Mettler-Toledo's Risk Outweighs Reward

Mettler-Toledo (MTD) is a great company that has leading market share worldwide. It makes and markets weighing instruments for laboratory, industrial and food-retailing applications. The company's stock has been a stellar long-term performer.

Why, then, should you be thinking about selling? Valuation. At Tuesday's closing quote of $217.15, the stock trades for greater than 22x last year's earnings of $9.68 per share. Mettler-Toledo's stock commands 21x Value Line's forward projections of $10.25. It is still about 20.6x the more optimistic Zacks estimate for $10.53....310 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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