Top Low-Risk Stock –
Picked by: Richard Band, editor of Profitable Investing
Strategy: Low-risk retirement investing that beats the market
Despite my optimism for 2010 as a whole (and part of 2011), I’m a good deal more cautious about the immediate future. That means I am encouraging
investors to defensive companies that pay generous dividends instead of “growthier” stocks such as techs, midcaps and emerging market
stocks that succeed in bull markets. One of my top low-risk defensive plays for this summer is Merck (MRK). In 2009, MRK
absorbed rival Schering-Plough, opening the way for the combined enterprise to cut costs and concentrate its research efforts on the most promising
medicines in the pipeline. Earnings per share touched a new all-time high in 2009 and will likely progress another 20% or so over the next two years as the merger savings kick in. With a dividend yield of 4.7%, MRK is a
great low-risk stock.
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