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(SWHC) How to Spot a Winning Stock

Peter Lynch once said, “Investing without research is like playing stud poker and never looking at the cards.”

If you’re wary of doing hard work – of getting your hands dirty doing some research – then I don’t think investing is for you.

It’s not a game. Or a gamble.

I...

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(ETN) High Anxiety

When you see a bad deal in the stock market, there’s usually a way to take the other side of that trade and reap the rewards the other party gives up.

With the markets stumbling this year and fear running high, many investors are looking for a way to profit from the anxiety. After all, it’s...

2Mar2014 | | Comments Off on (ETN) High Anxiety | Continued

(DOV) Dover to Spin off Businesses

Dover Corporation (DOV) has decided to spin-off certain part of its communication technologies businesses into a standalone, publicly traded company in order to concentrate on its core industrial business, focused around energy, fluids...

2Oct2013 | | Comments Off on (DOV) Dover to Spin off Businesses | Continued

(HON) Honeywell International Turbochargers for Chevrolet

Diversified technology company Honeywell International Inc. (HON) recently announced that indigenous technology of its Turbo Technology division has been used to design and build the turbocharger for Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel,...

17Sep2013 | | Comments Off on (HON) Honeywell International Turbochargers for Chevrolet | Continued

(BA) Boeing Offers More Cashflow to Shareholders

The Boeing Company (BA) has decided to return approximately 80% of cash from its free cash flow to its shareholders via dividends and share buybacks. This decision comes on the heels of the company’s expectation of lower research...

13Sep2013 | | Comments Off on (BA) Boeing Offers More Cashflow to Shareholders | Continued

(PNR) Pentair Reaches 52-Week High

Shares of Pentair Ltd. (PNR) reached a new 52-week high of $58.59 on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. The new high was primarily driven by the company’s ability to consistently raise dividends and expected benefits from integration and standardization...

27Aug2013 | | Comments Off on (PNR) Pentair Reaches 52-Week High | Continued

(NOC) Northrop Grumman Earns $113.7 Million DoD Contract

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) numbered among the 20 recipients of contracts from the Department of Defense (DoD). The Northrop contract for $113.7 million calls for Full Rate Production of five E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Lot 2 airborne...

20Aug2013 | | Comments Off on (NOC) Northrop Grumman Earns $113.7 Million DoD Contract | Continued

(ERJ) Embraer Clinches Potential $8.3 Billion Deal

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer S.A. (ERJ) clinched a major contract with the world’s largest regional airline group SkyWest Inc. (SKYW) to sell as many...

19Aug2013 | | Comments Off on (ERJ) Embraer Clinches Potential $8.3 Billion Deal | Continued

(RS) Reliance Steel & Aluminum Analyst Maintains Shares at Neutral

We are retaining our Neutral recommendation on Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. (RS). While the company is seeing strength across automotive and energy markets, a still soft non-residential construction market and the weak pricing...

1Aug2013 | | Comments Off on (RS) Reliance Steel & Aluminum Analyst Maintains Shares at Neutral | Continued

(CAT) Caterpillar’s April Sales Down 9%

Sales worries continue for Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) as worldwide sales of the construction and mining equipment behemoth declined 9% for the three months ending Apr 2013. This marked the fifth consecutive month of declining sales following...

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(PH) Parker Hannifin Reaches 52-Week High

Shares of Parker-Hannifin Corp. (PH) reached a new 52-week high of $100.58 on Monday, May 20, 2013. The new high was primarily driven by the company’s ability to consistently raise dividends and supported by its strong balance sheet....

19Jul2013 | | Comments Off on (PH) Parker Hannifin Reaches 52-Week High | Continued

(RTN) Raytheon to Sign $2.1Billion Oman Deal

Raytheon Company (RTN) is set to clinch a $2.1 billion arms deal to sell Oman an air defense system during the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit in the Gulf state this week.

Although the terms of the latest agreement...

16Jul2013 | | Comments Off on (RTN) Raytheon to Sign $2.1Billion Oman Deal | Continued

(HON) Honeywell Powers Honda Amaze

Diversified technology company Honeywell International Inc. (HON) recently announced that indigenous technology of its Turbo Technology division has been used to design and build the turbocharger for Honda Amaze, a compact sedan from...

16Jul2013 | | Comments Off on (HON) Honeywell Powers Honda Amaze | Continued

(NOC) Northrop Grumman Boosts Share Repurchase

The board of directors of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) has given approval to repurchase the company’s common stock worth $4 billion. This is the additional share buyback limit over the existing level of $1 billion. With...

11Jul2013 | | Comments Off on (NOC) Northrop Grumman Boosts Share Repurchase | Continued

(PCP) Forbes Energy Services Reports Loss Yet Again

Forbes Energy Services Ltd. (FES), an oilfield services contractor, reported sequentially improved results for the first quarter of 2013, with a loss per share of 13 cents, narrower than the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of 17...

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(HW) Headwaters Enters Technology Alliance With Axens

Headwaters Incorporated (HW) declared that its unit, HTI, has entered into a technology alliance with Axens, a leading provider of technologies, catalysts and services for oil refineries. The companies will share their technologies...

6Jul2013 | | Comments Off on (HW) Headwaters Enters Technology Alliance With Axens | Continued

(VAL) Valspar Neutral Rating Reaffirmed by Analysts

We have reaffirmed our Neutral recommendation on paints and coatings maker Valspar Corp. (VAL) following its mixed second-quarter fiscal 2013 results. While we are encouraged by the recovery in its paint business, an uncertain demand...

6Jul2013 | | Comments Off on (VAL) Valspar Neutral Rating Reaffirmed by Analysts | Continued

(GLDD) Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation Wins Miami Harbor Project

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) announced that it has been awarded a $122 million contract for deepening of the Miami Harbor by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. With further options of contract expected to be awarded...

4Jul2013 | | Comments Off on (GLDD) Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation Wins Miami Harbor Project | Continued

(FLR) Fluor Gets Qatar’s Public Works’ Authority Contract

Recently, Fluor Corporation (FLR) received a contract from Qatar’s Public Works’ Authority for program management and construction supervision services for the Sharq Crossing. The contract is valued at $185 million and will be...

2Jul2013 | | Comments Off on (FLR) Fluor Gets Qatar’s Public Works’ Authority Contract | Continued

(ABB) ABB Limited – Long-Term Contract with China’s LNG Shipping

Recently, ABB Ltd. (ABB) entered into a long-term Preventive Service agreement with China LNG Shipping International Co. Ltd. As per the terms of the agreement, ABB will provide maintenance services to all ABB equipment that are on...

2Jul2013 | | Comments Off on (ABB) ABB Limited – Long-Term Contract with China’s LNG Shipping | Continued

(CAT) Caterpillar Resolves ERA Aquisition Issues

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) announced the resolution of its outstanding issues with Mining Machinery Limited regarding Caterpillar’s acquisition of ERA, including its wholly-owned subsidiary Zhengzhou Siwei Mechanical & Electrical...

2Jul2013 | | Comments Off on (CAT) Caterpillar Resolves ERA Aquisition Issues | Continued

(DHI) D.R. Horton Upped to Outperform

On May 15, we upgraded our recommendation on D.R. Horton Inc. (DHI) from Neutral to Outperform following solid results in the second quarter of fiscal 2013.D.R. Horton now carries a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).

Why the...

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(TDG) TransDigm Group to Acquire Arkwin

TransDigm Group Inc. (TDG) recently signed a definitive agreement to acquire Arkwin Industries, Inc. The deal is an all cash transaction and is valued at approximately $286 million.

The acquisition is a strategic move by TransDigm...

28Jun2013 | | Comments Off on (TDG) TransDigm Group to Acquire Arkwin | Continued

(LLL) L-3 Communications and ViaSat Sign Communications Contract

A business arm of L-3 Communications (LLL), Platform Integration Division, announced that it has signed a memorandum of agreement with ViaSat Inc. (VSAT) to offer...

25Jun2013 | | Comments Off on (LLL) L-3 Communications and ViaSat Sign Communications Contract | Continued

(LMT) Lockheed Martin Earns Neutral Rating From Analyst

We maintained our long-term Neutral recommendation on aerospace and defense major Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) on May 10, 2013. The company’s first quarter 2013 results and its leveraged presence in the Army, Air Force, Navy...

23Jun2013 | | Comments Off on (LMT) Lockheed Martin Earns Neutral Rating From Analyst | Continued

(TDG) TransDigm Group Hits All-Time High

TransDigm Group Incorporated (TDG) hit an all-time high of $155.97 on May 15, 2013. Total shares traded on that date were 556,683, more than double the average volume of shares traded over the last three months aggregating 273,703....

22Jun2013 | | Comments Off on (TDG) TransDigm Group Hits All-Time High | Continued

(CAT) Caterpillar to Underperform

We have maintained our underperform recommendation on Caterpillar Inc. (CAT), leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, given its lackluster first quarter results, trimmed outlook for 2013, weak demand for its mining...

12Jun2013 | | Comments Off on (CAT) Caterpillar to Underperform | Continued

(NOC) Northrop Grumman Stays Neutral

We have maintained our Neutral recommendation on Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) on May 22, 2013 on the back of its improved performance and lower share count that led to a top and bottom line beat in the first quarter. However,...

30May2013 | | Comments Off on (NOC) Northrop Grumman Stays Neutral | Continued

(X) U.S. Steel Dropped to Underperform

On May 8, we downgraded U.S. Steel (X) to Underperform factoring in the oversupply in the steel industry, pricing pressure, a still depressed construction market and the challenges faced by the company’s flat-rolled business.

Why...

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(LMT) Lockheed Martin Wins Four in a Row

Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) turned out to be the major beneficiary of the 20 contracts, worth $717.7 million, handed out by the Department of Defense (DoD) very recently. Indeed the company secured four contracts that comprised nearly...

23May2013 | | Comments Off on (LMT) Lockheed Martin Wins Four in a Row | Continued