I am examining Mueller Water Products, Inc. stock symbol MWA. I observe stock price greater than the price range of about 12 months. I observe (data from bigcharts.com and google.com) that the entire public trading history of MWA stock is about 12 months. Some traders might interpret the MWA chart pattern as a price breakout on increasing volume from an extended trading range. I remember reading at Yahoo.com and Google.com that Mueller Water Products, Inc. is in what I call the fire hydrant business. I do not recall reading about the fire hydrant business previously. Fire hydrants can not be moved to the other side of the world. I suspect maintenance of fire hydrants is difficult to outsource to foreign companies. I recall reading at google.com that as of September 30, 2006, the Company maintained approximately three million fire hydrants and approximately nine million iron gate valves. I interpret Mueller Water Products, Inc. income and equity growth as stable. I do not own MWA stock, nor do I intend to. I choose to use a mechanical trading system that trades a defined list of securities. <img src=http://www.firehydrant.org/pictures/t1/rc1.jpg \img> Fire hydrant maintenance might be a growth opportunity for long term traders.