Four wide-moat stocks on sale

These companies have sustainable competitive advantage and are currently priced well below their fair value.

Vikram Barhat 28 March, 2018 | 5:00PM

Investors are wading through a world of growing uncertainties. From President Donald Trump's trade policies to conflict in the Middle East, frequent flare ups between the U.S. and North Korea and rising interest rates, there is a veritable suite of macroeconomic shocks that are taking turns to roil equity markets around the world.

While market gyrations create new investing opportunities, they also tend to push skittish investors to the sidelines. It is in times like these that stock selection becomes a crucial art. However, finding the right stocks after a tsunami of sell-off takes more than just buying the dips, because not all stocks that appear cheap are great picks.

No doubt, valuation is a key part of stock selection, but those looking for sustained long-term growth through ups and downs of capital markets must find companies that have differentiated product offerings, a nimble business model and the ability to compete in a crowded market.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar Rating
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR212.59 USD-2.50
Allergan PLC200.15 USD0.71
Baidu Inc ADR129.80 USD-2.01
L Brands Inc24.07 USD2.78
Microchip Technology Inc105.08 USD-2.82
Tencent Holdings Ltd ADR51.47 USD-1.51

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