Standard & Poor's Portfolio Services analyst David Braverman put together a stock screen that picks companies using criteria similar to those that fit the legendary investor Warren Buffett's growth-oriented style. S&P updates this screen on a semiannual basis, during February and again in August.
For more about the screen criteria, see "What Would Buffett Buy?" (BusinessWeek.com, 2/5/08).
Here are the 60 names that emerged when the screen was completed:
3M (MMM)Alcon (ACL)Altera (ALTR)Altria Group (MO)Aluminum Corp. of China (ACH)America Movil (AMX)Apollo Group (APOL)Apple (AAPL)Aracruz Celulose (ARA)Autodesk (ADSK)Bard (C.R.) (BCR)Becton Dickinson (BDX)BG Group (BRGYY)British American Tobacco (BTI)Brown-Forman (BFB)China Mobile (CHL)Cisco Systems (CSCO)Coach (COH)Coca-Cola (KO)Diageo (DEO)Equifax (EFX)Franklin Resources (BEN)Freeport-McMoRan Copper (FCX)Garmin(GRMN)GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)Grupo Televisa (TV)Infosys Technologies (INFY)Intl. Game Technology (IGT)Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)Microsoft ( 2 Next Page