Six Beaten-Down Stocks With Promise

These stocks in the health-care and consumer-products industries look timely, says A.G. Edwards.

With the Dow Jones industrial average safely beyond the 13,000 mark, seers are pondering which sectors will lead the market even higher. A.G. Edwards is betting on the giants of the health-care and consumer-products industries. The brokerage recently spotlighted six "buy"-rated stocks, all trading at their lowest valuations in the past ten years:

Eli Lilly & Co (symbol LLY). The pharmaceutical heavyweight is poised for above-average earnings growth over the next few years, writes A.G. Edwards analyst Joe Tooley. One reason is Lilly's promising lineup of new products, which includes drugs to treat osteoporosis and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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Staff Writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance