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.

PLXS: The numbers
Market Cap $1.0 billion
Total Return YTD (June 11) -8.8%
Total Return Last 12 Months -39.7%
Earnings Growth (Next Five Years) 18.0%
P/E (Pasts 12 months) 13.4
P/E (Next Year's Estimate) 14.8
Dividend Yield 0.0%
Source: Baseline, as of June 11, 2007.
Small Wonders
Rest assured, the nitty-gritty of contract electronics manufacturing doesn't perplex Plexus. The Wisconsin-based firm designs printed circuit boards, test equipment, and other electronic components for companies in the technology, telecommunications, and medical industries.

By focusing on highly technical, high-margin services, Plexus has been able to earn returns above most competitors in the electronics manufacturing services industry. That's partly because the firm's products require special certification that takes years to obtain, helping keep competitors at bay. And with some $180 million in cash and zero long-term debt, Plexus is in top financial shape.
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