6. Blackstone (BX - Get Report) is an alternative-investment company, structured as a publicly-traded partnership, which invests roughly $104 billion, of fee-generating assets, in private equity, real estate and hedge funds.
5. Precision Castparts (PCP - Get Report) makes metal components and castings, forgings and fasteners for aerospace and industrial companies. Precision has significant fixed-costs, so incremental volume bolsters profit margins significantly. The company beat Goldman's fiscal second-quarter sales forecast by 3.5%. It expects Precision's stock to advance 28% to $128 within the next 12 months. Precision commands a premium of 93% over its aerospace peers, based on cash flow per share. Still, 75% of analysts covering Precision rate it "buy."