These two gain from a rising U.S. economy

Cintas and Tennant provide a variety of niche services and products, mainly to businesses. With the improved economy, clients should spend more on their offerings. We prefer Cintas for new buying, but like the outlook for both.
CINTAS CORP. $209 (Nasdaq symbol CTAS; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing… Read More

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

Activists target these two industrials

TENNANT CO. $73 (New York symbol TNC; Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 17.9 million; Market cap: $1.3 billion; Takeover Target Rating: Highest; Dividend yield: 1.2%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www. tennantco.com) makes industrial floor and street-cleaning equipment, including scrubbers, sweepers and polishers. The stock is… Read More

Updating Tennant Co., Teradata Corp. and General Electric Co.

TENNANT CO. $72 (New York symbol TNC; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 17.6 million; Market cap: $1.3 billion; Priceto-sales ratio: 1.6; Dividend yield: 1.2%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.tennantco.com) makes industrial floorcleaning equipment, including scrubbers, sweepers and polishers. It also manufactures cleaning… Read More