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.

CL: The numbers
Market Cap $34.5 billion
Total Return YTD (June 11) 4.1%
Total Return Last 12 Months 11.4%
Earnings Growth (Next Five Years) 11.0%
P/E (Pasts 12 months) 22.4
P/E (Next Year's Estimate) 18.0
Dividend Yield 2.1%
Source: Baseline, as of June 11, 2007.
Growth and Income
Colgate-Palmolive
The toothpaste seller has made big progress in its battle with rival Crest, owned by larger Procter & Gamble. It's a tight race in the United States, but Colgate has a big lead worldwide. Colgate's recent marketing has paid off with some gains in market share, despite increased ad spending by Crest.

Colgate-Palmolive also makes a variety of household goods including deodorant and soap, but isn't nearly as diversified as its larger rival. Its growth has been remarkably consistent in the past 5 years, usually in the high single digits.
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