Update: This week reports for 10 companies with both dividend yield and dividend growth are available for free at Morningstar.
Originally posted on January 7, 2006.
As I started working my way through Barron’s today, I notice an ad by Morningstar. They are offering 15 free research reports on wide moat stocks that currently have their 5-star rating. No registration is required. You just have to visit www.morningstar.com/barrons1. (The link didn’t work in Firefox 1.5 for some reason, but it works in Internet Explorer.) The company research reports include:
- Abbott Laboritories (ABT)
- Anheuser-Busch Companies (BUD)
- Avon Products (AVP)
- Berkshire Hathaway B (BRK.B)
- Cadbury Schweppes PLC ADR (CSG)
- Coca-Cola (KO)
- Dell (DELL)
- Diageo PLC ADR (DEO)
- Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB)
- Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
- J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPM)
- Microsoft (MSFT)
- Oracle (ORCL)
- Wal-Mart (WMT)
- Washington Post Co (WP)
I already own Microsoft. Avon, Cadbury Schweppes, Diageo and the Washington Post are companies that I have been interested in researching further. The only companies that look unappealing on this list are Dell and Oracle. I don’t think Dell will have a wide moat for long and Oracle’s management concerns me. I’d be interested in hearing your thoughts on this list.