[caption id="attachment_5731" align="alignleft" width="400" caption="Now that\'s a pretty stock chart."][/caption]News of the 36% increase in Generac’s stock price since Oct. 26, the last trading day before Hurricane Sandy hit land, is all over the financial press. As a manufacturer of generators, the Waukesha, Wis.-based company is well positioned to capitalize on the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. But the company has been a solid investment long before Hurricane Sandy pummeled the East Coast. Since its IPO in Feb. 2010 for $9.64 a share, the stock is up 178%! Click here to see what Investor’s Business Daily had to say about the increase in Generac’s stock price.