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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Agilent’s products will help beat COVID-19

COVID-19 should spur demand for Agilent’s medical-testing equipment as companies develop new treatments and vaccines.
In the short term, however, coronavirus shtutdowns have hurt the company’s ability to install new equipment. Still, sales for this industry leader should rebound over the next few months as its… Read More

Updating your Cyclical-Growth Payers: Russel Metals Inc.

RUSSEL METALS INC. $15 is still a buy for aggressive investors. The company (Toronto symbol RUS; Cyclical-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 62.2 million; Market cap: $933.0 million; Dividend yield: 10.1%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.russelmetals.com) is one of North America’s largest metal distributors. It… Read More

You’ll still see a Match spinoff

IAC/INTERACTIVE CORP. $231 remains a buy. The Internet and media company (Nasdaq symbol IAC; Manufacturing & Industry Sector; Shares o/s: 84.8 million; Market cap: $19.6 billion; No dividend paid; Takeover Target Rating: Lowest; www.iac.com) still plans to hand out its remaining 80.4% stake in MATCH GROUP INC. $75 (Nasdaq symbol MTCH;… Read More