Last week Cramer pointed to signs that the real economy was revving back up. The suppliers of the economy’s basic building blocks, he said, are seeing an increase in orders, and that means a recovery can’t be too far behind. He recommended PPG Industries as a great way to play it.
Cramer likes PPG for its specialty-chemicals business, which accounts for 70% of sales. These are the coatings that go on everything from your living-room walls to military vehicles. But the commodity-chemicals division plays its part as well. The company specializes in chlor-alkali chemicals like chlorine, used to make the PVC piping that’s essential for home and building construction, and caustic soda, which goes into paper, nylon, herbicides, soap and numerous other commonly used products.
PPG is best of breed, Cramer said. And that’s one reason the stock has jumped 31% since June 11, the last time CEO Charles Bunch appeared on Mad Money. Should investors expect more upside? Will the demand for PPG’s products continue? These are questions Cramer put to the chief executive. Watch the video for his answers.
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