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.

PG: The numbers
Market Cap $198.9 billion
Total Return YTD (June 11) -0.9%
Total Return Last 12 Months 18.1%
Earnings Growth (Next Five Years) 12.0%
P/E (Pasts 12 months) 21.6
P/E (Next Year's Estimate) 18.1
Dividend Yield 2.2%
Source: Baseline, as of June 11, 2007.
Growth and Income
Procter & Gamble
The giant of consumer products has folded Gillette into its global beauty-care division, setting it up for big sales in razors and blades. Despite its huge mix of products, P&G has made sure to promote higher-margin offerings in beauty and health care, and Gillette helps it along those lines.

P&G recently launched Gillette's Fusion razor system to outstanding sales. It faces a few big competitors: Colgate-Palmolive in toothpaste and L'Oreal in beauty products, but no other company offers as many products across the board. P&G still needs to figure out where lower-margin products like Duracell and Folgers belong in its portfolio.
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