Their essential services fuel your gains

FedEx and Cintas have soared in the past few months, even though the shutdown of businesses due to COVID-19 hurt their short-term earnings. That’s because demand for their services will rebound as the economy reopens, particularly as they help businesses cope with the pandemic.
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3 key ways to cut your risk in value stock investing

3 key ways to cut your risk in value stock investing

Value stock investing pointers: look at goodwill and investment quality, and look beyond financial indicators
When you begin investing, you may think the secret to investment profit is “buy low, sell high.” But that’s hard to do. You’ll often buy just before prices fall, or sell… Read More

Q: What are your thoughts on the long-term prospects of Medtronics plc, a maker of medical devices including ventilators? Thanks.

A: Medtronic plc, $100.85, symbol MDT on New York, (Shares outstanding: 1.3 billion; Market cap: $135.0 billion; www.medtronic.com), develops, manufactures, distributes, and sells a wide range of healthcare-related  devices and equipment. Based on revenue, the company is the world’s largest medical device provider.

Medtronic operates in… Read More