A Shopping List of Holiday Stocks

11/29/2002 12:00 am EST

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"Once again, we come to the Holiday Season," says humorist Dave Barry. "This is a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice." While commercialization may at times overshadow the more meaningful aspects of this time of year, astute investors are nevertheless aware that the holiday period has a major impact on many corporate bottom lines. Here are some timely stocks for a holiday shopping list.

For those who spend their holidays watching TV, videos, and DVDs, Louis Navellier has issued a new buy recommendation on Fox Entertainment. For those who celebrate their holiday cheer with a beer, Neil George opts for two brewers - Anheuser-Busch and Heineken. And for those planning a holiday vacation, Bernie Schaeffer suggests checking into Hotels.com.

And with Hot Wheels and Barbie Dolls on your kids' shopping list, Vahan Janjigian suggests shares of Mattel for your portfolio. How about Harry Potter? S&P’s The Outlook suggests investors read up on Scholastic Corp., the children's book publisher. And for those with investment class, Stephen Leeb suggests portfolio shopping at Tiffany’s. Finally, don’t forget those family barbeques throughout the holidays: Donald Rowe recommends Blue Rhino, which fills all those outdoor gas grills. With Thanksgiving already here, and the holidays fast approaching, we hope these selections help you round out your holiday portfolio.

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