We asked our Foolish analysts to pick their favorite Rule Maker, and the results were surprising. While some of the usual suspects like Coca-Cola and Cisco did make the list, newcomers MGM Mirage
Perhaps the biggest surprise is who didn't make the list. No one supported perennial powerhouses Dell
For those new to the game, here's what we look for in a quality Rule Maker company:
- Strong, well-known brands.
- Mass-market products or services that are purchased repeatedly.
- High margins and sales growth.
- Strong balance sheet and low debt.
- Discounted stock price.
- Expanding possibilities.
These traits lead us to companies with sustainable competitive advantages and high returns on capital, providing us (hopefully) with long-term outperformance. Read the arguments below to determine which company is the best Rule Maker.
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Dell and Disney are Stock Advisor recommendations.