Greenbrier Announces Orders for 10,100 Railcars Valued at $1.09 Billion
Strong brands and cost advantages are key in the current global consumer spending environment.
Utilities' 23% total return through mid-December topped all sectors except for M&A-fueled health care.
We think it will hold up well against the threats of challenger banks and digital banking.
The continuing U.S. stock market rally has diminished the number and similarity of purchases across these top managers.
Morningstar's Todd Wenning takes a look back at the small-cap stocks featured over the past year.
Bargains are still hard to find in financial services, as the U.S. mortgage market is stuck in limbo and housing bubble concerns rise in Canada.
Plus, our take on the prospects for Canadian energy, where insufficient pipeline capacity is limiting access to export markets.
Consumer defensive firms look to offset muted growth by beefing up their competitive positioning, and select opportunities for investors remain.
U.K.-based Latchways' fall protection products keep workers--and the firm's competitive advantages--safe.