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  1. How Boeing is More Than Just a Coach-Class Seat

    March 27, 2015
    The number of market leaders that indisputably dominated their industry in 1916 and still do today is almost nonexistent ...
  2. A New Economic Threat: State-Sponsored Hacking

    March 4, 2015
    State sponsored hacking attempts are becoming a major cause of concern to the US. Here is a list of US sectors most vulnerable ...
  3. Get 90% Upside Potential With This Beaten-Down Industrial Stock

    January 12, 2015
    The current extended bull market is both exciting and scary. The higher the market goes, the more nervous investors become ...
  4. Should You Accept A Pension Buyout?

    December 8, 2014
    Pension buyout offers are all the rage among corporations wanting to reduce their corporate pension liability. But are they ...
  5. A United Technologies Product: Always Closeby

    December 2, 2014
    If you flown in an airplane, shopped for food or sat comfortably in a hot climate, you've probably used a United Technologies ...
  6. Why Is Ryanair So Cheap?

    November 12, 2014
    Ryanair is Europe's (in)famous low-cost airline. So how do they make money when they sometimes charge as little as $15 for ...
  7. This Metric Could Fuel 30% Upside For An Industry Giant

    October 9, 2014
  8. Jeff Bezos Versus Elon Musk: The Space Race, Amazon.com, Inc. ...

    September 23, 2014
    Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: AMZN) founder Jeff Bezos. The project has remained a mystery for several years, but Bezos has ...
  9. What If Donald Sterling Ran Your Company?

    September 18, 2014
    A chief executive officer can seem to have it all: power, influence and gravitas. But all of that hard-earned respectability ...
  10. Barron's Recap: Steady As She Goes

    September 7, 2014
    This weekend in Barron's online: the outlook on U.S. equities for the rest of the year, how share buybacks benefit investors, ...
  11. These Companies Delivered Knockout Quarterly Results...Yet Their ...

    August 12, 2014
    It’s best to catch investors in a good mood. If companies deliver bad news when they are optimistic, then they will ...
  12. 5 Top Defense Technology Developments in 2014

    July 30, 2014
    The F-35 Lightning II fighter jet, also known as Joint Strike Fighter, was a no show at the recent Farnsborough International ...
  13. This ETF Will Deliver Upside With Downside Protection

    May 16, 2014
    With markets near all-time highs as naysayers warn of a coming correction, how can you stick around for more gains and still ...
  14. Markets Falling? Get Your Defense Ready

    April 14, 2014
    The stock market is getting whacked. The question now for many investors is, what to do about it. The first thing to ...
  15. Buy In May And Here to Stay: Comcast, Boeing, Vulcan

    April 2, 2014
    A counter to the recommendation to "Sell in May and Go Away"; companies worth examining this time of year.
  16. #PreMarket Primer: Monday March 10: Russia Tightens Its Grip ...

    March 10, 2014
    Over the weekend, Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his support for the Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula’s move to separate ...
  17. Is The Natural Gas Rally Over?

    January 29, 2014
    Financial market prices are moved by participants anticipating changes in supply or demand, the fundamental forces of economic ...
  18. The Best Offense In 2014 Could Be A Big Dose Of Defense

    January 24, 2014
    With the one of the major hurdles out of the way, the aerospace and defense industry continues to be one of the brightest ...
  19. This Simple Tool Could Save Your Portfolio

    November 18, 2013
    Last week, stock prices reacted to the news. Stock picking could become more important as the market reaches new highs, and ...
  20. Market Wrap: New Highs for Airlines, Boeing Boost Stocks

    November 4, 2013
    Stocks moved modestly higher on Monday for a second day in a row. The gains came despite a steep losses suffered by shares ...
  21. Boeing Shares Climb Thanks To Strong Earnings

    October 23, 2013
    Boeing reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings fueled by a 14% surge in deliveries.
  22. When Will The Pain End For Caterpillar?

    October 23, 2013
    Caterpillar reported earnings that were far worse than analysts expected and slashed its outlook for the year. We'll take ...
  23. How To Analyze The Transportation Industry

    October 4, 2013
    By gaining an awareness of the transportation firms and trends that affect these players, investors can gain an edge by analyzing ...
  24. Drone Technology In Everyday Applications: Not Just For The Military ...

    September 4, 2013
    Drones are no longer a technology of the future. They are being manufactured and used in a variety of applications, but ...
  25. Trend Channel Bounce Trades

    August 7, 2013
    These stocks are in strong upward trend channels, but are currently trading near the lower support line. If the channel holds, ...
  26. Boeing's Strong Earnings: Time To Buy?

    July 30, 2013
    Boeing's second-quarter earnings were very strong causing it to raise its 2013 guidance. However, nagging problems continue ...
  27. Benzinga Market Primer: Monday, June 17

    June 17, 2013
    Futures Gain On Fed HopesU.S. equity futures advanced in early pre-market trade ahead of the much anticipated FOMC meeting ...
  28. Short Interest in Southwest Airlines Nearly Doubles

    May 29, 2013
    Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LCC) increased more modestly. Take a closer look at these three below.Short interest in Alaska ...
  29. Absent Macro Shocks, Cash And Expenses Will Drive Boeing

    April 24, 2013
    Boeing's delivery schedule slowed, but the long-term value is still quite appealing.
  30. Good Long-Term Trends, But Softer Conditions Today At United ...

    April 24, 2013
    UTX's focused business mix isn't delivering any better results than the average industrial conglomerate
  31. Is Lululemon's Chief Product Officer to Blame For Sheer Debacle?

    April 5, 2013
    Lululemon announced April 3 that Chief Product Officer Sheree Waterson was leaving the company as of April 15. Assigning ...
  32. Boeing 787 Gets Vote Of Confidence

    April 4, 2013
    International Airlines Group has booked 18 of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner. Will the order be enough of a boost to keep its stock ...
  33. Airline Stocks are Favored Right Now, But Should You Buy?

    January 31, 2013
    Airline stocks have caught the eye of investors thanks to merger and acquisition activity.
  34. Boeing's Dreamliner Is Grounded, But Is The Stock A Buy?

    January 25, 2013
    Boeing is having problems with its new Dreamliner, after battery issues grounded planes. The stock may not be a buy at this ...
  35. Will This Aerospace Cycle Finally Let Hexcel Take Off?

    December 14, 2012
    Hexcel is seeing solid demand, but valuation seems ambitious.
  36. Bull Vs. Bear - A Deal For The Fiscal Cliff Can Happen

    December 13, 2012
    A deal should get done, if only a temporary fix, so a more permanent solution can be found in 2013.
  37. Precision Castparts Goes For A Bold, And Eminently Logical, Deal

    November 14, 2012
    Precision Castpart's deal for Timet looks like a great move.
  38. How China's Economy Could Spell Trouble for America

    October 17, 2012
    Every September, the world's top thinkers get together in support of President Bill Clinton's "Clinton Global Initiative," ...
  39. Alcoa Is A Potential Value Call

    October 10, 2012
    Alcoa is doing the best it can in a tough market. The company probably needs aluminum prices above $1 or $1.10/lb for the ...
  40. Should Huntsman Really Be Trading At Such A Discount?

    October 3, 2012
    Huntsman is still transitioning, but the stock seems too cheap.
  41. 3 Picks from a Small-Cap Fund Manager

    August 29, 2012
    Mutual-fund manager Tom Laming tells MoneyShow about three companies from various industries where he sees potential. These ...
  42. Boeing Formed a Hammer Candlestick Pattern

    July 17, 2012
    New York, July 17th (TradersHuddle.com) - Shares of Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA) ended the trading session lower by $0.54 or - ...
  43. Can Aerospace Produce Enough Lift For Carpenter Technology?

    June 1, 2012
    While Carpenter Technology doesn't look like a long-term stock holding, I do believe upside in the aerospace cycle could ...
  44. AerCap An Interesting Play On Commercial Aviation Recovery

    May 12, 2012
    While plenty is written on commercial aerospace plays, the large airplane leasing companies don't get the same attention. ...
  45. Coming to a Printer Near You

    May 2, 2012
    Most consumers still think of 3D printing as something from science fiction. It's time to think again...it's here and growing, ...
  46. The Job Market Hurts Companies, Too

    March 22, 2012
    While unemployment plagues workers, it is also a problem for companies who can't find skilled workers for the jobs they have.
  47. Obama’s Corporate Tax Proposal: Which Companies Will Take A Hit?

    February 24, 2012
    President Obama has proposed corporate tax cuts that will lower corporate income taxes from 35% to 28%, but claims he willl ...
  48. Investing Long-Term? Start with These 4

    February 1, 2012
    The US economy is showing more green shoots, and while a mild winter may be giving us false hope of an early thaw in the ...
  49. Lockheed Martin Fights For Earnings Growth

    January 31, 2012
    Lockheed's low valuation suggests its downside is limited, and that patient investors who can sit through the defense spending ...
  50. Which Companies Spend The Most On Lobbying?

    January 27, 2012
    Find out which companies spend the most on gaining influence over government officials.
  51. 4 Stocks To Contemplate Before Wednesday

    January 24, 2012
    Here are four companies that will be releasing their earnings on January 25th.
  52. OM Group - Just Another Cheap Commodity Play, Or Something More?

    January 17, 2012
    OM Group is seeing multiple cyclical downturns, but looks cheap.
  53. Alcoa's Fourth Quarter The Best Of A Bad Situation

    January 11, 2012
    Alcoa is doing relatively well, but aluminum prices aren't helping matters.
  54. Budget Battle Looms Over Subclass Military Stocks

    November 1, 2011
    All defense stocks are keeping a close eye on the budget battle which may result in steep cuts.
  55. AMR – No Bankruptcy Today … Yet

    October 7, 2011
    American Airlines may not need bankruptcy, but it needs a new cost structure soon.
  56. Will United Technologies Land Goodrich?

    September 19, 2011
    UTX is rumored to be shopping for a major aircraft component player.
  57. 3 Stocks On Sale

    September 7, 2011
    The market's summer selloff has brought stock prices down to attractive levels for some good companies.
  58. The Case For The Industrial Sector

    August 4, 2011
    They are "old school", and maybe even a little boring, but industrials can sure put up the numbers.
  59. FedEx Delivers Strength

    June 23, 2011
    FedEx delivered an impressive quarter and full fiscal year results. The company has improved its operations and, as an economic ...
  60. 3 Reasons Why GM Is Better Than Ford

    May 16, 2011
    GM CEO Daniel Akerson bought $1 million in stock on the open market May 11. That's just one of three reasons why GM is a ...
  61. Lockheed Martin Keeps Cash Flow Moving Forward

    April 29, 2011
    Despite defense spending cutbacks, Lockheed should be able to keep growing profits.
  62. The Defense Gravy Train Has Been Derailed

    March 9, 2011
    The defense sector is no longer in an "easy money" environment, as the Pentagon has finally had its fiscal wake-up call.
  63. 4 Stocks Insiders Are Buying

    February 22, 2011
    Last week presented an interesting mix of insider transactions.
  64. Honeywell Looking Sweet

    January 31, 2011
    Honeywell is performing well already and a recovery in aerospace could be the cherry on top.
  65. Alcoa: It's All About China Now

    January 12, 2011
    Alcoa is facing high inventories and stagnant major users, but could still prosper from a strong recovery.
  66. 2010's Highest Performing DJIA stocks

    December 14, 2010
    Check out 2010's highest-performing DJIA stocks.
  67. The Falling Dollar - The Debate Rages On

    November 16, 2010
    The long- and short-term effects of the falling dollar.
  68. Top Performing Dow Stocks This Year

    November 12, 2010
    Hunting for stock treasures doesn't mean looking beyond the biggest, most well-known names in American industry.
  69. Revealing Four Companies' Earnings Quality

    August 17, 2010
    How to perform a quick quality test to ascertain a company's earnings quality.
  70. Rebounding Airline Industry?

    July 30, 2010
    Risk-averse investors who don't mind volatility and expect airlines to prosper could find the industry attractive as passengers ...
  71. Finding Airline Alternatives

    June 17, 2010
    We check in with United and see if there are better ways to invest in the American travel industry.
  72. Satellite Phones Head Into Orbit

    June 10, 2010
    Satellite phones are far from gone, as a $3 billion contract awarded last week indicates.
  73. Auto Parts Could Rev Up Returns

    May 25, 2010
    Can new products and new markets bring returns to a sector long seen as a dog?
  74. New Tensions May Benefit Defense Contractors

    May 25, 2010
    With the U.S.'s increasing tensions with Iran, some big defense contractors may see their stock prices rise.
  75. Vacation Stocks Worth A Visit

    May 14, 2010
    Here are some companies in the travel space that are poised to do well as the economy recovers.
  76. Honeywell's Free Cash Flow Conversion

    February 2, 2010
    Honeywell's high level of free cash flow makes the stock as sweet as its name.
  77. A Review Of Defense Stocks

    December 31, 2009
    2010 could be a good year for defense stocks. Find out why.
  78. Energy Stocks: The Year In Green

    December 16, 2009
    Even with low oil prices, green energy still did well.
  79. Four Industrial Stocks On The Rise

    June 8, 2009
    Though the year started off slow, the industrial goods sector seems to have hit its stride.
  80. Dow Jones Components Under Resistance

    April 1, 2009
    Dow Jones Components Under Resistance
  81. Screening For Sin

    January 13, 2009
    Screening for sin stocks that are expecting positive earnings in '09 turns up some wicked picks.
  82. Dark Horse Plays For The New Year

    December 29, 2008
    Yahoo, Boeing and Wynn Resorts have all seen their share of misery this year. Learn why there is hope for a rebound in 2 ...
  83. Can Aluminum (And Alcoa) Shine Again?

    October 14, 2008
    Aluminum is down big time, but brighter days should be ahead - someday - for this key industrial metal.
  84. For FedEx, It's All About Oil

    September 22, 2008
    FedEx is a bellwether of the economy. How is the bell ringing?
  85. Why GE's Freefall Didn't Pull Down The Dow

    April 11, 2008
    GE took a pounding Friday, yet the DJIA hardly moved. It's a flawed system where the more a company falls, the less it counts. ...
  86. Boeing Co

    December 13, 2007
    On October 9, we noted that a double top pattern formed on the chart of Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA). In the report we suggested ...
  87. Computer-Aided Success (PMTC, DASTY, CTXS)

    July 13, 2007
    Research and development is the key to success in the highly competitive enterprise-software game.
  88. Bullet Proof (AH, BAESY, FRPT)

    May 11, 2007
    People, vehicles and aircraft are safer from hostile fire because of these firms and the technology they produce.
  89. Eye In The Sky (AVAV)

    May 9, 2007
    The success of the unmanned Predator aircraft means the US military wants more robot warriors. Which public companies are ...
  90. Alcoa Still Undervalued (AA)

    April 27, 2007
    Alcoa announces several strategic alternatives that could help unlock value for its shareholders.
  91. Locking On (ATK, BA, UTX)

    April 17, 2007
    A trio of defense contractors that are leading military one-up-manship into the 21st century.
  92. The Effects of the Altria-Kraft Spin-Off (MO, KFT)

    March 26, 2007
    An interesting look at the effects the Altria-Kraft spin-off could bring to the major stock market indices.
  93. Margins Matter (MCD, WEN, BKC)

    February 15, 2007
    Just how important are margins on your stocks' prices?
  94. The Little Things That Matter

    October 26, 2005
    Everybody's talking about it but how exactly do you invest in nanotechnology? Let David Harper shed some light on the subject.
  95. The Law of Large Numbers

    August 8, 2005
    How big is too big? In this piece we tackle the problem of companies that may be 'too big' for your portfolio.
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