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Medical Companies on Fourth Quarter Radar

With so many writings on the wall and things to write home about, the U.S. stock market is best described as growing “moderately” in light of overall slower global economies. Large-cap industrial companies are driving all major market indices while also letting medium to small-cap manufacturers introduce their innovations. Young investors’ attention is ever more focused on technology and healthcare companies in pursuit of higher-quality longer living and fitness solutions. The entertainment sector is not fallen behind either. Positive news is expected from transportation and airline stocks as well as the versatile retail sector.

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Safety Companies

There are approximately ninety global companies that manufacture fire-fighting vehicles and related products, such as tanks and deposits, extinguishers, hoses, foam equipment, and rescue clothing. One industry leader is Iturri Group that also provides – via subsidiary Protect-Fire SA based in Spain – high-risk firefighting installations to keep safety requisites in plants, in the petrochemical and power energy sectors. Orlando-based Allied Specialty Vehicles Inc provides custom-built ambulances, emergency vehicles, in addition terminal tractors, recreation specialty vehicles, sweepers for the rental and paving industries, school and commercial buses.

Today’s young investors also watch over home automation manufacturers, such as Control4 Corp (CTRL) which makes thermostats, lights, locks, garage doors. Further to the safety market’s inquiries, insurance companies have registered more policies as a result of increased multinational risks of geopolitical attacks and terrorism, and reacting measures against it.

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Twenty-Five Billion Wash Loads per Year

Companies selling home care detergents – that make for a 4.6% growth market, are often subsidiaries of larger consumer and household product groups. Here is consideration of Henkel AG (HEN:GR) which sells detergents for around 25 billion wash loads per year. Within the same industry, beauty care is seen growing 2% while adhesive technologies will increase 3.7% helping liquids and powder brands.

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA headquartered in Germany manufactures soaps, skin care products, hair dye, perfumes, detergents, dish-washing liquids, glass cleaners, and surface treatments. In addition, the company produces chemical products such as wallpaper adhesives, roofing products, plastic bottles, and corrosion inhibitors – for industrial, commercial, and consumer markets.

Henkel (www.henkel.com) shares are trading at 91 euro, up +1.77% to date and in the middle of a two-month range from 115.75 to 72.02 euro. Its market value is 37.11 million euro.

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Music Industry

Expenditure and penetration into the music market is more reduced in value sales today than it was fifteen years ago. If we think of our last time buying a CD, the rationale is we are listening to more music than ever, but buying less of it. In 2012, Microsoft Corp (MSFT) launched a new music service dubbed Xbox Music – on a variety of operating systems.

Digital sales outpaced returns from physical shops. On introducing websites with songs, videos and lyrics – Spotify, iTunes, YouTube, VBox7, most artists fail to get a fair deal. But with help from coders, technology is updating the way music is made and sold. Users pay for music and related products via the musician’s store, similar to regular live events that are strongly linked to recordings.

The music industry also reviews results from amateur artwork – as opposed to professional recordings and performances – and music in the media. The collection of royalties in the media is undertaken by licensing companies on the one hand and performing rights members and associated organizations on the other. The amateur sector covers a full range of instruments and activities including private tuition, audiovisual roles, printed melody and lyrics.

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Going’s Tough or Usual

Financial markets in China slumped soon after several chemical warehouses containing hazardous materials exploded in the port city of Tianjin. At least 50 people died and 701 were injured as fires went on for almost 22 hours after the blasts. Greenpeace then warned chemicals involved in the blaze could pose ongoing threat to Tianjin residents, but toxic fumes would not reach capital city Beijing.

Hundreds of new cars in the parking area nearby got burnt and left behind after the explosion. According to a report by government environmental inspectors in 2014, the facility was designed to store several dangerous chemicals including sodium cyanide, classified as “extremely harmful,” as well as chemicals including explosives sodium nitrate and potassium nitrate.

The owners of the warehouse were found to have flouted packaging standards during a safety inspection two years ago, media said citing a safety bureau. Of 4,325 containers owned by Tianjin Dongjiang Port Ruihai International Logistics that were checked, five failed inspection because packaging was sub-standard, the local maritime safety administration said.

In other China-focused recent news, private mobile car services company Uber Technologies Inc is expanding to one hundred more Chinese cities during the next year. That is doubling its previous goal, executives said. Uber is based in San Francisco, California, and is valued at $51 billion after closing latest round of funding from venture investors including Microsoft Corp (MSFT) and Bennett Coleman & Co Ltd.