Top 500 U.S. Stocks - 2010 - MoneySense

Top 500 U.S. Stocks – 2010

Last year’s All-Stars gained 24%. We’re pleased to bring you another crop of winners for 2010.


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Hints of economic recovery are in the air and the U.S. stock market is starting to sparkle. It’s true that a host of worries remain, but that hasn’t stopped investors from looking beyond the economy’s current troubles to the return to normalcy. As a result, stocks are up smartly from their lows.

Even better, our highest-ranked stocks from last year provided some handsome returns. These high-grade U.S. stocks gained 24.1%, not including dividends. That’s much better than the S&P 500 (SPY), which only climbed 4.2% over the same period.

In an effort to speed the market’s recovery, we’re pleased to present our Top 500 ranking of U.S. stocks. To the left is our list of All-Stars, those stocks which earned either an A or a B for both their Value and Growth grade. Below you can also link to the full listing of 500 U.S. stocks, each one graded on both Value and Growth. Companies that earned a high Value grade are low-priced bargains, while those that do well on Growth showed high earnings and sales growth.

As always, before rushing out to buy any stocks, do your own diligence. Please use our grades as a starting point for your own research.