UTX : 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. The Best Offense In 2014 Could Be A Big Dose Of Defense

    January 24, 2014
    With the one of the major hurdles out of the way, the aerospace and defense industry continues to be one of the brightest ...
  3. What's Wrong with the Earnings Picture? - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 22, 2014
    Earnings fundamentals aren???t bad, they are just not consistent with a market sitting pretty in record territory.
  4. Boeing Shares Climb Thanks To Strong Earnings

    October 23, 2013
    Boeing reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings fueled by a 14% surge in deliveries.
  5. 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 ...
  6. Weak Jobs = No Taper - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 22, 2013
    Today's disappointing jobs report further strengthens the view that the Fed will have stay away Taper for some time.
  7. The Lingering Effects Of The U.S. Fiscal Drama

    October 16, 2013
    The two-week long partial shutdown and the looming crisis over a possible debt default by the U.S. government has already ...
  8. Ingersoll-Rand Outperforming As Management Hits Its Marks

    July 22, 2013
    Ingersoll-Rand's restructuring seems to be working, but the stock has already moved in expectation of strong results.
  9. GE Delivers Some Much-Needed Normalcy

    July 22, 2013
    GE's core operations aren't exactly strong yet, but they're a little better than expected and that's good enough for now.
  10. Pratt & Whitney Powers Mitsubishi Jets - Analyst Blog

    July 8, 2013
    Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. , recently signed a PureSolution Fleet Management Program agreement ...
  11. Stocks Market News for July 3, 2013 - Market News

    July 3, 2013
    Encouraging factory orders and impressive car sales growth pushed benchmarks higher initially on Tuesday
  12. Stock Market News for July 2, 2013 - Market News

    July 2, 2013
    Encouraging reports on the home front from manufacturing and construction sectors guided the benchmarks to a finish in the ...
  13. 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. ...
  14. Lockheed, L-3, UTX Win DoD Contracts - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    L-3 Communications Holdings Inc., Lockheed Martin Corp. and United Technologies Corp. received contracts from the Department ...
  15. Dow Yields: A Potential Problem for Dividend ETFs

    June 26, 2013
    Yields on 10-year U.S. Treasurys jumped to 2.59 percent on Tuesday. That means 165, or a third of the S&P 500 constituents ...
  16. Time for This Top Ranked Industrial ETF? - ETF News And Commentary

    June 25, 2013
    Should investors consider this top ranked industrial ETF for exposure at this time?
  17. Heydays Back for the Aerospace Industry? - Analyst Blog

    June 21, 2013
    If reports from Paris Air Show are anything to go by, the global commercial aviation industry has surely booked its ticket ...
  18. Mitsubishi Acquires Sikorsky Copters - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2013
    Sikorsky recently procured a contract from Mitsubishi to deliver 11 S-76D helicopters for Search and Rescue operations of ...
  19. UTX, ST Aerospace Ink Service Agreement - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2013
    UTC Aerospace Systems, a division of United Technologies Corp. , recently signed a long-term service agreement with ST Aerospace ...
  20. GenCorp Closes Rocketdyne Buy - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    GenCorp recently completed the acquisition of the Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne business from diversified business conglomerate ...
  21. Boeing in Multi-Year Chinook Deal - Analyst Blog

    June 12, 2013
    The Boeing Company has won a five-year contract from the U.S. Army for 177 CH-47 Chinook helicopters.
  22. Stock Market News for June 10, 2013 - Market News

    June 10, 2013
    The official jobs numbers report that met expectations reassured investors that the Federal Reserve will not curb its bond ...
  23. Johnson Controls Has A Lot Of Improving Left To Do

    May 7, 2013
    Analysts are projecting a big turnaround in Johnson Controls' margins, but that the downside risks are meaningful
  24. Ingersoll-Rand Improving, But Are Investors Already Too Optimistic?

    May 7, 2013
    WIthout stronger construction markets, Ingersoll-Rand's turnaround could bog down
  25. GE's Guidance Wasn't Great, But Expectations Seem Low

    April 19, 2013
    GE looks underpriced on its long-term growth potential.
  26. ETF of the Week: Industrial SPDR (XLI) - ETF News And Commentary

    February 14, 2013
    We had earlier made a bullish case for the Industrial Select Sector SPDR (XLI) before starting the year 2013. This was particularly ...
  27. Stock Market News for February 14, 2013 - Market News

    February 14, 2013
    Benchmarks finished mixed following a small increase in retail sales and marginally upbeat earnings reports. The State of ...
  28. Honeywell Comes Through, But Valuation Isn't So Sweet

    January 30, 2013
    Honeywell's low growth outlook doesn't match a fairly robust valuation.
  29. UTX, Aeroflot Sign Supply Agreement - Analyst Blog

    January 28, 2013
    UTC Aerospace Systems, a division of United Technologies Corp. (UTX), was recently selected by Russian airline company Aeroflot ...
  30. Confidence And Relief Will Take General Electric Only So Far

    January 24, 2013
    GE's performance was decent, but not spectacular.
  31. Earnings Season Looks Presentable - Analyst Blog

    January 23, 2013
    The fourth quarter earnings season is in full swing and the overall tone of earnings reports thus far has been quite reassuring ...
  32. Ahead of Wall Street - January 23, 2013 - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 23, 2013
    Wednesday, January 23, 2013 The fourth quarter earnings season is in full swing and the overall tone of earnings reports ...
  33. GD Preview: Trends Call for a Miss - Analyst Blog

    January 22, 2013
    Defense operator General Dynamics Corporation (GD) is set to report fourth quarter and full year 2012 results on Jan 23, ...
  34. UTX to Unveil New Products in Dubai - Analyst Blog

    January 22, 2013
    UTC Aerospace Systems, a division of United Technologies Corp. (UTX), will exhibit its comprehensive customer support capabilities ...
  35. Boeing Teams Up With Sikorsky - Analyst Blog

    January 21, 2013
    The Boeing Company (BA) signed a teaming agreement with Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies ...
  36. Triumph to Acquire UTX's Unit - Analyst Blog

    January 21, 2013
    Triumph Group Inc. (TGI), a leader in aerospace markets, plans to acquire Goodrich Pump & Engine Control Systems (GPECS) ...
  37. Triumph Acquires Embee - Analyst Blog

    December 20, 2012
    Triumph Group Inc. (TGI), a leading provider of aircraft components, announced its acquisition of Embee Incorporated. Embee ...
  38. Housing Comeback in 2013? - Analyst Blog

    December 18, 2012
    Recent data relating to new home sales, housing permits, declining inventory levels, and rising housing prices are sufficient ...
  39. Growing Demand for GE Engines - Analyst Blog

    December 7, 2012
    Evendale-based GE Aviation, an operating unit of General Electric Co. (GE), will benefit from an order by Delta Air Lines ...
  40. Lockheed Part of SEAHAWK Contract - Analyst Blog

    December 7, 2012
    Aerospace and defense company, Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) has won a contract from the U.S. Navy for the systems integration ...
  41. Stock Market News for December 5, 2012 - Market News

    December 5, 2012
    Markets ended lower for the second consecutive day as Republicans and Democrats continued to debate the Fiscal Cliff issue. ...
  42. Will Investors Be Secure With ADT?

    November 29, 2012
    ADT is solid but not spectacular.
  43. Strategic Acquisitions by GE Aviation - Analyst Blog

    November 26, 2012
    GE Aviation, a unit of General Electric Company (GE) recently announced the acquisition of two precision manufacturing companies, ...
  44. Tyco Makes A Conservative Debut

    November 16, 2012
    Tyco makes a solid debut following the split from its parent company.
  45. 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 ...
  46. Triumph Outperforms in 2Q13 - Analyst Blog

    October 31, 2012
    Triumph Group Inc. (TGI) reported strong results for the second quarter of 2013 (ended September 30, 2012) on October 30, ...
  47. Stock Market News for October 24, 2012 - Market News

    October 24, 2012
    Benchmarks suffered heavy losses on Tuesday following weak quarterly results from DuPont and United Technologies. Meanwhile, ...
  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. Revenues Not Measuring Up - Analyst Blog

    October 23, 2012
    What is common between DuPont (DD), UPS (UPS), 3M (MMM), Whirlpool (WHR) and United Technology (UTX)? They all reported results ...
  50. Ahead of Wall Street - Oct. 23, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 23, 2012
    Tuesday, October 12, 2012 What is common between DuPont (DD), UPS (UPS), 3M (MMM), Whirlpool (WHR) and United Technology ...
  51. Textron Misses, Ups View - Analyst Blog

    October 17, 2012
    Diversified U.S. conglomerate, Textron Inc. (TXT) announced third quarter 2012 earnings of 48 cents per share, up 6.7% from ...
  52. Zacks #1 Ranked Industrial ETF: IYJ - ETF News And Commentary

    September 24, 2012
    With a global economy still struggling and a lackluster job market notwithstanding, the U.S. is seeing some growth, particularly ...
  53. Stock Market News for September 14, 2012 - Market News

    September 14, 2012
    The Fed finally announced additional economic measures and benchmarks soared to touch new multi-year highs on Thursday. The ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. Defense ETF Investing 101 - ETF News And Commentary

    September 4, 2012
    The global aerospace and defense industry is showing remarkable improvements this year thanks to rising demand for commercial ...
  56. Textron Flew Past Estimates - Analyst Blog

    July 19, 2012
    Diversified U.S. conglomerate, Textron Inc. (TXT) announced strong second quarter 2012 earnings of 58 cents per share versus ...
  57. Textron's ANA Contract Extended - Analyst Blog

    June 28, 2012
    Textron Inc.'s (TXT) unit Textron Marine & Land Systems has been awarded a contract modification by the U.S. Army Contracting ...
  58. Textron Gets Order for More MSFV's - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2012
    Textron Marine & Land Systems, a unit of Textron Inc. (TXT), has received a third option contract with value not exceeding ...
  59. Textron Jets for NetJets - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2012
    Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (TXT) company, announced that it signed a purchase agreement with NetJets Inc. for ...
  60. Textron in Canadian Army Contract - Analyst Blog

    June 11, 2012
    Textron Systems Canada Inc., a unit of Textron Inc. (TXT), has received a C$603.4 million contract for 500 patrol vehicles ...
  61. XLI: Earnings, Data Battle To A Wednesday Draw

    May 1, 2012
    XLI: Earnings, Data Battle To A Wednesday Draw
  62. Orders Will Be The Wind Beneath Boeing's Wings

    April 30, 2012
    The run in commercial aerospace is on, and both Boeing and EADS' Airbus will be spending the next few years delivering on ...
  63. 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 ...
  64. 3 Reasons To Own Ingersoll Rand

    April 27, 2012
    Ingersoll Rand is a serial underperformer. Here are three reasons you should own its stock, despite its checkered past.
  65. Honeywell An Appealing Conglomeration

    April 24, 2012
    Honeywell offers a decent combination of growth, dividend income and a reasonable valuation.
  66. U.S. Manufacturing Starts To Boom

    April 12, 2012
    With the Institute for Supply Management's PMI index rising for the 32nd month in a row, it's safe to say that the U.S. ...
  67. Gardner Denver A Unique, Growing Industrial Play

    February 16, 2012
    Gardner has geographic and client diversity and consistently solid annual profit growth. Also, its shares offer a great value.
  68. 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 ...
  69. Emerson Is Better Than It Looks

    February 13, 2012
    Emerson has stumbled, but is far from fallen.
  70. Honeywell Firing On All Investment Cylinders

    February 2, 2012
    Honeywell had a good year and another solid quarter. In addition, the company offers a reasonable valuation, a decent dividend-yield ...
  71. Which Companies Spend The Most On Lobbying?

    January 27, 2012
    Find out which companies spend the most on gaining influence over government officials.
  72. OM Group - Just Another Cheap Commodity Play, Or Something More?

    January 17, 2012
    OM Group is seeing multiple cyclical downturns, but looks cheap.
  73. Is Ingersoll-Rand's Bar Finally Low Enough?

    December 30, 2011
    Ingersoll-Rand's stock is cheap, but not necessarily a bargain.
  74. 2011 In Review - Conglomerates

    December 22, 2011
    Conglomerates were largely in the red for 2011.
  75. 2011 In Review - Industrials Show Some Rust

    December 22, 2011
    Economic fears have pushed many industrials firmly into the red for 2011.
  76. Ingersoll-Rand A Solid Industrial Play

    December 7, 2011
    Ingersoll-Rand's reasonable valuation leaves room for some level of stock upside over the next few years.
  77. 3 Stocks On Sale

    November 18, 2011
    The market's summer selloff has brought stock prices down to attractive levels for some good companies.
  78. Bulls Onboard Boeing

    October 31, 2011
    Boeing's valuation is appealing, but the story is well known.
  79. Johnson Controls Sets Up For 2012

    October 26, 2011
    Johnson Controls estimates that the company can grow earnings by 20% in fiscal 2012, as it still sees underlying strength ...
  80. Honeywell Signals a Stable Economy

    October 25, 2011
    Honeywell is a leading technology and manufacturing firm. Grab this stock while it's at a reasonable entry point.
  81. 3 Stocks On Sale

    September 28, 2011
    The market's summer selloff has brought stock prices down to attractive levels for some good companies.
  82. Tyco Goes Three-For-One

    September 21, 2011
    Tyco looks to finish spinning out its last major businesses.
  83. 3 Stocks On Sale

    September 7, 2011
    The market's summer selloff has brought stock prices down to attractive levels for some good companies.
  84. July's Dow 30 Winners and Losers

    August 3, 2011
    See the best and worst performing DJIA stocks from July 2011!
  85. Illinois Tool Works Spooks The Street

    August 2, 2011
    Normally steady Illinois Tool Works has made investors anxious.
  86. Market Dislikes 3M's Quarter

    August 1, 2011
    Industrial giant and Dow component 3M had a strong quarter, but not strong enough for the market's tastes. Investors concerned ...
  87. All Is Well At Honeywell

    July 28, 2011
    Honeywell is well positioned to take advantage of an eventual recovery in global industrial economic activity.
  88. General Electric: Cleaned Up And Reloaded

    July 27, 2011
    GE looks poised to regain its place as a go-to global industrial growth play.
  89. June's Dow 30 Winners and Losers

    July 4, 2011
    See the best and worst performing DJIA stocks from June 2011!
  90. Honeywell Benefits From Sweet Industrial Rebound

    April 26, 2011
    Honeywell produced strong first quarter results due to rising global industrial demand and excellent management.
  91. Johnson Controls Seeing Multiple Recoveries

    April 26, 2011
    Johnson Controls is rebounding well, but the Street already expects that.
  92. 5 Large Caps That Did Big Buybacks

    March 7, 2011
    Check out five S&P 500 companies that bought back more than $1 billion in stock in 2010.
  93. Ingersoll-Rand Getting The Squeeze

    February 11, 2011
    Ingersoll-Rand is not out of the woods yet from an operating effiency standpoint.
  94. 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.
  95. Honeywell Looking Sweet

    January 31, 2011
    Honeywell is performing well already and a recovery in aerospace could be the cherry on top.
  96. Sales Up, But Rising Costs Dampen 3M Profits

    January 27, 2011
    3M had a slight earnings drop for the quarter despite a revenue increase. Rising raw material costs began to show themselves.
  97. Powering Up With Fuel Cells

    December 22, 2010
    Moving past the hype of finding cleaner and renewable sources of energy, fuel cells are once again returning to the forefront ...
  98. Can Boeing Afford More Delays?

    December 8, 2010
    Boeing's delays could likely give an opening to a global set of would-be rivals.
  99. Geothermal Set To Grow

    December 1, 2010
    With traditional energy sources once again rising in price due to increasing demand, alternatives are back in the spotlight.
  100. Allegheny Becomes Broader Still

    November 19, 2010
    Allegheny takes another step beyond its history as an alloy specialist.
  101. 3M's Earnings Rise, Outlook Cautious

    November 1, 2010
    3M posted record earnings, but the market reacted negatively as the company slightly lowered its outlook for the full year.
  102. 3 Industrious Industrials

    October 25, 2010
    These diversified industrial companies continue to report a broad-based U.S. recovery. Are their efforts enough to attract ...
  103. Nucor Adds A Note Of Caution To The Season

    October 22, 2010
    Nucor throws cold water on what had been an encouraging third quarter reporting season.
  104. Raytheon A Solid Defense Play Over The Long Haul

    October 4, 2010
    There are a number of positive aspects to becoming a shareholder in Raytheon - especially now.
  105. Looking Offshore For Wind Power

    September 16, 2010
    Offshore wind power represents long-term potential in the alternative energy space.
  106. 4 Companies That Should Have Sold Out

    September 9, 2010
    When company management gets unreasonably stubborn and refuses a merger or buyout, shareholders often pay the price.
  107. Biomass Gets A Boost

    August 30, 2010
    As energy prices rise, investors and governments are looking to new alternatives to help power their portfolios and cities.
  108. 3M Posts Its Glowing Profits

    July 28, 2010
    3M remains a terrific company and a solid stock.
  109. W.W. Grainger Lacks Investment Appeal

    July 19, 2010
    The only thing to dislike about W.W. Grainger is its lofty share price valuation.
  110. 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.
  111. Pullback Equals Opportunity In Conglomerates

    June 8, 2010
    Conglomerates can be a good buy when they have the right pieces.
  112. New Tensions May Benefit Defense Contractors

    May 25, 2010
    With the U.S.'s increasing tensions with Iran, some big defense contractors may see their stock prices rise.
  113. Big Name Stocks With Rising Dividends

    February 26, 2010
    Do bigger profits, higher stock prices and expanding dividends mean ‘happy days’ are here again?
  114. Honeywell's Free Cash Flow Conversion

    February 2, 2010
    Honeywell's high level of free cash flow makes the stock as sweet as its name.
  115. Why GE Makes Cents

    December 10, 2009
    We look at GE before its upcoming January earnings, and evaluate the overall situation ahead of the numbers.
  116. Is Boring Better?

    September 2, 2009
    It may be the case that boring stocks are better. Take a look at these three stocks and decide.
  117. 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.
  118. Adding Some Geothermal To Your Mix

    August 19, 2009
    As one of better bridges to renewable energy choices out there, geothermal energy is often overlooked.
  119. Watsco Keeps Cooling America

    July 6, 2009
    Watsco is America's largest HVAC distributor. With government incentives and the inevitable rise of the housing market, this ...
  120. Diversifieds/Conglomerates WIth Upside

    June 1, 2009
    These companies can offer stabilitiy and two in particular might be promising for investors.
  121. 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 ...
  122. Get Small To Go Big

    March 13, 2009
    A small-cap Vanguard ETF offers investors diversification and low expenses along with positive returns above mid- and large-cap ...
  123. Heico Likely To Fly High Again

    March 6, 2009
    This aircraft parts manufacturer will have a tough go in 2009, but its experienced management team will keep it on course.
  124. Teleflex Flexes Muscle

    March 2, 2009
    This company stands out from its peers for successfully shifting its business focus - just in the nick of time.
  125. Honeywell Still Healthy In An Ailing Economy

    January 21, 2009
    Ahead of Jan. 30 earnings, Honeywell still shows long-term strength despite a slight downturn predicted for '09.
  126. 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.
  127. Benjamin Graham's Recession-Resistant Valuation Metric

    December 10, 2008
    Should near-term earnings be taken seriously?
  128. The Stock Market Time Warp

    November 24, 2008
    Now is the time to pick up stocks at levels not seen in more than a decade.
  129. Manitowoc Flies South For The Winter

    November 5, 2008
    Manitowoc is not an especially well-run company, but the market has overreacted to a ridiculous point.
  130. Demand Heats Up For Johnson Controls Chillers

    July 17, 2008
    With power grids straining to keep up with summer demand, Johnson Controls' YORK Chiller technology keeps its customers cool.
  131. Locking On (ATK, BA, UTX)

    April 17, 2007
    A trio of defense contractors that are leading military one-up-manship into the 21st century.
  132. The Effects of the Altria-Kraft Spin-Off (MO, KFT)

    March 26, 2007
    An interesting look at the effects the Altria-Kraft spin-off could bring to the major stock market indices.
  133. Guard Your Portfolio Against the Possibility of War in Iran

    February 23, 2007
    Nobody wants a war in Iran, but investors need to protect their portfolios in case the worst case scenario does occur.
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