE segment. Notably, Crocs Brand international sales increased by 21.3% year-over-year. Leadership anticipates that Crocs Brand revenue will increase by 7% to 9% in fiscal 2024 while HEYDUDE brand sales decrease by 8% to 10% year-over-year.

Nvidia (NVDA)

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It’s hard to talk about growth stocks without mentioning the AI giant that has captured headlines. Nvidia(NASDAQ:NVDA) recently touched the $3 trillion milestone for the first time and is on its way to taking the crown from Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT). The stock has some serious momentum due to its impressive financial results and the upcoming 10-for-1 stock split.

As if 2023 wasn’t good enough, Nvidia is up by more than 150% year-to-date. The semiconductor firm has also gained more than 3,000% over the past five years. Strong financials support the recent moves. Revenue increased by 262% year-over-year in Q1 FY25 while net income surged by 628% year-over-year. 

Nvidia should continue to enjoy the tailwinds of artificial intelligence as corporations pour more money into the technology. Artificial intelligence is changing how companies operate. It’s increasing productivity and enabling more solutions for customers. The new technology is becoming more valuable with every passing year, and Nvidia is the leader in this area.

Alphabet (GOOG,GOOGL)

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Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) is another artificial intelligence stock. The company has been using AI to offer personalized search results for decades. Gemini presents an opportunity for Alphabet to expand its market share in the AI industry, but the company already has a lot going for it.

Alphabet’s advertising channels remain unmatched, and Google Cloud is gaining market share in the high-growth cloud computing industry. Cloud services should gain more demand thanks to artificial intelligence.

The tech giant posted solid results in the first quarter. Revenue increased by 15% year-over-year while net income was up by 57% year-over-year. The company’s significant profit margin expansion comes as it continues to practice cost cuttingmeasures. Alphabet is trimming its workforce and looking for other opportunities to keep expenses low. Those recent decisions contributed to the firm’s first quarterly dividend of $0.20 per share. Alphabet stock has more than tripled over the past five years and is up by 28% year-to-date.

Duolingo (DUOL)

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Duolingo (NASDAQ:DUOL) has been growing at a rapid pace. Revenue increased by 45% year-over-year in the first quarter while net income came to $27.0 million. The educational tech company reported a net loss of $2.6 million in the same period last year.

Rising revenue and profit margins are a good combination, but investors haven’t noticed quite yet. The stock is down by roughly 10% year-to-date and has gained 38% over the past five years. The main thing holding back Duolingo is its lofty valuation. It has a 201 P/E ratio although surging profits should make the valuation more reasonable very soon.

The app is a great resource for people who want to learn a new language. It guides people through verbal and written activities, and many users have noticed the app’s quality. Almost 100 million people use the app each month, and 31.4 million people use the app every day.

Semrush (SEMR)

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Many businesses want to rank well on Google. Getting top positions for important keywords can result in a steady stream of targeted traffic to a company’s website. Businesses can then convert new visitors into leads with good user experiences, but it all starts with crafting the right strategy.

Many businesses are using Semrush (NYSE:SEMR) to assist with shaping their content strategies. The tool offers many features, such as the ability to discover optimal keywords. Companies can use Semrush to plan out content that generates more traffic, and it can also help with advertising campaigns.

The stock has more than doubled over the past year and is up by 20% year-to-date. The search engine marketing firm recently reported financials that suggest growth will continue. Revenue increased by 21% year-over-year in the first quarter with a net income of $2.1 million. The company closed out the quarter with nearly 112,000 paying customers which is a 10% year-over-year improvement. 

HubSpot (HUBS)

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HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS) is a customer relationship management tool that generates steady recurring revenue. It’s also been accumulating solid returns for long-term investors. The stock is up by 9% year-to-date and has soared by 243% over the past five years. It’s still roughly 30% removed from its all-time high, but recent improvements to revenue and profits suggest HubSpot can reclaim its peak levels.

Revenue increased by 23% year-over-year in the first quarter to reach $617.4 million. The company also transitioned to profitability with $5.9 million in net income during the quarter. That’s a big turnaround from a $36.6 million net loss in Q1 2023.

HubSpot has a lot going for it that can lead to a higher share price. However, the tech firm has some help. Swirling rumors about a potential Alphabet acquisition are bringing more attention to the stock. While there aren’t many public details about the negotiations, talks about a deal are building. It’s even been speculated that HubSpot recently hired financial advisors to help out with mapping out a deal. These news developments can bring more investors to the stock and compound its recent gains.

On this date of publication, Marc Guberti held long positions in CRWD, NVDA, and GOOG. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer, subject to the Publishing Guidelines.

Marc Guberti is a finance freelance writer at who hosts the Breakthrough Success Podcast. He has contributed to several publications, including the U.S. News & World Report, Benzinga, and Joy Wallet.

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