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Look no further than the supermarket shelves or the cards in your wallet for investment ideas.
Curated by The Motley Fool
Many of the best stock market ideas stare you in the face every day. Think of the company behind your favorite website, the company that fills up your medicine cabinet, the company that entertains you, or the company that helps you pay for it all. Here are 19 companies you probably know, you just may love, and that you may want to consider investing in.How did we choose these stocks?
Each of these stocks is not only a well-known consumer brand, but also an active recommendation of a Motley Fool premium investing service as of 8/31/2016.Who made these selections?
The Motley Fool is dedicated to helping the world invest — better. Founded in 1993 by brothers Tom and David Gardner, The Motley Fool helps millions of people attain financial freedom through our website, podcasts, books, newspaper column, radio show, mutual funds, and premium investing services.How are these weighted?
This watchlist consists of equally weighted stocks.
|Watchlist||Change today||1-month return||1-year return||Total return|
|Brands Consumers Love||+0.28%||+30.05%||-0.37%||+29.15%|
|Symbol||Company name||Last price||Change||% change||Market time||Volume||Avg vol (3-month)||Market cap|
|AAPL||Apple Inc.||136.87||+4.84||+3.67%||16:00 GMT-5||113.92M||108.45M||2,302.61B|
|AMZN||Amazon.com, Inc.||3306.99||+43.61||+1.34%||16:00 GMT-5||4.95M||4.14M||1,659.29B|
|GOOG||Alphabet Inc.||1891.25||+4.35||+0.23%||16:00 GMT-5||2.06M||1.66M||1,276.83B|
|TSLA||Tesla, Inc.||844.99||-5.46||-0.64%||16:00 GMT-5||19.42M||43.99M||800.97B|
|FB||Facebook, Inc.||272.87||+5.39||+2.02%||16:00 GMT-5||20.84M||19.10M||777.21B|
|V||Visa Inc.||205.14||-0.87||-0.42%||16:00 GMT-5||6.41M||8.52M||452.21B|
|JNJ||Johnson & Johnson||161.73||-0.65||-0.40%||16:00 GMT-5||6.81M||7.47M||425.76B|
|MA||Mastercard Incorporated||334.44||-0.47||-0.14%||16:00 GMT-5||3.48M||4.09M||333.41B|
|DIS||The Walt Disney Company||171.28||-2.36||-1.36%||16:00 GMT-5||8.40M||11.75M||310.75B|
|PYPL||PayPal Holdings, Inc.||248.64||+4.38||+1.79%||16:00 GMT-5||10.34M||8.93M||291.33B|
|NFLX||Netflix, Inc.||579.84||-6.50||-1.11%||16:00 GMT-5||11.84M||5.12M||256.17B|
|KO||The Coca-Cola Company||48.95||+0.27||+0.55%||16:00 GMT-5||19.68M||17.92M||210.36B|
|WFC||Wells Fargo & Company||32||-0.46||-1.42%||16:00 GMT-5||28.19M||40.09M||132.61B|
|SBUX||Starbucks Corporation||104.58||-0.88||-0.83%||16:00 GMT-5||5.73M||6.38M||122.75B|
|EA||Electronic Arts Inc.||145.97||+0.37||+0.25%||16:00 GMT-5||2.67M||3.02M||42.31B|
|CMG||Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.||1503.68||+23.06||+1.56%||16:00 GMT-5||291.49k||321.76k||42.07B|
|SAM||The Boston Beer Company, Inc.||920.01||-2.52||-0.27%||16:00 GMT-5||86.34k||125.28k||11.26B|
|JWN||Nordstrom, Inc.||36.24||+0.36||+1.00%||16:00 GMT-5||2.01M||9.26M||5.71B|
IBM has its work cut out for it in pleasing investors in 2021.
Google's parent firm, Alphabet, is done exploring the idea of using a fleet of balloons to beam high-speed internet in remote parts of the world. The firm said on Thursday evening that it was winding down Loon, a nine-year-old project and a two-and-a-half-year-old spin off firm, after failing to find a sustainable business model and partners for one of its most prominent moonshot projects. The demise of Loon, which assumed spotlight after the project helped restore cell services knocked out by a hurricane in Puerto Rico, comes a year after the Android-maker ended Google Station, its other major connectivity effort to bring internet to the next billion users.
Now, Pebble founder and Y Combinator Partner Eric Migicovsky is revisiting this concept, but this time with a focus on centralizing access to modern-day chat applications. Through the newly launched app, Beeper, users can connect with 15 different messaging services, including WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal, Instagram and Twitter DMs, Messenger, Skype, Hangouts and others -- even, through a few tricks, iMessage. "We really wanted Pebble to be able to send iMessages, but we could never figure out a way to do it because there's no API for iMessage," he explains.