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Cummins Announces CFO Change

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Cummins appoints new CFO

On January 10, 2019, Cummins (CMI) announced that Pat Ward, its current CFO, will retire from his position. Cummins also announced that Mark Smith would be replacing Ward as CFO, effective on March 31, 2019.

Ward has worked with Cummins for more than 30 years. Tom Linebarger, Cummins’ chair and CEO, said, “Pat has had an extraordinary career at Cummins. He has worked in nearly every part of our company during his 31-year tenure. He has helped many business leaders, including me, figure out where the business needs improvement and what to focus on first. Pat has also coached and developed many of our financial leaders in the company, inspiring them to be the best that they can be.”

Ward’s successor, Mark Smith, has also worked with Cummins for more than 20 years. He has served as the vice president of financial operations and has led investor relations, business planning and analysis, and capital management departments at Cummins.

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Stock price update

Cummins had a positive week. The stock gained ~2.5% and closed at $139.54 for the week ending January 11, 2019. The gains helped the stock to narrow its 100-day moving average gap and traded 1.5% below the 100-day moving average price of $141.69. So far in 2019, the stock has gained 6.0%. Cummins peers Caterpillar (CAT), Deere (DE), and General Electric (GE) have gained 5.2%, 9.0%, and 19%, respectively.

Last week, Cummins outperformed the Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Industrials ETF (RGI), which gained 4.0%. The fund has invested 1.5% of its holdings in Cummins as of January 11, 2019. Cummins has a relative strength index of 57, which indicates that the stock isn’t overbought or oversold.

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