Morgan Stanley just released its top stock picks for 2015 based on predictions of strong EPS growth and compelling competitive advantages that differentiated them from the pack.
According to Morgan Stanley, "The main criterion is sustainability -- of competitive advantages, business model, pricing power, cost efficiency and growth."
Interested? The bank came up with a list of 50 global stocks. We list below the top 10 stocks by EPS growth (5-year CAGR) that are trading on the U.S. stock exchanges.
Beyond the top 10, companies on the U.S. exchanges and Morgan Stanley's list are: Companhia de Bebidas Das Americas (ABV) 5-year CAGR at 13%, United Technologies (UTX) 13%, Oracle (ORCL) 11%, Target (TGT) 11%, RenaissanceRe Holdings (RNR) 9%, Colgate-Palmolive (CL) 8%.
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2. Schlumberger Limited
5. V.F. Corporation
6. Cognizant Technology Solutions
7. Union Pacific
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Author owns shares of AMZN.