Medifast and Green Mountain Coffee Named Best Small Companies

Forbes magazine has named two of my favorite stocks among the 200 Best Small Companies of 2008. Not only that, but Medifast (MED) and Green Mountain Coffee (GMCR) were also the best performers.

Shares of the 200 Best Small Companies of 2008 rose 18% on average and outpaced the Russell by a whopping 10 percentage points. The best performers: Medifast, at No. 16, maker of weight-management products (shakes, soups, supplements and whole meal packages), and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (No. 5), which shot up a respective 325% and 228% in the last 12 months.

Both stocks are rated Strong Buys in my Emerging Growth service.

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