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Companies with boring, generic names often beat the broader stock market

Bloomberg News

When boring is good.

While looking through analysts’ reports this week, I came across a company name that was unfamiliar, but it struck a chord: Air Products & Chemicals. It amuses my editor when a company has such a generic name. We decided to run with this idea and the results were surprising, to say the least. We scanned the S&P 500 Index SPX, +0.81%  for similarly named companies to see how well their shares had performed.