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Zacks Value Trader Highlights: Bed Bath & Beyond, J.Jill, Herman Miller, Steelcase and Innovative Industrial Properties

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Chicago, IL – October 9, 2020 – Zacks Value Trader is a podcast hosted weekly by Zacks Stock Strategist Tracey Ryniec. Every week, Tracey will be joined by guests to discuss the hottest investing topics in stocks, bonds and ETFs and how it impacts your life. To listen to the podcast, click here:

Welcome to Episode #209 of the Value Investor Podcast.

Every week, Tracey Ryniec, the editor of Zacks Value Investor portfolio, shares some of her top value investing tips and stock picks.

Every investor wants to find that cheap, secret stock that becomes a superstar but how do you do it?

Stocks can be “hidden” because they’re out of favor on Wall Street and because they are little followed, or not followed at all, by Wall Street analysts.

Not all “hidden” stocks are value stocks. But odds are, if Wall Street isn’t paying attention, then there is likely some value to be found.

Analysts Don’t Cover All Companies

It’s important to recognize that Wall Street only has so many analysts. And with thousands of companies, that means that not every company is going to get the attention it deserves.

Wall Street analysts tend to cover companies in popular industries. They often tend to cover larger companies, as well.

This means some companies will have just one or two covering analysts, but others will have ten or more.

For example, in the retail group, Bed Bath & Beyond BBBY has 9 analysts providing estimates on Zacks.com but J.Jill JILL, the women’s specialty apparel retailer, has just 1 covering analyst on Zacks.com.

Recently, one industry, Business Products, has lost its sole covering analyst so there is no longer even a Zacks Rank for those companies.

That means those companies are really going to be “hidden.”

Finding Hidden

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Bed Bath & Beyond, J.Jill, Herman Miller, Steelcase and Innovative Industrial Properties

For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – October 9, 2020 – Zacks Value Trader is a podcast hosted weekly by Zacks Stock Strategist Tracey Ryniec. Every week, Tracey will be joined by guests to discuss the hottest investing topics in stocks, bonds and ETFs and how it impacts your life. To listen to the podcast, click here:

Welcome to Episode #209 of the Value Investor Podcast.

Every week, Tracey Ryniec, the editor of Zacks Value Investor portfolio, shares some of her top value investing tips and stock picks.

Every investor wants to find that cheap, secret stock that becomes a superstar but how do you do it?

Stocks can be “hidden” because they’re out of favor on Wall Street and because they are little followed, or not followed at all, by Wall Street analysts.

Not all “hidden” stocks are value stocks. But odds are, if Wall Street isn’t paying attention, then there is likely some value to be found.

Analysts Don’t Cover All Companies

It’s important to recognize that Wall Street only has so many analysts. And with thousands of companies, that means that not every company is going to get the attention it deserves.

Wall Street analysts tend to cover companies in popular industries. They often tend to cover larger companies, as well.

This means some companies will have just one or two covering analysts, but others will have ten or more.

For example, in the retail group, Bed Bath & Beyond BBBY has 9 analysts providing estimates on Zacks.com but J.Jill JILL, the women’s specialty apparel retailer, has just 1 covering analyst on Zacks.com.

Recently, one industry, Business Products, has lost its sole covering analyst so there is no longer even a Zacks Rank for those companies.

That means those companies are really going to be “hidden.”

Finding Hidden

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Allentown City Council votes down Atiyeh rezoning for 200 homes on former industrial site

For now, a 21-acre former industrial site in Allentown’s Union Terrace neighborhood will remain undeveloped.



diagram, map: A map of the Union Terrace tracts Abe Atiyeh and Stephen Rohrbach are requesting Allentown rezone for medium-density residential development.


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A map of the Union Terrace tracts Abe Atiyeh and Stephen Rohrbach are requesting Allentown rezone for medium-density residential development.

City Council on Wednesday night voted down a rezoning request for the two parcels that comprise the site where Abe Atiyeh and Stephen Rohrbach had planned to build up to 200 homes. The developers argued that rezoning the land for medium-density residential development would be more productive than the current parkland zoning.

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The site includes a former quarry that has since been filled in, and contamination precludes the city from developing the land into a park. Allentown planning staff had said housing would be a more viable use.

But City Council rejected the zoning change in a vote of 5-2, citing concerns that it would allow too many homes, resulting in too much traffic and issues for the already overcrowded Union Terrace Elementary School.

Several council members considered postponing the vote until completion of the city’s Vision 2030 plan, which calls for updating the city’s zoning. But since that could take more than a year, they proceeded with the vote.

Council President Daryl Hendricks voted “no” along with Candida Affa, Ce-Ce Gerlach, Joshua Siegel and Ed Zucal. Julio Guridy and Cynthia Mota were in favor of the project.

“It’s a hard decision,” said Affa, who was initially in favor of a project that would create affordable housing and generate taxes. But she switched after hearing others’ concerns.

“I don’t see too much of a downside. The houses look lovely. It’s affordable, and the fact that if they do start building shortly they can get these low-interest mortgages,” she said.

Zucal said if the

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A Day in the Life of Industrial Painting Contractors

Behind every successful construction project is a team of industrial painting contractors. They work in the background to coat building surfaces with paint until it is completed. Who are they, what do they do, and why are they providing critical services to many construction and engineering projects?

Specialties of Industrial Painting Contractors

Any construction project involving the application of coating systems would have painting contractors who are busy at any of the following activities:

1. Surface preparation. Careful surface reparation is often the key to coating systems that perform well and last longer. For new construction, surface preparation is much easier when the surface is bare, such as a slab of concrete. If a previous coating system has been installed, industrial painting contractors laboriously remove the existing coat. This is a skill that requires deep expertise and experience.

Often, industrial painting contractors wash the surface to clean it, and perform water-blasting with the use of high-pressure water jets. Dust, dirt and loose particles are removed from the surface, leaving it clean. Industrial painting contractors may also use abrasive surface preparation to clean the surface.

2. Paint selection. Prior to actual coating application, painting contractors determine the type of paint that will be used. The choices can run from water-based latex or acrylics, to oil-based systems. The correct paint has higher adhesion to the target surface, for durability and high performance.

3. Coating application. Industrial painting contractors may use a plethora of tools and methods to apply the paint to the surface. Brush and rollers are standard tools. In some cases, powder coating is used, which is a process that electrostatically applies dry paint particles unto grounded surfaces. When heat is applied the powder coating is cured permanently in place. Roll coating is also another method used by …

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What Exactly Do Industrial Painting Contractors Do?

Industrial painting contractors use a variety of methods to coat surfaces with paint. Unlike home decorators there are many more ways to lay down a layer of paint than just by applying it by brush or roller. In addition, the surfaces in industrial painting tend to require a lot more thorough preparation.

Preparation is usually the key to proper long lasting paint applications. If the surfaces to be painted have not had paint applied previously, then the process is somewhat easier. If a previous coat exists, then its removal is usually required, and this in itself is a skill that needs an expert touch.

Surfaces can be prepared by using ultra high pressure water jets, or water jetting as it is also known. This has both a washing and a blasting effect, which can remove grit and dust as well as any other loose particles. Water jetting leaves a surface cleaner than any of the other methods of preparation. It can be used in all weathers and it has no adverse environmental effects.

Abrasive preparation is also used by industrial painting contractors. This can be dry, wet, or a combination of wet and dry. In this way rust, grit, dust and chemicals can easily be removed to leave a virgin surface ready for the paint application. When sufficient care and attention is taken over the preparation process, the painting process is made easier with a greater likelihood of a successful outcome.

In industrial painting, applying the paint with a brush or roller is not the only option. Powder coating, for example, is a process where particles of dry paint have an electrostatic charge applied before being positioned on a grounded surface. The particles are held on the surface by electrostatic attraction. Heat is then applied, which allows the powder coating …

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