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03-18-2017: Barnes Group Offers a Stable Aerospace Company Stock in a Defense Spending Speculation Era

Aerospace and defense company stocks got a lift when President Trump was elected. His firm commitment to beef up America's military by robbing the 14% of the national budget used for social programs to help boost the military which is already getting a lion's share of the budget is certainly a reward for defense contractor lobbyist support. We are not worried about an inability now to take on any foreign adversary, but military chieftans ask what will happen in ten or twenty years from now if we keep neglecting modernizing our military?

Situated among aerospace manufacturers is Barnes Group Inc. (B), a company which has been around for a very long time, but got a real boost during war needs in World War II. Recent aggressive acquisitions have also helped build up the company, controlled until recently by the founder's family.

The potential war scare situation is a wild card but assuming things will remain "stable," this is a stable company offering the possibility of profits from covered call option trading. We say "stable" because among other things, this company has attempted to diversify into two segments, "Industrial" and "Aerospace," in order to reduce dependence upon a somewhat fluctuating economic environment for aerospace alone.

Our recent article on Barnes Group, Inc. (B) is in the Archives Section Below.

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Archive List

03-18-2017: Barnes Group, Inc. (B): Stable Aerospace Company

03-12-2017: Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (UCTT): Wafer Fab Mania

03-06-2017: II-VI, Incorporated (IIVI): Bright Future in Laser Materials

02-24-2017: Nova Measuring Instruments, Inc. (NVMI): Measuring Increasingly-Complex and Smaller Wafers

02-20-2017: Lam Research Corporation (LRCX): Etching and Wafer Equipment Niche

02-16-2017: AmerisourceBergen Corporation (ABC): Very Large Medical Supplies Distributor

02-12-2017: Park-Ohio Holdings, Inc. (PKOH): Conglomerate of Separate Companies

02-07-2017: MarineMax, Inc. (HZO): America's Largest Yacht Dealer

02-03-2017: RingCentral, Inc. (RNG): Internet Telecommunications Software

01-27-2017: Viad Inc. (VVI): Travel in Canada & Convention Shows Everywhere

01-23-2017: Himax Technologies, Inc. (HIMX): Virtual Reality, Too Soon or Ground Floor?

01-20-2017: TTM Technologies, Inc. (TTMI): Large Printed Circuit Board Manufacturer

01-16-2017: DexCom, Inc. (DXCM): Fewer Pin Sticks Glucose Monitoring

01-14-2017: Monthly Traffic Report for December, 2016

01-12-2017: Pretium Resources Inc. (PVG): No Yet In Full Commericial Production

01-08-2017: OraSure Technologies, Inc. (OSUR): Diagnostic Testing Kits

01-02-2017: ArcelorMittal SA (MT): Steel Industry Hopes for More Tariffs

12-28-2016: Calavo Growers, Inc. (CVGW): California Avocados

12-16-2016: Access National Corporation (ANCX): Solid Fundamentals

12-11-2016: BP plc (BP): Spill Liabilities Llinger

12-08-2016: Vera Bradley, Inc. (VRA): Iconic Brand Handbags

11-30-2016: Omega Heathcare Investors, Inc. (OHI): High Dividend Payer

11-27-2016: China Automotive Systems, Inc. (CAAS): Large Supplier of Automotive Components to Chinese Market

11-24-2016: Lee Enterprises, Inc. (LEE): Local Newspapers Round the Country

11-17-2016: Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (CFG): Post Election Optimism for Banks

11-05-2016: Supreme Industries Inc. (STS): Backlog Orders Crumble

11-02-2016: Aegean Maritime Petroleum Network, Inc. (ANW): World's Largest Supplier of Fuel

10-31-2016: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (GT): Recemt Drop May Be Unwarranted

10-18-2016: Omnicom Group, Inc. (OMC): Revenues May Be Affected by Currency Relations

10-14-2016: Applied Materials Inc. (AMAT): Wafer Fabrication Equipment Sales Soar

10-01-2016: Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (WYN): Large Assets and Large Debt

09-25-2016: Loews Corporation (L): Conglomerate

09-17-2016: E*Trade Financial Corporation (ETFC): Management's Revolving Door

09-10-2016: KeyCorp (KEY): Consolidation Drags Down Share Price

09-08-2016: Taylor Devices Inc. (TAYD): Seismic Damers, Vibration Isolators, Shocks

09-03-2016: Charles Schwab & Co., (SCHW): Programming Problems

08-27-2016: Westrock Company (WRK): Containerboard Behemoth

08-19-2016: Albemarle Corporation (ALB): Lithium Miner

08-11-2016: Staples, Inc. (SPLS): Failed Merger with Office Depot



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