DHR : Analysis & Opinions

  1. How 3M Got Back Into Wall Street’s Good Book

    October 24, 2013
    3M reported better than expected earnings and raised its guidance. We'll take a closer look at the news and decipher if now ...
  2. Agilent Grinding Through Challenging Market Conditions

    August 15, 2013
    Agilent may be quite a bit stronger than its reported numbers would indicate.
  3. Dover Does A Little Better

    July 18, 2013
    Dover's strong second quarter reaffirms that this is an industrial company with above-average prospects.
  4. Stock Market News for July 15, 2013 - Market News

    July 15, 2013
    Benchmarks posted marginal gains on Friday following better-than-expected results of few banking companies.
  5. Agilent Isn't Making It Easy On Investors

    May 15, 2013
    Core operating performance at Agilent needs to improve
  6. Roper A Little Short On Growth, But A Proven Builder Of Value

    May 14, 2013
    Roper's organic growth isn't great now, but the market's love for this M&A frequent flyer is unlikely to dim
  7. Good Margins Outweigh Weak Growth For ITW Investors

    April 23, 2013
    ITW looks weak on growth, but investors don't seem to mind right now
  8. Thermo Steps Up And Seals A Deal For Life Technologies

    April 19, 2013
    Speculation has been all over the place for an M&A with LifeTech, but the final announcement is consistent with my expectations.
  9. Dover May Be Bottoming, But The Street's Already Thinking Recovery

    April 18, 2013
    Dover management is continuing to make the case that results will improve in the second half of 2013. Remember that while ...
  10. FEI Still A Big Play On The Very Small

    February 11, 2013
    FEI has excellent growth potential, but valuation is a bit steep.
  11. Pricey Today, IDEX Deserves A Spot On Watchlists

    February 7, 2013
    IDEX runs an interesting conglomerate, but valuation already anticipates a recovery.
  12. SWK Beats 4Q Est by a Cent - Analyst Blog

    January 24, 2013
    Industrial tool maker Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) reported earnings per share from continuing operations of $1.37 in the ...
  13. SWK Completes HHI Divestment - Analyst Blog

    December 18, 2012
    Following Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.'s (SWK) earlier communication of its decision to sell off its Hardware & Home Improvement ...
  14. Hard Times Continue For Align - Analyst Blog

    December 7, 2012
    Investors were left disappointed when Align Technologies (ALGN), a major player in the malocclusion market, announced that ...
  15. Agilent's Grim Guidance Obscures Long-Term Value

    November 20, 2012
    Agilent's guidance points to another tough year.
  16. 3M Stuck In The Same Macro Mire

    October 25, 2012
    3M is doing better than many conglomerates, but a miss at the revenue and operating lines is not encouraging.
  17. Illinois Tool Works Slowing More Gently Than Most

    October 25, 2012
    ITW gets too much criticism for not really delivering dynamic growth in the good times, but it's also true that the company ...
  18. Align's Prelim 3Q Sales Disappoint - Analyst Blog

    October 18, 2012
    A major player in the malocclusion market, Align Technology's (ALGN) shares plunged 7.47% to close at $35.41 yesterday, following ...
  19. Danaher and Other Big Movers In Technology on October 18, 2012

    October 18, 2012
    The Nasdaq is down 0.3%, the S&P 500 is unchanged and the Dow has climbed 0.1% after the morning's trading. The technology ...
  20. SWK's 3Q Misses Est., Outlook Lowered - Analyst Blog

    October 17, 2012
    Industrial tool maker, Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) reported earnings per share from continuing operations of $1.40 in the ...
  21. SWK Decides to Divest HHI - Analyst Blog

    October 10, 2012
    As communicated earlier with regard to finding a suitable option for its Hardware & Home Improvement Group (HHI), industrial ...
  22. Baidu and Other Technology Stocks Making Big Moves on October ...

    October 1, 2012
    The market is having a good day so far: the Nasdaq is up 0.7%; the S&P 500 is trading up 1%; and the Dow has increased 1.1%. ...
  23. Align Speaks on Growth Prospects - Analyst Blog

    September 13, 2012
    Recently, Align Technology (ALGN) participated at the Morgan Stanley Healthcare Conference where the Vice President, Finance ...
  24. Carlyle Group Carves Itself A Future

    September 13, 2012
    The private equity firm goes shopping for unwanted businesses of large companies. As a result, it's busier than ever buying ...
  25. Agilent Seeing Tougher Conditions, But Still A Quality Pick

    August 17, 2012
    Agilent's end markets have weakened, but the company looks well-positioned for the long term.
  26. SWK to Acquire Infastech - Analyst Blog

    July 24, 2012
    Just within a few days of its second quarter 2012 earnings release and floating of $750 million debentures, Stanley Black ...
  27. SWK Issues $750M Debentures - Analyst Blog

    July 20, 2012
    Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.(SWK) recently issued junior subordinated debentures worth $750 million; maturing on July 25, ...
  28. Align Beats in 2Q, Outlook Dull - Analyst Blog

    July 20, 2012
    Align Technology (ALGN) reported second quarter 2012 EPS of 34 cents, considerably higher than the year-ago level of 14 cents. ...
  29. SWK's 2Q Lags, Outlook Revised - Analyst Blog

    July 18, 2012
    Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) reported its financial results for the second quarter of 2012 on July 18, 2012. Earnings per ...
  30. Align Reverts Back to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    July 6, 2012
    Since our "Outperform" recommendation two months back, shares of Align Technology Inc. (ALGN) have increased considerably ...
  31. Agilent Closes Dako Buyout - Analyst Blog

    June 25, 2012
    Agilent Technologies Inc. A) recently completed its acquisition of a Danish cancer diagnostics company, Dako, for $2.2 billion ...
  32. Adobe Upgrades e-Learning Software - Analyst Blog

    June 19, 2012
    Agilent Technologies Inc. A) announced the availability of its Adobe Captivate 6, an upgraded version of its e-learning authoring ...
  33. ilent Pays A Hefty Price For A Fixer-Upper Diagnostics Company

    May 22, 2012
    Agilent is paying up to get into the increasingly crowded diagnostics market.
  34. Agilent Still A Name Worth Owning

    May 16, 2012
    Agilent looks poised for a EMG rebound.
  35. Colfax Getting More And More Interesting

    May 12, 2012
    Colfax is delivering good growth and may be a value today.
  36. Illinois Tool Works Stuck In "Good, Not Great"

    April 27, 2012
    Illinois is doing OK, but OK isn't good enough to move the stock much higher. Find out why Illinois is a great company, but ...
  37. Cavities In Toddlers On The Rise: Time To Invest In Dentistry?

    March 8, 2012
    The New York Times recently reported on the significant rise of surgical dental work in toddlers.
  38. JDSU Still Predictably Unpredictable

    February 6, 2012
    JDSU did better than expected, but still doesn't seem like a bargain.
  39. Europe Won't Kill Siemens

    January 11, 2012
    Siemens may have ambitious goals, but valuation is not demanding.
  40. Makita Drills Its Way To Success

    January 5, 2012
    Makita's stock is 10% off a 52-week low despite excellent half-year results. Now's the time to buy.
  41. 2011 In Review - Conglomerates

    December 22, 2011
    Conglomerates were largely in the red for 2011.
  42. 3 Reasons To Own Illinois Tool Works

    December 8, 2011
    The large-cap manufacturer is having a good year. Here are some of the reasons to own its stock.
  43. Renewed Realism May Make Life Tech A Buy

    November 30, 2011
    It may be time to consider Life Tech as a good blue-chip play in the health-care sector.
  44. If The Economy Holds, Agilent Is A Buy

    November 23, 2011
    Agilent seems too cheap for its qualities.
  45. Dover's Price Underestimates Its Prospects

    October 26, 2011
    Dover's challenges seem more than discounted by today's stock price.
  46. GE Still On A Road To Recovery

    October 26, 2011
    GE still looks attractive, after rebuilding over the past few years. Patient investors can expect solid dividend growth.
  47. Colfax Makes A Bold Bid

    September 19, 2011
    Colfax makes an almost unbelievable bid for Charter International.
  48. VeriFone Not Lacking In Growth Or Confidence

    September 13, 2011
    VeriFone continues to reap the benefits of retailer IT investments.
  49. PerkinElmer Adds High-End Tools To Its Box

    September 13, 2011
    Caliper's rebound comes to an end with a premium take-out by PerkinElmer.
  50. Agilent Beaten Down To Bargain

    August 17, 2011
    Agilent continues to deliver the results, quarter after quarter.
  51. 2 "Baby Conglomerates" to Watch

    August 7, 2011
    Conglomerates are usually a safe place to park money in a volatile market, and now a new class of “baby conglomerates” ...
  52. Illinois Tool Works Spooks The Street

    August 2, 2011
    Normally steady Illinois Tool Works has made investors anxious.
  53. Is Tech Sending A Gloomy Message?

    July 11, 2011
    News from the tech sector suggests the economy is getting weaker.
  54. Immucor Passes Its Last Test

    July 5, 2011
    Immucor gets a fair price for its shareholders.
  55. Should Investors Worry If Gen-Probe Doesn't Sell Out?

    June 10, 2011
    Not selling may be the best move Gen-Probe can make for its shareholders.
  56. Agilent Overshoots

    May 17, 2011
    Agilent has more than made up for lost time and is emerging as a popular growth company with multiple streams of revenue.
  57. Honeywell Benefits From Sweet Industrial Rebound

    April 26, 2011
    Honeywell produced strong first quarter results due to rising global industrial demand and excellent management.
  58. Is Dover Worth The Trouble?

    April 26, 2011
    Dover is looking better than ever before.
  59. VeriFone Makes Its Skeptics Pay

    March 4, 2011
    VeriFone continues to validate a premium valuation with premium growth.
  60. Home Depot Pulls Ahead Of Lowe's

    February 28, 2011
    Home Depot has pulled back into the lead in the battle between the two big-box home improvement stores.
  61. Agilent Goes Three For Three

    February 17, 2011
    Agilent is seeing good growth and strong orders in all of its major business lines.
  62. JDS Uniphase Comes Through Loud And Clear

    February 7, 2011
    Despite scepticism within the industry, JDSU surprised everyone with a great quarter.
  63. Illinois Tool Works – The Best May Lay Ahead

    February 2, 2011
    Illinois Tool Works is better than the average industrial but seldom trades like it.
  64. Has Ingenico Done VeriFone A Favor?

    December 23, 2010
    By rebuffing Danaher, Ingencio may be helping VeriFone.
  65. Does Beckman Bow To The Inevitable?

    December 14, 2010
    Beckman is doing right by shareholders if it sells the company.
  66. 3 Technology Stocks Outperforming The Market

    November 12, 2010
    The tech sector has lead the broad market in 2010, and these three stocks are near the top of the pile.
  67. Is Rockwell's Growth Automatic?

    November 12, 2010
    Rockwell has benefited from the industrial recovery, but investors have to wonder how much gain is left in the stock.
  68. Analysts Redline Cummins

    October 28, 2010
    Cummins did nothing wrong, but overheated expectations set the stock up for failure.
  69. 3 Tech Rocket-Shot Stocks

    October 5, 2010
    These three tech companies are up at least 200% since the year began.
  70. 4 NYSE Stocks Showing Triple-Digit Growth

    October 4, 2010
    Four stocks from four different industries boast yields of 100% or more.
  71. Agile Agilent

    August 18, 2010
    Agilent may defy easy categorization, but its quality does not depend on labels.
  72. United Technologies Runs A Tight Ship

    July 26, 2010
    Earnings at United Technologies are well on their way to surpassing the $5 per share reported in 2008.
  73. Dover Does Diversification

    July 26, 2010
    Dover's businesses are not flashy or well-known, but a few more quarters of 20%+ growth could change that.
  74. A Steady Stock In An Unsteady Market

    June 30, 2010
    3M has emerged from the recession with a solid balance sheet, a reliable dividend and good earnings prospects going forward.
  75. 3M's Record Quarter

    April 30, 2010
    3M had a record Q1 with earnings and revenue up dramatically. It leads industrial conglomerates, which are benefiting from ...
  76. Continue Making Money From RFID

    March 25, 2010
    RFID technology seems to be the future for many businesses, but is now the best time to buy into this innovative advancement?
  77. Eaton Avoids A Wreck

    October 21, 2009
    This firm is no longer operating in the eye of the automotive hurricane, but it is still being buffeted by severe global ...
  78. Is The Price Right For Conglomerates?

    September 1, 2009
    Looking at conglomerates, we've analyzed five large companies using a modification of Ben Graham's Rule of 22.
  79. A Quick Scan Of Zebra Technologies

    June 15, 2009
    Zebra’s operations have been hit by recent global economic turmoil but have plenty of long-term appeal.
  80. Tool Franchisers Fight For Financing

    June 10, 2009
    Snap-on and Matco Tools are competing for franchisees, but less available financing makes it a tough go.
  81. Emerson Still Electric Even Though Earnings Aren't

    May 11, 2009
    The heavy industry has been in a slump, but Emerson Electric and other conglomerates are solid investments for when the industry ...
  82. Make Money From RFID

    April 2, 2009
    Radio frequency identification (RFID) is a new technology that will save retailers a fortune. We take a look at the manufacturers ...
  83. 2035 Here We Come

    March 17, 2009
    Target-date retirement funds are all the rage. We provide a model portfolio for those looking to retire in 25 years.
  84. Conglomerate Watch: Which Slumbering Giant Will Awaken In 20 ...

    December 24, 2008
    A look back at conglomerates in 2008 and what the future holds for these brutes in the new year.
  85. Tracking UTX's Moving Parts

    October 22, 2008
    Conglomerate UTX is going to see business slow down, but this quality company has been here before.
  86. Get A Grip (ITW, DHR, BDK)

    April 11, 2007
    Who has the best strategy in the tool making business?
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