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  1. Will Yellen's Ascension Help, Near-Term? - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 9, 2013
    The bigger source of uncertainty for the market is the budget fight in Washington.
  2. Earnings Preview: Fastenal Company - Analyst Blog

    July 8, 2013
    Fastenal Company is set to report second quarter 2013 results before the opening bell on Jul 10.
  3. U.S. Manufacturing Is Still Alive & Kicking

    June 27, 2013
    With durable and core capital goods orders rising, businesses are still betting on a strong U.S. economy in the months ahead. ...
  4. HD Supply Or Home Depot: Which is the Better Stock?

    June 21, 2013
    HD Supply, the former industrial distributor business Home Depot (NYSE:HD) sold for $8.5 billion in 2007, is going public ...
  5. Actuant Still Working Through A Lull

    June 19, 2013
    Actuant is seeing a significant demand lull in heavy industrial and energy market demand.
  6. Post-Barnes, MSC Industrial Has Multiple Growth Opportunities

    June 5, 2013
    The economy is a short-term threat, but MSC's long-term prospects have never been better
  7. Weak Metalworking Rusting MSC Industrial's Growth Outlook

    April 11, 2013
    Long underestimated, MSC is still priced attractively.
  8. Beacon Roofing Misses Estimates - Analyst Blog

    February 12, 2013
    Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. (BECN) reported first-quarter 2013 adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of 37 cents, down 5% from ...
  9. Will Housing Recovery Spur Job Growth? - Analyst Blog

    January 24, 2013
    The labor market is not doing well and the unemployment rate is hovering around 7.8%. In such a scenario, the recovery in ...
  10. Fastenal Upgraded to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    November 8, 2012
    We recently upgraded our recommendation on Fastenal Company (FAST) to Neutral following decent third quarter results, an ...
  11. Cummins and More Big Movers in Capital Goods on October 22, 2 ...

    October 22, 2012
    Currently, the Nasdaq has moved up 0.3%, the S&P 500 has slipped 0.2% and the Dow has decreased 0.2%. The capital goods sector ...
  12. Fastenal and Other Big Movers In Capital Goods on October 12, ...

    October 12, 2012
    The market has been slipping so far today. The Nasdaq has slipped 0.2%; the S&P 500 has fallen 0.4%; and the Dow is trading ...
  13. Fastenal and Other Capital Goods Stocks Making Big Moves on October ...

    October 11, 2012
    The Nasdaq has risen 0.3%, the S&P 500 is up 0.6% and the Dow has moved up 0.3% on a good day for the market so far. The ...
  14. Charts Can Warn of Earnings Misses

    October 10, 2012
    Will this week’s earnings reports confirm the prevailing view of a deteriorating economy? And what action should ...
  15. General Dynamics Among Capital Goods' Biggest Movers on October ...

    October 1, 2012
    The market is doing well so far today. The Nasdaq has moved up 0.7%; the S&P 500 has climbed 1%; and the Dow has risen 1.1%. ...
  16. Fastenal Among Capital Goods' Biggest Movers on September 5, ...

    September 5, 2012
    The market is doing well so far today. The Nasdaq is up 0.2%; the S&P 500 has risen 0.2%; and the Dow has climbed 0.3%. The ...
  17. Ingersoll-Rand and Other Big Movers In Capital Goods on August ...

    August 24, 2012
    On a good day for the market, the Nasdaq is up 0.6%, the S&P 500 has moved up 0.5% and the Dow has climbed 0.6%. The capital ...
  18. Capital Goods Sector's Biggest Movers for July 2, 2012

    July 2, 2012
    This morning's trading has marked a bad day for the market so far. The Nasdaq has declined 0.2%; the S&P 500 is trading down ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. Once Again, Rails Suggest Summer Slowdown Isn't That Bad

    June 15, 2012
    Rail data continues to suggest that the industrial economy is pretty healthy
  21. Boring Stocks Are Steady Growers

    June 12, 2012
    Many value investors shun technology companies because they are too exciting. Here are some boring stocks you can get excited ...
  22. A Hot Domestic Market Continues To Propel Lincoln Electric

    April 27, 2012
    Although LECO's European business activity is holding up reasonably well, those markets are still soft and Asia has clearly ...
  23. 4 Stocks To Be Put To The Test

    April 5, 2012
    Here's an earnings preview of our take on these four stocks.
  24. Boring Stocks Are Steady Growers

    March 29, 2012
    Many value investors shun technology companies because they are too exciting. Here are some boring stocks you can get excited ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. Boring Stocks Are Steady Growers

    January 31, 2012
    Many value investors shun technology companies because they are too exciting. Here are some boring stocks you can get excited ...
  27. 11 Growth Stocks with Robust Charts

    January 30, 2012
    There are several categories of weak and strong stocks that market analyst John Boik features in his newsletter. He discusses ...
  28. November's Rail Data Supports A Strong Economy

    December 14, 2011
    Rail data continues to support the idea that the economy is growing, despite what the markets would have you believe.
  29. Playing The USA Manufacturing Revival

    December 2, 2011
    The manufacturing sector continues to be a bright spot and it’s about to get brighter.
  30. Boring Stocks Are Steady Growers

    November 16, 2011
    Many value investors shun technology companies because they are too exciting. Here are some boring stocks you can get excited ...
  31. 5 Stocks To Monitor Before Thursday

    October 12, 2011
    Here are four companies that will be releasing their earnings on October 13.
  32. Boring Stocks Are Steady Growers

    September 30, 2011
    Many value investors shun technology companies because they are too exciting. Here are some boring stocks you can get excited ...
  33. Obama Goes To War With The Oil Industry

    September 22, 2011
    The Obama administration has proposed an expensive jobs bill and is targeting the oil and gas industry to help pay for this ...
  34. Boring Stocks Are Steady Growers

    July 11, 2011
    Many value investors shun technology companies because they are too exciting. Here are some boring stocks you can get excited ...
  35. Springing Into Earnings

    July 7, 2011
    Financials are still struggling to break through, but Alcoa and Fastenal appear to be on the right track.
  36. Junes S&P 500 Winners and Losers

    July 5, 2011
    See the best and worst performing S&P 500 stocks from June 2011.
  37. Looking Ahead To Industrial Supplier Earnings

    October 8, 2010
    Strong ISM numbers suggest a good quarter is in the cards for industrial suppliers.
  38. 4 Strong Industrial Ways To Play The Recovery

    April 7, 2010
    With the economy beginning to show some signs of improvement, industrial stocks have risen from the grave.
  39. Four Insiders You Can Count On

    October 8, 2009
    We look at four solid companies where insiders own 25% or more, and find some promising stock picks.
  40. A Fundamentals Darling

    September 10, 2009
    Simpson Manufacturing has the fundamentals in place to make it a long-term winner.
  41. When Boring Is Exciting

    August 5, 2009
    Many value investors shun technology companies because they are too exciting. Here are some boring stocks you can get excited ...
  42. The CEO's Price Tag

    May 26, 2009
    I did a story about deep value recently and one of the names in the story was Under Armour, the athlectic apparel and footwear ...
  43. Sequoia Fund Sticks To Its Guns

    March 31, 2009
    The Sequoia Fund is one of the best performing mutual funds in the last generation. Its solid history makes it a smart investment ...
  44. What Goes Around Comes Around

    March 12, 2009
    In February 2008, I began writing stock commentary for Investopedia. I pick a few stocks I wrote about that would make good ...
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