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Why Merck Is a Hot Stock

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Of course, with the S&P 500 continuing to tick ever higher as the Federal Reserve manages the tapering of its monthly asset purchase program, it could be that Fools are seeking out companies that may fall less than their peers. Merck’s beta of 0.6 means that for every 1% fall in the S&P 500, Merck should (in theory) fall by just 0.6%, with the opposite being true if markets were to rise. That could become increasingly relevant as the Fed makes more substantial inroads into the tapering of its monthly asset-purchase program in 2014. In short, Merck is going to be a stock to watch. Our top stock for 2014 There’s a huge difference between a good stock, and a stock that can make you rich.

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Of course, jet fuel prices and the global economic outlook in general are always the huge wild cards for the airlines. But as of right now, analysts expect Delta’s earnings to increase an average of 15% a year annually over the next few years. And that makes Delta the slowest grower among the major carriers. Analysts are forecasting long-term earnings growth rates of above 40% a year for United and Southwest and more than 60% for American.

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