Geoff Gannon March 22, 2006

Widest Moat Contest: General Electric Defeats Johnson & Johnson

General Electric (GE) defeated Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) in the most recent round of the Widest Moat Contest voting. I was surprised by how wide the margin of victory was. They were both very good picks.

Once again, I received some excellent email votes. Remember, the person who picks the company that ends up winning the contest isn’t the only one who will win a copy of Benjamin Graham’s Security Analysis. The author of the best email vote will also receive a free copy of Ben Graham’s magnum opus.

Thank you to everyone who voted.

The Widest Contest will end with a true clash of titans. The three finalists are General Electric, Coca – Cola, and Microsoft. You can vote for one of these companies right now. I will accept votes submitted as comments to this post as well as email votes.

This final round of voting will conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Monday
. The winner of the contest will be announced on Tuesday. At that time, I will also select the best email vote of the contest.