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Matthews International: 2 Great Operating Segments, Watch This One For Catalysts

Don't Fear the Reaper...

If you have been following my articles, you will have noticed by now that I am very attracted to companies that have "inevitable" sources of business. The company I will be discussing today is engaged in one of the most inevitable businesses there is. As Ben Franklin once said, the only certainties in life are "Death and Taxes." One company that caters to the former is Matthews International (NASDAQ:MATW).

Matthews International operates in two different areas of business which I find to be attractive. The company has also steadily increased its dividend, has a long operating history and a low payout ratio. I believe that this company merits further investigation by potential investors, as...

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