Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Barron's stock picks for 2020

Update Jun 16, 2022Anthem (NYSE:ANTM) announced that it is changing its name to Elevance Health and will revive the Wellpoint name in some markets. The name change becomes official on June 28 and the company's ticker symbol will be ELV. Elevance is blending of the words elevate and advance. The company adopted the Anthem in late 2014 after being known as Wellpoint. 

Barron’s has identified these 10 top stocks for the coming year:
  1. Berkshire Hathaway (ticker: BRK.A), 
  2. Comcast, (CMCSA), 
  3. Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.B), 
  4. Pfizer (PFE), 
  5. ViacomCBS (VIAC), 
  6. Anthem (ANTM), 
  7. Dell Technologies (DELL).
  8. Google parent Alphabet (GOOGL)
  9. U-Haul owner Amerco (UHAL), 
  10. United Technologies (UTX).
The group has an average projected 2020 price/earnings ratio of 14, against 18 for the S&P 500. The average dividend yield is 1.8%, in line with the overall market.

charts (finviz): day's change,  vol

(by ave 3-mo vol)

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