While most across the United States and the globe anxiously await the day a trip to the grocery store can happen without a mask, the coronavirus pandemic continues on and so does the need for personal protective equipment.
From the onset of the pandemic, companies small and large have innovated to provide the masks critical to stopping the spread of COVID-19.
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As of Thursday night, over 41.5 million cases of coronavirus have been confirmed across the globe and over 1.1 million deaths have been attributed to the virus, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. remains the epicenter of the pandemic with over 8 million cases.
So which companies are leading their Wall Street peers in the successful adaptation to PPE production?
During a recent webinar sponsored by O2 Industries, TheStreet's Katherine Ross explained how Under Armour (UAA) - Get Report, Nike (NKE) - Get Report, 3M (MMM) - Get Report, Honeywell (HON) - Get Report and more are poised to win in the PPE space.
What's the one thing thing that two athletic apparel makers share with two industrial conglomerates? It all comes down to diversity.
"You're going to want to look for companies that are not solely invested in PPE production...you're going to want to look for companies that have focused on this industry, while also offering a wide variety of different items," Ross said.
For more on respirators and the ever-evolving PPE industry, watch our full sponsored webinar with O2 Industries: PPE and Your Portfolio: Inside a Disruptive Industry