Top 10 'Powerful Women' Stocks - TheStreet

Forbes recently released its list of the world's 100 most powerful women. Many of the women who made the magazine's list are CEOs of publicly traded companies, and of the top 20 women, 10 are the CEOs of stocks that trade in the U.S.

Stockpickr has sorted through the

Forbes

list and compiled the

top 10 stocks of these powerful women

.

At the top of the

Forbes

list is

PepsiCo's

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CEO, Indra Nooyi, who was ranked No. 5 by the magazine. Pepsi was just downgraded by Standard & Poor's from buy to hold, due to its strong price rise making it fairly valued. However, the soda-maker stock is a favorite of Jim Cramer's. The stock has a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 20, a P/E-to-growth (PEG) ratio of 1.9 and a yield of 2%.

Pepsi is part of the

Cramer Recession Stocks

portfolio, which lists the stocks that he believes have the potential to perform well during a recession. Other stocks in the portfolio include

MedcoHealth Solutions

(MHS)

, which has a P/E of 29 and a PEG of 1.5, and

Procter & Gamble

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, which offers a P/E of 23 and a PEG of 1.8.

Another female CEO to make the

Forbes

list is Patricia Woertz, who ranks No. 8. Woertz is the chief exec of

Archer Daniels Midland

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. Due to a drop in ethanol prices, the company is shifting its production of corn from biofuel to corn syrup and other products. The stock has a P/E of 10 and a PEG of 1.5. It also pays a yield of 1.4%.

ADM is in the portfolio of

Moore Capital

, a $10 billion group of hedge funds whose Moore Global Investments fund has generated an average annual return of 24% since 1990. Moore also owns

Dell

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, which sports a forward P/E of 16 and a PEG of 1.6, as well as

Apex Silver Mines

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, which has a forward P/E of 8.

The CEO for

Kraft Foods

( KFT) is Irene Rosenfeld, who ranks No. 9 on the

Forbes

list. The conglomerate last week announced plans to break up its five North American business sectors into eight units: beverages, cheese, pizza, snacks and cereals, Oscar Mayer, food service, grocery and Canada. Kraft has a P/E of 20, a PEG of 2.5 and a 3.1% yield.

Kraft is one of the stocks owned by

Nelson Peltz

, noted turnaround investor, takeover engineer and activist shareholder. His hedge fund, Trian, generated a return of 37% last year. Peltz also owns stakes in a couple of other food-related companies including

Cadbury Schweppes

(CSG)

, which has a P/E of 24, a PEG of 4.8 and a yield of 2.4%, as well as

HJ Heinz

(HNZ)

, which offers a P/E of 19, a PEG of 2.4 and a yield of 3.3%.

To see the entire list of the 10 stocks inspired by the

Forbes

list, check out the

Top Powerful Women Stocks

at Stockpickr.com.

At the time of publication, Altucher and/or his fund had no positions in stocks mentioned, although positions may change at any time.

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