Regulators' likely demands on the Ball-Rexam deal would undermine industry economics.
Collectors Universe is a neat little business with considerable competitive advantages and an attractive dividend profile, but shares are too pricey right now.
Pharma dispensing systems and excellent management have brought success.
Monro's acquisition strategy is creating a virtuous cost-advantage cycle, but shares don’t come cheap at the moment, writes Morningstar’s Todd Wenning.
We expect to raise our fair value estimates but don't anticipate changing either company's no-moat rating following news of the deal.
The company has built a leading market share in neurology and newborn care.
Morningstar CEO of the Year finalist John Martin's smart capital-allocation decisions have helped drive a 100-fold increase in this biopharmaceutical's stock since he took over in 1996.
These three CEOs have been sound stewards of shareholder capital.
Luggage maker Tumi travels toward moatworthy status in the luxury goods industry.
Morningstar's Todd Wenning takes a look back at the small-cap stocks featured over the past year.
A recent sell-off is starting to create opportunities for long-term small-cap investors, including these two names, says Morningstar's Todd Wenning.
U.K.-based Latchways' fall protection products keep workers--and the firm's competitive advantages--safe.
This intriguing retail franchising and equipment rental company finds its niche.
This snowplow manufacturer shows pricing power indicative of a narrow moat, and a warmer winter might melt investors' high expectations and create an entry point into this stock.
WD-40 is one of the highest-quality companies in the small-cap universe, says Morningstar’s Todd Wenning.
Rexam's exit from plastics allows it to focus on its advantaged beverage-can operations.
Fight big-city bias and find a hidden gem.
The Oracle of Omaha has kicked off an important conversation about the role that boards play at publicly traded companies.
This firm has carved out a profitable niche in the engineering and scientific consulting industry, says Morningstar’s Todd Wenning.
Sun Hydraulics is--by just about any definition--a high-quality company that has a profitable niche focus, a likely economic moat, and a strong management team, says Morningstar’s Todd Wenning.
We're confident that the firm can generate consistent economic profits over the next decade thanks to the low-cost production advantage in its legacy mills.
We continue to be impressed by this wide-moat hazardous-waste management firm.
By considering management's record and looking at the context of its decisions, you'll gain insight into whether a company is a good investment choice.
Flow measurement company Badger Meter's long growth runway and likely narrow moat make it a promising name for patient investors.
Fabric maker Culp seems to have a rare combination of an exemplary management team and an economic moat, says Morningstar's Todd Wenning.
John Bean’s high levels of recurring revenue and high customer switching costs make it a promising small-cap name for further research, says Morningstar’s Todd Wenning.
This well-run but relatively unknown packaging company deserves attention.
These three outstanding leaders have demonstrated sound stewardship practices for their firms' shareholders.
If they mind the pitfalls, individual investors can get a distinct advantage over large money managers in the small-cap arena.
With fewer M&A opportunities, we think industry buyback activity will increase through 2017.
Lower commodity prices and a break-up of the European potash cartel have weighed on basic materials stocks year-to-date.
It's time for the company to focus on packaging and shed the remaining noncore businesses.
The market seems smitten with the newfound pricing power in the industry, but it won't last.
AptarGroup CEO Steve Hagge talks dispensing packaging with Morningstar's Todd Wenning.