Thin-Margin Companies Will Feel Inflation's Pinch

Oct. 05, 2021 6:20 AM ETDGRS, IHDG, DGRE, DGRW
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  • Corporate America has been able to march along to record profits as the world recovers from the COVID-19-inspired depression.
  • Employees are going to ask for raises.
  • The combination of rising energy, transportation and labor costs poses an obstacle to firms that have questionable profitability.

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By Jeff Weniger, CFA

Whether it's from house hunting, a rent raise or a visit to a car lot, everyone has a 2021 inflation story.

But until now, Corporate America has been able to march along to

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