This Stock Has Surged Because of Covid. Why the Gains Can Continue.

 This Stock Has Surged Because of Covid. Why the Gains Can Continue.

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Demand for protective gloves, masks, and gowns continued to outpace supply during the first half of 2021.


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Synthomer, a British-based chemical manufacturer that makes latex for medical gloves, has excelled during the pandemic as demand for personal protective equipment has soared.

The company’s U.K.-listed stock (ticker: SYNT.UK) has surged more than 70% over the past 12 months, far ahead of the gains of rival BASF of Germany, up 22%, and U.K.-based Croda International, up 53%.

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