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The 5 best stocks for the first half of 2009

Posted on: Saturday,  Dec 27, 2008  3:19 PM ET by Jim Jubak: The 10 best stocks for 2009

Jim Jubak: The 10 best stocks for 2009 rated Buy Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) on 12/16/2008, when the stock price
was $83.14. Since then, Exxon Mobil Corporation has lost 9.97% as of 01/26/2016's recent price of $74.85.
If you would have followed this Jim Jubak: The 10 best stocks for 2009 's recommendation on XOM, you would have lost 9.97% of your investment in 2597 days.

Exxon Mobil Corporation (Exxon Mobil) through its divisions and affiliates is engaged in exploration for, and production of, crude oil and natural gas, manufacture of petroleum products and transportation and sale of crude oil, natural gas and petroleum products. ExxonMobil is a manufacturer and marketer of commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics and a wide variety of specialty products. It also has interests in electric power generation facilities. Affiliates of ExxonMobil conduct research programs in support of these businesses. Exxon Mobil Corporation has several divisions and affiliates, many with names that include Exxon Mobil, Exxon, Esso or Mobil. The Company operates in three segments: Upstream, Downstream and Chemicals. In November 2008, Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. completed the acquisition of the MagTex refined products pipeline system located in Texas, from affiliates of Exxon Mobil Corporation.

The following are my 10 best picks for 2009. After the picks I'll have a few words about how much money -- and when -- you should put into these stocks. The 5 best stocks for the first half of 2009 * Deere (DE, news, msgs), a farm machine producer that tracks the price of agricultural commodities. * Enbridge (ENB, news, msgs), a natural-gas and oil pipeline company that has a 3.8% yield. * ExxonMobil (XOM, news, msgs), the world's best integrated oil company for the current environment. With a yield of 2%, these shares just make my cut. * Flowserve (FLS, news, msgs). Can you say infrastructure? It makes pumps and valves for moving everything from water to oil and has a yield of 2%. * Rayonier (RYN, news, msgs), a producer of wood products and an owner of timberland. Yield: 7.2%. The 5 best stocks for the second half of 2009 * Goldcorp (GG, news, msgs), the world's low-cost producer of gold. * Google (GOOG, news, msgs), the dominant Internet search company just gets more dominant. * HSBC (HBC, news, msgs), the best banking franchise left standing in Asia. * Petrobras (PBR, news, msgs). The Brazilian national oil company has dozens of new fields under development. * Thompson Creek Metals (TC, news, msgs), the second-largest private producer of molybdenum in the world.
Stock Market Advice
Date/Time (ET)SymbolRatingTermPrice (*)Target
12/16/2008 4:00 PM Buy
as of 12/24/2008
1 Week down  -0.26 %
1 Month down  -19.93 %
3 Months   
1 YTD down  -19.93 %

(*) Stock Price at the time of the recommendation.
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