The MoneySense Top 500 provides a comprehensive overview of the largest U.S. stocks from 2008. Regardless of your approach — value or growth investing — we've analyzed the data using several key metrics that will suit either style. Now you'll be able to make the best, most informed decisions about your investment portfolio.
We start by selecting the 500 largest public companies in the U.S. based upon net sales. We then look for bargains by rating each stock for its value appeal. The most undervalued stocks get an A. The next most undervalued group gets a B and so on, all the way down to F for the stocks that we deem to be overvalued.
To provide you with another perspective, we balance off our judgment by grading each stock on its growth prospects as well. Stocks with the best growth drivers are given As; the slow growers are sent home with Fs.
How to use our tables
Our Top 500 list is interactive and easy to use. Sort the value and growth stock selections by any one of 20 financial ratios and performance figures simply by clicking on the respective column name. To reverse the order, simply click the column name again.
To load a profile page with all of our information about an income investment, click the stock or trust name. Create custom lists with ratios you select. Download the lists into a convenient spreadsheet.
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