Erick Maronak, manager of the Victory Large Cap Growth Fund, says Apple is the best-run company in the U.S., helping to make it the most attractive stock investment. It and Teva Pharmaceuticals are his top stock picks.
“Apple and Teva Pharmaceuticals are top picks due to their dominant industry positions, strong financials, capable management teams and the ability to provide 17% to 20% growth against very reasonable valuations,” he told “TheStreet.com” (http://www.thestreet.com/_yahoo/story/10693524/1/apple-little-understood-is-best-run-company.html?cm_ven=YAHOO&cm_cat=FREE&cm_ite=NA). “Apple is hardly undiscovered yet not fully understood. Arguably the best-run company today, Apple has five segments in computing, consumer electronics, phones, software and retailing. Despite having excellent growth prospects, the company sells for a P/E multiple of 18, a cash flow multiple of 10, has $40 billion in cash and equivalents and no debt. Our view is that the recently announced iPad will sell well and that the next generation of phones will be a big boost to earnings.”