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Climate change: These 25 stocks are part of the solution (and buys)

Author: David Milstead, Globe and Mail (Canada), Published on: 4 December 2015

…[A]n equity research report from Merrill Lynch – a report titled “A Call to Action – Climate Change Solutions Primer.”…provides the best current road map to investing in companies that will benefit as the world, presumably, comes to grips with climate change as “one of the defining issues of our time,” as the Merrill Lynch analysts say…“Without action, the global mean cost of climate change could rise to 1 to 5 per cent of GDP [per] year – with emerging markets and the poor to be hit hardest.”…[T]hey urge investors to…own…the highest-quality parent companies that created the yieldcos in the first place. Merrill’s equity-ratings model also assesses dividend strength – and in all four cases, the firm believes the yieldcos can maintain or increases dividends…Merrill Lynch's exhaustive report on climate change…identifies 220 stocks the firm covers that will benefit from some degree from solutions to the environmental problem…[Also refers to ARM Holdings PLC, Bombardier Inc., CSX Corp., Magna International, NXP Semiconductors NV,and Union Pacific Corp.]

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Related companies: Arm Holdings Bank of America Bombardier CSX Magna Merrill Lynch (part of Bank of America) NXP Semiconductors Union Pacific