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Best Buy Co., Inc. (BBY), Netflix, Inc. (NFLX), Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD): The S&P 500’s Best Stocks in August

The third-largest oil producer in Texas, Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) is a relatively small company, yet it sees potential resources equivalent to 9 billion barrels of oil.

Finally, salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) gained 12.3%, with most of those gains coming yesterday as the cloud-computing company posted strong earnings. A 31% jump in year-over-year revenue and increases in full-year guidance were enough to make investors optimistic about the company’s future. Moreover, with CEO Marc Benioff celebrating the company’s huge growth over the past four years, salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) seems to be in full control of its own destiny going forward.

The article The S&P 500’s Best Stocks in August originally appeared on Fool.com is written by Dan Caplinger.

Fool contributor Dan Caplinger has no position in any stocks mentioned. You can follow him on Twitter: @DanCaplinger. The Motley Fool recommends Netflix and salesforce.com and owns shares of Netflix.

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