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.

GIS: The numbers
Market Cap $20.5 billion
Total Return YTD (June 11) 4.6%
Total Return Last 12 Months 19.1%
Earnings Growth (Next Five Years) 8.0%
P/E (Pasts 12 months) 18.8
P/E (Next Year's Estimate) 17.3
Dividend Yield 2.5%
Source: Baseline, as of June 11, 2007.
Growth and Income
General Mills
After enduring a long restructuring plan intended to revive its stalled cereal and food sales, General Mills is finally seeing good signs. Sales are up 6 percent so far in fiscal 2007. It has maintained low prices even in the face of rising energy and commodity costs.

The company faces tough competition on the cereal shelf, and in the United States, it ranks No. 2 behind Kellogg. Internationally, however, the company leads in nearly every country where it tracks data.
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