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Carriage Services: Takeover, REIT Conversion And Spin-Off Potential In The 'Deathcare' Sector

Betting on the Inevitable...

Some of the best investments are those able to exploit increased population growth. Many of the companies that have rewarded investors handsomely over the past several decades, including Procter and Gamble (NYSE:PG), Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) will grow with the population as more people using band-aids, brushing their teeth or shaving translates into larger profits over time.

Following this logic, more people living today translates into more people dying several decades down the road. So why not take a look at companies operating in the funeral industry? A small name I have been recently attracted to has been Carriage Services (NYSE:CSV). Carriage operates in two...

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