New Spring At Leggett & Platt

Colin Ferenbach likes stocks with bounce. He runs the Haven Fund, an $80 million mutual fund that specializes in value investing. Such funds have had a renaissance this year, with Haven climbing 10.1% as of May 21--handily beating the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index. One stock that Ferenbach finds particularly bouncy is Leggett & Platt (LEG) in Carthage, Mo. And it's not just the company's record of profitability and solid management or even the recent resurgence in its share price. Among other things, Ferenbach notes, Leggett makes upholstery springs.

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