The Quality Conundrum for Equity Investors

Is it worth paying for expensive defensive stocks in the current environment?

Morningstar Manager Analysts 16 August, 2012 | 1:22PM
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Expensive defensives or quality worth paying for in a low-growth, low-return environment?

That is probably the single biggest question equity fund managers the world over are tussling with at the moment as high quality stocks continue their unrelenting outperformance of just about everything.

Understanding Quality: A Qualitative and Quantitative Perspective

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
Coca-Cola Co53.89 USD-0.28Rating
Colgate-Palmolive Co76.63 USD-0.05Rating
McDonald's Corp246.42 USD0.67Rating
PepsiCo Inc154.20 USD0.05Rating
Walmart Inc143.17 USD0.28Rating

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