Discover the Top 11 Stocks to Buy Across All 11 Sectors

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By: Aquib Nawab


In the Materials sector, we find Sherwin-Williams Co. (SHW). This global leader specializes in paints, stains, and coatings, with operations spanning 120 countries. SHW boasts a market capitalization of $78 billion and reported $23 billion in fiscal 2023 revenue, while currently offering an annual dividend of $2.42 per share.

1 - Sherwin-Williams Co. (SHW)

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Within the Industrials sector, Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) takes the spotlight. CAT is a renowned heavy equipment manufacturer with a global presence, offering products ranging from mining equipment to locomotives. Investors appreciate its solid earnings growth, 27 years of consecutive dividend increases, and a current dividend yield of 1.7%.

2 - Caterpillar Inc. (CAT)

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3 - Franklin Resources Inc. (BEN)

In the Financials sector, we have Franklin Resources Inc. (BEN), a leading asset manager and custodian bank. BEN reported $1.46 trillion in assets under management in December, supported by strong inflows and market appreciation. With $7.8 billion in operating revenue in 2023 and a consistent dividend growth record, BEN offers a healthy dividend yield of 4.5%.

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Moving to the Energy sector, we find Energy Transfer LP (ET), a master limited partnership (MLP) involved in midstream oil and gas operations. ET stands out with its investment-grade credit rating from S&P and an impressive dividend yield of 8.7%, following a recent 3.3% dividend increase.

4 - Energy Transfer LP (ET)

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Within the Consumer Discretionary sector, Lowe's Cos. Inc. (LOW) stands as a home improvement retail giant. With over 1,700 stores and $97 billion in revenue generated in 2023, LOW's performance is significant. However, it's sensitive to economic fluctuations, particularly interest rates and economic strength.

5 - Lowe's Cos. Inc. (LOW)

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6 - Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO)

In the Information Technology sector, Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) plays a pivotal role as a provider of networking and communication equipment. With a market capitalization of $205 billion and $57 billion in revenue in fiscal 2023, CSCO anticipates continued growth driven by global internet expansion and cloud computing.

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Within Communication Services, Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) extends beyond regional cable TV services to encompass media, entertainment, and theme parks. In 2023, CMCSA generated over $121 billion in revenue, with analysts like Jessica Reif Ehrlich of Bank of America Securities maintaining a bullish outlook.

7 - Comcast Corp. (CMCSA)

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In the Health Care sector, Abbott Laboratories (ABT) focuses on developing and selling lifesaving health care products, including pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, nutrition, and medical devices. With $40 billion in revenue in 2023 and expectations for continued growth, ABT offers a 1.9% dividend yield.

8 - Abbott Laboratories (ABT)

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9 - Colgate-Palmolive Co. (CL)

Within Consumer Staples, Colgate-Palmolive Co. (CL) holds a market cap of $69 billion, generating $20 billion annually. Known for its iconic household products, CL has consistently increased its dividend payout, currently standing at 48 cents per share per quarter, representing more than a 41% increase.

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Within the Utilities sector, Atmos Energy Corp. (ATO) operates as a regulated utility provider, distributing natural gas and offering ancillary services across multiple states. ATO consistently produces substantial revenue, with an annualized dividend of $3.22 per share and a 2.8% yield, earning positive ratings from analysts.

10 - Atmos Energy Corp. (ATO)

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In the Real Estate sector, Essex Property Trust (ESS) is an equity REIT with a $16 billion market cap, focusing on multifamily real estate. With expectations for $1.66 billion in revenue for 2023, ESS offers investors an annualized dividend of $9.24 per share and a 3.9% yield, along with a remarkable 29-year history of dividend growth.

11 - Essex Property Trust (ESS)

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