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.

PFE: The numbers
Market Cap $186.9 billion
Total Return YTD (June 11) 4.1%
Total Return Last 12 Months 16.6%
Earnings Growth (Next Five Years) 5.0%
P/E (Pasts 12 months) 12.3
P/E (Next Year's Estimate) 11.3
Dividend Yield 4.4%
Source: Baseline, as of June 11, 2007.
Deep Value
New CEO Jeffrey Kindler, who replaced Hank McKinnell in July 2006, is aggressively cutting costs - eliminating jobs, streamlining manufacturing - and using the company's $28-billion cash hoard to buy back stock.

In addition, Pfizer has more than 150 drugs in its pipeline and has won several new drug approvals from the FDA in the past few years. Among them are drugs for cancer and smoking cessation, each of which could generate more than $1 billion in annual revenue within the next five years. Meanwhile, with a dividend yield of 4.3%, Pfizer offers a bond-like payout.
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