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20 of the Best Stocks You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

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“What’s your favorite stock?” Many investors, when asked a quick off-the-cuff question like that, may gravitate toward familiar names such as Apple (AAPL) or Facebook (FB). And well they should. Yes, these have been two of the market’s best stocks for some time, but they’ve been so successful for a reason. In both cases, like many other high-profile names, the companies have proven they can sell a product or service.

However, not every great investment is a monster-sized company or a headline-grabbing outfit. Sometimes, an organization that’s a bit off the beaten path can bear quite a bit of fruit. It pays to invest in the big boys, but off-the-radar businesses are worth a look, too.

Here’s a review of 20 tickers across numerous industries that investors of all stripes should explore. They’re not household names, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t doing well, or that they can’t be among the market’s best stocks going forward.

Indeed, their obscurity is part of what makes them so compelling.

SEE ALSO: 50 Dividend Stocks You Can Count On in 2018

Data is as of Jan. 31, 2018. Companies are listed alphabetically. Click on ticker-symbol links in each slide for current share prices and more.

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