Altria Group -- Industry: Cigarettes -- Average annual returns since 1968:20.5%
Kansas City Southern -- Industry: Railroads -- Average annual returns since1964: 18.1%
Nucor -- Industry: Steel and iron -- Averageannual returns since 1972: 17.4%
Valspar -- Industry: Coatings and paint --Average annual returns since 1968: 16.3%
McCormick & Co. -- Industry: Spices,seasoning, and condiments -- Average annualreturns since 1982: 15.1%
Family Dollar Stores -- Industry: Discount retail-- Average annual returns since 1972: 15.9%
V.F. Corp. -- Industry: Apparel (Wrangler jeans,Jansport backpacks, Vans shoes, etc.) --Average annual returns since 1968:...
Teleflex -- Industry: Medical supplies(sutures, masks, catheters). -- Average annualreturns since 1968: 14.4%
Brown-Forman -- Industry: Alcoholic beverages-- Average annual returns since 1968: 14.1%
Energen -- Industry: Oil and gas -- Averageannual returns since 1968: 13.6%
General Mills -- Industry: Food -- Averageannual returns since 1971: 13.2%
Illinois Tool Works -- Industry: Industrialequipment and parts -- Average annual returnssince 1972: 13.1%
PPG Industries -- Industry: Chemicals andcoatings -- Average annual returns since 1968:13%
Bemis -- Industry: Packaging and containers --Average annual returns since 1968: 12.3%
Colgate-Palmolive -- Industry: Toothpaste --Average annual returns since 1968: 12.9%
Clorox -- Industry: Bleach -- Average annualreturns since 1968: 12.5%
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16 Painfully Boring Companies with Extraordinary Long-Term Returns

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16 Painfully Boring Companies with Extraordinary Long-Term Returns

  1. 1. Altria Group -- Industry: Cigarettes -- Average annual returns since 1968:20.5%
  2. 2. Kansas City Southern -- Industry: Railroads -- Average annual returns since1964: 18.1%
  3. 3. Nucor -- Industry: Steel and iron -- Averageannual returns since 1972: 17.4%
  4. 4. Valspar -- Industry: Coatings and paint --Average annual returns since 1968: 16.3%
  5. 5. McCormick & Co. -- Industry: Spices,seasoning, and condiments -- Average annualreturns since 1982: 15.1%
  6. 6. Family Dollar Stores -- Industry: Discount retail-- Average annual returns since 1972: 15.9%
  7. 7. V.F. Corp. -- Industry: Apparel (Wrangler jeans,Jansport backpacks, Vans shoes, etc.) --Average annual returns since 1968: 14.5%
  8. 8. Teleflex -- Industry: Medical supplies(sutures, masks, catheters). -- Average annualreturns since 1968: 14.4%
  9. 9. Brown-Forman -- Industry: Alcoholic beverages-- Average annual returns since 1968: 14.1%
  10. 10. Energen -- Industry: Oil and gas -- Averageannual returns since 1968: 13.6%
  11. 11. General Mills -- Industry: Food -- Averageannual returns since 1971: 13.2%
  12. 12. Illinois Tool Works -- Industry: Industrialequipment and parts -- Average annual returnssince 1972: 13.1%
  13. 13. PPG Industries -- Industry: Chemicals andcoatings -- Average annual returns since 1968:13%
  14. 14. Bemis -- Industry: Packaging and containers --Average annual returns since 1968: 12.3%
  15. 15. Colgate-Palmolive -- Industry: Toothpaste --Average annual returns since 1968: 12.9%
  16. 16. Clorox -- Industry: Bleach -- Average annualreturns since 1968: 12.5%

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