CAT : Analysis & Opinions

  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. Are These The Dow's Top Bargains?

    March 20, 2014
    After a five-year bull market, can investors still find inexpensive blue-chip stocks? #-ad_banner-#Perhaps that's the ...
  4. Emerging Markets Make Investors Critical - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 27, 2014
    Investors had become used to a world in which nothing could go wrong and stocks always went up, irrespective of fundamentals. ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. Profit From International Growth With These Unloved U.S. Blue-Chip ...

    December 12, 2013
    As we close the books on 2013, one clear theme has emerged. Investors have flocked to developed economies and shunned emerging ...
  7. Food for Thought on Record Highs, Taper - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 22, 2013
    Will this trend continue even after the Fed is no longer in the bond-buying business?
  8. Q3 Earnings: The Best of 2013 Thus Far - Earnings Trends

    November 7, 2013
    Q3 Earnings: The Best of 2013 Thus Far - Earnings Trends
  9. Into the Heart of Q3 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    October 24, 2013
    Into the Heart of Q3 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  10. A Tale of Two Earnings Reports - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 23, 2013
    The contrasting reports from two bellwethers, Caterpillar and Boeing, shows that pockets of strength notwithstanding, the ...
  11. Machinery Industry Stock Outlook - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook

    September 20, 2013
    Machinery Industry Stock Outlook - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook
  12. Earnings at Record Level, But Outlook is Weak - Earnings Trends

    August 30, 2013
    Earnings at Record Level, But Outlook is Weak - Earnings Trends
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. Is Cummins Building For Bigger Things?

    July 31, 2013
    Cummins is navigating the slowdown well, but calculating the future growth is no simple task
  16. Bear of the Day: Caterpillar (CAT) - Bear of the Day

    July 29, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Caterpillar (CAT) - Bear of the Day
  17. Thursday’s ETF Chart To Watch: XLI Hits Resistance Ahead Of Durable ...

    July 25, 2013
    Selling pressures swept over Wall Street on Wednesday as mixed earnings on the day and upcoming economic data releases prompted ...
  18. Are Earnings No Longer Relevant? - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 24, 2013
    It doesn't make sense for the market to be making new highs in this sub-par earnings growt
  19. Joy Global Remains Neutral - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    We maintain a Neutral recommendation on Joy Global
  20. 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.
  21. Deere Posts Mixed Retail Sales in May - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    Deere announced mixed retail sales for May.
  22. Joy Global Lowered to Strong Sell - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    On Jun 25, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Joy Global to a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell).
  23. Terex Falls on Lowered Guidance - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2013
    Terex's shares dropped after it lowered its full-year 2013 guidance.
  24. Caterpillar Hikes Dividend by 15% - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2013
    Caterpillar has increased its quarterly dividend by 15%.
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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.
  27. If You Don't Mind Volatility, Deere Could Still Do Alright

    May 15, 2013
    Though Deere's shares sold off after earnings, the business model is sound and rolling along.
  28. Investors Already Thinking Recovery For Cummins

    May 15, 2013
    Cummins is still bottoming, but the Street is already thinking recovery
  29. Earnings Season Winding Down at Par - Earnings Outlook

    February 8, 2013
    With fourth quarter results for more than 75% of the market capitalization of S&P 500 companies already known, we have seen ...
  30. Earnings Season Winding Down at Par - Earnings Trends

    February 8, 2013
    With fourth quarter results for more than 75% of the market capitalization of S&P 500 companies already known, we have seen ...
  31. Strong 4Q for Manitowoc - Analyst Blog

    February 6, 2013
    Strong 4Q for Manitowoc Manitowoc Company, Inc. (MTW) reported fourth-quarter 2012 adjusted earnings from continuing operations ...
  32. 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, ...
  33. Halliburton to Clean Aussie Waters - Analyst Blog

    January 28, 2013
    Leading oilfield service provider Halliburton Company (HAL) has initiated its first bacteria-fighting truck in Australia. ...
  34. Market Exuberance to Continue? - Analyst Blog

    January 28, 2013
    The busy economic and earnings calendar this week will give stocks a clear directional nudge after they reached milestone ...
  35. Ahead of Wall Street - January 28, 2013 - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 28, 2013
    Monday, January 28, 2013 The busy economic and earnings calendar this week will give stocks a clear directional nudge ...
  36. Machinery Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2013 - Industry Outlook

    January 24, 2013
    A world economic recovery, as witnessed from equity market improvements of the lows experienced since the 2008 global crisis, ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. Cummins Power Raises Prices - Analyst Blog

    December 21, 2012
    Cummins Power Generation Inc., a division of Cummins Inc. (CMI), revealed that it will raise prices up to 3% for most of ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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
  41. Stock Market News for November 28, 2012 - Market News

    November 28, 2012
    Markets ended in the red after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's discouraging comments about the "fiscal cliff" overshadowed ...
  42. Research Calls

    November 27, 2012
    New York, July 26th (TradersHuddle.com) - Following are some of the upgrades and downgrades before the market open. Altria ...
  43. CNH Receives Revised Offer from Fiat - Analyst Blog

    November 20, 2012
    CNH Global N.V.(CNH) recently announced that it has received a revised merger proposal from Fiat Industrial S.p.A. (FI). ...
  44. Terex Prices $850M Senior Notes - Analyst Blog

    November 13, 2012
    In a bid to finance senior subordinated notes due 2017, Terex Corporation (TEX) has  priced $850 million senior notes in ...
  45. Westport Is Still All About Tomorrow

    November 9, 2012
    Disappointing revenue today means almost nothing for Westport's long-term value.
  46. Familiar Challenges Show Up For Manitowoc Too

    November 7, 2012
    Even with mid-to-high single-digit revenue growth, Manitowoc is going to have to show a higher, more consistent level of ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. Cummins Misses Estimates - Analyst Blog

    October 31, 2012
    Cummins Inc. (CMI) reported a 19.1% fall in adjusted earnings per share to $1.78 in the third quarter of 2012 from $2.20 ...
  49. Cummins to Reduce Headcount - Analyst Blog

    October 24, 2012
    Cummins Inc. (CMI) plans to lay off 150 workers based in its southern Indiana factories, according to sources owing to the ...
  50. Weak Earnings: China to Blame? - Analyst Blog

    October 24, 2012
    A lot of the weakness in the ongoing third quarter earnings season is attributable to problems in the Chinese economy. Europe ...
  51. Ahead of Wall Street - October 24, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 24, 2012
    Thursday, October 24, 2012 A lot of the weakness in the ongoing third quarter earnings season is attributable to problems ...
  52. Stock Market News for October 23, 2012 - Market News

    October 23, 2012
    Benchmarks rebounded from a heavy slump in the final hour of trading and finished with paltry gains on Monday. The Dow and ...
  53. Ahead of Wall Street - Oct. 23, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 23, 2012
    Tuesday, October 12, 2012 What is common between DuPont (DD), UPS (UPS), 3M (MMM), Whirlpool (WHR) and United Technology ...
  54. Record EPS for CAT in 3Q, Revs Lag - Analyst Blog

    October 22, 2012
    Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) posted record EPS of $2.54 in the third quarter of 2012, a 49% increase from $1.71 in the prior-year ...
  55. Ahead of Wall Street - October 22, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 22, 2012
    Monday, October 22, 2012 "Production across much of the company has been lowered, resulting in temporary shutdowns and ...
  56. Caterpillar and Other Big Movers In Capital Goods on October ...

    October 19, 2012
    The market is having a bad day so far: the Nasdaq has fallen 1.6%; the S&P 500 is trading down 1%; and the Dow has declined ...
  57. Fitch Lifts Cummins Ratings - Analyst Blog

    October 16, 2012
    Fitch Ratings Services has raised its Long-term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) and long-term debt ratings on Cummins Inc. (CMI) ...
  58. Caterpillar and Other Big Movers In Capital Goods on October ...

    October 16, 2012
    The morning has been good for the market. The Nasdaq has increased 1.1%; the S&P 500 is trading up 1%; and the Dow is up ...
  59. Stock Market News for October 11, 2012 - Market News

    October 11, 2012
    Alcoa's third quarter loss and its forecast of a dismal global economic situation dragged benchmarks into the red on Wednesday. ...
  60. Stock Market News for October 10, 2012 - Market News

    October 10, 2012
    Markets suffered yet another fall yesterday, following the International Monetary Fund's downgrade of global growth estimates ...
  61. Stock Market News for October 9, 2012 - Market News

    October 9, 2012
    Benchmarks closed in the red on Monday after the World Bank reduced growth estimates for East Asia and the Pacific region. ...
  62. Cummins Mining Solutions at MINExpo - Analyst Blog

    September 28, 2012
    Cummins Inc. (CMI) has announced the launch of three new innovations at MINExpo. The new innovations are dual-fuel engines, ...
  63. 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.
  64. Machinery Stock Outlook - Sept. 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    September 27, 2012
    A world economic recovery, as seen from equity market improvements off the lows experienced since the 2008 global crisis, ...
  65. Machinery Stock Outlook - Sept. 2012 - Industry Outlook

    September 27, 2012
    A world economic recovery, as seen from equity market improvements off the lows experienced since the 2008 global crisis, ...
  66. 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, ...
  67. Stock Market News for September 26, 2012 - Market News

    September 26, 2012
    Benchmarks lost out on their their initial gains to close in the red following comments made by a key Fed official.  The ...
  68. Ahead of Wall Street - September 25, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 25, 2012
    Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Today's market action will likely show continuation of the tentative mood of the last few trading ...
  69. United Technologies Among Capital Goods' Biggest Movers on September ...

    September 20, 2012
    The market has been slipping so far today. The Nasdaq has declined 0.3%; the S&P 500 has decreased 0.3%; and the Dow is down ...
  70. Tenneco Stays at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    September 18, 2012
    We are reiterating our Neutral recommendation on Tenneco Inc. (TEN). The leading maker of emission control and ride control ...
  71. Caterpillar and More Big Movers in Capital Goods on September ...

    September 11, 2012
    On a good day for the market, the Nasdaq has climbed 0.3%, the S&P 500 is trading up 0.6% and the Dow has increased 0.7%. ...
  72. Caterpillar Among Capital Goods' Biggest Movers on September ...

    September 7, 2012
    The Nasdaq has declined 0.2%, the S&P 500 is trading up 0.3% and the Dow is unchanged so far today. The capital goods sector ...
  73. Caterpillar and More Big Movers in Capital Goods on September ...

    September 4, 2012
    The market is having a bad day so far: the Nasdaq has decreased 0.8%; the S&P 500 has declined 0.5%; and the Dow has fallen ...
  74. Capital Goods Stocks, Including Caterpillar, Making Big Moves ...

    August 31, 2012
    The morning has been good for the market. The Nasdaq is up 0.8%; the S&P 500 is trading up 0.8%; and the Dow has climbed ...
  75. 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 ...
  76. BHP Billiton Hoping For A Better 2013

    August 24, 2012
    BHP's numbers were in line, but performance revolves around better commodity prices.
  77. Caterpillar and Other Capital Goods Stocks Making Big Moves

    August 6, 2012
    The Nasdaq has climbed 1%, the S&P 500 is up 0.5% and the Dow has risen 0.6% on a good day for the market so far. The capital ...
  78. Stock Market News for July 30, 2012 - Market News

    July 30, 2012
    The nation's central bank and the European Central Bank sparked off fresh hopes of economic stimulus among investors that ...
  79. Astec Falls Short of Estimates - Analyst Blog

    July 27, 2012
    Astec Industries Inc. (ASTE) has reported its second-quarter 2012 results, delivering earnings of 45 cents per share, falling ...
  80. Stock Market News for July 26, 2012 - Market News

    July 26, 2012
    Dismal earnings from tech bellwether Apple on one hand and strong results from Caterpillar and Boeing on the other kept the ...
  81. CAT & Others Offset Apple Miss - Analyst Blog

    July 25, 2012
    We have the usual headlines out of Europe this morning: pointing to 'unsustainable' government bond yields in Spain and Italy, ...
  82. Ahead of Wall Street - July 25, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 25, 2012
    Wednesday, July 25, 2012 We have the usual headlines out of Europe this morning: pointing to 'unsustainable' government ...
  83. European Anxieties Persist - Analyst Blog

    July 23, 2012
    Europe is again in the news this morning, with Spain-centric fears reminding investors that the region's problems are far ...
  84. Ahead of Wall Street - July 23, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 23, 2012
    Monday, July 23, 2012 Europe is again in the news this morning, with Spain centric fears reminding investors that the ...
  85. Rebound In Eurozone Industrial Production Doesn't Seem To Matter

    July 13, 2012
    Positive Eurozone industrial production data is more noise than news. This recent downturn in the global equity markets would ...
  86. Stock Market News for July 11, 2012 - Market News

    July 11, 2012
    Benchmarks posted their fourth straight loss yesterday after some companies lowered their profit guidance. The downward revision ...
  87. 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 ...
  88. Navistar Changes Gear With Its Engine Program

    July 6, 2012
    Navistar accepts reality and changes its emissions control technology.
  89. Capital Goods Stocks Making Big Moves on July 6, 2012

    July 6, 2012
    The Nasdaq has decreased 1.7%, the S&P 500 has fallen 1.3% and the Dow is down 1.4%, marking a bad morning for the market. ...
  90. 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 ...
  91. Capital Goods Sector's Biggest Movers for July 3, 2012

    July 3, 2012
    The market is having a good day so far: the Nasdaq has climbed 0.7%; the S&P 500 is up 0.7%; and the Dow has risen 0.6%. ...
  92. June's Worst Dow Stocks

    June 30, 2012
    As has been duly noted, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was a juggernaut of an index during the month of June, but naysayers ...
  93. 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 ...
  94. Biggest Capital Goods Sector Movers for June 25, 2012

    June 25, 2012
    The market has been slipping so far today. The Nasdaq has declined 2%; the S&P 500 is trading down 1.7%; and the Dow has ...
  95. Fed Doesn't Do Much For Sectors That Need Help

    June 21, 2012
    Another Federal Open Market Committee confab has drawn to a close and with hopes for more quantitative easing have once again ...
  96. Terex Intros New Division - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2012
    Terex Corporation (TEX) has launched a new division called Terex Port Solutions to be incorporated within its Terex Material ...
  97. 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 ...
  98. Machinery Stock Outlook - June 2012 - Industry Outlook

    June 7, 2012
    A world economic recovery, as seen from equity market improvements off the lows experienced since the 2008 global crisis, ...
  99. Machinery Stock Outlook - June 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    June 7, 2012
    A world economic recovery, as seen from equity market improvements off the lows experienced since the 2008 global crisis, ...
  100. Deere Fortifies Production Capacity - Analyst Blog

    June 6, 2012
    In order to augment the production capacity of its Illinois facility, Deere & Co. (DE) intends to invest $47 million in its ...
  101. Do Factory Orders Mean Bad Things For Industrial Stocks?

    June 4, 2012
    These days, almost every sector under the sun is intimately tied to economic data points, both foreign and domestic, but ...
  102. 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.
  103. AGCO Green With Profits

    May 3, 2012
    Overall agricultural equipment demand should remain fundamentally stronger going forward.
  104. Stock Market News for May 3, 2012 - Market News

    May 3, 2012
    Stock Market News for May 3, 2012 - Market News
  105. Earnings Review: Solid Results This Week

    May 1, 2012
    Earnings Review: Solid Results This Week
  106. XLI: Earnings, Data Battle To A Wednesday Draw

    May 1, 2012
    XLI: Earnings, Data Battle To A Wednesday Draw
  107. II-VI Still Taking Five

    April 30, 2012
    II-VI is struggling to grow, as multiple external factors are hitting the business, including tellurium pricing and the health ...
  108. 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, ...
  109. 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 ...
  110. The Insider's Guide to Food Investing-Including 38 Picks!

    April 19, 2012
    It’s time to be bullish on everything related to food—restaurants, food producers, fertilizers, equipment makers, ...
  111. Titan Machinery Delivering Giant-Sized Growth

    April 13, 2012
    Titan's growth is robust, but it comes with a lot of risk.
  112. 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 ...
  113. 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. ...
  114. Emerging Market Exposure By Investing Locally

    March 21, 2012
    Emerging markets undoubtedly will be the growth engines of the future. For investors, playing that growth doesn’t necessary ...
  115. 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.
  116. Joy Global Posts Solid Underlying Results

    March 2, 2012
    Joy's results weren't bad, but the industry outlook is getting cloudy.
  117. S&P 500's Most Overbought Stocks

    February 29, 2012
    Technical signals in some of the S&P’s strongest stocks indicate now is a high-risk time to buy but also validate ...
  118. 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.
  119. Deere Worth A Ride

    February 22, 2012
    Deere's cash flow trends don't looks that strong, but its outlook over the long haul is promising.
  120. If You Believe In A Construction Revival, Consider Terex

    February 21, 2012
    The future of Terex stock will depend on the health of the global construction market.
  121. 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 ...
  122. It's the Clint Eastwood Rally

    February 8, 2012
    Durables makers have led this market higher, and could make more hay still if recent trends hold up, writes MoneyShow.com ...
  123. 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.
  124. Big Bucks In Big Trucks

    January 6, 2012
    The global demand for natural resources will benefit companies that provide the necessary equipment.
  125. Emerging Market Exposure By Investing Locally

    December 28, 2011
    Emerging markets undoubtedly will be the growth engines of the future. For investors, playing that growth doesn’t necessary ...
  126. 2011 In Review - Industrials Show Some Rust

    December 22, 2011
    Economic fears have pushed many industrials firmly into the red for 2011.
  127. Slower Doesn't Mean Stop For Joy Global

    December 20, 2011
    Joy Global may be seeing slowing demand, but the long-term outlook is still strong.
  128. Kirby Not Just Floating Along

    December 8, 2011
    Kirby is a great mix of stability and growth potential.
  129. Deere Keeps On Running

    November 28, 2011
    Deere continues to reap the benefits of robust agriculture and overseas construction markets.
  130. 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.
  131. Manitowoc Has More Room To Grow

    October 31, 2011
    Manitowoc should benefit from a double-barreled recovery.
  132. 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.
  133. 7 Stocks To Contemplate Over The Weekend

    October 21, 2011
    Here are seven companies that will be releasing their earnings on October 24.
  134. Emerging Market Exposure By Investing Locally

    October 20, 2011
    Emerging markets undoubtedly will be the growth engines of the future. For investors, playing that growth doesn’t necessary ...
  135. 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.
  136. September's Dow 30 Winners and Losers

    October 3, 2011
    See the best and worst performing DJIA stocks from September 2011!
  137. Emerging Markets Exposure Made Simple

    September 26, 2011
    Take the road less traveled (and less recognized) when it comes to your international holdings.
  138. Clarcor's Growth Story A Little Gummed Up

    September 16, 2011
    Do Clarcor's growth problems prove that the filtration sector has slowed down?
  139. The Best Emerging Market Plays Are Local Ones

    September 14, 2011
    Emerging markets undoubtedly will be the growth engines of the future. For investors, playing that growth doesn’t necessary ...
  140. FuelCell Energy – Is The Corner In Sight?

    September 14, 2011
    FuelCell makes its first ever gross profit, but real success is still far away.
  141. Time To Invest Big

    September 13, 2011
    Quality, industry dominating businesses are not only trading at good valuations, but are returning more and more cash to ...
  142. Navistar Gets More Than The Benefit Of The Doubt

    September 8, 2011
    Navistar is undervalued, but only if it executes better than it has.
  143. Will China Extend Joy Global's Cycle?

    September 2, 2011
    Joy Global's earnings are strong, but momentum may be starting to flag.
  144. Donaldson Likely Looking At A Lower Gear Next Year

    August 30, 2011
    Donaldson may not have enough innovation or emerging market exposure to outperform as a stock.
  145. Boring Blue Chips

    August 17, 2011
    With most of the market commentary filled with dire predictions, many long-term investors are now carefully looking for value.
  146. Bonds That Look Better Than Treasuries

    August 14, 2011
    Instability in the political and economic spheres has meant a shift from Treasuries to corporate bonds in recent weeks, writes ...
  147. Cummins Keeps It Coming

    August 2, 2011
    Cummins continues to see incredible demand for diesel engines.
  148. Eaton's Growth Still Industrial Strength

    August 1, 2011
    Eaton continues to gain share across a broad swath of growing markets.
  149. 6 Stocks to Play China's Yen for Corn

    July 20, 2011
    Corn prices have been all over the map in recent months, but their recent downtrend is a great place to buy into the huge ...
  150. 9 Great Investment Ideas in this Market

    July 20, 2011
    It may seem like there's plenty of bad news out there, but beneath the surface tension there are great opportunities, writes ...
  151. Digging Into A Joy Global Rumor

    July 18, 2011
    A rumored deal for IMM would make a lot of sense for Joy Global.
  152. 8 Growth Names to Watch Now

    July 9, 2011
    With the new market uptrend, a number of growth names with strong fundamentals are showing healthy chart action. Kier McDonough ...
  153. June's Dow 30 Winners and Losers

    July 4, 2011
    See the best and worst performing DJIA stocks from June 2011!
  154. Nacco Industries Continues To Look Strong

    June 27, 2011
    In November 2009, Nacco Industries looked cheap at $60. Today, it's at $90 and still a deal.
  155. CNH Global Drives Higher

    June 20, 2011
    CNH Global continues to benefit from a booming agricultural industry. Here are some of the reasons why it's a good time to ...
  156. Stocks To Play The Low Dollar Trade

    June 13, 2011
    Here are four stocks that should benefit from a lower dollar.
  157. Joy Global: Minerals Or Machines?

    June 6, 2011
    Joy Global rebounded from a soft first quarter, and the outlook for mining equipment is still very strong.
  158. May's Dow 30 Winners and Losers

    June 1, 2011
    See the best and worst performing DJIA stocks from May 2011!
  159. Deere Rolls To Big Gains

    May 20, 2011
    Deere rode the robust farm wave to record profits in its second quarter.
  160. Joy Global Fills A Gap

    May 17, 2011
    Joy Global's deal with Rowan will expand its product line and broaden its market exposure.
  161. 4 Stocks To Play The Low Dollar Trade

    May 11, 2011
    Here are four stocks that should benefit from a lower dollar.
  162. Terex Continues Rebuilding Itself

    April 25, 2011
    Terex has rebuilt itself post recession into a leaner, less levered operation relative to its peers.
  163. Keep An Eye On This Titan

    April 20, 2011
    Titan Machinery has an appealing combination of growth potential and strong underlying demand.
  164. Embracing Tech With Israel

    April 13, 2011
    Israel is an emerging tech giant that could give the U.S. a run for its money, in the near future.
  165. Can China Yuchai Rev Up Your Portfolio?

    April 1, 2011
    China Yuchai is risky, but maybe too cheap to ignore as a play on China's industrial expansion.
  166. Truck-Makers Still Hauling In Profits

    March 22, 2011
    Strong growth in commercial truck demand suggests that investors may want to consider buying the dips.
  167. Joy Global's Mixed Quarter

    March 3, 2011
    Joy Global's mixed earnings won't help already nervous investors.
  168. February's Dow 30 Winners and Losers

    March 1, 2011
    See the best and worst performing DJIA stocks from February 2011!
  169. Lincoln: Electric A Quality Niche Industrial

    February 24, 2011
    With the rebound in industrial activity, welding has come back strong, and Lincoln Electric is in place to benefit.
  170. Terex Works Towards A Recovery

    February 11, 2011
    Terex has spent the past two years rebuilding its business, in the hopes of improving its outlook in 2011 and beyond.
  171. Cummins Cannot Outrun Expectations

    February 3, 2011
    Cummins is hitting on all cylinders but analysts already expected that.
  172. 7 Important Earnings Announcements For January 27

    January 26, 2011
    Earnings reports are significant events for every stock. Here are 7 earnings announcement for January 27 that you should ...
  173. Large Cap Agriculture Stocks For 2011 (MON, DE, CAT, BG)

    January 7, 2011
    Agriculture stocks have long been ignored by casual investors - but that may soon change.
  174. Betting on Commercial Real Estate

    December 30, 2010
    The housing market may still be in serious trouble, but there are areas of that industry that still have the potential to ...
  175. Joy Global A Mix Of Performance And Scarcity

    December 16, 2010
    Joy Global is coupling a rosy outlook with scarcity into a richly-valued stock.
  176. Long-Term Option Plays

    December 15, 2010
    Investing in long-term call options can lead to a huge payoff if they are used right.
  177. Deere Benefits From Strong Farming

    November 25, 2010
    Deere's dominance in farming equipment sales and service should benefit the company well in 2011.
  178. Playing The Mining-Equipment Market

    November 18, 2010
    By betting on the equipment makers, investors can profit independently of the individual movements in materials pricing.
  179. 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.
  180. Analysts Redline Cummins

    October 28, 2010
    Cummins did nothing wrong, but overheated expectations set the stock up for failure.
  181. Terex Misses the Mark

    October 22, 2010
    Terex management has built a winner in its recent efforts to reshape operations. Management is patient with the company's ...
  182. Nucor Adds A Note Of Caution To The Season

    October 22, 2010
    Nucor throws cold water on what had been an encouraging third quarter reporting season.
  183. Grainger Moving To The Next Phase

    October 18, 2010
    Grainger has done well in the early phase of this recovery, but the comps get tougher from here.
  184. Wolverine Worldwide's Above-Average Growth

    October 13, 2010
    Wolverine's valuation is slightly ahead of where the operating fundamentals currently lie.
  185. Looking Ahead To Industrial Supplier Earnings

    October 8, 2010
    Strong ISM numbers suggest a good quarter is in the cards for industrial suppliers.
  186. Blue Chips Shine In Third Quarter

    October 4, 2010
    Many are finding the best risk/reward value today still resides with the better known blue chip names.
  187. No Need To Rush On Donaldson

    September 1, 2010
    Donaldson is an excellent industrial company, but there is no need to chase this stock just yet.
  188. An Odd Report From Deere

    August 19, 2010
    Deere's report was strange all around, so investors may want to be cautious.
  189. Lowe's Improvement Won't Last Long

    August 18, 2010
    Lowes' earnings and outlook provides a glimpse that a bumpy economy lies ahead.
  190. Cummins Propels Forward

    July 29, 2010
    The strong results coming out of names like Cummins and other industrial giants are a sign that these businesses will lead ...
  191. Nucor Not In The Clear

    July 26, 2010
    Another cautious outlook from the steel industry puts the economic recovery in question.
  192. How Cool Is Ingersoll Rand?

    July 26, 2010
    Might Ingersoll Rand's good news be seen as bad news for the broader market?
  193. Time To Bite On Tempting Stocks

    July 6, 2010
    If you've had your eye on a few stocks, the recent correction in prices could be providing a great time to buy in.
  194. Is Cheap Chinese Labor Over?

    June 25, 2010
    "Cheap China" is increasingly becoming an anachronism. What does this mean for companies that depend on low wages?
  195. Cascade Pointing To A Global Demand Liftoff

    June 10, 2010
    Cascade’s positive first-quarter results are indicative of stronger global economic trends.
  196. Almost Another Recession

    May 7, 2010
    Yesterday, a big scare in the market caused the Dow Jones to fall nearly 1,000 points.
  197. UPS Delievers Good Tidings

    April 29, 2010
    UPS is seeing signs of frugality by both consumers and businesses.
  198. Cummins Comes On Strong

    April 28, 2010
    Cummins knocked it out of the park on Tuesday, and this should be only the beginning.
  199. Terex Reshapes For The Future

    March 15, 2010
    These divestitures have given Terex ample liquidity to ride the current economic hurricane the company is navigating.
  200. Making Sense Of Generac's IPO

    March 2, 2010
    On February 11 Generac Power Systemsits shares began trading on Nasdaq at $13 a share, but is it a good buy?
  201. Deere Harvests A Huge Profit

    February 22, 2010
    Deere's recent profit suggests more bountiful years ahead in the agricultural machinery industry.
  202. Profit Internationally By Investing Domestically

    February 16, 2010
    Investors need a healthy dose of global stocks. However, we can find great international picks right here in our own backyard.
  203. Archer Daniels Midland Casts A Wide Net

    February 2, 2010
    ADM's future relies on worldwide demand for food and clean energy, both of which are very promising channels for future growth.
  204. Agriculture Looks Strong In 2010

    January 7, 2010
    Agriculture stocks have long been ignored by casual investors - but that may soon change.
  205. A Single Bet On Worldwide Infrastructure

    December 17, 2009
    Infrastructure can be ignored, but it cannot be delayed. From an investment perspective, a dollar invested in infrastructure ...
  206. Stocks That Will Take You Far

    December 15, 2009
    Many U.S.-based companies are doing quite well in the foreign market.
  207. Del Monte Foods Leaves A Good Taste

    December 4, 2009
    The company's results continue to illustrate the sweet spot that businesses catering to essential goods and services will ...
  208. Deere Keeps Plowing

    November 26, 2009
    In the worst economic environment since the Great Depression, Deere ended the year having earned $873 million.
  209. Strong Franchises Make Strong Investments

    November 24, 2009
    Dominantly entrenched companies with strong franchises offer a very sound investment strategy going forward.
  210. Hidden Value At The Beach

    November 16, 2009
    Hamilton Beach is the value lurking beneath Nacco Industries. Find out what it has to offer.
  211. 5 Stocks To Play The Low Dollar Trade

    November 6, 2009
    Here are five stocks that should benefit from a lower dollar in 2010.
  212. Terex Reveals Management's Value

    October 26, 2009
    Mediocre businesses start thinking about risk during economic busts; great businesses think about risk all the time, even ...
  213. Invest Domestically And Benefit From China

    September 1, 2009
    Investors can gain the benefit of U.S. accounting standards and exposure to China's massive opportunities.
  214. Deere Reflects Agricultural Slump

    August 26, 2009
    Deere earnings are off significantly, reflecting the deep recession in global agriculture.
  215. Exxon Mobil Takes The Plunge Into Biofuels

    July 21, 2009
    Exxon Mobil committed $600 million to a joint veture to research biofuels made from Algae. This illustrates the importance ...
  216. Dividend Divas For July 14

    July 14, 2009
    Companies that pay a high dividend show their commitment to returning money to shareholders. Here we drill down into the ...
  217. Performance Under Pressure

    July 8, 2009
    Measuring a stock's performance under pressure involves more than just a few key statistics.
  218. Ride Toro To Better Days

    April 22, 2009
    This lawnmower maker's struggle to deal with the recession means opportunities for investors.
  219. Increasing Profit Potential With Worker Retention

    February 25, 2009
    Worker Retention Honor Roll could turn into future business profits.
  220. Dividend Darlings For February 25

    February 25, 2009
    Companies with a high forward dividend yield could provide a smile at least four times a year.
  221. Bristol-Myers Pays Healthy Dividends

    February 12, 2009
    Bristol-Myers is among five companies with a great forward annual dividend yield.
  222. Target Hits The Mark In A Cloudy Economy

    February 10, 2009
    Target's low P/E, promising earnings and solid dividend suggest potential for future growth.
  223. Gold ETF Considerations

    February 2, 2009
    Avoid chasing the recent resurgence in gold prices by adopting a dollar-cost-averaging approach.
  224. Benjamin Graham's Recession-Resistant Valuation Metric

    December 10, 2008
    Should near-term earnings be taken seriously?
  225. So Much For Global Decoupling

    December 8, 2008
    Cascade saw a third-quarter sales decline as demand dried up. Learn what this means for the larger manufacturing industry.
  226. Deere Me

    November 28, 2008
    Tractor maker Deere & Co.'s growth prospects have been crushed by the bursting of the agriculture bubble.
  227. Putting The Dow's Fading Pulse In Perspective

    November 21, 2008
    There's a lot of talk about "historic lows" right now. Learn where the Dow's current metrics really stand in history.
  228. Infrastructure Substitutes For Bechtel

    November 13, 2008
    It's too bad you can't buy stock in privately held Bechtel, but we've come up with a few solid alternatives that should also ...
  229. Manitowoc Flies South For The Winter

    November 5, 2008
    Manitowoc is not an especially well-run company, but the market has overreacted to a ridiculous point.
  230. The Peabody Story Is Elementary

    October 22, 2008
    Coal has held up much better than other industrial commodities, leaving Peabody as a potential bargain.
  231. CNH Global Makes Its Case

    October 6, 2008
    Tractor manufacturer CNH Global is the top agricultural value play right now, bar none.
  232. Wolverine No Cowering Kitten

    October 3, 2008
    Growth has slowed for now, but even slightly better earnings growth could translate to a much stronger stock price.
  233. Terex Weakness Stokes Global Growth Fears

    September 8, 2008
    Is Terex's guidance reduction a warning for the whole equipment industry, or does it deserve an isolated slap on the wrist?
  234. Sweet Sweet Honeywell

    April 22, 2008
    Many thought GE's struggles were the industry's struggles, but if that's the case how did Honeywell increase earnings?
  235. Deere Plows Through Quarter (DE)

    November 30, 2007
    Deere had another stellar quarter due to its global growth, and has been a bright spot in the stock market.
  236. It's A Global Material World (DBN, MXI)

    July 30, 2007
    International material ETFs are one of the best performing niche sectors. Learn what two ETFs are the best in the industry.
  237. Protect Your Portfolio From Hurricane Season

    April 11, 2007
    Hurricane season is quickly approaching, and investors need to prepare their portfolio to weather the storm.
  238. 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.
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