The 2012 Crossing Wall Street Buy List

*Drumroll please*

Ladies and gentlemen, the following 20 stocks are my Buy List for 2012:


Bed, Bath & Beyond ($BBBY)

CR Bard ($BCR)

CA Technologies ($CA)

DirecTV ($DTV)

Fiserv ($FISV)

Ford ($F)

Harris ($HRS)

Hudson City Bancorp ($HCBK)

Johnson & Johnson ($JNJ)

Jos. A. Bank Clothiers ($JOSB)

JPMorgan Chase ($JPM)

Moog ($MOG-A)

Medtronic ($MDT)

Nicholas Financial ($NICK)

Oracle ($ORCL)

Reynolds American ($RAI)

Stryker ($SYK)

Sysco ($SYY)

Wright Express ($WXS)

Fifteen of the 20 stocks from 2011 remain. The five new stocks are CR Bard ($BCR), CA Technologies ($CA), DirecTV ($DTV), Harris ($HRS) and Hudson City Bancorp ($HCBK). I’ll write more on the new stocks in the days to come.

The five stocks I’m deleting are Abbott Laboratories ($ABT), Becton, Dickinson ($BDX), Deluxe ($DLX), Gilead Sciences ($GILD) and Leucadia National ($LUK).

These changes don’t mean I think the old stocks are about to collapse. I simply believe the new stocks are better opportunities.

The new Buy List goes into effect at the start of trading on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 which is the first trading day of the new year. As usual, the list is locked and I won’t be able to make any changes for the entire year.

I will track the Buy List as if it is a $1 million portfolio with 20 equally-weighted positions of $50,000 each based on the closing price on December 30, 2011.

Posted by on December 15th, 2011 at 5:24 am

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