Here is an excerpt of an article from Kiplinger’s Magazine listing ten large-cap companies that should do well over the next ten years:
1) Procter & Gamble (PG): Daily grooming products, 10% earnings, div + yield
2) Electronic Arts (ERTS): World’s biggest video-game software company. Sales and earnings over 21%.
3) First Solar (FSLR): American government subsidized. Alternative energy will be especially popular if oil prices rise. 56% earnings; efficient production process.
4) Gilead Sciences (GILD): HIV and other portfolio of drugs, robust growth.
5) Google (GOOG): 22% earnings. Internet giant with advertising revenues.
6) Monsanto (MON): 41% earnings. Technology lead and worldwide sales.
7) Norfolk & Southern (NSR): More efficient than rival railroad CSX.
8) T Rowe Price (TROW): low costs, profits of 15-39% annually.
9) Schlumberger (SLB): world’s largest energy services &exploration company, 12 % earnings.
10) Visa (V): world’s largest payment processor, recent IPO, more business expected.
We can check this list in a decade and see which ones did as well as propounded (if we remember).
By the way, not a single one of these stocks has achieved more than O% gains in a one-year chart. Going back years they look far more compelling.
Most important, they are all considered by Kiplinger’s to be very well-capitalized to survive a challenging marketplace. Oct. 31, 2008