Despite the selloff on the first day and last day of the month, October was a historic month - one of the best in our lifetimes.  I always like to run a bevy of screens whenever there are extremes to the upside or the downside to see where the money flows.  In this case, I've pulled the best performers out of the pool of stocks in my universe (>$300M market cap, >200K a day shares traded, >$7 stock price) and we have 71 stocks that returned at least 40% in 1 month alone.  Quite amazing.

I don't see a big trend among these names, but there were a lot of natural resource plays - especially oil and gas types which had been hit hard the previous few months.   Technology also had a lot of the big winners - no surprise there as that is the go to spot for beta.

TickerCompany1 mo GainIndustry
LNGCheniere Energy, Inc.122.5%Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration
CPXComplete Production Services, Inc.74.0%Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
VITVanceInfo Technologies Inc.72.5%Information Technology Services
CVGICommercial Vehicle Group Inc.67.9%Auto Parts India Ltd.66.4%Internet Information Providers
UISUnisys Corporation65.7%Information Technology Services
ISSIsoftstone Holdings Limited65.2%Information Technology Services
MTWManitowoc Co. Inc.65.1%Farm & Construction Machinery
FIOFusion-io, Inc.63.3%Data Storage Devices
TKLCTekelec62.6%Processing Systems & Products
JRCCJames River Coal Co.62.5%Industrial Metals & Minerals
TEXTerex Corp.62.2%Farm & Construction Machinery
FMCNFocus Media Holding Ltd.61.4%Advertising Agencies
IOION Geophysical Corporation61.1%Scientific & Technical Instruments
VDSIVASCO Data Security International Inc.60.9%Security Software & Services
LIZLiz Claiborne Inc.60.2%Textile - Apparel Clothing
GBXGreenbrier Companies59.7%Railroads
FTKFlotek Industries Inc.59.3%Specialty Chemicals Inc.59.3%Catalog & Mail Order Houses
STXSeagate Technology PLC57.1%Data Storage Devices
NAKNorthern Dynasty Minerals Ltd.53.2%Industrial Metals & Minerals
ASGNOn Assignment Inc.52.1%Staffing & Outsourcing Services
ALGNAlign Technology Inc.51.8%Medical Appliances & Equipment
HARHarman International Industries Inc.51.3%Electronic Equipment
SSYSStratasys Inc.51.2%Computer Based Systems
TWITitan International Inc.50.0%Auto Parts
SGYStone Energy Corp.49.9%Independent Oil & Gas
IVNIvanhoe Mines Ltd.49.7%Industrial Metals & Minerals
NBRNabors Industries Ltd.49.5%Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration
GEOIGeoResources, Inc.49.2%Independent Oil & Gas
QCORQuestcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc.49.0%Biotechnology
HOLIHollysys Automation Technologies, Ltd49.0%Industrial Electrical Equipment
SCSSSelect Comfort Corporation48.7%Home Furnishings & Fixtures
PCXPatriot Coal Corporation48.5%Industrial Metals & Minerals
SPRDSpreadtrum Communications Inc.48.4%Semiconductor - Broad Line
HSHealthSpring Inc.47.9%Health Care Plans
XXIAIxia47.7%Scientific & Technical Instruments
XRTXXyratex Ltd.47.1%Data Storage Devices
NRNewpark Resources Inc.46.6%Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
FFIVF5 Networks, Inc.46.3%Application Software
ETHEthan Allen Interiors Inc.46.2%Home Furnishings & Fixtures
KNXAKenexa Corp.46.2%Business Software & Services
CARAvis Budget Group, Inc.45.8%Rental & Leasing Services
OCZOcz Technology Group Inc.45.4%Data Storage Devices
SPPISpectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.45.4%Biotechnology
SIMOSilicon Motion Technology Corp.45.2%Diversified Electronics
PVTBPrivatebancorp Inc.45.0%Regional - Midwest Banks
TZOOTravelzoo Inc.44.9%Internet Information Providers
WCCWESCO International Inc.44.4%Industrial Equipment Wholesale
GOLGOL Linhas A44.2%Regional Airlines
BEXPBrigham Exploration Co.44.1%Independent Oil & Gas
VHCVirnetX Holding Corp43.8%Internet Software & Services
AREXApproach Resources, Inc.43.7%Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration
NTCTNetScout Systems, Inc.43.5%Business Software & Services
KELYAKelly Services, Inc.43.4%Staffing & Outsourcing Services
NGNovaGold Resources Inc.43.1%Gold
WTIW&T Offshore Inc.43.1%Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration
EPEl Paso Corp.43.1%Oil & Gas Pipelines
LADLithia Motors Inc.43.1%Auto Dealerships
AGPAMERIGROUP Corporation42.6%Health Care Plans
GTGoodyear Tire & Rubber Co.42.3%Rubber & Plastics
JNPRJuniper Networks, Inc.41.8%Networking & Communication Devices
CNHCNH Global NV41.7%Farm & Construction Machinery
EXELExelixis, Inc.41.6%Biotechnology
SYNASynaptics Inc.41.4%Computer Peripherals
CETVCentral European Media Enterprises Ltd.41.4%Broadcasting - TV
PGIPremiere Global Services, Inc.41.1%Diversified Communication Services
HSFThiSoft Technology International Ltd.40.8%Business Software & Services
NNetSuite Inc.40.8%Business Software & Services
ENTGEntegris, Inc.40.4%Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
SEMGSemGroup Corporation40.2%Oil & Gas Pipelines