Ongoing legal expenses and varying loan growth hindered recent earnings for major U.S. banks, but better dividend yields bring Wells and JPMorgan ahead of their peers.
A strong network effect, with scale and bargaining power, provides this wide-moat firm a long runway of opportunity to gain market share in the coming years.
Although there were signs of stabilization in Intel's PC business, server chips remain the key to growth, says Morningstar's Andy Ng.
Nestle's shares are fully valued today, but its focus on innovation and new products bodes well for the firm's long-term competitive position, says Morningstar's Erin Lash.
A past Morningstar Manager of the Year oversees this portfolio, which has fewer holdings than some of its peers but asymmetric sector weightings.
Auto sales and production are near their previous high marks, though there are some positives and negatives with employment.
Internet stocks have been underperforming the market so far this year, but given that valuations in the space remain elevated, there are still few bargains, says Morningstar's Norm Young.
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As bond-fund returns are expected to stay volatile, high-quality intermediate bonds provide greater portfolio stability than higher-yielding, nontraditional bonds.
You're not getting the full picture if all you consider is the number of jobs added, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
The tech giant's ability to continuously produce quality products and services will allow the firm to broaden its user base even further and build on its competitive advantages.
This brewer offers bond investors good value for their money, with its structural competitive advantages that provide a strong financial foundation for the long term.
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