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10 Best Stocks for 2012: The Results Are In

Find out how our experts' picks fared in last year's contest

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No. 5: FedEx

FedEx FDXQ4 Return: 8%
Total Return:
Paul R. La Monica

Just squeezing into the top five is shipping giant FedEx (NYSE:FDX), picked by Paul R. La Monica, who writes CNNMoney’s daily “The Buzz” column.

La Monica liked FedEx off the bat because it’s a fundamentally strong, low-risk stock. Unfortunately for FedEx and its advocate, that wasn’t nearly enough to offset the year’s tough reality: The global economy is weak.

The stock’s chart is ripe with ups and downs for the year, and even an 8% climb in the last three months wasn’t enough to offset the headwinds this global economic bellwether faced. The second-largest delivery company after UPS (NYSE:UPS) most recently blamed its weakness on Hurricane Sandy, but excuses don’t really matter in this contest.

Article printed from InvestorPlace Media, http://investorplace.com/2013/01/10-best-stocks-for-2012-the-results-are-in/.

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