Hubbell ( HUB.B) is a global manufacturer and distributor of electrical and electronic products for commercial and residential construction. You might think that Hubbell is in the wrong business given the depressed nature of the housing and commercial construction in industry in the U.S. but that would be short-sighted. The company has returned robust results during the construction boom and after its bust.
Recently Hubbell reported third-quarter earnings of $1.37, which was better than consensus estimates of $1.28. This resulted in upward full-year EPS consensus revision of 9 cents for the company from seven analysts. For the fourth quarter, analysts expect Hubbell to earn $1.09, which is 3 cents greater than it was a month ago. To see these stocks in action, check out the 5 High-Quality Companies at Reasonable Valuations. -- Written by Scott Rothbort in Millburn, N.J.