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Title:
The 100 best stocks to own in America
Author:
Walden, Gene.
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Edition:
Seventh edition.
Publication Information:
Chicago, IL : Dearborn Trade Pub., [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xxxii, 376 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780793144365
Format :
Book

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Savvy investors realize the blue chip investments are companies that are better capitalised and positioned to succeed in the changing marketplace where bricks and clicks alike are required. Among the best of the best, companies chosen by Walden for the previous edition have led the market indicators: the average return of his top five picks was 30.4% compared to -7.2% for the Dow Jones Industrial Average over the same one-year period. The 100 Best Stocks to Own in America goes far beyond impressive figures for one year. Since its first edition in 1989, Walden's guide to stocks poised for superior long-term growth has not let investors down. In fact, hundreds of thousands of investors have used this information to create powerful portfolios. Many buy each edition of the book to see how the lists of companies have changed over time. What hasn't changed are the rigorous criteria for inclusion: only the strongest companies make the grade. Companies are selected on the basis of: Earnings growth; Stock growth; Dividend growth; Dividend yield; Consistency; Shareholder perks; Walden shares inside stories and insights about investing along with contact information, details about the compa


Table of Contents

Alphabetical Listing of the 100 Best Stocksp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
How to Use This Book Profitablyp. xxiii
1. Alliance Capital Management Holding LPp. 1
2. Paychex, Inc.p. 4
3. U.S. Bancorpp. 8
4. Fifth Third Bancorpp. 12
5. Pfizer, Inc.p. 16
6. T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.p. 20
7. SouthTrust Corporationp. 23
8. Medtronic, Inc.p. 27
9. Merck and Company, Inc.p. 31
10. Fannie Maep. 35
11. General Electric Companyp. 39
12. Freddie Macp. 43
13. Harley-Davidson, Inc.p. 46
14. Walgreen Companyp. 50
15. Johnson and Johnsonp. 54
16. State Street Corporationp. 58
17. Synovus Financial Corporationp. 62
18. Omnicom Group, Inc.p. 66
19. Home Depot, Inc.p. 70
20. MBNA Corporationp. 74
21. Cintas Corporationp. 77
22. Schering-Plough Corporationp. 80
23. Household International, Inc.p. 83
24. MandT Bank Corporationp. 87
25. BBandT Corporationp. 90
26. Kohl's Corporationp. 93
27. Sysco Corporationp. 96
28. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.p. 99
29. Fiserv, Inc.p. 103
30. Cardinal Healthp. 106
31. Microsoft Corporationp. 110
32. Concord EFS, Inc.p. 113
33. Bed Bath and Beyond, Inc.p. 116
34. Fastenal Companyp. 119
35. Legg Mason, Inc.p. 123
36. Stryker Corporationp. 127
37. Oracle Corporationp. 131
38. Bristol-Myers Squibb Companyp. 134
39. Colgate-Palmolive Companyp. 138
40. AFLAC, Inc.p. 142
41. Intel Corporationp. 145
42. Jefferson-Pilot Corporationp. 148
43. Ecolab, Inc.p. 151
44. Donaldson Company, Inc.p. 155
45. Franklin Resources, Inc.p. 159
46. Automatic Data Processing, Inc.p. 162
47. Interpublic Group of Companiesp. 166
48. Linear Technology Corporationp. 170
49. Danaher Corporationp. 174
50. Amgen, Inc.p. 177
51. Toll Brothers, Inc.p. 180
52. Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.p. 183
53. Starbucks Corporationp. 187
54. Maxim Integrated Productsp. 190
55. Universal Health Services, Inc.p. 193
56. Safeway, Inc.p. 196
57. Dell Computer Corporationp. 199
58. UnitedHealth Group, Inc.p. 202
59. EMC Corporationp. 206
60. Southwest Airlines Companyp. 209
61. Abbott Laboratoriesp. 213
62. Wells Fargo and Companyp. 217
63. Tyco International, Ltd.p. 221
64. Valspar Corporationp. 225
65. Best Buy Company, Inc.p. 229
66. The Kroger Companyp. 232
67. American International Group, Inc.p. 235
68. Pitney Bowes, Inc.p. 238
69. ABM Industriesp. 242
70. SunTrust Banks, Inc.p. 245
71. Avery Dennison Corporationp. 248
72. Jones Apparel Group, Inc.p. 252
73. Eli Lilly and Companyp. 255
74. The Procter and Gamble Companyp. 259
75. Sonic Corporationp. 263
76. Biomet, Inc.p. 266
77. Sherwin-Williams Companyp. 270
78. Cambrex Corporationp. 274
79. Biogen, Inc.p. 278
80. Bemis Companyp. 281
81. Emerson Electric Companyp. 285
82. Altera Corporationp. 289
83. Sara Lee Corporationp. 292
84. Veritas Software Corporationp. 296
85. AOL Time Warner, Inc.p. 299
86. United Technologies Corporationp. 302
87. Chevron Corporationp. 306
88. William Wrigley, Jr. and Companyp. 310
89. Herman Millerp. 314
90. First Data Corporationp. 318
91. ConAgra Foods, Inc.p. 322
92. McDonald's Corporationp. 325
93. Cisco Systemsp. 329
94. Hershey Foods Companyp. 332
95. Dionex Corporationp. 335
96. Equifax, Inc.p. 338
97. Coca-Cola Companyp. 342
98. PepsiCo, Inc.p. 346
99. Molex, Inc.p. 350
100. Sigma-Aldrich Corporationp. 353
The 100 Best Stocks by Industryp. 357
The 100 Best Stocks by Statep. 361
Indexp. 367