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Stock selection criteria: Toyota, Exxon or HP

If you had to chose between Toyota, Exxon and Hewlett Packard, and utilize their financial data to pick which would you buy and why?

Additional Note...At this time I am leaning towards Exxon due to their third quarter earnings that were 11% above Wall Street estimates. Also, as crude oil prices fall, profits for companies such as Exxon tend to rise. They continue to thrive in sprite of other difficulties. Am I thinking right?

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Your reasons for Exxon are valid for the short run, and there is no doubt that Exxon is a great company in the short ...

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The solution compares a number of attributes from yahoo finance and draws tentative conclusions about each set of comparative data.