Whether you're looking at the shopping mall or the stock market, you've never seen so many great bargains. But while holiday shopping season comes every year, you can't count on seeing this buying opportunity for great companies every year.
To help you make your shopping list, we looked at 10 companies our Foolish writers believe stand out from the rest. But to decide which one was the best, we left the call to you -- by asking our Motley Fool CAPS community to vote for their favorite stock. Let's look at the winners.
Running neck and neck
In a close race, honorable mention goes to three stocks that just missed the top three. Cemex
When the recession ends and construction picks up, prospects for both cement and copper will undoubtedly improve. And while Intuitive Surgical proved not to be quite as recession-proof as some had hoped, it also stands to see big gains once medical facilities start ramping up their budgets once again.
A crude awakening
Third place goes to Petrobras
An Apple a day keeps the losses away
Your second-place choice was Apple
Bringing good things to life
And your top pick for the best bargain stock for Black Friday was... General Electric
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Fool contributor Dan Caplinger has seen his portfolio get burned, but not by these stocks. He owns shares of General Electric and Berkshire Hathaway. Petroleo Brasileiro is a Motley Fool Income Investor pick. Berkshire Hathaway is a Motley Fool Inside Value recommendation. Intuitive Surgical is a Motley Fool Rule Breakers selection. Cemex, Berkshire Hathaway, and Apple are Motley Fool Stock Advisor selections. The Fool owns shares of Cemex and Berkshire Hathaway. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. The Fool's disclosure policy comes free of charge.