Top Stock Picks from S&P

David Braverman of Standard & Poor's says stocks now offer a good opportunity -- and names some favorites from S&P's 5-STARS list

With corporate earnings and the economy improving, it's a good time for stocks, says David Braverman, senior director of Standard & Poor's Portfolio Advisers. And Braverman has highlighted 10 names drawn from the approximately 90 stocks now classified as strong buys, or 5-STARS, in S&P's Stock Appreciation Ranking System (STARS). They are: American Standard (ASD ), Anheuser-Busch (BUD ), Career Education (CECO ), Chelsea Property Group (CPG ), Cisco (CSCO ), Exxon Mobil (XOM ), FedEx (FDX ), Intel (INTC ), Lennar (LEN ), and Reliant Resources (RRI ).

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