Valuations are high, but Morningstar's quantitative equity ratings uncover two key areas to consider.
This company regularly considers an additional fifth special dividend per year, which can turn into a nice payout for shareholders.
The wide - moat firm continued to keep a tight lid on expenses, and it is making the right moves in the digital world, says Morningstar's Jim Sinegal.
The health-care sector has a higher volume of moat firms compared with other industries, and companies' patent and brand power deliver very strong returns on capital.
With its record of high profitability and very strong shareholder returns, this banking firm stands out.
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The online retail giant's third-quarter outlook draws some concern, but we have conviction in the firm's margin expansion and investments, says Morningstar's R.J. Hottovy.
The social-networking firm's second-quarter ad revenue soared, particularly in the mobile business, but despite Facebook's upward potential, shares are slightly overvalued at current prices.