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The table below lists 17 stocks from the U.S. Focus list published by Credit Suisse, U.S. equity research division. Except 2008, the focus list has performed very well each year with double digit returns beating the S&P 500.

S.No. Company Ticker Price as of Mar 9, 2011 Target Price Sector Dividend Yield
1 CVS Caremark Corporation CVS $34.07 $42.00 Consumer 1.50%
2 International Game Technology IGT $16.53 $21.00 Consumer 1.44%
3 McDonalds MCD $75.78 $87.00 Consumer 3.23%
4 Procter & Gamble Co. PG $62.00 $74.00 Consumer 3.11%
5 Time Warner, Inc TWX $36.53 $40.00 Consumer 2.58%
6 PetroHawk Energy Corp. HK $21.06 $23.00 Energy N/A
7 Bank of America Corp. BAC $14.59 $20.00 Financials 0.27%
8 Morgan Stanley MS $28.72 $35.00 Financials 0.69%
9 Health Management Associates, Inc. HMA $10.75 $12.00 Healthcare N/A
10 Harsco Corp HSC $33.99 $37.00 Industrials 2.43%
11 Ingersoll-Rand Plc IR $46.13 $54.00 Industrials 0.61%
12 Cytec CYT $53.45 $67.00 Materials 0.92%
13 Stillwater Mining Company SWC $23.27 $28.00 Materials N/A
14 Intel Corp. INTC $21.20 $28.00 Technology 3.43%
15 Research In Motion Limited RIMM $64.80 $85.00 Technology N/A
16 Western Union WU $21.60 $25.00 Technology 1.29%
17 Sprint S $4.70 $8.00 Telecommunication Services N/A

Source: Credit Suisse

While McDonald’s and P&G are world-class companies with long-term growth potential, companies such as Sprint, Time Warner, International Game Technology, RIMM, etc. may offer short-term trading opportunities.

Disclosure: No positions

Source: 17 Stocks From Credit Suisse's U.S. Focus List