Weighing a Trade in Mettler-Toledo

When you get a 265-point down day on the DJIA, it's time to refresh the lineup of stocks you'd like to own at better values. Weighing-instrument maker Mettler-Toledo (MTD) is a great company that rarely gets cheap. Its consistent long-term earnings growth means most holders are unwilling to part with their shares.

MTD's earnings between 2003 and 2012 were spectacular. Year-over-year, earnings per share declined just once during those 10 years. That happened during the 2008-09 recession and the temporary dip was only by 4.5%. Here's a look at MTD's decade-long improvement....222 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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