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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||+1.35%||+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.||115.32||+4.12||+3.71%||4:00 pm GMT-4||123.33M||171.34M||1,972.26B|
|AMZN||Amazon.com, Inc.||3211.01||+48.23||+1.52%||4:00 pm GMT-4||5.81M||4.89M||1,608.36B|
|GOOG||Alphabet Inc.||1567.24||+50.62||+3.34%||4:00 pm GMT-4||1.56M||1.81M||1,063.90B|
|FB||Facebook, Inc.||280.83||+13.16||+4.92%||4:00 pm GMT-4||26.67M||23.62M||800.03B|
|V||Visa Inc.||184.87||+4.00||+2.21%||4:01 pm GMT-4||15.60M||7.95M||405.87B|
|TSLA||Tesla, Inc.||410.83||+4.81||+1.18%||4:00 pm GMT-4||21.92M||64.76M||389.43B|
|JNJ||Johnson & Johnson||137.19||-1.17||-0.85%||4:00 pm GMT-4||6.89M||6.00M||361.16B|
|MA||Mastercard Incorporated||293.18||+1.80||+0.62%||4:00 pm GMT-4||9.38M||3.54M||292.28B|
|PYPL||PayPal Holdings, Inc.||195.04||+2.73||+1.42%||4:00 pm GMT-4||7.21M||8.16M||228.84B|
|NFLX||Netflix, Inc.||504.21||+17.97||+3.70%||4:00 pm GMT-4||10.69M||5.99M||222.76B|
|DIS||The Walt Disney Company||121.54||+3.07||+2.59%||4:04 pm GMT-4||8.34M||10.10M||219.63B|
|KO||The Coca-Cola Company||48.02||+0.06||+0.13%||4:00 pm GMT-4||13.44M||13.86M||206.36B|
|SBUX||Starbucks Corporation||88.3||+1.13||+1.30%||4:00 pm GMT-4||8.07M||7.28M||103.22B|
|WFC||Wells Fargo & Company||21.14||-0.04||-0.19%||4:03 pm GMT-4||44.22M||40.03M||87.36B|
|EA||Electronic Arts Inc.||123.9||-1.70||-1.35%||4:00 pm GMT-4||2.55M||2.09M||35.78B|
|CMG||Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.||1242.8||-10.74||-0.86%||4:02 pm GMT-4||284.05k||328.13k||34.77B|
|SAM||The Boston Beer Company, Inc.||1057.15||-3.21||-0.30%||4:00 pm GMT-4||93.53k||129.01k||12.94B|
|JWN||Nordstrom, Inc.||12.21||-0.15||-1.21%||4:00 pm GMT-4||8.28M||9.32M||1.92B|
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About a year and a half after the last price increase, Netflix is bumping up the cost for most of its monthly plans in the U.S. by one to two dollars. The "Premium" plan (4k and 4 simultaneous streams) will go from $15.99 a month to $17.99. The price increase is effective immediately if you're a new customer.
Amazon has continued to reap the rewards of a society increasingly dependent on ecommerce — a trend further fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic. The company crushed analyst expectations Thursday, reporting net income of $6.3 billion in the third quarter, or $12.37 per diluted share, compared with $2.1 billion in net income, or $4.23 per diluted share in the same quarter last year. It's worth noting that Amazon achieved these results without the benefit of Prime Day, the annual shopping event that is typically held in July.
Ahead of Halloween weekend in the U.S., Google has launched a set of fun, augmented reality-powered features on Google Search which appear as an option when you search for specific Halloween terms using a mobile device. For example, if you search for the word "Halloween" and scroll down the search results page, you'll see a box that prompts you to "Summon up a 3D ghost." Google says the features work in the Google Search app and in the mobile browser.