Best Stocks of 2013: Intel, Daimler and More

The annual InvestorPlace contest has a host of double-digit winners, including $DDAIF and $INTC.

It has been an interesting ride for the stock market in 2013, with the S&P 500 up about 16% year-to-date.

So how are the stock pickers faring in our Best Stocks for 2013 feature, which was meant to provide 10 buy-and-hold picks that deliver big gains from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31?

As a whole, not bad. Here’s the rundown as of the closing bell Thursday, May 23:

  • Sherwin-Williams (SHW): +21%
  • Intel (INTC): +19%
  • Mylan (MYL): +16%
  • Two Harbors (TWO): +15%
  • Daimler (DDAIF): +11%
  • Fomento Economico Mexico (KOF): +10%
  • Global X Funds Greece ETF (GREK): +8%
  • Qualcomm (QCOM): +4%
  • Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (GLDD): -7%
  • Vale (VALE): -24%

Daimler is going strong with a nice dividend and upside potential in China’s luxury market, even if some data in the nation isn’t looking so hot.

As for Intel, the semiconductor company has a wide moat and a big market share even if it has mobile struggles in a post-PC age. We’ll have to see how the new CEO steps up to the plate.

It’s worth noting that collectively, the list has unperformed in 2013. But there still are many months left to go before the end of the contest … so stay tuned to see which pick wins!

This piece was originally published on The Slant.

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