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Tredegar (TG) is easily overlooked, given its less-than sexy business model. It only has one analyst following the stock and the lack of understanding of the company's business keeps many investors out of the stock. Over the last three years, the company has seen a wide array of swings to the upside, followed by moves to the downside. Yet, the real story is that it has underperformed the S&P 500 by some 13 percentage points, despite a period of improving fundamentals.

Quick overview

Before getting into why the stock is an underperforming, let's first try to wrap our minds around exactly what Tredegar does. The company is a plastic films and aluminum extrusions manufacturer headquartered in Virginia...

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