Unique factors set these industrials apart

These three firms are well-established leaders in their niche markets. That helps cut the risk of operating in highly cyclical industries. Moreover, their recent acquisitions improve their long-term prospects. Still, only one of the three stocks is currently a buy.
QUAKER CHEMICAL CORP. $151 (New York symbol… Read More

Quaker investors approve merger

QUAKER CHEMICAL CORP. $150 (New York symbol KWR; Income Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 13.3 million; Market cap: $2.0 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.6; Dividend yield: 0.9%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.quakerchem.com) makes lubricants and chemicals that keep mechanical parts from rusting.

The company’s shareholders recently… Read More

Quaker’s latest acquisition is a shrewd move

QUAKER CHEMICAL CORP. $141 (New York symbol KWR; Income Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 13.3 million; Market cap: $1.9 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.5; Dividend yield: 1.0%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.quakerchem.com) started up in 1918 and currently operates 36 plants in 21 countries. Those… Read More