Definitions for "Blue-chip stocks"
Keywords:  coca, cola, dividend, ibm, prestigious
Stocks of companies known for their long-established record of earning profits and paying dividends. Blue chips tend to be large, stable and well known. Most of the top stocks in the S&P 500 are blue chips.
These include several of the most prestigious well-established large companies. Many of these are household names such as Disney, IBM or Coca-Cola. These are typically older companies that the public has come to know and trust.
Shares of a large, mature company with a steady record of profits and dividends and a high probability of continued earnings.