Smart money sees Brink’s Home Security as a “rock”

Reuters – It would be hard for many to imagine hedge funds buying stock in a U.S. company with the word "home" in its name in the worst housing downturn since the Great Depression — let alone speak admiringly of its solid cash flow and growth prospects.

But to a number of hedge funds, Brink’s Home Security Holdings Inc is just such a company, benefiting from long-term solid cash flow and more security-conscious consumers who fear rising crime as the nation’s economic slump drags on.

"With its very predictable cash flow, this stock is the Rock of Gibraltar," said a principal at a hedge fund that has owned Brink’s shares for years. He said he could not be quoted on the record, in part because the fund was considering raising its stake in the home-security system provider.

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