15 Companies with (Expected) Quick Returns


Not everybody wants to get into the stock market for the next 10, 15 or 20 years. It may be riskier, but some investors are little more impatient; they’re looking for a quicker turnaround for their stock investments.
 
This week, Morgan Stanley published a list of 15 stocks that should see superior risk-adjusted returns by July 2013. The companies listed here have over $750 million in market capitalization.
 
“Based on their analysis, these stocks exhibited the best combination of favorable risk-reward profiles and clear catalysts,” wrote Business Insider.
 
There are three health care companies on the list. And while some might be unsurprising, like Apple, it was a little more surprising to see JPMorgan here after the disastrous trade that cost the company more than $2 billion. However, Morgan is expecting that JPMorgan’s stock will re-start again over the next few weeks.
 
Here are 15 stocks for impatient investors (listed in alphabetical order).
 
Anadarko Petroleum
Ticker: APC
Sector: Basic materials
Price target: $103
Current price: $67.46
Price-to-earnings ratio: 17.7
 
Apple
Ticker: AAPL
Sector: Technology
Price target: $738
Current price: $610.80
Price-to-earnings ratio: 12.6
 
Calpine
Ticker: CPN
Sector: Energy/Utilities
Price target: $27
Current price: 16.74
Price-to-earnings ratio: N/A
 
Honeywell International
Ticker: HON
Sector: Consumer Discretionary/Industrials
Price target: $68
Current price: $56.18
Price-to-earnings ratio: 11.7
 
JPMorgan Chase
Ticker: JPM
Sector: Financials
Price target: $54
Current price: $34.52
Price-to-earnings ratio: 8.4
 
Kraft Foods
Ticker: KFT
Sector: Consumer Staples
Price target: $44
Current price: $39.20
Price-to-earnings ratio: 15.3
 
Marsh & McLennan
Ticker: MMC
Sector: Financials
Price target: $39
Current price: $32.77
Price-to-earnings ratio: 14.4
 
Penn National Gaming
Ticker: PENN
Sector: Consumer Discretionary/Industrials
Price target: $52
Current price: $44.99
Price-to-earnings ratio: 17.3
 
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Ticker: TMO
Sector: Health Care
Price target: $65
Current price: $52.76
Price-to-earnings ratio: 10.3
 
UnitedHealth Group
Ticker: UNH
Sector: Health Care
Price target: $70
Current price: $56.11
Price-to-earnings ratio: 11.9
 
United Technologies
Ticker: UTX
Sector: Consumer Discretionary/Industrials
Price target: $95
Current price: $75.65
Price-to-earnings ratio: 13.5
 
VF Corp.
Ticker: VFC
Sector: Retail
Price target: $180
Current price: $134.86
Price-to-earnings ratio: 14.4
 
Visa
Ticker: V
Sector: Technology
Price target: $147
Current price: $127.23
Price-to-earnings ratio: 20.7
 
Watson Pharmaceuticals
Ticker: WPI
Sector: Health Care
Price target: $84
Current price: $75.57
Price-to-earnings ratio: 12.3
 
Williams Companies
Ticker: WMB
Sector: Energy/Utilities
Price target: $38
Current price: $29.17
Price-to-earnings ratio: 20.2
 
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The information contained in this article should not be construed as investment advice or as a solicitation to buy or sell any stock.


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