MTS Systems (NASDAQ:MTSC) is not at all a well-known company - just two analysts follow this manufacturer of industrial testing systems and sensors - but what it lacks in popularity may not matter to patient investors. The company is well-placed to take advantage of growth in the Chinese auto OEM sector, as well the ongoing trend across multiple industries to make greater use of composite materials, and is supplementing its traditional strength in testing systems with a growing higher-margin sensor business and an increased focus on service.
These shares have more or less tracked the S&P 500 since my initial write-up in September, but better things could be in store relatively soon. Order levels have accelerated recently...
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