10 Companies That Prove Stock Picking Is Still Alive
But that may be short-sighted, because for those willing to do homework and take on some risk, the rewards are there.
With a conservative bent in mind, I screened Morningstar's database for the 10 top-performing U.S. stocks this year with a three-year track record of relatively steady appreciation belonging to companies with market values of at least $10 billion and solid fundamentals.
Their returns this year range from the 57% of corporate information-data-services provider Teradata(TDC) , to 149% for drug designer and manufacturer Regeneron Pharmaceuticals(REGN) . Four of the 10 have more than doubled this year.