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The S&P’s Platinum Portfolio consists of the top rated stocks from the Standard & Poor’s Fair Value Portfolio and its Stock Appreciation Ranking System (STARS). To be eligible in this portfolio, all stocks must carry a 5-STARS rating and a Fair Value Ranking of 5.

The table below lists the 5-STARS rated stocks in the portfolio as of February 19th:

S.No. Company Ticker
1 Advance Auto Parts AAP
2 Aspen Insurance Holding AHL
3 Bucyrus International BUCY
4 Chicos FAS CHS
5 Coach Inc COH
6 Computer Sciences CSC
7 Discover Financial Svcs DFS
8 eBay Inc EBAY
9 Express Scripts ESRX
10 GameStop Corp GME
11 General Mills GIS
12 Gilead Sciences GILD
13 Hewlett-Packard HPQ
14 International Business Machines IBM
15 Jacobs Engineering Group JEC
16 MEMC Electronic Materia WFR
17 Multi-Fineline Electron MFLX
18 New York Community Bancshares NYB
19 NICE-systems NICE
20 Noble Corp. NE
21 State Street Corp. STT
22 Teva Pharmaceutical TEVA
23 Time Warner Cable TWC
24 Transocean RIG
25 Travelers Cos TRV
26 Under Armour UA
27 Wal-Mart Stores WMT
28 Western Digital WDC
29 Willis Group Holdings WSH
30 Yahoo Inc YHOO

New York Community Bancorp (NYB) currently has a dividend yield of 6.40%. With the purchase of AmTrust Bank of Cleveland, Ohio, the bank is expanding from its traditional footprint to Ohio, Arizona and Florida. The food products company General Mills (NYSE:GIS) and the world’s largest retailer Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) are also on this list.

Source: 30 5-STARS Rated Stocks From Standard & Poor's