22 Stocks For 2002

With the markets at their lowest levels in years, B.E. picks 22 stocks that could put you in a prime position to profit when the economy rebounds

to spur oil companies to hunt vigorously for new deposits, reason enough for exploration companies like Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) to do well.

ONE LAST WORD
You’ll see our entire list of 22 on the chart that accompanies this story. Use it well and use it wisely. Remember, it behooves you to further research the companies we’ve presented to make sure they’re sound investments for you. We suggest that you start by reading annual reports or digging on the Web at sites such as DailyStocks (www.dailystocks.com) or Quicken (www.quicken.com), which are both steeped in data and financial news. A wise investor, after all, is a well-informed one.

 GROWTH

 

Company (Exchange: Ticker)

Industry

Market Cap.
(Millions)

Price*

% Price
Change
YTD*

52-Wk
High*

1 Ambac Financial Group (NYSE: ABK) Bond insurance

$ 5,653.24

53.40

-8.42

$63.43

2 American Standard Cos. (NYSE: ASD) Building supplies

4,367.41

58.64

23.25

70.60

3 Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) Oil exploration and natural gas

5,922.80

49.10

-32.36

73.19

4 Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) Aerospace/Defense

28,430.94

35.12

-46.56

69.94

5 Caremark Rx (NYSE: CMX) Manager of pharmacy benefits

3,812.49

15.10

21.44

18.02

6 Dynegy (NYSE: DYN) Natural gas

13,827.15

44.17

-24.28

57.95

7 Liz Claiborne (NYSE: LIZ) Clothing

2,255.25

43.36

3.06

54.27

8 MBNA Corp. (NYSE: KRB) Credit cards, finance

27,001.46

30.55

-14.18

39.06

9 Mohawk Industries (NYSE: MHK) Carpets, Rugs

2,116.48

42.08

47.54

46.22

10 SCI Systems (NYSE: SCI) Electronics manufacturer

3,253.91

21.89

-16.09

46.44

11 Venator Group (NYSE: Z) Sports clothing retailer

2,201.90

15.80

1.61

18.98

 

Company (Exchange: Ticker)

52-Wk
Low

% Change -
Insider Hdgs.

Long-Term
Growth

P/E -
2002 Est.

PEG
Ratio

Div.
Yield

Debt/Eqty.
Ratio

1 Ambac Financial Group (NYSE: ABK) $38.40 125.00 14.67 15.56 1.18 5.87 0
2 American Standard Cos. (NYSE: ASD) 30.06 11.56 10.30 20.48 2.16 2.39 0.36
3 Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) 25.19 25.15 11.13 13.23 1.37 2.72 0.44
4 Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) 30.08 11.35 10.00 18.84 2.06 2.05 0
5 Caremark Rx (NYSE: CMX) .61 9.42 11.42 20.28 1.95 2.00 0.25
6 Dynegy (NYSE: DYN) 38.75 68.28 6.50 19.99 4.05 2.26 0.62
7 Liz Claiborne (NYSE: LIZ) 38.70 47.82 10.99 17.23 1.70 2.34 0.61
8 MBNA Corp. (NYSE: KRB) 19.31 8.68 9.80 12.30 1.40 2.42 0.41
9 Mohawk Industries (NYSE: MHK) 19.25 365.32 13.17 14.71 1.25 2.47 0.29
10 SCI Systems (NYSE: SCI) 18.88 54.13 8.50 9.01 1.20 3.34 0.27
11 Venator Group (NYSE: Z) 33.38 3,352.94 10.97 8.98 .93 6.01 0

1 The muni bond insurer is flush now that lower interest rates have triggered an upswing in the finance market. 2 Lower rates mean more fixer-uppers. That should benefit ASD which makes air conditioning units and bathroom fixtures. 3 One of the best-run companies in the business, Apache will thrive when oil prices go up.  4 Worries? Yes. But Boeing has a sturdy defense and satellite business

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