ETN : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Will Business Spending Pick up? - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 26, 2014
    Business capital spending was up in Q4 and is expected to ramp up this year, but will it?
  2. 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. ...
  3. Acuity Brands' Q3 Earnings Light Up Stock

    July 4, 2013
    Atlanta-based Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI) delivered better than expected Q3 earnings June 2 thanks to a greater focus on LED ...
  4. ABB Wins $20M Chinese Shipyard Deal - Analyst Blog

    July 3, 2013
    ABB Ltd. recently received a $20 million oil & gas contract from the Chinese shipyard COSCO Nantong.
  5. BorgWarner Still In A Long-Term Growth Lane

    May 13, 2013
    BorgWarner has intriguing growth prospects, but the shares have already recovered quite a bit of ground.
  6. Good Long-Term Trends, But Softer Conditions Today At United ...

    April 24, 2013
    UTX's focused business mix isn't delivering any better results than the average industrial conglomerate
  7. Hope Seems To Outshine Reality At Acuity Brands

    April 3, 2013
    Acuity's near a 52-week high, but expectations seem high relative to margin and ROIC prospects.
  8. No Catalysts For Stocks - Ahead of Wall Street

    February 8, 2013
    Friday, February 8, 2013 Positive trade data out of China and the U.S. should perk up the market's spirits a bit, but ...
  9. Optimism to Pick Up? - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    The ISM report today will likely give stocks the reason to reverse some of the losses from Monday. But the relative dearth ...
  10. Ahead of Wall Street - February 5, 2013 - Ahead of Wall Street

    February 5, 2013
    Tuesday, February 5, 2013 The ISM report today will likely give stocks the reason to reverse some of the losses from Monday. ...
  11. Parker Hannifin's Recent Run Has Taken Away The Value

    January 24, 2013
    Parker Hannifin is a decent enough industrial play, but it's had its rebound.
  12. Allison Transmission - Great Share, But A Lot Of Debt And Cyclicality

    January 16, 2013
    Allison is uncommonly profitable, but also saddled with sizable debts.
  13. Ford Launches MyEnergi Lifestyle - Analyst Blog

    January 8, 2013
    Ford Motor Co. F) announced the launch of MyEnergi Lifestyle technology in collaboration with Eaton Corporation plc (ETN), ...
  14. Danfoss A/S Once Again Tries To Get Sauer-Danfoss On The Cheap

    November 29, 2012
    Sauer-Danfoss once again fields what looks like a low-ball offer from Danfoss A/S.
  15. Can Emerson Build On Some Positive Momentum?

    November 8, 2012
    Emerson may be putting a bad run behind it. the company also stacks up reasonably well to other industrial conglomerates ...
  16. Cooper Industries Outperforms Est - Analyst Blog

    October 22, 2012
    Cooper Industries plc. (CBE) reported third-quarter 2012 earnings per share from continuing operations of $1.16; above the ...
  17. PH Underperforms Estimate - Analyst Blog

    October 19, 2012
    Parker-Hannifin (PH) reported its first-quarter fiscal 2013 earnings results before the market opened today. Earnings per ...
  18. Eaton Installs BoS for Solar Parks - Analyst Blog

    October 12, 2012
    Eaton Corporation's (ETN) Electrical Sector has supplied and installed complete balance of system ("BoS") solutions for three ...
  19. Bain Capital Reaches Into The Toolbox

    October 12, 2012
    Bain Capital is buying the Apex Tool Group for $1.6 billion.
  20. Actuant's EPS Beats, Revenue Misses - Analyst Blog

    September 28, 2012
    Actuant Corporation (ATU) delivered adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of 55 cents in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, a ...
  21. Earnings Preview: Actuant Corporation - Analyst Blog

    September 26, 2012
    Actuant Corporation (ATU) is slated to report its fourth-quarter and fiscal 2012 results on September 27, 2012. The Zacks ...
  22. Actuant to Incur Hefty Charge in 4Q - Analyst Blog

    September 19, 2012
    Actuant Corporation (ATU) announced that it expects to incur an asset impairment charge worth $60 million in its fourth quarter ...
  23. BorgWarner - Patience May Not Be Futile

    July 27, 2012
    BorgWarner's second miss in a row is concerning, but the growth is still impressive. However, it's part of the auto industry ...
  24. Today's Major NYSE Movers, Including NXY

    July 23, 2012
    The market is having a bad day so far: the Nasdaq has decreased 1.9%; the S&P 500 is down 1.3%; and the Dow has fallen 1.1%. ...
  25. Today's Major Technology Sector Movers: SMI and More

    July 23, 2012
    This morning's trading has marked a bad day for the market so far. The Nasdaq has declined 1.9%; the S&P 500 has fallen 1.3%; ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. The Durable Play In Durable Goods

    June 29, 2012
    With orders rising for durable and core capital goods, despite the issues facing Europe, businesses are still betting on ...
  29. Actuant Beats by a Cent - Analyst Blog

    June 28, 2012
    Actuant Corporation (ATU) delivered adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of 60 cents in its third quarter of fiscal 2012, a ...
  30. Actuant Down To One Horse

    June 25, 2012
    Even if Actuant can grow free cash flow at a high single-digit rate over the next decade, these shares aren't compelling ...
  31. Some Stars Among The Dark Clouds

    June 1, 2012
    May 2012 will go down, as the worst month for U.S. stocks in two years and the monthly performance for the S&P 500 was the ...
  32. 7 Winners of a Pollyanna Earnings Season

    April 18, 2012
    Well, first-quarter earnings season is upon us, and the bellwethers that have reported so far are looking for a pretty bright ...
  33. The 10 Must-Know Market Forces for 2012

    February 14, 2012
    For the first time since 2007, investors have multiple ways to succeed this year. Understanding how the lingering effects ...
  34. Follow the Blue Chip Dividend Hikes

    February 8, 2012
    A number of premier companies in various industries have announced dividend increases recently, which is a good indicator ...
  35. ABB In Decent Shape No Matter What In 2012

    December 26, 2011
    ABB is shaping up as a real industrial value.
  36. Better Still Not Good Enough For Navistar

    December 22, 2011
    Navistar is doing a little better, but it needs to do a lot better to reach its potential.
  37. A Better 2012 Would Be Great For Actuant

    December 22, 2011
    If Actuant can maintain modest growth, the stock is a bargain industrial play.
  38. 2011 In Review - Conglomerates

    December 22, 2011
    Conglomerates were largely in the red for 2011.
  39. 2011 In Review - Industrials Show Some Rust

    December 22, 2011
    Economic fears have pushed many industrials firmly into the red for 2011.
  40. 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.
  41. China Gets Serious About U.S. Infrastructure

    December 19, 2011
    China could be coming to the rescue as the nation has recently expressed interest in investing and improving the aging U.S. ...
  42. Manitowoc Has More Room To Grow

    October 31, 2011
    Manitowoc should benefit from a double-barreled recovery.
  43. China's Future Hindered By Power Shortages

    August 18, 2011
    While China's long-term promise is certainly great, it's recent problems with its electrical grid and power demands are hindering ...
  44. Cummins Keeps It Coming

    August 2, 2011
    Cummins continues to see incredible demand for diesel engines.
  45. Illinois Tool Works Spooks The Street

    August 2, 2011
    Normally steady Illinois Tool Works has made investors anxious.
  46. Diverse Markets Boosting Dover

    August 1, 2011
    Dover is jumping ahead on strength in automation and petroleum.
  47. All Is Well At Honeywell

    July 28, 2011
    Honeywell is well positioned to take advantage of an eventual recovery in global industrial economic activity.
  48. Caterpillar Hits A Pothole

    July 26, 2011
    Caterpillar is continuing to perform, but expectations are way ahead of the reality.
  49. 2 Global Growth Picks to Run All Year

    July 15, 2011
    Two themes have emerged as international markets gain their footing after the Greece imbroglio, and two opportunities in ...
  50. A Rare Stumble For Emerson

    May 5, 2011
    Emerson had a rare and minor setback, but the stock is not cheap yet.
  51. Cummins Finds Another Gear

    April 28, 2011
    Cummins continues to reap the profits from a nearly insatiable demand for trucks in emerging markets.
  52. Illinois Tool Works Keeps Working

    April 28, 2011
    Illinois Tool Works is an ungainly conglomerate, but it produces real value for shareholders.
  53. Honeywell Benefits From Sweet Industrial Rebound

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

    April 26, 2011
    Dover is looking better than ever before.
  55. A Siemens Shopping List

    February 17, 2011
    Siemens wants to go shopping, and these companies may find themselves in demand.
  56. Ingersoll-Rand Getting The Squeeze

    February 11, 2011
    Ingersoll-Rand is not out of the woods yet from an operating effiency standpoint.
  57. 5 Stocks At 52-Week Highs

    November 15, 2010
    Five stocks in five different industries at different points in their business cycle. These stocks are hitting highs in their ...
  58. Playing Alternative Energy Through The Backdoor

    August 19, 2010
    Without power inverters, renewable technologies are dead in the water. Here's how you can play this sector.
  59. Stocks For A Declining Market

    June 24, 2010
    The list of stocks that are managing to go higher is getting alarmingly short as the market's struggle swells.
  60. 3 Portfolio Staples

    March 24, 2010
    Market history states that after a year of big gains, paltry returns are to follow. Dividend stocks can help enhance those ...
  61. A Green Chip Portfolio

    August 10, 2009
    While start-ups get all the alternative energy attention, there are plenty of well established large caps that have green ...
  62. Industrial Electrical Equipment Outlook 2009

    December 31, 2008
    Big ticket industrial equipment sales may lag in 2009, but investors focused on the future may benefit.
  63. Swiss Power Company ABB Flickers

    October 28, 2008
    ABB has been hammered on worries about the global economy. It's a good play for the long-term, but today's buyers need a ...
  64. Actuant A Growth Company In Training

    October 6, 2008
    The economic slowdown has hit this diversfied industrial company hard, but a sound managemnet philosophy gives hope for the ...
  65. The AZZ Buzz

    July 3, 2008
    The S&P 500 is down over 10% this year, and there's no relief in sight, yet electrical-equipment maker AZZ is on a tear. ...
  66. ABB's Unique Approach to Solar

    June 26, 2008
    ABB is harnessing the power of the sun to create a new spin on solar energy.
  67. Meet Parker Hannifin: Your Silent Money Pump

    June 6, 2008
    Big oil gets the attention, but Parker-Hannifin makes offshore drilling possible. This quiet company could be a great value ...
  68. Stay On Target With Mid-Cap Defense (ORB, CW, ESLT)

    July 23, 2007
    Companies integral to hi-tech defense are often not the big names expected. We look at three small firms playing a key role. ...
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