Since I’ve been going through through the Forbes Best Small Companies, a brief look at the Best Big Companies is deserved. The list is comprised of 400 companies and Forbes sorts the list according to a 5 year total return.
Given that many large caps are still mispriced, but not all cheap, these candidates could be worthwhile long term buy and hold additions on declines.
|Name||5-Year Total Return %||Sales ($bil)||Net Income ($mil)||Industry|
|Southwestern Energy (SWN)||68.1||2.2||535||Oil & Gas Operations|
|Apple (AAPL)||54.6||32.5||4,834||Technology Hardware & Equip|
|Hub Group (HUBG)||45.7||1.9||63||Transportation|
|Spartan Stores (SPTN)||37.9||2.6||40||Food Markets|
|EOG Resources (EOG)||32.8||6.6||2,337||Oil & Gas Operations|
|Village Super Market (VLGEA)||31.4||1.2||25||Food Markets|
|Hess (HES)||29.2||43.3||2,944||Oil & Gas Operations|
|Express Scripts (ESRX)||28.8||21.2||708||Health Care Equipment & Svcs|
|Google (GOOG)||28.5||20.9||5,051||Software & Services|
|XTO Energy (XTO)||27.6||7.3||2,025||Oil & Gas Operations|
|Psychiatric Solutions (OTCPK:PSYS)||27.2||1.7||104||Health Care Equipment & Svcs|
|CME Group (CME)||26.6||2.4||855||Diversified Financials|
|Occidental Petroleum (OXY)||26.4||26.0||7,866||Oil & Gas Operations|
|Precision Castparts (PCP)||25.5||7.1||1,071||Aerospace & Defense|
|McDermott Intl. (MDR)||25.2||6.4||546||Construction|
|Bucyrus International (BUCY)||25.1||2.3||230||Capital Goods|
|Peabody Energy (BTU)||25.1||5.9||696||Materials|
|Gilead Sciences (GILD)||25.0||5.0||1,845||Drugs & Biotechnology|
|Devon Energy (DVN)||24.8||15.7||5,984||Oil & Gas Operations|
There are some well known names as well as some that I have never heard of before. I won't be going the full length of all 400 but will consider taking a look after completion of the Forbes Best Small Companies.