Altrion's management was pleased with the first quarter results and stated that the company expects to fulfill the modest growth in diluted EPS that it anticipates for the full year. A somewhat disappointing result for return on equity is a concern, but we feel that the strengths detailed above outweigh this potential weakness. In addition, we feel that the stock has good upside potential despite having already risen over the past year. It goes without saying, however, that even the best stocks can fall in an overall down market.

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