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What to look for in the top 10 stocks to buy in 2018We’ve collected all the top stock picks in 2018 and ranked them according to their expected returns in 2018.
This list includes the stocks listed in our stock market forecast for the next 12 months.
The top 10 best stocks to invest inThe best stocks you should consider buying in 2018: 1.
Exxon Mobil Corp.EXP, +0.07%The oil and gas giant’s shares are trading near all-time highs.
But, the stock has recently shown signs of weakness as it has faced more criticism over its environmental and human rights record.
Exp has seen its market cap tumble from a high of $38.6 billion to $12.4 billion.
It’s now trading at a paltry $4.26 billion, according to FactSet.
This has hurt its earnings per share (EPS), which are down about 8%.
Exp has also fallen short of its forecasts of $10 billion in revenue this year.
The company has also faced criticism for its poor financial results, which have forced it to pay a $1.9 billion fine to the Securities and Exchange Commission for violating the Investment Advisers Act.
The company recently said it plans to invest $2.5 billion into its electric vehicle business.
The move comes after a $3.5 million buyback last year.
And its plans for expanding its solar energy business are in the works.
Exp is currently seeking a buyer for its remaining coal assets.
Johnson & JohnsonJ&J, +1.70%Johnson &: Johnson and Pfizer have had their share of bad news in recent years.
But the stock is showing some improvement.
Shares are up around 7% this year and are trading at around $26.5, according of FactSet, up from around $18.7 a year ago.
But this is still a bit of a bounceback after Johnson &s share price was hit hard by Pfizer’s share price slump last year and the merger of the two companies.
J& has also recently announced a $7.6 million buyout of its healthcare division, a move that is expected to be complete by the end of the year.
J&s healthcare arm is expected not to see any major changes this year, as the merger between the two businesses will take place.
Johnson Controls JCB, +2.12%Johnson Controls is one of the more active companies in the world of technology, with over 50 patents that have been registered in more than 100 countries.
The stock is currently trading at $26, while it has been up around 11% this quarter, according the FactSet company.
However, Johnson Controls has had to pay $6.6-million to settle a class action lawsuit over its patent licensing practices.
The case is still pending.
IBM Corp.IBM, +3.10%The software giant is expected once again to announce big new financial and sales announcements in 2018, and this time it is targeting consumers.
The firm said last week it plans $100 billion in total revenue and $2 trillion in gross margins for 2018.
But investors are also holding their breath as the company is under investigation by U.S. regulators.
The SEC and Federal Reserve are looking into allegations that IBM violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act by failing to adequately disclose potential financial losses on consumer credit reports.
IBM said it is “confident” in its financial results.
Coca-ColaCoKE, +4.76%The world’s second largest beverage company has been one of Coca-Colas most profitable businesses.
Coca Colas revenue is expected rise as its product portfolio expands to include Diet Coke, its sparkling water and juices.
But it’s expected that sales growth will slow this year as it faces competition from PepsiCo.
Coca is currently under investigation for allegedly deceiving consumers and using false advertising.
The probe is currently ongoing.6.
Microsoft Corp.MSFT, +7.05%The technology giant is looking to boost its revenue, but the stock may struggle to do so.
MSFT reported a $15 billion loss in its first quarter and has been struggling to regain the lost market share it lost in the first quarter of 2019.
The losses could hurt the company’s profit outlook, which has been boosted by the introduction of Windows 10