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.

AET: The numbers
Market Cap $27 billion
Total Return YTD (June 11) 21.1%
Total Return Last 12 Months 25.6%
Earnings Growth (Next Five Years) 15.0%
P/E (Pasts 12 months) 17.7
P/E (Next Year's Estimate) 13.8
Dividend Yield 0.1%
Source: Baseline, as of June 11, 2007.
Deep Value
Aetna is one of the largest health-care and benefit organizations, providing a full suite of products, including health care, dental, vision, and long-term care coverage. Its diverse offerings make it appealing to large corporations, which make up the bulk of its revenues.

At the same time, Aetna is aiming to gain members in new markets such as Medicaid and small business. The company has a leg up in these areas because of its strategy to compete on value rather than costs. It also seeks to position itself as a leader in the fast-growing consumer-directed health plans arena, which currently make up about 5% of its medical membership.
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