Matthews International Corp (NASDAQ:MATW)

CAPS Rating: 2 out of 5

A designer, manufacturer and marketer principally of memorialization products and brand solutions.

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Player Avatar shop1 (98.66) Submitted: 3/16/2008 4:40:58 AM : Outperform Start Price: $41.84 MATW Score: -54.55

MATW is an international company that consists of multiple divisions. It's largest division makes and sells funeral related items such as bronze memorials, urns, crypt letters and other funeral related products. Their casked division is the largest producer of caskets in the US. The company also has divisions that are involved in the graphics/printing industry. Overall, MATW is diversified and posed for growth. Regardless of whether there is an economic downturn, there is always a need for funeral related items and with the aging population, the funeral industry is expected to experience higher demand for its services. This company has increased its net income, revenue growth and EPS over last year. In addition, the company continues to expand globally, recently acquiring a majority stake in a leading European pre-pess & graphic services company.

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