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  1. 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 ...
  2. Markets End Week On Positive Note As Investors Are Encouraged ...

    November 21, 2014
    U.S. stocks ended the week higher as investors were encouraged by announcements in Europe and China. The European Central ...
  3. Chart Says: Buy This 'Boring' Retailer Now

    November 18, 2014
    While hot new stock offerings such as Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA) and news-rocked fads such as Ebola-proof hazmat suit maker ...
  4. 2 Big Reasons To Buy This 'Boring' Retailer Now

    November 18, 2014
    While hot new stock offerings such as Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA) and news-rocked fads such as Ebola-proof hazmat suit maker ...
  5. Strong Holiday Season Likely for Retailers? - Industry Outlook

    November 11, 2014
    Strong Holiday Season Likely for Retailers? - Industry Outlook
  6. What's Driving the Business Services Sector? - Industry Outlook

    November 3, 2014
    What's Driving the Business Services Sector? - Industry Outlook
  7. 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 ...
  8. Q3 Earnings: Not Great, But Not Bad Either - Earnings Trends

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

    September 9, 2014
    Machinery Industry: Global Perspective, Bright Outlook - Industry Outlook
  10. 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. ...
  11. Bull of the Day: Caterpillar (CAT) - Bull of the Day

    July 17, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Caterpillar (CAT) - Bull of the Day
  12. Retail Begins Picking It Up - Industry Outlook

    July 15, 2014
    Retail Begins Picking It Up - Industry Outlook
  13. Mexico is quickly becoming a leading manufacturer. That means better wages, a growing middle class and more investment opportunities. Here's a quick look.

    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. ...
  14. Bear of the Day: Arctic Cat (ACAT) - Bear of the Day

    June 16, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Arctic Cat (ACAT) - Bear of the Day
  15. Global Machinery Stocks, Piece by Piece - Industry Outlook

    May 12, 2014
    Global Machinery Stocks, Piece by Piece - Industry Outlook
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 do ...
  19. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 13, 2014
    Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  20. Bear of the Day: Arctic Cat (ACAT) - Bear of the Day

    February 25, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Arctic Cat (ACAT) - Bear of the Day
  21. 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 ...
  22. Business Services Stock Outlook - Nov 2013 - Industry Outlook

    November 21, 2013
    Business Services Stock Outlook - Nov 2013 - Industry Outlook
  23. Caterpillar reported earnings that were far worse than analysts expected and slashed its outlook for the year.

    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 ...
  24. 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
  25. 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.
  26. 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. ...
  27. Is Cummins Building For Bigger Things?

    July 31, 2013
    Cummins is navigating the slowdown well, but calculating the future growth is no simple task
  28. 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.
  29. Actuant Still Working Through A Lull

    June 19, 2013
    Actuant is seeing a significant demand lull in heavy industrial and energy market demand.
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. Ski-Doo IPO Raises $254 Million: Should You Buy?

    May 23, 2013
    Read on and I'll look into if you should buy Ski-Doo's stock once it becomes available.
  34. Investors Already Thinking Recovery For Cummins

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

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

    April 22, 2013
    If oilfield activity has bottomed, Halliburton would be a good pick here.
  37. Fitch Reviews Regional Banks - Analyst Blog

    February 15, 2013
    Recently, Fitch Ratings concluded the peer review of 16 mid-tier regional banks. The group includes banks with total assets ...
  38. 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, ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. Allison Transmission - Great Share, But A Lot Of Debt And Cyclicality

    January 16, 2013
    Allison is uncommonly profitable, but also saddled with sizable debts.
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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
  45. Westport Is Still All About Tomorrow

    November 9, 2012
    Disappointing revenue today means almost nothing for Westport's long-term value.
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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.
  49. 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 ...
  50. China Life Insurance Company Ltd and Other Big Movers In Financial ...

    October 17, 2012
    So far today, the Nasdaq has remained steady, the S&P 500 has increased 0.3% and the Dow has moved little. The financial ...
  51. Bull Vs. Bear - Slim Chance Of Another Recession

    October 5, 2012
    Key statistics suggest that the economy is a lot stronger than it was in late 2008 when Obama was elected. Another recession ...
  52. 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.
  53. 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, ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. BHP Billiton Hoping For A Better 2013

    August 24, 2012
    BHP's numbers were in line, but performance revolves around better commodity prices.
  56. Fossil, Inc. and Other Big Movers In Consumer Cyclical

    August 13, 2012
    The market has been slipping so far today. The Nasdaq has slipped 0.3%; the S&P 500 has fallen 0.4%; and the Dow has ...
  57. 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 ...
  58. Navistar Changes Gear With Its Engine Program

    July 6, 2012
    Navistar accepts reality and changes its emissions control technology.
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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. ...
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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.
  66. AGCO Green With Profits

    May 3, 2012
    Overall agricultural equipment demand should remain fundamentally stronger going forward.
  67. 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, ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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. ...
  71. Alpha Dogs Of The Dow

    March 28, 2012
    We tell you about the Dow's first quarter outperformers.
  72. Swap Income For Growth With Cato Corp.

    March 23, 2012
    Cato's doesn't grow rapidly but its stock does offer an appealing dividend yield.
  73. 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. ...
  74. 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. ...
  75. 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.
  76. 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.
  77. 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 ...
  78. 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.
  79. Kirby Not Just Floating Along

    December 8, 2011
    Kirby is a great mix of stability and growth potential.
  80. Recreational Vehicles Unlikely Success

    December 7, 2011
    Recreational vehicles stocks are doing well despite a slow economic recovery.
  81. Valmont Industries: Diversification Will Pay Off

    November 29, 2011
    Valmont's diversified revenue streams will eventually pay dividends. Here's why.
  82. 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.
  83. Manitowoc Has More Room To Grow

    October 31, 2011
    Manitowoc should benefit from a double-barreled recovery.
  84. 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.
  85. 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. ...
  86. Clarcor's Growth Story A Little Gummed Up

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

    September 14, 2011
    FuelCell makes its first ever gross profit, but real success is still far away.
  88. Playing Pennsylvania's Natural Gas Boom

    September 9, 2011
    Tapping natural gas in the Marcellus Shale rock formation has just recently begun, and for investors it represents one of ...
  89. Navistar Gets More Than The Benefit Of The Doubt

    September 8, 2011
    Navistar is undervalued, but only if it executes better than it has.
  90. 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. ...
  91. 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 ...
  92. Profiting From The Deal Boom

    August 5, 2011
    Despite the recent headways in the markets, IPO and M&A activity is way up. Learn how to play it.
  93. 5 Tech Stocks to Buy Now

    July 28, 2011
    Tech is leading the way, so it’s important to find some good tech companies with plenty of headroom, writes Louis Navellier ...
  94. Digging Into A Joy Global Rumor

    July 18, 2011
    A rumored deal for IMM would make a lot of sense for Joy Global.
  95. Building Out A Natural Gas Future

    July 12, 2011
    America’s love affair with natural gas is just beginning. However, without the proper infrastructure in place, much of the ...
  96. 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 ...
  97. Escalade Still Sports Value

    May 12, 2011
    Despite Escalade's tremendous recovery, it sports some value.
  98. 4 Stocks To Play The Low Dollar Trade

    May 11, 2011
    Here are four stocks that should benefit from a lower dollar.
  99. 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.
  100. 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.
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