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The World's Greatest Stocks

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When we searched for great stocks around the world, we had a few simple requirements. First, the stocks had to trade on a U.S. exchange, whether the companies were based in the U.S. or overseas. Next, the firms had to have superior profit growth. We also wanted stocks on an upward trajectory. Each stock had to have beaten Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index over the past five years. Each one had to be reasonably priced, too. That’s not to say we mandated rock-bottom price-earnings ratios—after all, great companies never come cheap, and they often stay expensive for a long time.

After polling investing experts and doing some digging on our own, we found 11 strong candidates.

All share prices, returns and related data are as of April 14; price-earnings ratios are based on estimated current-year earnings; annual sales are for the previous 12 months.

The World's Greatest Stocks
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