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Radian Group provides private mortgageinsurance and related risk managementproducts and services to homebuyers andmortgage...
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The Market's Top Ten Stocks for 2012

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For the full article: http://mot.ly/UDahNE. Despite all of the uncertainty and anxiety surrounding Europe, China, chronic unemployment, and various other maladies, the S&P 500 surged 14% for the year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average did even better, delivering returns of 15%.

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  1. 1. Radian Group provides private mortgageinsurance and related risk managementproducts and services to homebuyers andmortgage lenders. Radian’s share priceexperienced a very volatile 2012. Eventually,shares gained upward momentum as thehousing market showed greater improvement.
  2. 2. Stratasys is a worldwide manufacturer of 3Dprinters and production systems. Like itscompetitor 3D Systems, Stratasys benefitedtremendously from increasing demand for 3-Dprinting systems. As Motley Fool analystAnders Bylund described it, 3-D printing hasfinally moved from science-fiction fantasies tomainstream reality.
  3. 3. US Airways Group operates a number of majorair carriers. U.S. Airways and Piedmont Airwaysare among the several carriers in the network.Hopes of a merger with American Airlines wasjust one of the factors driving shares forward in2012. Billionaire investor George Soros hasbeen increasing his stake in the company oflate.
  4. 4. Conn’s is a specialty retailer of durableconsumer products. It also provides consumercredit to support customer purchases. This wasthe second year in a row of stellar returns forConn’s shareholders. The retailer has beenable to carve out a niche with big-ticket itemsthat can’t be easily provided by onlineretailers.
  5. 5. USG Corporation is a leading manufacturerand distributor of building materials. Arebound in housing and construction marketsresulted in a dramatic increase in thecompany’s share price. Despite the strongstock performance in 2012, some analysts seethis company as having even more room togrow.
  6. 6. Pulte Homes is one of America’s leadinghomebuilders with a brand portfolio thatincludes Centex, Pulte Homes, and Del Webb.Signs of a housing recovery in 2012 resulted ina tremendous returns for Pulte investors. Thecompany saw the highest return among thecomponents of the S&P 500-stock index.
  7. 7. Lumber Liquidators is a specialty retailer ofhardwood flooring in the United States andCanada. The company benefited from astrengthening housing sector, and was able todeliver great results in 2012. The marketresponded very favorably, driving the shareprice ever higher.
  8. 8. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals discovers, invents,develops, and manufactures medicines for thetreatment of serious medical conditions. Thecompany’s share price has increaseddramatically primarily as a result of strongsales of its eye drug Eylea. Regeneron, whichhas three Nobel Prize winners on its board,also possesses a strong pipeline.
  9. 9. 3D Systems provides 3-D printing solutions forboth professionals and consumers. Increaseddemand for 3-D printers across severalindustries led to higher revenues and a soaringstock valuation in 2012.
  10. 10. Pharmacyclics is a biopharmaceutical companyfocused on developing innovative small-molecule drugs for the treatment of cancerand other diseases. The company’sexperimental treatment for chroniclymphocytic leukemia showed signs ofprogress this year, which helped drive shareshigher.

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