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StockInvestor editor Paul Larson details recent changes to Morningstar's Wide Moat Focus Index, noting how the rally in wide - moat names could have them more fairly priced than lower-quality stocks .
Some energy names and out-of-favor companies joined the index, but, in a sign of the times, few deeply discounted stocks .
Recent spin-off ADT has broad market share and solid competitive advantages, but several big-name telecom players also have their eyes set on the security space.
It was a good year for wide - moat stocks overall, but Exxon, Amazon, and a few others lagged the market, says Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser .
Investors have started to pay attention to risk again, but market valuations overall don't offer much margin of safety, says Morningstar's Matt Coffina.
Morningstar's Heather Brilliant details our 10-year track record for stocks , particularly the strong outperformance of 5-star names with competitive advantages.
Even if the NIH is drastically cut, we don't see a doomsday scenario for these companies, and some of the industry's stronger players are now trading at attractive valuations.
Near-term headwinds pose no long-term setback for the company's low-cost advantages, says Morningstar's Elizabeth Collins.
Morningstar StockInvestor editor Matt Coffina offers some of his new investment ideas following a quarterly rebalancing of the Wide Moat Focus Index.
In a fully valued market, there are worse things than buying wide - moat names at decent discounts.
Morningstar StockInvestor editor Matt Coffina discusses recent additions to the Wide Moat Focus Index.
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