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.

LTR: The numbers
Market Cap $28 billion
Total Return YTD (June 11) 24.8%
Total Return Last 12 Months 50.8%
Earnings Growth (Next Five Years) 8.0%
P/E (Pasts 12 months) 13.4
P/E (Next Year's Estimate) 10.1
Dividend Yield 0.5%
Source: Baseline, as of June 11, 2007.
Deep Value
Loews is the rare conglomerate that works. A diversified holding company, Loews not only rolls cigarettes and drills for natural gas, but also insures others that do, too.

Its largest holding is its insurance subsidiary, CNA Financial, which accounts for 71% of Loews' equity. Lorillard, its cigarette unit, is a cash cow, thanks to top-selling brands Newport, Kent, and True.

Lately, the New York company, which is owned the Tisch family, has been expanding into energy. In early June, Loews announced that it's buying $4 billion of natural-gas assets from Dominion Resources.
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