10 blue chips for growth, value and yield
These quality stocks were selected based on historic patterns of payout and valuation.
Our Timely Ten list is not just another "best of, right now" list. It is our reasoned expectation based on our methodology and experience for what we believe will perform best over the next five years.
Whether you are looking to build a portfolio from scratch, are partially invested and looking to add new positions, or fully invested and in need of some affirmation and hand holding, the Timely Ten list represents our current top ten recommendations among blue chip, dividend-paying stocks.
Do we believe that all 10 will go up simultaneously or immediately? Of course not. Our four-plus decades of research and experience, however, leads us to believe that these stocks, purchased at current undervalued levels, are well positioned for both growth of capital and income.
Our primary purpose is to assist investors in growing their capital and income base from which to derive cash for their current and future needs.
To that end we believe that high-quality stocks purchased at historically low-price-to-high-yield offers the best potential for downside protection and upside appreciation.
The Timely Ten consists of undervalued stocks that generally have a S&P Dividend & Earnings Quality rating of A- or better, exemplary long-term dividend growth, and a price-to-earnings ratio of 15 or less.
These stocks also sport a payout ratio of 50% or less (75% for Utilities), debt of 50% or less (75% for Utilities), and technical characteristics on the daily and weekly charts that suggests the potential for imminent capital appreciation.
This issue's selections are:
CVS Caremark (CVS)
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
Union Pacific (UNP)
Occidental Petroleum (OXY)
Reliance Steel (RS)
Cardinal Health (CAH)
Archer-Daniels Midland (ADM)
A true economic recovery will come in stages. A deflationary-disinflationary cycle requires time for debt to be retired and the demand for goods and services to come in line with the capacity for production.
The good news for value investors is that the inevitable ebb and flow of investor psychology will provide several opportunities to acquire excellent companies at good value.
The key is to be patient and not to get caught up in periodic bouts of irrational exuberance. Investing is a business and should be treated as such. Remember you are buying part of a company; not betting on a horse or buying a lottery ticket.
Your return is established on the buy, not the sell. Buy right, when good value is presented, and the returns will come.
More from TheStockAdvisors.com
Copyright © 2014 Microsoft. All rights reserved.
Fundamental company data and historical chart data provided by Morningstar Inc. Real-time index quotes and delayed quotes supplied by Morningstar Inc. Quotes delayed by up to 15 minutes, except where indicated otherwise. Fund summary, fund performance and dividend data provided by Morningstar Inc. Analyst recommendations provided by Zacks Investment Research. StockScouter data provided by Verus Analytics. IPO data provided by Hoover's Inc. Index membership data provided by Morningstar Inc.
The solid report comes a month after the retailer closed all of its Canadian operations.
VIDEO ON MSN MONEY
Top Stocks provides analysis about the most noteworthy stocks in the market each day, combining some of the best content from around the MSN Money site and the rest of the Web.
Contributors include professional investors and journalists affiliated with MSN Money.
Follow us on Twitter @topstocksmsn.