New series: Stocks for newborns

Every day this week, Top Stocks offers picks to give your baby. Tune in to read what our experts think are the best shares for the ages.

By Kim Peterson Apr 30, 2012 8:55AM
Image: Baby (© Elisa Cicinelli/Brand X Pictures/Jupiterimages)Every baby wants a clean diaper, a freshly warmed bottle and 100 shares of Intel (INTC).

Oh, they may not be asking for Intel now -- the word is a little tough to pronounce at that age -- but they will surely appreciate it down the road. When it's time to buy that first house, for example, or a new car.

We posed a question to our panel of stock experts here at Top Stocks: If you were to buy stock for a newborn, what would you pick?

Everyone came back with a thoughtful take. Two experts immediately went for technology, picking Intel and IBM (IBM).

Others chose stocks poised to grow with the global population: Tata Motors (TTM) and SunPower (SPWR).

Others chose stocks that can meet a baby's needs early on and into adulthood: CVS Caremark (CVS), Under Armour (UA) and Carter's (CRI).

Check Top Stocks all this week to read about these picks and why they are ideal for those little bundles in our lives. On Friday, we'll have a wrap-up explaining how to go about buying stocks as gifts.

Enjoy the series!

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3Comments
Apr 30, 2012 1:36PM
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Nothing beats name brand Dividend stocks! Historically 11% return. Do the compounding math and it is easy to make a child a millionaire by adulthood. ( That is if the government doesn't steal it from them)!
Apr 30, 2012 12:26PM
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I say Coke or Philip Morris. With reinvested dividends you are lookinf at 10%-15% per year. Look at the history-good growth-good dividends-great outlook
May 1, 2012 11:54AM
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Wall Street, what a crock!! Debt to high heaven!! and the Wall street boys keep exclaiming  the sky is the limit. Idiots and their self proclaimed fantasies.  
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