In this segment from Friday's Investor Beat, Motley Fool analyst James Early takes a look at Veolia Environnement (NASDAQOTH:VEOEY), a French water and sewage company that has seen a run-up of more than 70% during the past nine months. James tells investors how excited he is that "boring" stocks are now getting their day in the sun, and says he still sees more upside for Veolia from here.

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