HP faces increasingly fierce competition, and investors should be prepared for setbacks.
Devon's focus on its domestic onshore energy business is well-supported by its rock-solid balance sheet.
The auto giant's earnings are likely to grow rapidly as domestic vehicle sales bounce back from the 2009 lows.
PepsiCo has an impressive record of creating or acquiring products aligned with emerging consumer trends, and future growth will be supplemented through select acquisitions.
Comcast's combination with NBC Universal should help the firm craft new offerings and technologies, creating value for shareholders over the long run.
The nuclear operator will struggle to cover its current dividend in 2014-15 without putting its investment-grade credit rating in jeopardy.
The company's investments should help boost its competitive advantages and create value for shareholders over the long run.
Restructuring efforts and its product pipeline should help offset some of the Merck's losses stemming from patent expirations.
MasterCard looking to charge ahead of last year's results.
The company has enough cash in place to increase its dividend without harming itself.
Will improving demand continue to drive Ford's performance?
A strong product pipeline along with aggressive cost-cutting measures should buoy earnings growth and offset massive patent losses.
Despite its extensive brand reach and wide moat, Procter & Gamble is not likely to regain significant market share over the near term.
Emerging-markets expansion, channel-development efforts, and a complementary brand portfolio should help Starbucks sustain modest revenue growth over the long run.
The firm looks well-placed to benefit from secular trends in the oil-services industry.