In December 2012, AroniSmartInvest™ selected a few number of stocks trending upward. Among these stocks, were Akamai Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: AKAM), PDFS Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: PDFS) and Trimble Navigation Limited (NASDAQ: TRMB).

How did the stocks do?

The price of AKAM went from $35.50 to $42.53 a share, or 19% increase. AKAM continues its upward trend, despite the decline during the "Fiscal cliff" uncertainty.

The price of PDFS went from $13.88 to $15.99 a share, or a 15% increase. PDFS has seen a string momentum since the beginning of 2013, a momentum that may continue as manufacturing is picking up.

The price of TRM went from $54.92 to $57.98 at the end of December 2012, or 5%. The upward momentum continues for the three stocks.

What stocks to watch in January 2013? AronismartInvest™ has selected among others: Meridian Bioscience, Inc. (VIVO), Verisk Analytics (VRSK), Wex Inc. (WXS).

And of course AKAM, PDFS and TRM remain on the radar.

Meridian Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIVO) stock has benefited from some good news in December 2012. On December 14, 2012, Meridian Bioscience announced that it has successfully completed beta trials for two new illumigene molecular amplificationtests. These assays are designed to specifically detect the DNA of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae, respectively, from both swab and urine samples.

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) is a provider of information about risk to professionals in insurance, healthcare, mortgage, government, supply chain, and risk management. On January 10, 2013 a brach of Verisk Analytics announced the availability of FireLine, its wildfire risk management system, for Texas, on top of California.

WEX Inc. (NASDAQ:WXS), provides business payment processing and information management solutions, in two segments: Fleet Payment Solutions and Other Payment Solutions. Wex has been on acquisition spree and may see its business grow faster from those acquisitions in upcoming days.

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