That is because all the market risks that tanked stocks in December are now "receding," according to Credit Suisse's chief U.S. equity strategist, Jonathan Golub.
"Investors might be pleased with the market's recent performance, but it's unlikely they find the underlying dynamics—a more favorable risk backdrop, with decelerating economic and earnings growth—particularly inspiring," Golub said.
"More specifically, less hawkish comments from the Fed, declining inflation and recession fears, and the potential for a resolution to China trade issues are the primary forces driving volatility and spreads lower, and stocks higher," he added.
The market has staged a strong comeback with the S&P 500 up 20 percent from its Christmas Eve low when it dipped into a bear market on an intraday basis. Many have credited the massive sell-off to fears of a too-aggressive Federal Reserve and a possible recession. Now with the central bank signaling a "patient" approach to tightening and better-than-expected economic data, the rally may have more room to run.
The average S&P 500 target from the 17 top Wall Street analysts is 2,947, a CNBC analysis shows.
Credit Suisse actually lowered its 2019 earnings estimates for S&P 500 companies to $170 from $174 despite raising its stock price outlook. The firm says the reduced estimates are due to lower oil prices and large tech companies' worsening outlooks.