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Blue Chip Stock

Stock in a well-known and highly respected publicly-traded company. Blue chip companies are usually financially sound and are thought to be relatively low-risk investments. They tend to be less volatile than other companies and to provide solid growth to portfolios. Examples in the United States include General Electric and Coca-Cola. Indices such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average tracks blue chip stocks.

blue chip

A very high quality investment involving a lower-than-average risk of loss of principal or reduction in income. The term is generally used to refer to securities of companies having a long history of sustained earnings and dividend payments.
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Mack Brown bringing his crew of blue-chippers into a high-stakes game, then getting jittery and walking away with his pockets empty.
The only hope sustaining those fans during the offseason was the promise of a recruiting class headlined by blue-chippers like Lucky.
now the scouting director in Seattle, and whose minor-league depth was rejuvenated by Donny Rowland, who was fired in August despite stocking the system with blue-chippers like current Angels first baseman Casey Kotchman and the almost-ready Double-A stalwarts Jeff Mathis and Dallas McPherson, all of whom were picked in 2001.
Four blue-chippers from the Waves' incoming recruiting class - high school pitchers Dan Denham and Brandon League, prep shortstop Bronson Sardinha and JC pitcher Jared Hemus - were high draft picks and signed pro contracts.
Passer passes on trips: Zac Wasserman of Westlake High is among a handful of regional blue-chippers who have made early college commitments.