Saturday, July 22, 2017

FedEx Earnings Review

The fourth-quarter results from FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) were broadly positive, but the best word to describe them is "noisy." The headline numbers were impacted by a combination of issues including the integration of TNT Express, pricing actions taken to improve yield, and network expansion costs. There is a lot going on in the earnings report; here are the key points

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3 Stocks Up Big in 2017

Machine-vision company Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX), roofing and insulation company Owens Corning (NYSE:OC), and industrial tools company Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK) have all seen sharp increases in their stock prices in 2017. So is now the time to cash in some gains? Let's look at what's happened with all three and consider why there may be more to come from them in 2017.

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Dover Corp Plans to Grow Earnings

Oil and gas-focused industrial stocks like Dover Corp (NYSE:DOV) have seen an uptick in prospects in 2017 with the recovery in energy capital spending, and Dover has raised organic revenue guidance in its three other operating segments. The company is having a strong 2017, and its three-year outlook to 2019 -- provided at a recent investor meeting -- suggests that the stock could have further upside potential. Let's take a look at what investors can expect.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Why Ingersoll-Rand PLC Stock is a Buy

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) company Ingersoll-Rand PLC (NYSE:IR) is the most compelling stock in the electrical equipment sector, offering investors an attractive mix of long-term growth, margin expansion, and free cash flow generation. Let's take a closer look at why Ingersoll-Rand might be a useful addition to your portfolio.

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Electrical Equipment Stocks With Good Dividends

So you want to invest in the electrical equipment sector and you also want a healthy dividend to go with it. In that case, here's a rundown of the leading players in the industry and which ones are of particular relevance to income-seeking investors.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Agricultural Equipment Stocks to Buy

It's been a difficult five years for the agricultural-equipment sector as record harvests have led to falling crop prices and a lack of willingness among farmers to buy new machinery. However, the uptick in key crop prices such as corn, wheat, and soybeans in 2017 is encouraging investors to believe a turnaround in fortunes is about to take place. In this line of thought, let's look at the three best stocks in the sector, namely Deere & Company (NYSE:DE)AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO) and CNH Industrial NV (NYSE:CNHI).

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Rockwell Automation Stock Carries a Premium

On both an absolute and relative basis, Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) stock looks expensive. As you can see below, its current P/E ratio of around 27 times earnings means it commands a premium to the electrical equipment sector.
Time to hit the sell button? Not so fast -- here are five reasons Rockwell Automation's premium rating is deserved, and why the stock might even be a good value option.

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