NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD), LyondellBasell Industries (LYB - Get Report), Apple (AAPL - Get Report), Halliburton (HAL - Get Report), Novartis (NVS - Get Report) and Schlumberger (SLB - Get Report) are among the large-cap stocks with buy ratings in the range of 89%-100%.We have indentified these stocks from Belgium, Brazil, Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland and the U.S., and across diverse sectors such as energy, financial, healthcare, industrial, telecommunications, technology, chemical, and food and beverage. These stocks have a minimum market capitalization of $10 billion. Besides receiving highest ratings from analysts, these stocks are expected to gain up to 38% over the next 12 months with a mean upside value of around 22%, according to analysts polled by Bloomberg. In contrast, although stocks such as Telefonica ( TEF), NTT DoCoMo ( DCM), Nippon Telegraph & Telephone ( NTT), Canon ( CAJ), Credit Suisse Group ( CS), Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group ( SMFG), Mizuho Financial Group ( MFG), Carnival ( CUK) and Posco ( PKX) have 100% buy ratings, we did not consider them as only a few analysts cover them.
NOV), Weatherford International ( WFT), Cie Generale de Geophysique - Veritas ( CGV) and Complete Production Services ( CPX) had ROEs of 11.2%, 0.2%, -9.4%, and 11.2%, respectively. Of the 35 analysts covering Schlumberger, 31 recommend buying, 3 suggest holding and 1 rates selling, representing 89% buy ratings. The average price target of analysts surveyed by Bloomberg is $103.1, 16% higher than the stock's current level.
PFE), Merck ( MRK), GlaxoSmithKline ( GSK), Alcon ( ACL), and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries ( TEVA) have buy ratings of 69%, 65%, 25%, 0% and 81%, respectively. On average, analysts polled by Bloomberg expect Novartis to grow 17% over the next 12 months. At $56.2, the stock is currently trading at a PE multiple of 10.5 and EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 8.4.
BHI), McDermott International ( MDR), and Helix Energy Solutions ( HLX) have PE multiples of 17.9, 17.3 and 23.1, respectively. Of the 33 analysts covering Halliburton, 30 recommend buying and 3 rate holding, representing 91% buy ratings. Analysts surveyed by Bloomberg expect an average price target of $56.3, up 28% from the current level. The stock offers a dividend yield of 0.9%.
WM), Waste Connections ( WCN), Clean Harbors ( CLH) and Casella Waste Systems ( CWST) have buy ratings of 50%, 67%, 54% and 57%, respectively. Republic Services gained around 17.9% during the past one year and is likely to rise an average 19% over the next 12 months, as per analysts polled by Bloomberg. The stock is currently at a forward PE multiple of 17.9 and EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 7.4.
DOW), Repsol YPF ( REP), Braskem ( BAK), and Celanese ( CE) have buy ratings of 42%, 67%, 57%, and 71%, respectively. The stock's average price target is $39.8, 11% above current level, analysts surveyed by Bloomberg say.