In today’s bubble chart, we look at several views of TheStreet.com’s Top 10 stock picks for 2012. Source: 10 ‘High-Quality’ Stocks for 2012 In the first bubble chart, the x-axis displays performance year-to-date (%); the y-axis displays current price; and the bubble area represents the latest reported profit margins. Interesting to note that half of these stocks were went down in value in 2011.
Thestreet.com's top 10 picks for 2012 Bubble Chart
In the next chart, the x-axis displays current P/E; the y-axis displays the current beta (volatility); and the bubble area represents the latest reported profit margins. Here it is interesting to see the split between lower p/e and high beta stocks (upper left quadrant) and higher p/e and the lower beta stocks in the lower right quadrant.