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5 Stocks +100% This Year -- With Room to Run

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What would happen if every company in the stock market reacted to everything?

Wall Street would have been scarier (if that's even possible). 2015 has definitely been volatile, leaving even the most ardent investors high and dry. So many companies have missed earnings estimates, and several others have come crashing down.

And even though the U.S. economy is bracing up against the global macro headwinds, volatility is expected to overshadow market prospects in the foreseeable future.

Notwithstanding the apprehensions, there have been a few stocks that have had a great run so far this year. Despite all the volatility, these companies have managed to add a whopping 100%.

That's not all. These companies also have excellent prospects, thereby holding great promises for the future.

Stocks with Blinders

With the help of the Zacks Stock Screener , we have zeroed-in on five stocks that sport a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) or 2 (Buy), and have witnessed a year-to-date price change of more than 100%.

Below, we have listed five stocks with excellent prospects that have held ground in spite of the recent chaos:

Amazon.com, Inc.AMZN is the largest online retailer in the world. This Zacks Rank #2 company is also the leading provider of cloud infrastructure as a service to enterprise customers and has increased focus on its Prime memberships. We expect the revenue growth and cash flows to remain strong while the platform strategy and AWS spur growth. Also, the company's investments are backed by a strong balance sheet.

Increase in share price (YTD): 107%

This year's expected EPS growth rate: 447.6%

Stamps.comSTMP provides easy, convenient and cost-effective Internet-based services for mailing or shipping letters, packages or parcels anywhere in the United States at anytime. This Zacks Rank #1 company delivered a robust third-quarter performance and raised the full-year outlook.

Increase in share price (YTD): 102.8%

This year's expected EPS growth rate: 37.0%

LendingTree, Inc.TREE is the nation's leading online loan marketplace, allowing consumers to comparison-shop across the full suite of loan and credit-based offerings. The company has been performing well driven by solid revenue growth from its mortgage as well as non-mortgage products. In fact, backed by its encouraging performance, this Zacks Rank #1 company recently raised the full-year 2015 guidance and expects to witness continued growth going into the next year.

Increase in share price (YTD): 150%

This year's expected EPS growth rate: 91.4%

Omega Protein Corp.OME is one of the nation's leading producers of edible fish oil high in nutritionally desirable Omega-3 fatty acids used in a variety of food products. The Houston-based company also produces specialty fish meals used for livestock feeds, and fish solubles used as an organic fertilizer and other applications. This company sports a Zacks Rank #1.

Increase in share price (YTD): 112.8%

This year's expected EPS growth rate: 21.2%

Based in North America, Dycom Industries Inc.DY is a leading provider of specialty contracting services throughout the U.S. The company continues to win lucrative contracts, while renewing the existing ones, with solid backlog levels that promise substantial growth. Additionally, this Zacks Rank #2 company leverages a robust financial position to drive growth through acquisitions. The company also aims to enhance investors' wealth through share buybacks.

Increase in share price (YTD): 133.8%

This year's expected EPS growth rate: 35.8%

The Road Ahead

The above-mentioned stocks have grabbed the spotlight with striking performances on the back of positive stock price momentum and solid growth projections. These trend-beating money minters that are scaling newer heights appear to have considerable room for further gains.

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