This weekend's Barron's cover story reveals the latest ranking of the most sustainable U.S. companies.
Other featured articles discuss whether a new wave of financial mergers is coming and stocks that are bucking the earnings trend.
Also, the prospects for a railroad equipment maker and a sector that is fertile for income investors.
Robert Teitelman's "BB&T and SunTrust: Buy the Deal but Don't Fall for the Trend" asks whether the BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT) and SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) deal will spark further financial mergers.
Barron's looks at a sector can be fertile for income investors, as Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and others return capital to shareholders via share buybacks and dividends, according to "4 Health-Care Stocks With Yields Above 2%" by Lawrence C. Strauss.
In Jack Hough's "3 Stocks Bucking the Earnings Slowdown," see how Boeing Co (NYSE: BA) and two other companies stand out now by doing more than simply beating earnings estimates.
See also: Barron's On: The Most Sustainable Companies In America
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