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USA Today: 14 Stocks That Outperform During Summer

By    |   Thursday, 05 June 2014 08:42 AM

An old stock-market adage has it that you should "sell in May and then go away" until October.

But a USA Today analysis of data from S&P Capital IQ found 14 stocks in the S&P 500 index that have outperformed the overall index in each of the past five summers.

On average the fabulous 14 advanced 13.4 percent during each summer, far outdistancing the S&P 500, which climbed an average of 7.3 percent.

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As for the dominant sectors among the 14 stocks, it's a tie for the top spot between consumer staples, consumer discretionary and information technology.

And the 14 winners are:

Company Avg Gain for Past 5 Summers
Keurig Green Mountain 24.6 percent
Apple 19.5 percent
Alexion Pharmaceuticals 18.9 percent
CF Industries 18.5 percent
L Brands 16.5 percent
Discover Fincl 13.1 percent
Anadarko Petroleum 12.3 percent
eBay 11.3 percent
Tiffany 9.5 percent
Estee Lauder 9.1 percent
Wynn Resorts 9 percent
Costco 8.6 percent
Discovery Comm 8.5 percent
Motorola 8.2 percent

"But remember, anything can happen in the summer. Be sure to pack your sunscreen," USA Today noted.

Meanwhile, Mario Gabelli, CEO of GAMCO Investors, offered stock picks based on the merger boom in an appearance on CNBC Monday.

One of his choices was The Interpublic Group, an advertising and marketing giant. It could merge with Publicis Group, now that Publicis' proposed combination with Omnicon Group has collapsed, Gabelli said.

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