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Best Stocks in the South to Buy Now

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As part of our tour of the United States of Stocks, we took at closer look at publicly traded companies based in the southern states. Our list of 17 companies includes multinational blue-chip behemoths (the world's largest retailer is among them) as well as a number of smaller firms.

A word of caution: Since we picked a single stock from each state in the South and the District of Columbia, and choices in some places are sparse, a few of these stocks are best suited to investors comfortable with a higher degree of risk. This is not a selection of our favorite stocks in the entire region, in other words. Take a look at the best stocks in the South to buy now.

Prices and data are as of June 22. Click on ticker-symbol links in each slide for current prices and more. States are listed in alphabetical order.

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