5 Future Wide-Moat Stocks

These stocks are outrunning their competitors, hoping to become industry leaders

Sunniva Kolostyak 8 September, 2021 | 9:35AM
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Moat and Office

We talk a lot about Economic Moats at Morningstar. Investing in a company that isn’t facing major threats from competitors or activity in the market means it is more likely to provide a stable return in the future too.

This is why we developed the Economic Moat rating, which is an indicator of competitive advantages over time. We use three ratings: none, narrow and wide moats. The focus is often on those with the strongest advantages – for example, these are the funds that hold the most moaty stocks – but what about the stocks that aren’t satisfied with where they’re at and are working to expand the distance between themselves and the competition?

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Sunniva Kolostyak  is data journalist for Morningstar.co.uk