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.

NCI: The numbers
Market Cap $889 million
Total Return YTD (June 11) 4.1%
Total Return Last 12 Months 2.7%
Earnings Growth (Next Five Years) 18.0%
P/E (Pasts 12 months) 20.4
P/E (Next Year's Estimate) 16.1
Dividend Yield 0.0%
Source: Baseline, as of June 11, 2007.
Small Wonders
Navigant Consulting
Navigant Consulting helps clients navigate troubled business waters. A large chunk of the firm's practice is devoted to issues related to business disputes, litigation, and regulatory compliance. Its main strategy is to target industries that are undergoing substantial regulatory or structural change, such as the financial and health-care industries, which opens opportunities for ongoing engagements.

Although individual engagements are typically short term, Navigant has long-standing relationships with its top clients. Its top 20 clients have worked with Navigant for seven years, on average. Moreover, Navigant's focus on litigation and event-specific consulting work reduces its exposure to economic swings.
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