Successful investors like Ray Dalio and Howard Marks will tell you the only way to beat the market is to find money-making ideas that are very different from what everyone else is thinking.
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey used that alpha generation theory in presenting almost 40 stocks to clients where the firm holds an out-of-consensus opinion.
"Our experience at STRH is that conventional wisdom, along with consensus opinions and estimates, are often times wrong," read Thursday's research report. "Groupthink and recency/traditional bias can permeate an environment such that not enough independent, creative, thought-provoking 'real' research is conducted."
Here are five names where the investment firm believes it has an edge.