Over the past several quarters, we’ve assembled a Watch List of high-quality names that we’d consider adding on a pullback in the broader market. We revisit these stocks, their stories and their growth prospects.
This leading provider of sterilization equipment and services boasts a defensive business that generates significant recurring revenue and offers exposure to steadily growing demand from hospitals, surgical centers, pharmaceutical manufacturers and medical-device companies. A recent acquisition promises to fuel top-line growth in the near term and over the long haul.
Technical factors and weakness in the US economy suggest that the risk of a 5 percent to 10 percent pullback in the S&P 500 continues to rise. As a precaution, we’ve exited a number of positions in recent months, usually for a profit. We highlight several stocks we’re watching for potential inclusion in our Wealth Builders Portfolio.
We’ve added two new positions to the Wealth Builders Portfolio: A health care name that’s poised to benefit from pent-up demand in its key end-markets and growing consumer confidence, and a restructuring play in the tech sector that should unlock value for shareholders.
Our Lifelong Income Portfolio holdings continue to post strong numbers this earnings season. We review the qualitative and quantitative metric we use to evaluate the health of our positions and review each company's future prospects in light of their quarterly results.
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