Five ASX blue-chip stocks in the spotlight in 2021

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Summary

  • Blue-chip stocks are the stocks that belong to leading companies.
  • These stocks are generally considered by investors as a safety net in their investment portfolio.
  • Some of the most significant blue-chip shares on the ASX are Domino’s Pizza Enterprises and ResMed.

Blue-chip stocks are the stocks that belong to leading companies. These stocks are generally considered by investors as a safety net in their investment portfolio despite no guarantee of higher and riskless returns.

Some of the most significant blue-chip shares on the ASX are Domino’s Pizza Enterprises and ResMed. These stocks have remained in the spotlight in 2021 as they pipped ASX 200 in terms of YTD returns in 2021. 

However, one needs to do thorough research before taking any exposure, as sinusoidal market trends are evident.

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Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd (ASX:DMP)

Domino’s Pizza Enterprises is Australia’s largest pizza chain for network store numbers and sales. In addition, the company is engaged in the operation of franchise services and retail food outlets.

Last month, Domino’s Pizza announced a binding agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Domino’s Taiwan.

The stock’s YTD returns are 37.35%. The ASX 200 returned 8.50% in the year so far (as of 20 July 2021).

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Cochlear Ltd (ASX:COH)

Cochlear is a healthcare group with a range of implantable hearing solutions.

The company’s demand has rebounded recently despite the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to the increasing ageing population. A recent survey of US audiologists highlighted robust trading conditions for the company.

The stock’s YTD returns are nearly triple (or26. 99%) than the benchmark ASX 200 index.

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ResMed Inc. (ASX:RMD)

ResMed Inc is a medical device manufacturing company. ResMed has grown at a strong rate over the last decade.

The company recently acquired Healthcarefirst Inc. The stock’s YTD returns are nearly triple (or 25.05%) than the benchmark ASX 200 index.

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Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX:WES)

Incorporated in 1914, Wesfarmers Group operates in segments such as supermarkets, liquor, hotels, and convenience stores, etc. The company recently made takeover offer to Australian Pharmaceutical Industries (API).

Wesfarmers had also said that if the takeover were successful, API would be the basis of a new healthcare division of Wesfarmers. The decision is being seen as the latest move by the company to grow and diversify the business.

The stock’s YTD returns are just more than double (or 16.25%) of the benchmark ASX 200 index.

BHP Group Ltd (ASX:BHP)

BHP Group is a global resources company. It operates as an iron ore miner and oil player. BHP also produces other commodities, including copper and uranium, while key business segments include petroleum, copper, and iron ore.

The stock’s YTD returns are nearly double (or 14.35%) than the benchmark ASX 200 index.

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