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Shannon Black

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    How Post-Brexit Trade Deals Impact US Multinationals in Europe

    If the United Kingdom doesn’t strike a deal with EU, tariffs on industrial goods and services would range between 0% and 16%, depending on the nature of the products.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Honeywell Fell 7.5% as Business Update Spooked Investors

    On October 7, Honeywell (HON) stock fell 7.5% to $106.94. This was Honeywell’s biggest one-day drop since August 2011.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Dover Corporation: Growing by Acquiring

    Since its inception, Dover Corporation (DOV) has followed an acquisition-based growth strategy. The company has acquired over 100 manufacturing companies since 1955, and it currently manages close to 30 independently operating companies under its umbrella.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What You Should Know about Stanley Security’s Business Mix

    The Stanley Security business saw a steady decline in the last four years with sales falling from $2.4 billion in 2012 to ~$2.1 billion in 2015.

    By Shannon Black
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    Earnings Report

    Caterpillar Doubles Its Market Share in China’s Shrinking Market

    In 2012, Caterpillar (CAT) had a market share of 7% in the excavator manufacturing industry. Its share doubled to 14% YTD in 2016.

    By Shannon Black
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    Earnings Report

    Jacobs Engineering Stock Reacted to Trump’s Victory

    After Donald Trump won the US presidential election, Jacobs Engineering (JEC) rose 9% on November 9. For now, the benefits are just speculation.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Dover Refrigeration & Food Equipment: Keeping It Cool

    The Dover Refrigeration & Food Equipment unit is a major provider of refrigerated display cases and kitchen equipment such as cookers, mixers, braising pans, and packaging and processing solutions for the meat and poultry business.

    By Shannon Black
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    Earnings Report

    TDG Boosted Its Proprietary Product Revenue with This Acquisition

    TransDigm (TDG) has increased the size of its existing term loan facility by $650 million to facilitate a one-time special dividend of $24 per share.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Danaher Corporation’s Excess Returns Fail to Impress

    Earlier in this series, we looked at Danaher’s return on invested capital on a standalone basis. However, we were only looking at half the story.

    By Shannon Black
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    Earnings Report

    Northrop Faces Fierce Challenge from Lockheed over T-X Contract

    Both Boeing’s (BA) and Northrop Grumman’s (NOC) teams have submitted clean sheet bids to the US Air Force.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Introducing Danaher: A Diversified Healthcare Company

    Danaher is a diversified conglomerate with a market cap of ~$56 billion. Its customers are mostly professionals and organizations rather than retail consumers.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Honeywell Aerospace’s Recent Developments in Connectivity

    In September 2015, Honeywell acquired Aviaso Software, a privately held aviation software company based in Switzerland. Aviaso develops and provides fuel efficiency and emission-saving software to the airline industry.

    By Shannon Black
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    Can the Learjet–Textron Cessna Combination Fly Higher?

    Rumors have been flying about the potential sale of Learjet to Cessna Aircraft. Learjet is a light business jet manufacturing unit housed by Bombardier (BDRBF).

    By Shannon Black
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    Earnings Report

    Honeywell’s Management Seeks to Reassure Investors

    Honeywell (HON) released its 3Q16 earnings on October 21. It provided a business update earlier in the month, but there were a few surprises in the release.

    By Shannon Black
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    Raytheon: A Top Pick to Hedge against Political Risks

    Credit Suisse cited L-3 Communications (LLL), Raytheon (RTN), and General Dynamics (GD) as its picks to hedge against the election cycle.

    By Shannon Black
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    Earnings Report

    Why Danaher Is Relatively Immune from Growth Concerns in China

    Organically, Danaher (DGR) has grown at a CAGR of roughly 10% in China over the last five years. Approximately 50% of the company’s revenues in China are derived from its Diagnostics segment.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s Stanley Black & Decker’s Market Position?

    Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) has a stupendous record of launching at least 1,000 products every year at an average of three products a day.

    By Shannon Black
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    Leases Drive Up Credit Losses in Deere’s Financial Unit

    Deere & Company’s (DE) financial services (IYF) unit represented 10.2% of revenues in 3Q16, which is comparable to levels of 10.4% in 3Q15.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Brief Overview of Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions

    Honeywell (HON) provides control solutions for various residential and industrial applications through the Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions–ACS unit.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Dover Fluids: A Brief Overview

    Dover Corporation’s (DOV) Fluids businesses include the Pump Solutions Group (or PSG), which provides pumping solutions to several end markets.

    By Shannon Black
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    Market Expectations from Rockwell Collins in Its 3Q16 Earnings

    Rockwell Collins (COL), which makes avionics for commercial and military aircraft, is scheduled to declare its 3Q16 earnings on July 25. The consensus analyst estimate COL’s adjusted EPS to rise by 19% on a year-over-year basis to $1.58.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are Stanley Black & Decker’s Business Segments?

    Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) markets its products through three business segments: Global Tools & Storage, Security, and Industrials.

    By Shannon Black
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    Earnings Report

    Analysts Expect Raytheon to Beat Its 3Q16 Earnings Guidance

    Raytheon will release its 3Q16 earnings on October 27. The consensus forecast is for Raytheon to post an adjusted EPS of $1.66—12.9% growth YoY.

    By Shannon Black
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    Emerson Electric Looks Cheap after Its 3Q16 Results

    Emerson Electric (EMR) released its fiscal 3Q16 earnings after the Market opened on August 2, 2016. It resulted in a negative price action of 4.9%.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Stanley Security Changed Gears

    Profit margins in Stanley Security increased from 10.2% in 2013 to 11.4% in 2015.

    By Shannon Black
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    Earnings Report

    Forex Headwinds, Divestitures Dampen Emerson’s Guidance

    Emerson Electric’s (EMR) trailing three-month (or TTM3) orders in June declined 4.4% on an organic basis. Much of the decline was led by the Process Management segment.

    By Shannon Black
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    Danaher to Declare Its First Earnings after Fortive Separation

    Danaher Corporation (DHR), which became a diversified healthcare company after its restructuring actions, is slated to declare its 3Q16 earnings on October 20. The consensus Wall Street estimate is for Danaher to post adjusted EPS of $0.83 on sales of ~$4.1 billion.

    By Shannon Black
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    Earnings Report

    Deere’s Financial Unit Continues to Bleed from Used Equipment

    Deere (DE) Financial Services represented 11.5% of the company’s revenues in 4Q16, which is higher than 9.7% in 4Q15.

    By Shannon Black
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    Earnings Report

    Jacobs Engineering Posts the Highest Annual Free Cash Flows

    Jacobs Engineering Group declared its 4Q16 and fiscal 2016 results on November 22. It reported adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $0.77.

    By Shannon Black
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    Earnings Report

    After 3 Years, Rockwell Could See Sales Growth in Fiscal 2017

    Rockwell Automation maintains that oil prices have recovered since the beginning of 2016, and most of its business in the heavy industries end market is expected to stabilize.

    By Shannon Black
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    Earnings Report

    Compared to Its Peers, Rockwell Automation’s Returns Are Stellar

    Among the analysts surveyed by Bloomberg, three rated Rockwell Automation (ROK) as a “buy,” 15 rated it as a “hold,” and five rated it as a “sell.”

    By Shannon Black
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    Miscellaneous

    Defense Sector Stocks Achieve Liftoff from Trump’s Victory

    Because Republicans retained control of both legislative houses, investors expected that defense budgets would be easier to pass.

    By Shannon Black
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    Earnings Report

    Elections up the Ante in Choosing Best Defense Stock Investment

    With the US presidential elections upon us in a few weeks, investors may be looking for a cover that protects their portfolio from political risks.

    By Shannon Black
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    Earnings Report

    Northrop Grumman Stock Jumps as Earnings Crush Estimates

    Leading defense contractor (PPA) Northrop Grumman (NOC) declared its 3Q16 earnings on October 26, 2016. The company’s earnings per share rose 22%.

    By Shannon Black
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    Miscellaneous

    Rockwell Collins Acquires B/E Aerospace in a Deal-Making Weekend

    On October 23, Rockwell Collins (COL) announced that it intends to acquire B/E Aerospace (BEAV) for a total consideration of $8.3 billion. Within Rockwell Collins, B/E Aerospace will operate as its new Aircraft Interior Systems segment.

    By Shannon Black
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    Earnings Report

    With Phenomenex, Danaher Has an Attractive Consumables Asset

    On October 12, Danaher announced its an agreement to acquire Phenomenex, a privately held manufacturer of separation and purification consumables.

    By Shannon Black
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    Earnings Report

    Higher G650 Mix Puts Margins of General Dynamics in Top Gear

    Despite the challenging conditions, General Dynamics (GD) has managed to raise its margins in its Aerospace segment.

    By Shannon Black
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    Earnings Report

    Textron Aviation, Industrials Manage to Put Quarterly Sales in the Green

    Textron’s (TXT) revenues in 3Q16 rose 2.2% to ~$3.3 billion, missing estimates by $150 million. Sales growth was driven by 2.1% inorganic growth.

    By Shannon Black
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    Earnings Report

    Northrop Grumman Faces Dogfight over Air Force Trainer Contract

    The US Air Force has put up an order for 350 trainer aircraft on competing bids. The request for proposal is likely to be finalized by December 2016.

    By Shannon Black
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    Earnings Report

    Caterpillar Invests in an Indoor Autonomous Vehicle Startup

    On October 5, the venture capital arms of General Electric and Caterpillar, along with a group of other investors, raised $30 million for Clearpath Robotics.

    By Shannon Black
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    Caterpillar’s 3Q16 Earnings Bring ‘Inflection’ Back into Focus

    Caterpillar, the world’s largest manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, will declare its 3Q16 earnings before the market opens on October 25.

    By Shannon Black
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    NetJets Orders Secure Textron Aviation amid Business Jet Weakness

    Textron Aviation increase its sales in the last two quarters after gaining traction for its new Latitude business jets. It has secured 150 orders from NetJets.

    By Shannon Black
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    How Acuity Brands’ Year-to-Date Returns Stack Up

    Among the ratings listed in Bloomberg, seven analysts have “buy” recommendations, and four have “hold” recommendations on Acuity Brands (AYI).

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How This Emerson Sales Strategy Is Reeling in Big Box Retailers

    Emerson Electric’s (EMR) omnichannel sales strategy is a multichannel approach that provides an integrated shopping experience.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Emerson Enjoying the Heat from the Sunbelt’s Population Boom

    Because the Sunbelt region is the primary market for HVAC manufacturers that are Emerson’s customers, it could be a key growth driver in the coming quarters.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Emerson Process Management Stacks Up to Competitors

    Revenues for Emerson’s (EMR) Process Management segment have risen from $7.0 billion in 2011 to $8.5 billion in 2015 at a compound annual growth rate of 4%.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Not Much to Brag About for Emerson’s Industrial Automation Unit

    Revenues for Emerson’s Industrial Automation segment have fallen from $5.3 billion in 2011 to $4.1 billion in 2015.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding the Synergies behind Emerson’s Deal with Pentair

    Emerson Electric’s (EMR) acquisition of Pentair Valves & Controls will give Emerson the best of both worlds and strengthen areas that are currently weak or nonexistent.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Emerson Snaps Up Pentair’s Valves Business for $3.1 Billion

    On August 18, 2016, Emerson Electric (EMR) announced that it signed an agreement to acquire Pentair’s (PNR) Valves & Controls business for $3.2 billion.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are Emerson Electric’s Core Business Areas?

    This is the second series in our company overview of Emerson Electric (EMR). The company recently realigned its business after finding buyers for its Network Power segment.

    By Shannon Black
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    Earnings Report

    Why Clarcor Has Been Considered a Super Stock This Year

    Investors who took positions in Clarcor (CLC) stock at the beginning of the year have few reasons to complain.

    By Shannon Black
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    Earnings Report

    Higher Productivity and Lower Sales Highlight Clarcor’s 3Q Results

    Clarcor beat Wall Street estimates by four cents with 3Q16 adjusted earnings per share (or EPS) of $0.73.

    By Shannon Black
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    Earnings Report

    Clarcor’s Top Line Bears the Brunt of Weak Oil Markets in 3Q

    Clarcor revenues (CLC) fell 7.3% year-over-year (or YoY) to $331.4 million in 3Q16, which was below Wall Street estimates of $339 million.

    By Shannon Black
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    Healthcare

    What Made Cepheid Attractive to Danaher?

    On September 6, 2016, Danaher (DHR) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cepheid (CPHD) for $4 billion.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Digging around to Find Drivers in Danaher’s Environmental Segment

    Danaher’s Environmental & Applied Solutions (or, EAS) segment represented 25% of company sales in 2015, or $3.5 billion in value terms.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Danaher Diagnostics Fares against Its Competition

    Danaher’s Diagnostics unit had operating margins of 15.4% in 2015 and 17.2% in 1H16.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Key Product Lines That Make Up Danaher’s Diagnostics Business

    Danaher’s (DHR) Diagnostics unit, established through the acquisition of Radiometer in 2004, earned $4.9 billion in sales in 2015.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Acquiring Pall Corp. Still Breathing Life into Danaher

    The acquisition of Pall has allowed Danaher to strengthen its presence in the life sciences market.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Pall Acquisition Gave Birth to Danaher’s Filtration Business

    Danaher’s filtration business came into existence through the acquisition of Pall in 2015.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding the Skeleton of Danaher’s Life Sciences Business

    Customers in the Danaher life sciences business generally look at how the technology offered by a company can fit into their workflows.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Danaher’s Business Segments Are Structured

    Each segment of Danaher is made up of roughly about 50 independent operating companies that Danaher has acquired over the years.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How United Technologies Has Evolved over the Years

    The origins of United Technologies (UTX) lie in the creation of the United Aircraft and Transportation Company (or UATC) in 1929.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Emerson Electric: The Giant with a 125-Year History

    Emerson Electric earned revenues of $22.3 billion in fiscal 2015. About 48% of the company’s fiscal 2015 revenues came from the United States and Canada.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Does Emerson Compare to Its Peers?

    Emerson has managed to find high returns for its prior as well as its incremental invested capital.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Does Emerson Have a Competitive Advantage?

    An analysis of Emerson Electric’s (EMR) ROIC between 1995 and 2015 shows that 2001–2003 were the only years when ROIC fell below 13%.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    More Losses? Caterpillar Puts Part of Its Mining Business on Sale

    Caterpillar logged four consecutive quarters of operating losses in the Resource Industries segment—it houses the mining equipment business.

    By Shannon Black
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    How Are Danaher’s Returns Compared to Its Industry Peers’?

    Danaher’s ROIC fell steadily from 15.5% in 2006 to 8.5% in 2015, indicating that it has probably had fewer high return reinvestment opportunities since then.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investors Shouldn’t Expect Near-Term Optimism from Caterpillar

    Caterpillar (CAT) released its retail statistics for July on a three-month rolling basis on August 18. However, Caterpillar’s retail sales fell in July.

    By Shannon Black
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    Is Danaher Losing Its Competitive Advantage?

    We analyzed Danaher’s (DHR) ROIC in the 20-year period between 1995 and 2015 and classified the period of study into 16 buckets of five years each.

    By Shannon Black
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    Danaher’s Journey from Corporate Raider to Corporate Statesman

    Danaher (DHR) was the brainchild of brothers Steven and Mitchell Rales. It was incorporated as a holding company in 1984.

    By Shannon Black
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    What Do Wall Street Analysts Think about Deere?

    The consensus rating among Bloomberg-listed analysts covering Deere & Company has leaned more towards a “neutral” rating since the beginning of 2016.

    By Shannon Black
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    Earnings Report

    Transdigm Continues as a ‘Super Stock’ in 2016

    Transdigm Group (TDG) became public in March 2006. Since then, the company’s stock has compounded wealth at an astonishing clip.

    By Shannon Black
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    Consumer

    AGCO Acquires Cimbria, Expands in Seed and Grain Handling

    On June 29, AGCO (AGCO) announced that it acquired Cimbria Holdings from Silverfleet Capital for 310 million euros ($340 million).

    By Shannon Black
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    Parker-Hannifin’s 2017 Guidance Suggests Slowdown in Industrials

    Parker-Hannifin has guided its fiscal 2017 adjusted EPS at $6.40–$7.10. The midpoint of this range is roughly 4.5% higher than $6.46 in fiscal 2016.

    By Shannon Black
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    Spirit AeroSystems’ Shares Take a Hop as it Wings Airbus Deal

    In 2Q16, Spirit AeroSystems’ Fuselage Systems represented 50% of total revenues. Propulsion Systems and Wing Systems made up 26.3% and 23.2%, respectively.

    By Shannon Black
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    Emerson’s 15% Profit Drop in Q3 Mitigated by Its Solid Cash Flow

    Despite a 15% decline in net profits, Emerson Electric (EMR) reported a solid cash flow performance in 3Q16.

    By Shannon Black
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    Key Contributors to Emerson Electric’s Improving Margins in Q3

    Emerson’s (EMR) operating margins expanded by 20 basis points YoY (year-over-year) to 13.9% in 3Q16.

    By Shannon Black
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    Better-than-Expected 2Q16 Operations Propel United Technologies

    United Technologies (UTX), a diversified industrial (RGI) conglomerate, released its earnings report for 2Q16 on July 26, 2016.

    By Shannon Black
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    How Consolidation in the Mining Industry Impacts Caterpillar

    Caterpillar’s (CAT) sales in the Resource Industries segment, which houses the Mining Equipment business, fell by 29% year-over-year in 2Q16 to $1.4 billion.

    By Shannon Black
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    How Honeywell Is Addressing Brexit Concerns

    After the results of the Brexit vote, Honeywell (HON) maintained that the near-term impact of the event would be minimal.

    By Shannon Black
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    Europe Steps Up for 3M, Boosts Sales in 2Q16

    Among 3M’s regional markets, the EMEA region delivered the best performance in total growth terms. The region accounts for roughly 20% of 3M’s annual sales.

    By Shannon Black
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    Key Takeaways from 3M’s 2Q16 Sales Performance

    In terms of the trend in sales performance, 3M (MMM) continues to do pretty well in businesses with a consumer focus.

    By Shannon Black
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    3M in 2Q16: Improving Operations Mask Underlying Demand Weakness

    On July 26, 2016, 3M (MMM) released its 2Q16 earnings before the Markets opened. The earnings release resulted in a negative price action of 1.1%, and 3M stock closed at $177.66.

    By Shannon Black
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    Dover’s Engineered Systems Segment Glimmers Amid Gloom

    Engineered systems sales were responsible for 35.1% of Dover’s (DOV) total sales and 47% of its total segment profits in 2Q16.

    By Shannon Black
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    Why Stanley Black & Decker Upgraded Its Guidance in 2Q16 Earnings Release

    Stanley Black & Decker’s (SWK) consolidated revenues increased by 2.3% year-over-year to $2.9 billion.

    By Shannon Black
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    Stanley Black & Decker Shares Roar on Spectacular 2Q16 Performance

    Stanley Black & Decker (SWK), the world’s leading toolmaker, declared its 2Q16 earnings before the Market opened on July 22. SWK stock closed 4.8% higher on the day of the earnings release.

    By Shannon Black
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    Analyzing Honeywell Aerospace’s Strengths, Weaknesses

    Honeywell’s lucrative commercial aftermarket business, which makes up 32% of its Aerospace segment’s revenue, saw an uptick of 6% in organic sales in 2Q16.

    By Shannon Black
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    Weak Industrial Demand a Cause for Honeywell Shares to Retreat

    Honeywell (HON), a diversified, century-old industrial (XLI) conglomerate, released its earnings report for 2Q16 on July 22, 2016.

    By Shannon Black
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    Other Defense Majors Made for Better 2016 Picks Than Raytheon

    Raytheon (LMT) has managed to beat consensus EPS (earnings per share) as well as revenue estimates seven times in the last eight quarters.

    By Shannon Black
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    Earnings Report

    How Do Major Analysts View Rockwell Collins’s Stock?

    The consensus rating among the 19 analysts covering Rockwell Collins (COL) leans toward a “buy” call.

    By Shannon Black
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    Consumer

    How Elon Musk’s SpaceX Is Turning Up the Heat on Lockheed Martin

    Lockheed Martin’s (LMT) Space Systems segment generated $9.1 billion in revenues in 2015, representing 20% of total annual revenues.

    By Shannon Black
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    Why Did Analysts Revise Their Ratings for UTX in 2Q16?

    The analysts from Goldman Sachs (GS) and RBC Capital Markets (RY) changed their ratings on UTX from “buy” to “hold” by the end of the quarter on June 30, 2016.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How 3M Company’s Acquisition Strategy Has Changed

    3M Company’s (MMM) acquisition strategy for the last ten years can be classified as “BI” (before Inge) and “AI” (after Inge).

    By Shannon Black
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    What Are the Financial Objectives of 3M Company’s 5-Year Plan?

    In February 2016, 3M Company (MMM) set financial objectives for the five-year period from 2016 to 2020 that were slightly below its previous expectations.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Strategy Is 3M Company Using to Increase Cost Savings?

    Realizing that its capital structure was sub-optimal and was leading to a high cost of capital, 3M Company started adding leverage.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Good Is the Quality of 3M Company’s Earnings?

    3M Company’s (MMM) accruals ratios using the balance sheet and the cash flow methods rose considerably in 2015.

    By Shannon Black
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    How Did United Technologies View Brexit Going into Its 2Q16 Earnings?

    United Technologies (UTX) plans to release its 2Q16 earnings on July 19, 2016. With more than 8,000 employees in the UK, UTX’s stock fell by 3.4% to $98.89 on June 24 following the Brexit referendum.

    By Shannon Black
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    How Wall Street Views Dover Corporation’s 2Q16 Earnings

    The diversified industrials company Dover Corporation (DOV) is expected to declare its 2Q16 earnings on July 19, 2016. In 1Q16, Dover’s management downgraded its sales guidance, citing weaker fundamentals in the oil and gas markets

    By Shannon Black
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    How 3M Company’s Products Look After Your Health

    Revenues from 3M Company’s (MMM) Healthcare segment rose from 16.7% ($5 billion) of total annual revenue in 2011 to 17.5% ($5.4 billion) in 2015.

    By Shannon Black
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    3M Consumer Products: Your Everyday Kitchen and Office Companions

    3M Company’s (MMM) Consumer Solutions segment is made up of four diverse businesses, which garnered a combined annual revenue of $4.4 billion in 2015.

    By Shannon Black
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