Top picks from S&P Capital IQ
S&P's top-ranked analysts share their latest stock recommendations.
Six S&P Capital IQ equity analysts ranked as "Best on the Street" in seven categories in the Wall Street Journal's annual survey of recommendation-performance scores for stock pickers in 2012.
S&P Capital IQ Equity Analyst Jim Corridore is a seven-time recipient, while Efraim Levy has won five times and Joe Agnese four times. Three-time winners include Stuart Benway and Jim Moorman, who was the top-ranked analyst in both the telecom and telecom equipment sectors.
Below are the S&P winners, their sector specialties and their current stock recommendations. (Click on the stock names to read each analyst's full recommendation.)
Joseph Agnese, Food & Drug Retailers: CVS Caremark
Quick to capitalize on its rival's troubles, the pharmacy chain also stands to gain from the implementation of health reforms.
Christopher Muir, Utilities: ITC
The electricity transmission company should see double-digit growth in revenues over the next two years.
Jim Corridore, Airlines: US Airways
The recent merger and strong demand drives growth at the airliner.
Jim Moorman, Telecommunications: Crown Castle International
This tower operator is highly attractive at these prices.
Jim Moorman, Telecommunications Equipment: Qualcomm
This chip maker is capitalizing on rapid smartphone growth.
Efraim Levy, Autos & Auto Parts: TRW Automotive
Higher global vehicle production should drive growth at this car parts manufacturer.
Stuart Benway, Heavy Machinery & Materials: Louisiana-Pacific
Look for more growth from this maker of building materials as the housing rebound continues.
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