(PRWEB) May 02, 2012
The 10 Best Stocks for 2012 is a free resource for investors searching for the best stocks to buy. The Buy List, which is available on InvestorPlace.com, includes stock picks from 10 market experts.
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 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 (up 31%; recommended by Philip van Doorn, banking and finance analyst for TheStreet.com) and Microsoft (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 (up 13%; recommended by CBS MoneyWatch columnist Dan Burrows) and Alcoa (up 12%; recommended by InvestorPlace.com editor Jeff Reeves).
To view the complete list of the 10 Best Stocks for 2012, visit: http://www.investorplace.com/best-stocks-for-2012/.
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