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3 Cash-Rich Companies That Buy-and-Hold Investors Can Love

Key Points

  • Cash is king is just as important for businesses as it is to individual investors/consumers. 
  • A strong cash position gives companies flexibility to efficiently manage weak or strong economies. 
  • Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard illustrates the value of having a cash-rich balance sheet. 
  • Coca-Cola's balance sheet will ensure it continues to be a leader in the competitive beverage sector.  
  • General Motors has a war chest that should allow it to make the electric vehicle pivot no matter how long it takes.  
  • 5 stocks we like better than Apple

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Companies Mentioned in This Article

CompanyMarketRank™Current PricePrice ChangeDividend YieldP/E RatioConsensus RatingConsensus Price Target
Apple (AAPL)
4.5468 of 5 stars
$212.49-0.8%0.47%33.05Moderate Buy$207.47
Microsoft (MSFT)
4.615 of 5 stars
$442.57+0.2%0.68%38.32Moderate Buy$465.83
Activision Blizzard (ATVI)
0.4174 of 5 stars
$94.42flat1.05%34.59Hold$94.36
Coca-Cola (KO)
4.333 of 5 stars
$62.55+0.1%3.10%25.02Moderate Buy$68.55
General Motors (GM)
4.7411 of 5 stars
$46.78-1.8%1.03%5.72Moderate Buy$54.65
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