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Tickers in this Article: CVS, RSG, DIA, YUM, XRT
It's more than a curiosity when the best names in the hedge fund business and some of the richest men in the world line up behind a single stock. In fact, it's probably the single best vote of confidence a company can get.

Below, we've rounded up a trio of stocks that some of the greatest legends in the stock-picking world agree are currently "where the money is". They come to you replete with salient financial metrics and some recent newsworthy reporting.

IN PICTURES: World's Greatest Investors

Drugstore Dreaming
First on the list is CVS Caremark Corp. (NYSE: CVS), primarily a retail pharmacy chain with roughly 7,000 outlets across the United States. The shares trade with a P/E ratio of 12 and carry a small 1.1% annual dividend. CVS stock is up just 5% in the last year but down 3% year-to-date. That trails the broad retail sector, as represented by the SPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSE: XRT), which is up over 12% YTD.

Company CEO and Chairman Thomas Ryan is currently the subject of an SEC insider trading probe and an FTC investigation into potential abuse of the Caremark pharmacy benefit to coerce customers to switch their prescriptions to CVS.

Yet despite Ryan's difficulties, stock market legends George Soros, Jeremy Grantham and Chris Davis have all decided CVS is a worthy current holding. Grantham has 3.4 million shares, Soros 1.7 million and Davis a whopping 59 million.

CVS trades with a giant market cap of better than $43 billion.

Wasting Assets
Both Warren Buffet and George Soros hold positions in waste disposal giant Republic Services (NYSE: RSG), Buffet to the tune of 10.8 million shares. The company pays a 2.5% annual dividend, trades with a P/E of 26 and is up 9%. That's better than the broad industrial sector, as measured by the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial ETF (NYSE: DIA), which is flat in 2010.

YUM! Brands (NYSE: YUM) operates fast-food restaurants globally. Investing gurus Mason Hawkins and Steve Mandel own 50.9 million and 12.2 million shares of the company, respectively. Year to date, Yum! Brands is up over 20%.

The shares pay a 2% dividend and trade with a P/E of 18.5.

The Wrap
When the world's keenest investment minds, with their decades of investment experience (and mountains of cash), take a liking to your stock, you're probably doing something right. The above-listed companies have perhaps the best endorsement money can buy. (For more tips on investing like the pros, check out Build A Baby Berkshire.)

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