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Ten Top-Rated IBD 100 Stocks

By Don Gold
Investor’s Business Daily

The IBD 100 is a list of the top-rated stocks with superior earnings growth and solid price performance. They are among the best performers within their industry groups. Updated each week, the list is generated using a proprietary formula.

The companies on the list have to meet stringent criteria. Rankings are based on a combination of each company's recent profit growth, IBD's Composite Rating (which includes key measures such as return on equity, sales growth and profit margins), and relative price performance over the last 12 months.

IBD 100 stocks are usually market leaders. We often speak of this, but what does it really mean? When the stock market starts a new upswing, some stocks will emerge and energize the market. These are the issues that will be in the spotlight each trading day and are the market’s movers and shakers. You want to pay close attention to these stocks. They serve to gauge the health of the broad market.

We’ve come a long way since the late February/early March sell-off. A number of steel and metal companies, fertilizer makers, and energy issues have had impressive rallies.

Some may be extended at this point. But they could simply pull back to key support levels such as the 50-day moving average. Or they may consolidate gains and form new bases. Or they may fade away and be replaced by a new group of leaders. Where would those leaders appear? On the IBD 100.

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