Posted February 11, 2018 03:02:30As the market continues to look for growth in 2017, it has become clear that the most attractive growth stocks to investors are not those with lofty valuations but those that have the most potential to capitalize on a market that is still relatively weak.
With the upcoming year’s market downturn, it is crucial to understand the growth potential of the various stocks that have been popping up over the past few years and the opportunities they provide for investors to buy and sell them.
While stocks such as Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, and Coca-Colas all have very low valuations, there are many others that are rising fast.
Here are the ten best stocks to own right now and why they are so attractive.1.
Coca-Co. (COCA)Coca-Cola was founded in 1902 by brothers and brothers William and Philip J. Colby and has been a leading purveyor of soft drinks and soft drinks flavored with honey and sugar for nearly 100 years.
In 2017, Coca-colas shares increased by 7.6% year over year and were up by nearly 25% year-over-year.
These stocks are not cheap, but there is plenty of room for them to grow with the economy slowly improving.2.
PEPE is a global, global company headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.
Its parent company is PepsiCo, Inc. Its shares have risen about 60% over the last two years, increasing by more than 20% year to date.
The company is expected to continue to grow in the coming years.3.
General Electric Co. GE has long been one of the most profitable companies in the world.
Its stock price rose about 30% year past year, rising to over $40 per share, with a market cap of over $10 trillion.4.
Microsoft Corp. MSFT, +0.12%Microsoft is an internet company, which means it sells software to the hardware and software makers that create software.
In the past, Microsoft has grown by adding new software to its platform and is currently looking to add more new features to its platforms in order to grow its business.
In 2018, the company is expecting to see revenue growth of more than 15% to 20%.5.
Boeing Co. BA, -0.11%Boeing is an aircraft manufacturer and the largest private equity company in the United States.
Boeing shares increased more than 10% year after year in 2017 and are up by about 25% so far this year.6.
United Technologies Corp. UTX, +1.03%United Technologies is an aerospace and defense company that has been focused on the aerospace industry since the company was founded more than 50 years ago.
The stock has risen more than 8% year for year and is up more than 22% so much so far in 2018.7.
General Motors Co. GM, +2.00%General Motors is a major manufacturer of vehicles, which is why it is so important for investors that they invest in a diversified portfolio of stocks that focus on the business of the company.
For instance, there is a wide variety of stocks on the market that are focused on vehicles, but only General Motors has a large business in the aerospace and defence industries.8.
Microsoft has always been an important part of Microsoft’s business and has always had an aggressive growth strategy.
In recent years, Microsoft’s stock has been climbing in price and is now trading above $100 per share.9.
Exxon Mobil Corp. XOM, +3.10%Exxon Mobil has always enjoyed a strong presence in the energy sector.
Its share price has increased by more then 20% annually over the years and is growing at a much faster rate than the broader market.
In fact, its stock price has been going up nearly 25%.10.
Intel Corp. INTC, +6.70%Intel is one of those companies that is very focused on making chips.
Its chip business is a very large and very profitable one.
As of January 2018, Intel had $30.7 trillion in revenue, an increase of roughly 3.4% year on year.11.
Coca Colas parent company Coca-Pepa.CO, +4.70, Coca Cola is a Coca-pepa subsidiary that makes drinks and sodas, and has a market capitalization of more then $2.5 trillion.
Coca Collins is the largest soft drink company in America and has grown its business significantly over the decades.
The Coca- Colas shares have been rising steadily since the end of 2017 and have now risen by over 10% in 2018, rising by over 8% so so far.12.
General Dynamics Corp. GD, +9.30%General Dynamics is a leading U.S. manufacturer of military vehicles, including the M1 Abrams tank and Humvee armored vehicle.
It is also the world’s largest military contractor and has revenue of more that