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Some Lighting and Fuse Companies Rank Among 2017’s Surprising Stock Market Stars

Only 12 of the 48 electrical manufacturers, distributors and contractors that Electrical Marketing tracks are outpacing the solid performance of all three of the overall stock industry averages year-to-date: the Dow Jones Industrial Average (+10.9%); NASDAQ Composite (+17%); and S&P 500 (+9.5%). Five of the twelve companies beating these indicators are in either the fuse or lighting markets – Mersen (+64.6%); OSRAM Licht AG (+43.9%); Philips Lighting NV (+29.9%); Revolution Lighting (+29.7%); and Littelfuse (+21.7%).

A wise man once told me the stock market is not for the faint of heart. That advice rings particularly true when you look at the puzzling swings in stock prices for some former Wall Street darlings in the electrical and distribution markets, and on the flip side, the thrilling ride some other publicly held electrical companies now enjoy.

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