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PZ Cussons – keep on washing your hands but time for a fake staycation tan too?

By Chris Bailey | Thursday 16 April 2020


Disclosure: I own shares in one or more of the stocks mentioned. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from ShareProphets). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.


One of the better performing U.K. stocks in my portfolio since the start of the elevated market volatility has unsurprisingly been PZ Cussons (PZC). Naturally, I looked towards a range of its Carex and Imperial Leather products to supplement the health and hygiene resilience of my own household…and more often than not my local supermarket was sold out. The company reflects this unsurprising reality today with an observation in its trading update statement that it experienced 'exceptionally high demand' for such products. However, this was not a complete home run...

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