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Four Wide-Moat Stocks on Sale

High-quality names hit 5 stars as the market retreats.

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With the stock market retreating last week, an unusually high number of stocks jumped to 5 stars. All in all, there were more than 60 stocks that crossed the 5-star threshold (for the complete list, click  here), including many high-quality names, such as  Pfizer (PFE) and  Walt Disney (DIS). These two, and the other firms mentioned below, carry Morningstar's wide-moat rating--a status assigned to the firms that, in our opinion, have the most durable competitive advantages over their peers. As these companies' stocks rarely trade at a suitably large discount (margin of safety) to our fair value estimate, we welcome the opportunity to add them to our bargain bin.

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Alex Morozov does not own (actual or beneficial) shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.