Wire Stock Surges as Copper Market Gets Hot

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Encore Wire (WIRE): Up sharply on outstanding Q4 earnings news.

WIRE Stock Gains

Often, our Top Performer Reports are dominated by flashier news items on trendy stocks like blockchain or volatile sectors like pharmaceutical development. But traditional stocks can be a lucrative source of news-based trading profits as well.

And Encore Wire, which buys copper and aluminum, and sells wire, is as traditional as they come. Specifically, they make electrical building wire for commercial, industrial, and residential applications.

They reported 2017Q4 earnings this morning. Net volume sold was up overall, around 5%, a strong showing. The average price for this volume, however, was up an astounding 22% year over year. Copper is one of several commodities witnessing price pressures as the economy continues heating up. The “spread” of copper wire price over copper has increased along with the price of the raw metal.

Investors started adding the stock to their portfolios on the results, driving the stock to gains bouncing around 15% at the time of this writing. Stocks like WIRE, which are highly sensitive to the price of a given commodity, like copper, provide an interesting hedge for the current market environment. Growing demand should spur continued sales volume growth, even as building price pressures push metal costs up. Meanwhile, large buyers like WIRE are more likely to maintain strong supply flows as scarcity builds.

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