When looking for buy and hold opportunities in stocks -- stocks that I believe will appreciate over several years with tolerable downside volatility -- I look for stocks that can meet the following criteria:
- In a growing sector
- Positive earnings
- Income on an annual basis growing
- Sizable market capitalization
- Issuing dividends
- An EPS consistent or below market average
(Click chart to enlarge)Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.