Standex International Corp. (NYSE:SXI) — This is a diversified company that manufactures a range of products and services for industrial markets. Zacks rates SXI as a top value play, and it was on our list of Top Stocks to Buy for November.
On Thursday, the company reported fiscal year 2013 Q1 earnings per share of $0.93 versus an expected $0.88, and management raised its expectations for FY 2013 to $4.27-$4.32.
Following the positive earnings news, SXI added a new leg to its already powerful bull market that began early in 2009. But chasing a stock that rose $4.55 in one day is not prudent. Buy SXI under $48 for a trading target of $55-$58. Investors willing to hold this stock for the long term could reap a much higher profit.