5 Stocks with a Sustainable Competitive Advantage

Equity analysts reveal five UK companies they believe have an edge over competitors - which should lead to more profit for shareholders

Emma Wall 17 July, 2018 | 10:42AM

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The Morningstar Global ex-US Moat Focus Index is an index of 78 stocks with a sustainable competitive advantage over their peers. Roughly half of the portfolio is concentrated in its top four regions: Japan, China, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

The stocks in this index have a wide or narrow moat rating – that is Morningstar analysts assessment of a stock’s sustainable competitive advantage that allows a company to earn excess returns on capital for a long period of time

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
GlaxoSmithKline PLC1,608.30 GBX0.23
Lloyds Banking Group PLC29.74 GBX-3.21
Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC266.37 GBX-7.45
Unilever PLC4,254.00 GBX0.12
Vodafone Group PLC124.30 GBX-0.79

About Author

Emma Wall  is former Senior International Editor for Morningstar

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