Even if we use Apples much lower 14.3% projected long term growth and its protected 12-month P/E, the stock still has a solid 0.78 PEG (that factors in its 2.2% dividend, which Lynch did for larger, moderate growth firms). Another reason the model likes Apple: the companys very reasonable 14% debt/equity ratio. Signet Jewelers Limited Signet Jewelers Limited Instead of giving that special someone in your life diamonds, you might consider giving them shares of this Bermuda-based parent of the Kay and Jared jewelry chains. Okay, I kidthats a good way to end up sleeping on the couch.
The toy-makers driver here seems to be the strength of the doll business. Argus said, Mattel will continue to see growth in both sales and earnings, driven by solid operational efficiency, product innovation and growing end markets. Mattel is a solid cash generator characterized by high margins, minimal capital requirements and short cycle product lead times. Mylan Inc. (NASDAQ: MYL) was brought into the top 30 picks as a generic drug maker. The firm thinks it will win from cost controls under health care, as well as the firms EpiPen allergy treatment.
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Apple closed Tuesday at $554.99. Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY) is a top consumer discretionary stock to buy. The analysts believe that the retailer continues to have sufficient opportunity to drive earnings higher through a combination of positive same-store sales growth, gross margin improvement and cost-cutting initiatives in the coming year.