3 Stocks to Buy to Sweeten Your Portfolio This Halloween

Halloween is coming up fast, which means it’s time to put jack-o’-lanterns on porches, inflatables on lawns, and tasty stocks in your portfolio.

Of course, it’s always a good time to fill up your portfolio with the best stocks. But in keeping with the season, we asked three of our Motley Fool contributors what treats they’d recommend to investors this October. They came back with Hillenbrand (NYSE:HI)NV5 Global (NASDAQ:NVEE), and Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE:AXTA). Here’s why.

A jack-o'-lantern with a hundred-dollar bill in its mouth.

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Don’t avoid these caskets

John Bromels (Hillenbrand): If you see a casket in a haunted house, it’s a pretty good bet that something’s going to pop out of it to scare you. Stay away! For industrial conglomerate Hillenbrand, though, the casket is nothing to fear. 

Hillenbrand operates a few different businesses, but it’s primarily focused on plastics. It manufactures and sells equipment for processing and extruding

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