TEX : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Is Caterpillar Facing A New Normal In Mining?

    April 22, 2013
    Caterpillar has gotten cheaper, but willing the mining industry recover?
  2. Global Growth is Rebounding -- Here's how to Profit

    January 28, 2013
    Economic forecasting is known as "The Dismal Science"...and for good reason.  That's because many economists look at a small ...
  3. The IMF Sees Global Growth Ahead, And This Industry Is Primed ...

    January 28, 2013
    Economic forecasting is known as "The Dismal Science"...  and for good reason.  That's because  many economists look at ...
  4. Machinery Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    January 24, 2013
    A world economic recovery, as witnessed from equity market improvements of the lows experienced since the 2008 global crisis, ...
  5. 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, ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. Timken and Other Capital Goods Stocks Making Big Moves on October ...

    October 25, 2012
    It's been a quiet morning for the market. The Nasdaq remains relatively unchanged; the S&P 500 has moved little; and the ...
  8. Should Oshkosh Investors Take Icahn's Money And Run?

    October 12, 2012
    Icahn's offer for Oshkosh looks mostly reasonable. Shareholders and the board of directors should at least consider the offer.
  9. 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, ...
  10. Rockwell and More Big Movers in Capital Goods on September 12, ...

    September 12, 2012
    The morning has been good for the market. The Nasdaq has increased 0.1%; the S&P 500 has moved up 0.3%; and the Dow is trading ...
  11. CNH Global NV Among Capital Goods' Biggest Movers on August 29, ...

    August 29, 2012
    The Nasdaq has slipped 0.2%, the S&P 500 is unchanged and the Dow has moved little after the morning's trading. The capital ...
  12. Big Movers on the Capital Goods Sector Today, Including JOY

    August 8, 2012
    The market is doing well so far today. The Nasdaq has risen 0.1%; the S&P 500 is up 0.2%; and the Dow has moved up 0.3%. ...
  13. Caterpillar Remains Solid

    May 3, 2012
    The construction and mining equipment giant should represent an appealing way to gain exposure to global economic activity.
  14. The Case for Being a Copycat Investor

    April 3, 2012
    Aping a top value manager’s portfolio can pay off, even for those who don’t jump on a stock pick immediately, ...
  15. Joy Global Posts Solid Underlying Results

    March 2, 2012
    Joy's results weren't bad, but the industry outlook is getting cloudy.
  16. 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.
  17. 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 ...
  18. January: A Good Month For Hated Stocks

    February 3, 2012
    January revealed the potential upside in buying shares in businesses that are widely feared.
  19. Oshkosh Hurt By Defense And Icahn

    February 1, 2012
    The decline in defense operating income during the quarter accounted for nearly the entire decline in company profitability. ...
  20. The Truth About The Stock Market

    November 30, 2011
    Buying at favorable prices often requires buying stocks that are out of favor.
  21. Investing By The Book

    November 15, 2011
    Buying below book value can provide investors with a safe and consistent investment approach.
  22. Shaw Group Looks To Rebuild In 2012

    November 2, 2011
    Shaw suffered a blow in the fourth quarter, but is optimistic about 2012 projections.
  23. Manitowoc Has More Room To Grow

    October 31, 2011
    Manitowoc should benefit from a double-barreled recovery.
  24. The Only Tip You Need In Investing

    August 12, 2011
    The price you pay for a stock determines the return you will make from investing in that company.
  25. Eaton's Growth Still Industrial Strength

    August 1, 2011
    Eaton continues to gain share across a broad swath of growing markets.
  26. Caterpillar Hits A Pothole

    July 26, 2011
    Caterpillar is continuing to perform, but expectations are way ahead of the reality.
  27. Digging Into A Joy Global Rumor

    July 18, 2011
    A rumored deal for IMM would make a lot of sense for Joy Global.
  28. Cummins Finds Another Gear

    April 28, 2011
    Cummins continues to reap the profits from a nearly insatiable demand for trucks in emerging markets.
  29. Steel Cycle Looks Good

    January 10, 2011
    Buying cyclical stocks at the right time can be a great investment strategy, but it requires more than just trying to time ...
  30. Caterpillar's Bullish Bet On Mining

    November 18, 2010
    Due to Caterpillar's recent acquisition of Bucyrus, it's apparent that the company feels optimistic about the future of the ...
  31. Value In Troubled Places

    August 11, 2010
    Stocks hitting new lows are usually there for a reason, but some potentially great opportunities await enterprising investors.
  32. Can Oshkosh Keep On Truckin'?

    August 4, 2010
    Wall Street is expecting very little out of this heavy duty truck builder; so little that outperformance could mean sizable ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. Caterpillar Earnings

    July 28, 2010
    This earnings breakdown and discussion of machinery and foreign demand should give you an idea of the company's short-term ...
  35. Getting In On Growth At A Great Price

    July 5, 2010
    Here are some growth-oriented stocks with below-market average P/Es that investors can pick up during this shaky market to ...
  36. Cheap Stocks Getting Cheaper

    June 1, 2010
    The market declines of the past month should be welcome news to the enterprising investor.
  37. Deere Harvests A Huge Profit

    February 22, 2010
    Deere's recent profit suggests more bountiful years ahead in the agricultural machinery industry.
  38. Stocks That LEAP Out At You

    January 19, 2010
    Certain opportunities exist that can make the use of LEAPS a very intriguing bet.
  39. Bottom Of Cycle Stocks Require Patience

    January 12, 2010
    There are no guarantees in any investment, but its seems logical that the best way to profit from a cyclical business is ...
  40. Losers Today, Winners Tomorrow?

    December 30, 2009
    Following a contrarian approach of avoiding investing with the masses, and instead focusing on value, offers the best recipe ...
  41. Joy Global Mines A Solid Year

    December 17, 2009
    Like the coal that its equipment mines, Joy's earnings are lumpy as they fall prey to the cyclical nature of mining projects.
  42. Stocks That Will Take You Far

    December 15, 2009
    Many U.S.-based companies are doing quite well in the foreign market.
  43. Learn To Say No

    October 15, 2009
    Don't chase the rising stock prices; instead, have patience and wait for the right time to buy.
  44. Consider Puts Selling To Nibble Back In The Market

    September 25, 2009
    Only sell put options if you are 100% comfortable owning the stock. If that’s the case, then selling puts can lower your ...
  45. Deere Reflects Agricultural Slump

    August 26, 2009
    Deere earnings are off significantly, reflecting the deep recession in global agriculture.
  46. Playing Obama's Infrastructure Boom

    January 12, 2009
    The president-elect's plan may put these infrastructure companies on the road to riches.
  47. Deere Me

    November 28, 2008
    Tractor maker Deere & Co.'s growth prospects have been crushed by the bursting of the agriculture bubble.
  48. Casting For Cast Offs, Let's Go Bottom Fishing

    October 23, 2008
    Market downturns give investors unique opportunities to pick up value at a discount.
  49. Caterpillar Transforming Before Our Eyes

    July 28, 2008
    Caterpillar is no longer a simple cyclical trade. Its core U.S. market has tanked, yet the company is still producing record ...
  50. Hoisting Heavy Returns In Heavy Equipment (CAT, TEX, CNH)

    September 26, 2007
    Big cranes and big tractors are impressive, but when it comes to the equipment makers, lean and mean is the key to success.
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