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Andrew T. Gillies is Director of Communications at the Center for Audit Quality, an affiliate of the American Institute of CPAs, in Washington, DC. Based in Washington since 2002, he has also worked in editorial and communications roles at the Investment Company Institute, the World Bank, Forbes, and Vault.com. His policy-themed writing has focused on aerospace and defense, energy and environment, transportation, and financial services.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Sensors, Spooks And Titanium

As with all Forbes company lists, our 2007 list of the 100 Best Mid-Cap Stocks In America has its share of outfits that should interest investors or others looking at Washington, D.C., from a business perspective. The table below lists seven.
Bargain hunters, don't get too excited. These companies hail from the defense and aerospace sector, which has enjoyed a terrific run over the past four years. Thus, the stocks look expensive relative to valuation history and, with two exceptions, projected growth rates.
That will not stop us, however, from sticking our necks out and tagging a couple of these stocks as attractive.