Long-term investors should focus on high-quality companies with long histories of dividend increases.
Based on yield and value, these stocks rank as the market's current best.
Yahoo is upgraded to 'outperform,' and Burger King is downgraded to 'underperform.'
Best Buy reinstated with a 'buy,' and Cisco downgraded to 'hold.'
Analysts have been calling for a surge in M&A for years now due to cheap financing rates.
These quality stocks were selected based on historic patterns of payout and valuation.
Yahoo is upgraded to 'buy,' and Johnson & Johnson is downgraded to 'underperform.'
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