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20 High-Quality, Cheap Stocks for Last-Minute Shoppers

Looking for ideas? Check out the latest batch of stocks in Morningstar's Wide Moat Focus Index.

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In addition to holiday festivities, the end of the year is also a good time to take stock of what transpired in the prior 12 months and make plans for the coming year. If strategizing about your investment portfolio is part of your year-end routine, we have 20 stocks that you may wish to consider.

During 2009, the stocks that constitute the Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Index handily outpaced the market. This index is composed of the cheapest wide-moat firms in our 1,750-stock coverage universe. Index constituents have among their industries' strongest competitive advantages, which we believe will persist many years into the future.

Mike Taggart does not own shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.