Several cases can be made for buying what seem to be fairly valued high-quality stocks.
Managers from Dodge & Cox, Diamond Hill, Oakmark, and BBH bought energy companies, an online retailer, and a premium spirits producer--among others--last quarter.
One new stock under coverage earned a narrow moat in January, while four other firms experienced fair value increases of more than 10%.
Here's an update on the cheapest stocks in the Morningstar US Dividend Growth Index and what stocks are in and out as of the latest reconstitution.
These low- and medium-uncertainty stocks are trading at the largest discounts to our fair value estimates.
We review the adds and drops from the latest reconstitution as well as the index's cheapest names today.
These firms all have wide and narrow economic moats but earn poor stewardship ratings.
These wide-moat, low uncertainty names are trading in 4- and 5-star range.
Equities are starting to look attractive. Here are some of our analysts' best ideas across sectors.
One company was awarded a moat last month while a few others experienced fair value increases of 10% of more.
At the end of the year, we review some of our best ideas in dividends.
More than 50 stocks derive their wide moats from just one source. Is that a problem?
Our analysts offer their picks among large-cap value, foreign, and high-quality stock funds.
These wide- and narrow-moat stocks are each up more than 20% this year and are undervalued by our metrics.
These dividend payers all carry wide moats, yield more than 5%, and trade in 4- and 5-star range.
These wide- and narrow-moat companies have all undergone fair value cuts of 10% or more, yet we think they're attractively priced.
Here are some defensive investments to consider in this volatile market.
We raised the economic moat ratings of two stocks last month and significantly increased our fair value estimates on 10 others.
These wide- and narrow-moat stocks moved into 4-star territory after Tuesday's market rout.
Companies with moats derived from these two sources have delivered the highest returns on invested capital.
Despite the sector's pullback, these narrow- and wide-moat names look overvalued to us.
These companies all have multiple moat sources. Does that matter?
These high-quality stocks are cheap on a host of metrics.
The future's bright for these 29 companies. Grab the shades.
Managers from Dodge & Cox, BBH, and American Century picked up a few wide- and narrow-moat stocks last quarter.
These six high-quality stocks are trading at levels that may be too good to pass up.
These 27 companies have network effect as a moat source--and that's been a plus.
These names all slid into 4-star range after yesterday’s stock-market sell-off.
Managers of Gold-rated from Oakmark and Diamond Hill picked up an IT service company, a discount brokerage, and an alcoholic beverage maker, among others, last quarter.
Our analysts have downgraded the Morningstar Economic Moat Ratings of these firms.
The yields on these names from the Morningstar Dividend Yield Focus Index are both sizable and sustainable.
The Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Index has added several semiconductor stocks and asset managers, among others, to its roster.
After Wednesday's sell-off, these narrow- and wide-moat stocks edged into 4-star territory.
Last month one stock joined the wide-moat club while four others achieved narrow-moat status.
Though the market is slightly overvalued, our analysts are finding pockets of opportunity.
Though not exactly 'fat pitches,' these stocks are all trading in 4- and 5-star range.
These wide-moat names are beating the rollicking Morningstar Technology Index this year, yet they’re still undervalued by our metrics.
These high-quality mid- and small-cap companies are trading well above our fair value estimates.
These Morningstar Medalists earn the highest average moat ratings among U.S. equity-focused mutual funds.
These large companies have sustainable competitive advantages, but their stocks are too pricey for our taste.
These constituents of the Morningstar Global ex-US Moat Focus Index are trading at steep discounts to our fair value estimates.
In addition to several technology and healthcare companies, our list of bargains includes a restaurant operator, a brewer, and a jet-engine manufacturer.
These stocks are in buying range, according to our metrics.
These stocks are in buying range according to our metrics.
These Morningstar Medalists defy conventional wisdom of what qualifies as a value stock.
These names earned narrow-moat ratings in August.
These stocks are up more than 20% this year and trading at 1-star levels.
These funds provide broad exposure to stocks outside the U.S. and are still open to new investors.
Put these wide-moat stocks with positive moat trends on your watchlist.
Managers from Artisan, Dodge & Cox, and Fidelity picked up a consumer staples company, banks, and a Canadian railroad, among others last quarter.