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.

WYE: The numbers
Market Cap $76.7 billion
Total Return YTD (June 11) 12.9%
Total Return Last 12 Months 30.8%
Earnings Growth (Next Five Years) 7.0%
P/E (Pasts 12 months) 17.6
P/E (Next Year's Estimate) 14.7
Dividend Yield 1.8%
Source: Baseline, as of June 11, 2007.
Growth and Income
Its blockbuster drugs treat a wide range of conditions, and it has an equally broad pipeline. Wyeth has one of the most successful vaccines on the market, the fast-growing Prevnar to prevent pneumonia in children.

The company also shares a shelf with Novartis as a pharma-biotech hybrid, meaning it can balance the risk of a fast-growing industry (biotech) with the stability of a slow-growing business (pharma.) Wyeth's 90-acre Grange Castle in Ireland is said to be the biggest biotech plant in the world, putting it on a par with pure-play biotech industry leaders Amgen and Genentech.
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