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5 Strong Stocks to Buy for an American Infrastructure Boom

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If the federal government can pass something as rancorous and partisan as the Republicans’ tax law, then a bill that can garner bipartisan support and is (almost) equally beneficial for every American citizen should be easy. That “something” is infrastructure, and the Trump administration has signaled an ambitious plan to rebuild America’s aging bridges, roads and other parts of our decrepit infrastructure.

The thinking here follows the advice given by Deep Throat to Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein: Follow the money. At present, expectations are the administration will try to pass a deal that includes $200 billion in new spending, as well as various incentives that could push total spending to about $1 trillion over the next 10 years.

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Companies that benefit from infrastructure spending have had slim pickings over the past decade. For most of the past 10 years, Congress has spent only what was necessary, with states sometimes having to pitch in and raise gas taxes.

However, these five companies should look like attractive stocks to buy if the sluices open for infrastructure spending in 2018 – a likely outcome.

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Data is as of Jan. 17, 2017. Dividend yields are calculated by annualizing the most recent quarterly payout and dividing by the share price. Companies are listed alphabetically. Click on ticker-symbol links in each slide for current share prices and more.

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