Thumbs Up: Top Stocks

Physician's Money Digest, April30 2004, Volume 11, Issue 8

Fortune's

What stocks are the most admired?According to 2004 "America's Most Admired Companies"issue, here are the top 10respected stocks: Wal-Mart, BerkshireHathaway, Southwest Airlines, GeneralElectric, Dell Computer, Microsoft,Johnson & Johnson, Starbucks,FedEx, and IBM. Over the past 6 years,these 10 stocks have returned anaverage of 20% per year. The companiesrated as the nation's most financiallysound were UPS, Microsoft,Anheuser-Busch, and Exxon-Mobil.The companies rated as having thebest long-term investment valueswere ExxonMobil, UPS, BerkshireHathaway, and Newell Rubbermaid.