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.

ACN: The numbers
Market Cap $22.8 billion
Total Return YTD (June 11) 7.1%
Total Return Last 12 Months 47.5%
Earnings Growth (Next Five Years) 14.0%
P/E (Pasts 12 months) 21.7
P/E (Next Year's Estimate) 18.1
Dividend Yield 0.9%
Source: Baseline, as of June 11, 2007.
Bargain Growth
The world's largest consulting firm, Accenture offers management consulting, information technology, and a wide range of outsourcing services to customers around the globe.

The company's business is broadly divided into five main operating groups - communications and high technology, financial services, government, products, and resources - that encompass more than 15 industries.

One key to its success is its long-term relationship with its clients, giving it a predictable stream of revenues. And the scope of its industry knowledge protects Accenture competitively, as few rivals can compete directly across all categories.
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