20 More Best Stocks to Buy That You Haven’t Heard Of

The best stocks aren’t always going to be the most familiar.

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The best stocks aren’t always going to be the most familiar. But sometimes, investors confuse the two. Recognizability is a powerful thing – so much so that investors occasionally make the mistake of trusting that familiarity more than a company’s underlying fundamentals. The sheer amount of attention an organization can garner really can dictate perceptions of how investment-worthy its stock is.

This approach won’t always be met with disaster. Corporations that attract the attention of the media and stock pickers tend to do so for good reason. But if you make stock picks like that, you may inherently overlook some opportunities that simply haven’t turned enough heads – yet.


Data is as of May 16. Dividend yields are calculated by annualizing the most recent monthly payout and dividing by the share price.

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James Brumley
Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com
James Brumley is a former stock broker, registered investment adviser and Director of Research for an options-focused newsletter. He's now primarily a freelance writer, tapping more than a decade's worth of broad experience to help investors get more out of the market. With a background in technical analysis as well as fundamental analysis, James touts stock-picking strategies that combine the importance of company performance with the power of stock-trade timing. He believes this dual approach is the only way an investor has a shot at consistently beating the market. James' work has appeared at several websites including Street Authority, Motley Fool, Kapitall and Investopedia. When not writing as a journalist, James works on his book explaining his multi-pronged approach to investing.