The value of any investment can go up or down depending on news, trends and market conditions. We are not investment advisers, so do your own due diligence to understand the risks before you invest.
The best mask stocks depend on your portfolio and investment goals — while volatility can be ideal for day traders, long-term investors will want to look to stocks with steadier gains over time.
4 mask stocks to watch
We round up a selection of stocks in or related to the face mask industry, weighting the list more heavily towards popular mid- and large-cap US stocks.
- 3M Company (MMM)
- Honeywell International (HON)
- Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB)
- Alpha Pro Tech (APT)
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Take a deeper dive into mask stocksIf you're interested in investing in the face mask industry, take a closer look at what companies in this industry do and how the stocks have historically performed. Keep in mind that positive past performance doesn't guarantee that a stock will continue to rise in the future.
1. 3M Company (MMM)
3M Company operates as a diversified technology company worldwide. It operates through four segments: Safety and Industrial; Transportation and Electronics; Health Care; and Consumer. The Safety and Industrial segment offers industrial abrasives and finishing for metalworking applications; autobody repair solutions; closure systems for personal hygiene products, masking, and packaging materials; electrical products and materials for construction and maintenance, power distribution, and electrical original equipment manufacturers; structural adhesives and tapes; respiratory, hearing, eye, and fall protection solutions; and natural and color-coated mineral granules for shingles.
3M Company stock opened the day at $114.74 after a previous close of $113.22. The latest price was $115.62 (25-minute delay). 3M Company is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD35.1 billion and employs 95,000 staff.
- Market capitalization: $61,174,349,824
- P/E ratio: 15.433
- PEG ratio: 1.7581
2. Honeywell International (HON)
Honeywell International Inc. operates as a diversified technology and manufacturing company worldwide. Its Aerospace segment offers auxiliary power units, propulsion engines, integrated avionics, environmental control and electric power systems, engine controls, flight safety, communications, navigation hardware, data and software applications, radar and surveillance systems, aircraft lighting, advanced systems and instruments, satellite and space components, and aircraft wheels and brakes; spare parts; repair, overhaul, and maintenance services; thermal systems, as well as wireless connectivity and management services.
Honeywell International stock opened the day at $174.90 after a previous close of $173.04. The latest price was $178.19 (25-minute delay). Honeywell International is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$34.5 billion and employs 99,000 staff.
- Market capitalization: $112,486,359,040
- P/E ratio: 22.779
- PEG ratio: 1.5162
3. Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB)
Kimberly-Clark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets personal care and consumer tissue products worldwide. It operates through three segments: Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, and K-C Professional. The Personal Care segment offers disposable diapers, swimpants, training and youth pants, baby wipes, feminine and incontinence care products, and other related products under the Huggies, Pull-Ups, Little Swimmers, GoodNites, DryNites, Sweety, Kotex, U by Kotex, Intimus, Depend, Plenitud, Softex, Poise, and other brand names.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation stock opened the day at $114.52 after a previous close of $114.08. The latest price was $116.23 (25-minute delay). Kimberly-Clark Corporation is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$20.1 billion and employs 45,000 staff.
- Market capitalization: $39,241,809,920
- P/E ratio: 22.055
- PEG ratio: 3.1596
4. Alpha Pro Tech (APT)
Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd. , together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and markets a range of disposable protective apparel, infection control, and building supply products in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Disposable Protective Apparel and Building Supply.
Alpha Pro Tech stock opened the day at $7.32 after a previous close of $7.23. The latest price was $7.29 (25-minute delay). Alpha Pro Tech is listed on the NYSE MKT, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$62.7 million and employs 121 staff.
- Market capitalization: $51,646,412
- P/E ratio: 15
- PEG ratio: 0
How to buy mask stocks
Sign up with an online broker or platform to invest in one or more of these mask stocks.
- Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to narrow down top brokers by fees and bonuses.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. You’ll need personal and financial details, like your contact and bank information.
- Search for the stock you're interested in. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol, like MMM or HON.
- Decide on how many to buy. Some brokers will allow you to purchase fractional shares, while others require you to purchase whole shares.
- Choose an order type. Invest in the mask stocks now with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches your desired price.
- Buy the stock. Tap or click the Buy button on your brokerage account. Once you’ve invested in the face mask industry, track how your stock performs to decide when it’s time to sell.
Bottom lineWhile it’s possible to turn a profit investing in mask stocks, keep in mind that — like any investment — mask stocks are not immune to risk. These stocks are subject to fluctuating conditions — both in the market and in the face mask industry, so carefully vet your picks before you invest. And if you’re new to investing, or if it’s been awhile since you’ve taken a critical look at your investing accounts, compare brokers to make sure you’re getting the best features in your trading account.
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