10 largest US and 2 UK companies financial statements are analyzed and here are the main indicators.
If looking only at share evaluation and profitability clear leaders is BP, Chevron and Vodapfone. Google and IBM are clear outsiders. Average but still good shares Exxon Mobil, Microsoft and Wal-Mart.
If you look at dividend yield and dividend payout ratio again same leaders BP, Chevron and Vodafone. Two companies Jonson&Jonson and Proctor&Gamble has good dividend yield but their payout ratio is quite high compared to other companies. Outsiders high evaluated Google, Apple and IBM.
So the best shares at 2012 1Q are: BP, Chevron and Vodafone. According to our methodology these are the top3 largest world companies to invest today. Average but still good shares to invest are Intel, Exxon Mobil, Microsoft and Wal-Mart. Two shares Johnson&Johnson and Proctor&Gamble are a bit pricey and their dividend payout ratio is quite high but they are still at good for investing zone, while last 3 is Apple, Google and IBM which are over-evaluated and IBM has unacceptably low equity level and all 3 have very low dividend yield.
Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.