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.

PVR: The numbers
Market Cap $1.3 billion
Total Return YTD (June 11) 21.0%
Total Return Last 12 Months 28.7%
Earnings Growth (Next Five Years) 6.0%
P/E (Pasts 12 months) 19.0
P/E (Next Year's Estimate) 18.9
Dividend Yield 5.3%
Source: Baseline, as of June 11, 2007.
Small Wonders
Penn Virginia Resource
Penn Virginia Resource Partners manages more than 50 coalmines in Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia. Rather than running the mines itself, the firm leases mining rights to over 20 mine operators and charges them for the amount of coal they dig up on its properties.

The beauty of this arrangement is that PVR carries little risk because it simply collects a steady stream of income, much of which it passes on to shareholders through its fat dividend. In PVR's favor right now are relatively high natural gas prices, which help coal remain the fuel of choice for utility companies.
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