Earnings season is winding down but there are still some companies that could pop up when they report next week.
In a hot market where the popular names can cost hundreds of dollars a share, the real potential may be in stocks that go for less than five bucks.
As the economy improves, these two companies are poised to reap the benefits -- one from the nuts-and-bolts side, the other from a financing angle.
This company is benefiting from the growth in farm income across the US and around the world.
The automobile business is strong. So is construction, based on shipments on the nation's railroads. Crude oil is a hot commodity. Coal is suffering from low prices.
The market is back to pre-recession levels for initial public offerings.
Investors have profited from this household name for generations, but its next phase of growth is even more promising.
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