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Nifty Fifty

Nifty Fifty Definition

The Nifty Fifty were fifty stocks listed on the New York Stock Exchange that propelled the bull market of the early 1970s. Most are still solid performers, though a few are now defunct or otherwise worthless, and some others have been acquired by or merged with other companies.

  • American Express
  • American Home Products
  • AMP
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Avon Products
  • Baxter Labs
  • Black & Decker
  • Bristol-Myers
  • Burroughs
  • American Hospital Supply Corp.
  • Chesebrough-Ponds
  • Coca-Cola
  • Digital Equipment Corporation
  • Dow Chemical
  • Eastman Kodak
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Emery Air Freight
  • First National City Bank
  • General Electric
  • Gillette
  • Halliburton
  • Heublein Brewing Company
  • IBM
  • International Flavors and Fragrances
  • International Telephone and Telegraph
  • J.C. Penney
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Louisiana Home and Exploration
  • Lubrizol
  • Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing (3M)
  • McDonald's
  • Merck & Co.
  • M.G.I.C. Investment Corporation
  • PepsiCo
  • Pfizer
  • Philip Morris Cos.
  • Polaroid
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Revlon
  • Schering Plough
  • Joe Schlitz Brewing
  • Schlumberger
  • Sears Roebuck & Co.
  • Simplicity Patterns
  • Squibb
  • S.S. Kresge
  • Texas Instruments
  • Upjohn
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Xerox

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