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  1. Is Caterpillar Here To Stay?

    February 26, 2015
    Because Caterpillar is the largest construction and mining equipment manufacturer in the world, investors can count on it ...
  2. The 5 Best Fortune 500 Mentorship Programs

    February 23, 2015
    These top Fortune 500 companies offer mentorship programs to recent graduates.
  3. Companies Affected Most by Low Oil Prices

    February 13, 2015
    Low oil prices have affected many companies. Some consumers and producers who rely on oil as a key input benefit, while others ...
  4. Warning: 5 Popular Stocks You Need To Sell Now

    February 11, 2015
    These are five of the most widely owned stocks in the market. You have, without a doubt, heard of them, and it's very possible ...
  5. Warning: 5 Popular Stocks You Need to Consider Selling Now

    February 11, 2015
    These are five of the most widely owned stocks in the market. You have, without a doubt, heard of them, and it's very possible ...
  6. This 3.5%-Yielding Blue Chip Is In Store For A Big Rebound

    January 30, 2015
    There are two technical directives battling for the fortunes of Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) right now. The first says to never ...
  7. A Look At The Most Anticipated IPOs Of 2015

    January 29, 2015
    An old investing maxim suggests that "as goes January, so goes the year." And when you consider that the major indices wobbled ...
  8. Stock Market News for January 28, 2015 - Market News

    January 28, 2015
    Disappointing earnings results dragged down benchmarks on Tuesday to their biggest one-day losses in three weeks
  9. Caterpillar Inc. (CAT): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity ...

    January 28, 2015
    Caterpillar's fourth-quarter earnings per share declined 20% to $1.35 due to a muted mining environment, and lower prices ...
  10. Q4 Earnings Season: The Apple Effect - Earnings Trends

    January 27, 2015
    Q4 Earnings Season: The Apple Effect - Earnings Trends
  11. Q4 Earnings Season: The Apple Effect - Earnings Outlook

    January 27, 2015
    Q4 Earnings Season: The Apple Effect - Earnings Outlook
  12. Caterpillar Misses Q4 Earnings on Lower Commodity Prices - Analyst ...

    January 27, 2015
    Caterpillar Inc.'s (CAT) Q4 earnings of $1.35 per share missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate due to lower prices of oil and ...
  13. Soft Results as Q4 Earnings Limp On - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 27, 2015
    Earnings remain front and center in today's session, with soft results from a number of industry leaders weighing on investor ...
  14. Is the Q4 Earnings Picture that Weak? - Earnings Trends

    January 26, 2015
    Is the Q4 Earnings Picture that Weak? - Earnings Trends
  15. Is the Q4 Earnings Picture that Weak? - Earnings Outlook

    January 26, 2015
    Is the Q4 Earnings Picture that Weak? - Earnings Outlook
  16. Will Caterpillar (CAT) Disappoint Q4 Earnings Estimates? - Analyst ...

    January 23, 2015
    Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) is set to release fourth-quarter 2014 financial results before the opening bell on Jan 27.
  17. Bear of the Day: Manitowoc (MTW) - Bear of the Day

    January 20, 2015
    Bear of the Day: Manitowoc (MTW) - Bear of the Day
  18. MasTec (MTZ) Down to Strong Sell on Lower Oil Prices - Analyst ...

    January 13, 2015
    Zacks Investment Research has downgraded MasTec (MTZ) to a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell).
  19. Machinery Stock Outlook - Jan. 2015 - Industry Outlook

    January 12, 2015
    Machinery Stock Outlook - Jan. 2015 - Industry Outlook
  20. Machinery Stock Outlook - Jan. 2015 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    January 12, 2015
    Machinery Stock Outlook - Jan. 2015 - Zacks Analyst Interviews
  21. Stock Market News for January 06, 2015 - Market News

    January 6, 2015
    Benchmarks dropped sharply on Monday with energy shares leading the decline due to another slump in oil prices
  22. Caterpillar November Sales Dip, Marks Two Years of Decline - ...

    December 19, 2014
    Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) reported a 10% decline in its global retail sales for the three months ending Nov 2014.
  23. Joy Global Beats on Earnings, Revenues in Q4, FY14 - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Despite beating expectations in the fourth quarter and fiscal 2014, the decline in booking at Joy Global remains a major ...
  24. Is the Stock Correlation Strategy Effective?

    December 10, 2014
    The synchronized movement among stocks and markets in recent years is challenging diversification.
  25. Markets End Week On Positive Note As Investors Are Encouraged ...

    November 21, 2014
  26. Caterpillar (CAT) Earnings Boost Morning Market - Ahead of Wall ...

    October 23, 2014
    Earnings remain front and center in today's session, with positive results from a number of industry leaders helping boost ...
  27. Q3 Earnings: Not Great, But Not Bad Either - Earnings Trends

    October 22, 2014
    Q3 Earnings: Not Great, But Not Bad Either - Earnings Trends
  28. Machinery Industry: Global Perspective, Bright Outlook - Industry ...

    September 9, 2014
    Machinery Industry: Global Perspective, Bright Outlook - Industry Outlook
  29. Jobs Data, Q2 Earnings Stay Impressive - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 24, 2014
    Today's domestic and international economic data is important, but the market's attention is solely on the Q2 earnings picture. ...
  30. Bull of the Day: Caterpillar (CAT) - Bull of the Day

    July 17, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Caterpillar (CAT) - Bull of the Day
  31. Why Your Next Dollar Should Go To Mexican Stocks

    June 26, 2014
    Mexico is quickly becoming a leading manufacturer. That means better wages, a growing middle class and more investment opportunities. ...
  32. Learn How To Invest Defensively From This Hedge Fund Pro

    May 21, 2014
    With the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 hovering near all-time highs and plenty of investors shifting to a ...
  33. Global Machinery Stocks, Piece by Piece - Industry Outlook

    May 12, 2014
    Global Machinery Stocks, Piece by Piece - Industry Outlook
  34. Making A Case For Long Bonds

    May 12, 2014
    The rising rates everyone expects this year have yet to arrive. In fact, some evidence points to low rates for a longer time ...
  35. Positive Earnings Backdrop - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 24, 2014
    The strong Caterpillar (CAT) earnings report this morning and last evening???s Apple (AAPL) and Facebook (FB) reports provide ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. Strategic Beta ETFs

    February 27, 2014
    Strategic Beta ETFs By Greg McFarlane As the financial markets get more sophisticated and arcane with time, the number of ...
  38. Bitcoin Innovations And Obstacles

    February 25, 2014
    Investopedia explains the development of the Bitcoin digital currency system and the risks associated with using and investing ...
  39. Four Trading Setups To Avoid A Pullback

    January 13, 2014
    Technical lessons from four DJIA stocks that performed poorly in 2013.
  40. Which Dow 'Dogs' Are Poised To Beat The Pack In 2014?

    December 20, 2013
    It's been a good year for stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average, as 28 of the 30 components have risen in ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. Winter Still Coming For Joy Global

    August 28, 2013
    Joy Global seems undervalued on a long-term basis, but the near term is still looking pretty scary
  43. Deere May Be Getting Too Little Credit

    August 15, 2013
    Investors are so worried about potential declines in 2014, Deere's stock is slipping into long-term value territory.
  44. Parker Hannifin Skids, But Conditions May Be Bottoming

    August 7, 2013
    Parker Hannifin's disappointing fourth quarter may have investors re-examining their expectations for a big industrial rebound. ...
  45. Is Cummins Building For Bigger Things?

    July 31, 2013
    Cummins is navigating the slowdown well, but calculating the future growth is no simple task
  46. Komatsu Looks Like A Winner, But Valuation Is Tricky

    July 11, 2013
    Komatsu is still waiting for the recovery in construction, but valuation looks appealing for a technology/automation leader.
  47. Actuant Still Working Through A Lull

    June 19, 2013
    Actuant is seeing a significant demand lull in heavy industrial and energy market demand.
  48. Finding Growth At Value Prices

    June 12, 2013
    With the markets continuing to move in an upwards manner, finding bargain is becoming harder and harder to do. In an attempt ...
  49. Even With Steady Guidance, Titan Machinery Has A Lot To Prove

    June 6, 2013
    Titan needs to come through with a strong second quarter after this weak start to the year.
  50. Joy Global's Quality Not The Issue, But The Mining Capex Recovery ...

    May 30, 2013
    Joy Global is holding up well in this cyclical rough patch.
  51. Investors Already Thinking Recovery For Cummins

    May 15, 2013
    Cummins is still bottoming, but the Street is already thinking recovery
  52. Is Caterpillar Facing A New Normal In Mining?

    April 22, 2013
    Caterpillar has gotten cheaper, but willing the mining industry recover?
  53. Halliburton Has Gotten Interesting Again

    April 22, 2013
    If oilfield activity has bottomed, Halliburton would be a good pick here.
  54. Reshoring Bringing Back Jobs to USA - Analyst Blog

    February 4, 2013
    The 'offshoring' movement had a profound deleterious effect on the U.S. job market. Entire industries such as electronics, ...
  55. Conglomerate Stocks Looking Good, Or Are They?

    January 23, 2013
    Conglomerate stocks are performing very well overall, but how they will perform in the future is the primary concern. As ...
  56. CAT Unearths Accounting Fraud in ERA - Analyst Blog

    January 21, 2013
    In a shocking development, Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) announced that it has unearthed accounting misconduct at its recently acquired ...
  57. Allison Transmission - Great Share, But A Lot Of Debt And Cyclicality

    January 16, 2013
    Allison is uncommonly profitable, but also saddled with sizable debts.
  58. High Paid Manufacturing Turns to U.S. - Analyst Blog

    January 14, 2013
    Outsourcing or offshoring has had a profound effect on the U.S. job market. Industries such as textiles, toys, shoes and ...
  59. Capital Goods Stocks, Including Caterpillar, Making Big Moves ...

    December 21, 2012
    On a bad day for the market, the Nasdaq has fallen 2%, the S&P 500 has slipped 1.9% and the Dow has declined 1.4%. The ...
  60. Cummins Boosts Share Repurchase - Analyst Blog

    December 14, 2012
    Cummins Inc. (CMI) revealed that its Board of Directors has authorized a new share repurchase program and the acquisition ...
  61. Joy Global And The Coal Conundrum

    December 14, 2012
    Joy Global will survive the downturn, but the timing of the recovery is still a big unknown
  62. Westport Is Still All About Tomorrow

    November 9, 2012
    Disappointing revenue today means almost nothing for Westport's long-term value.
  63. CNH Beats Est., Sales Up in 3Q - Analyst Blog

    November 1, 2012
    CNH Global N.V. (CNH) recently reported a net income (excluding restructuring and exceptional items) of $323 million in the ...
  64. Stock Market News for October 26, 2012 - Market News

    October 26, 2012
    Benchmarks added paltry gains following a batch of mixed earnings releases and positive domestic and international economic ...
  65. GE's Results Reflect An Industrial Slowdown, But Valuation Isn't ...

    October 23, 2012
    GE may have disappointed, but the company and its stock are both in good shape today.
  66. Caterpillar's Third Quarter Earnings Report

    October 22, 2012
    Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) announced its results for the most recent quarter on October 22, 2012. Caterpillar offers construction ...
  67. 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," ...
  68. Machinery Markets Catch Cold; Titan Gets The Flu

    September 28, 2012
    Titan has above-average risk, but could offer excellent exposure to an off-road commercial vehicle rebound.
  69. If Modine Manufacturing Can Turn It Around, The Rewards Could ...

    September 27, 2012
    investors have to balance the rewards of a much better Modine with the risks that the company will continue to muddle along, ...
  70. Autodesk's Growth Problems Go Front-And-Center

    August 27, 2012
    Autodesk's miss only intensifies the growth problem. The company may look undervalued on the basis of its long-term free ...
  71. BHP Billiton Hoping For A Better 2013

    August 24, 2012
    BHP's numbers were in line, but performance revolves around better commodity prices.
  72. Capital Goods Stocks Making Big Moves on July 9, 2012

    July 9, 2012
    The market is having a bad day so far. The Nasdaq has fallen 0.3%; the S&P 500 has declined 0.3%; and the Dow is trading ...
  73. Navistar Changes Gear With Its Engine Program

    July 6, 2012
    Navistar accepts reality and changes its emissions control technology.
  74. Do Nike's Earnings Have Broader Meaning On China?

    July 4, 2012
    Nike's disappointing futures have investors worrying more than ever about China. Long term, Nike could be healthy, but don't ...
  75. According To Siemens, An Industrial Rebound May Not Be Around ...

    July 3, 2012
    Investors who can live with the risk of taking a 20-30% paper loss in the short run may be willing to buy Siemens' stocks ...
  76. The Most Overbought Dow Stocks

    July 3, 2012
    Despite large first-quarter gains, two big Dow stocks show strong monthly chart formations and are worthy of new buying. ...
  77. Is Clarcor's Business Slipping Away?

    June 26, 2012
    Clarcor is a well-run business and the filtration business is a good one to be in, but the growth potential doesn't seem ...
  78. Caterpillar Hikes Dividend - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2012
    Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) upped its quarterly dividend by 6 cents to 52 cents to boost shareholder value.  The hike translates ...
  79. Is Titan Machinery Overpaying For Growth?

    June 11, 2012
    Titan may be too aggressive in acquiring dealerships and spending too much of its cash expanding during the waning days of ...
  80. For Joy Global, It's No Longer "If" Or "When" But, "How Long?"

    June 1, 2012
    With the slowdown in mining equipment, Joy Global may lag for a while.
  81. AGCO Green With Profits

    May 3, 2012
    Overall agricultural equipment demand should remain fundamentally stronger going forward.
  82. Are Dow Stocks Better Than S&P Stocks?

    April 26, 2012
    When it comes to the performances of the DJIA and S&P 500, what matters is the valuation of companies, and at the moment, ...
  83. OnShoring And The Industrial REIT Win

    April 23, 2012
    With manufacturing returning to U.S. shores, the industrial real estate sector could finally be turning a corner. Betting ...
  84. Should Investors Brake For SORL Auto Parts?

    April 4, 2012
    American investors' indiscriminate obsession with all things China is long past. SORL has been all but left for dead, but ...
  85. 8 Ways to Grab Emerging-Market Growth

    March 31, 2012
    RDM Financial CEO Ron Weiner explains why he advises individuals to use ETFs and mutual funds for emerging-world exposure. ...
  86. Alpha Dogs Of The Dow

    March 28, 2012
    We tell you about the Dow's first quarter outperformers.
  87. 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.
  88. Commercial Vehicle Group Is Priced To Move

    March 5, 2012
    Commercial is generating huge gains in revenues and earnings, yet its stock trades below its 2004 IPO price of $13 a share.
  89. Titan More Than Just Going Along For The Ride

    February 28, 2012
    While Titan's shares will likely be volatile, the company offers multiple potential sources of new growth.
  90. Towers Watson Merger Continues To Pay Dividends

    February 14, 2012
    Towers Perrin and Watson Wyatt merged in January 2010. Business is well and it's not to late to get on board.
  91. Emerging Market Exposure By Investing Locally

    February 14, 2012
    Emerging markets undoubtedly will be the growth engines of the future. For investors, playing that growth doesn’t necessary ...
  92. Strong U.S. Jobs Growth: Will These Profitable Companies Benefit?

    January 9, 2012
    With a rebounding U.S. job market, the economy might be rebounding faster than initially expected.
  93. Kirby Not Just Floating Along

    December 8, 2011
    Kirby is a great mix of stability and growth potential.
  94. Valmont Industries: Diversification Will Pay Off

    November 29, 2011
    Valmont's diversified revenue streams will eventually pay dividends. Here's why.
  95. A Backdoor Into Asia's Emerging Markets

    November 8, 2011
    Japan’s recent expansion as a major exporter to Asian markets could be its saving grace.
  96. Manitowoc Has More Room To Grow

    October 31, 2011
    Manitowoc should benefit from a double-barreled recovery.
  97. Eaton – Well-Balanced, But Forever A Bridesmaid?

    October 27, 2011
    Eaton gets relatively less respect than it should, but that could make it a value for patient investors.
  98. Diesel Fuel Offers An Interesting Play

    October 19, 2011
    Use the increased demand for diesel to your advantage. Check out these picks for some good side bets in the energy sector.
  99. Clarcor's Growth Story A Little Gummed Up

    September 16, 2011
    Do Clarcor's growth problems prove that the filtration sector has slowed down?
  100. FuelCell Energy – Is The Corner In Sight?

    September 14, 2011
    FuelCell makes its first ever gross profit, but real success is still far away.
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