Every time this year, Forbes releases its love-only-one stock list. The magazine invites a handful of equity analysts to recommend one stock each. At year end, people who make the cut, defined as the recommendation beats the the market movement during the same time frame, will stay for the next competition.
As an example of the rigidness of the contest, in this year's list, there is only one six timers, one third-timers and another seven who survived last year's competition.
The stocks who made into the 2005 list include:
Companhia Brasileira de Distribuiã
Marsh & McLennan
Advanced Micro Devices
Annaly Mortgage Management
Note Intel (INTC) is recommended by the six-timer Legg Mason's Richard E. Cripps, and ING Group (ING) is from last year's champion Sarah Ketterer from Causeway Capital Management.
Last year, I also mentioned this contest in one of my 2003 posts. Forbes recognized that "[d]espite winners among both bulls and bears, the Love Only One class of 2004 on the whole couldn't beat its S&P 500 benchmark." So take the 2005 list with a grain of salt.