For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – April 3, 2018 – Today, Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights Features: ALRM, Axon Enterprise AAXN and MSA Safety Incorporated MSA.

In an Uncertain Market, Take Shelter in Security Firms

Volatility is back in a big way and it’s been a difficult start to the week with the major indexes down over 2%.

Where can investors turn for safety and security as we near correction territory?

Let’s take a look at three stocks that provide the goods and services consumers need in an uncertain world.

Home and business Security provides security solutions for home and business owners. Its interactive web portal allows customers to monitor alarm systems and provides real-time video monitoring via the internet and on mobile devices.   

Though a bit expensive with a forward P/E of 33, has seen 9 positive earnings revisions in the past 60 days. A Zacks Ranks #1 (Strong Buy), this is a growth stock poised to take off.

Law Enforcement

Axon Enterprise is one of those stocks that’s often in the news that you may never have heard of.  Producers of the Taser stun device and also police body cameras, Axon makes the products virtually all U.S. municipalities are increasingly in need of.

Holding a near monopoly on both electroshock weapons and wearable video technology for law enforcement officers, Axon enjoys gross margins of 71% on weapons and 57% on video.

After a big earnings beat in Q4 of 2017, Axon has seen Zacks Consensus Estimates for 2018 more than double in the past 60 days, from $0.18/share to $0.39.  A Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), Axon is a stock that will keep your portfolio safe.

Industrial Security

MSA Safety Incorporated serves a broad range of industries, from oil and gas to petrochemicals to construction and mining.  Producers of gas detection and fire protection equipment, MSA keeps people and industrial properties safe. 

Following a strategy of aggressive acquisitions by acquiring Globe Manufacturing in 2017, MSA is now a leader in the market for personal protective equipment (PPE) for municipal police and fire departments.

With a Zacks Consensus estimate that has grown 14% in the past 90 days, MSA earns a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). 

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