Stocks with Big Cash and Low Debt

This week's screen follows the money: cash flow, that is. Our low-debt, high-cash-flow picks are also attractive to private equity hunters, though

To manage a business successfully for the long run, companies need to generate cash and keep debt low. Debt is certainly a hot-button issue right now, with talk of a credit crunch brewing as companies find it more difficult to borrow money at higher interest rates and stricter lending terms. Low debt (or leverage) not only keeps a company's interest costs down, it also gives it more flexibility to invest its hard-earned cash back into the business so that it can expand and develop new products.

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