Fortune 40: Stock picks to retire on

Forty stock picks inspired by the greatest investors of all-time: From the deepest values to solid growth, these shares can make retirement dreams come true.

CB: The numbers
Market Cap $22.2 billion
Total Return YTD (June 11) 3.4%
Total Return Last 12 Months 11.1%
Earnings Growth (Next Five Years) 10.0%
P/E (Pasts 12 months) 9.5
P/E (Next Year's Estimate) 9.9
Dividend Yield 2.1%
Source: Baseline, as of June 11, 2007.
Bargain Growth
This insurer has carved out a profitable niche covering the prized possessions of the wealthy, from luxury automobiles to fine art. Chubb also offers property/casualty insurance to companies. Its specialty in commercial insurance includes the lucrative executive risk business that offers professional liability policies to executives.

Other specialty commercial insurance includes policies written for marine, surety, and financial institutions. Although the United States accounts for more than three-fourths of Chubb's direct business, developing its presence in foreign markets is an element in the company's growth strategy.
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