5 US Stocks with a Wide Stable Moat

Which companies offers investors an opportunity to acquire shares of a high-quality business at a discount? We pick five companies with competitive advantages

Karen Kwok 23 February, 2016 | 11:30AM

Amid the ongoing market volatility, experts say this can be an opportunity to invest in good quality companies at a discount. However, where can investors find good quality companies that are stable enough to invest in?

Investors can identify companies that will provide positive long-term returns through the Morningstar Economic Moat Rating.

An economic moat is a sustainable competitive advantage that enables a company to earn excess returns on capital over the long-term.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
Jones Lang LaSalle Inc92.12 USD-2.37
McKesson Corp129.20 USD-2.90
Pfizer Inc32.87 USD3.53
Visa Inc Class A157.39 USD2.80

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Karen Kwok

Karen Kwok  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk

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