Amid a tough year for markets, "Fast Money" traders looked to what they deemed best-in-class stocks that could outperform ahead.
The S&P 500 has slid nearly 5 percent this year. The index, though, has started to stabilize in recent weeks, along with crude oil prices.
Traders touted some names that have ticked higher despite a down year for broader markets. Tobacco company Altria Group, for instance, has climbed more than 5 percent. The stock looks appealing because of its 3.6 percent dividend yield, argued trader Steve Grasso.
"I would think that in a good market or bad market you're still hunting for yield. You find it in Altria Group," Grasso said.