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  • The major sub-industries of the global power equipment industry
    Company & Industry Overviews

    The major sub-industries of the global power equipment industry

    The power generation equipment industry is made up of various sub-industries, each with a structure of its own.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Rise in Initial Jobless Claims Denotes Weakness in Manufacturing

    According to the U.S. Department of Labor, initial jobless claims were 259,000 for the week ended October 17, 2015. Claims increased by 3,000 from the prior week’s revised level.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Earnings Report

    Behind Ingersoll Rand’s Outstanding 1Q16

    Ingersoll Rand’s 1Q16 earnings boosted its shares to $67.48 in early trading, but the stock closed at $65.39 on April 26—2.5% lower than the opening price.

    By Jessica Stephans
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    Earnings Report

    Analyst Forecasts for Ingersoll Rand in 2016

    For 2016, analysts expect Ingersoll Rand (IR) to report revenue of ~$13.5 billion, which would be ~1.5% higher than its revenue of $13.3 billion in 2015.

    By Jessica Stephans
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    Fund Managers

    Relational continues to lower stake in SPX Corporation

    Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, SPX Corporation is a global, multi-industry manufacturing leader with around $5 billion in annual revenue.

    By Samantha Nielson
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    The Invesco European Growth Fund’s Top Sectors Fired in 2015

    The Invesco European Growth Fund – Class A (AEDAX) fell 1.1% in December 2015 from the previous month.

    By David Ashworth
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    Earnings Report

    What Were Ingersoll Rand’s Key Highlights for 4Q15?

    Ingersoll Rand’s (IR) 4Q15 revenues came in at $3.33 billion, compared to analyst estimates of $3.30 billion. Revenues stood at $3.2 billion in 3Q14.

    By Jessica Stephans
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    Industrials

    What’s the Industrials Sector’s Dividend Yield?

    The industrials sector has an average dividend yield of 1.7%.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Fund Managers

    Looking at the Portfolio of the Fidelity Advisor Europe Fund

    Industrials and financials are the top two invested sectors of FHJUX, and each sector commands more than one-fifth of the portfolio.

    By David Ashworth
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    Miscellaneous

    What’s the Rationale behind GE’s Proposed Acquisition?

    In this article, we’ll go through the rationale behind GE’s planned acquisition of LM Wind Power. According to the GWEC, worldwide wind capacity is expected to nearly double in the next five years.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///Scout International Fund
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why 2016 Is Turning Out Well for the Scout International Fund

    UMBWX has had a decent 2016 so far. Its low portfolio turnover has been an asset given that the stock picks have delivered.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///Post Q IR WC
    Earnings Report

    Did Ingersoll Rand Up Its Free Cash Flow Target for 2016 after Its 2Q Results?

    In the current volatile global scenario, Ingersoll Rand’s (IR) 2Q16 revenues and net profit have increased by 2.0% and 15%, respectively.

    By Jessica Stephans
  • uploads///Scout International Fund
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Should You Be Cautious about the Scout International Fund?

    The consumer discretionary sector has been the primary drag on the Scout International Fund (UMBWX) in YTD 2016.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///hussman final
    Earnings Report

    The Brass Tacks of the Ingersoll Rand-Hussmann Deal

    Ingersoll Rand has agreed to sell its remaining equity interest of 40% in Hussmann to Panasonic. Panasonic will buy 100% shares according to the agreement.

    By Jessica Stephans
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Lincoln Electric’s Debt Surge 200% in 2015?

    Lincoln Electric (LECO) has been successful in keeping a low debt-to-equity ratio. This shows the company is using less leverage and has a strong equity position.

    By Jessica Stephans
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Lincoln’s New Organizational Structure and Operational Efficiency

    To simplify organizational complexity and drive efficiencies, Lincoln Electric (LECO) is undergoing a transformation toward a new organizational structure.

    By Jessica Stephans
  • uploads///iillin roic
    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Is Helping Lincoln Electrics Post an Impressive ROIC??

    Lincoln Electric (LECO) historically has been able to generate return on invested capital (or ROIC) in the mid-teens.

    By Jessica Stephans
  • uploads///iillin rrrisks
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Are the Major Risks Faced by Lincoln Electric?

    The revival of global growth is of the utmost importance to Lincoln Electric. The company’s revenue declined by 1% in 2014 while it further deteriorated by 10% in 2015.

    By Jessica Stephans
  • uploads///lin harris
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Volume, Raw Material Prices Impact Lincoln’s Harris Welding Segment

    In fiscal 2015, Lincoln Electric’s (LECO) Harris Product Welding segment contributed approximately 10% to its total revenue, with 7% to its consolidated operating profit.

    By Jessica Stephans
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Lincoln Electric Is Known as the ‘Welding Expert’

    Lincoln Electric (LECO) addresses consumers’ process issues with its know-how on equipment and consumables development.

    By Jessica Stephans
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s the Forex Impact on Ingersoll Rand’s 2015 Revenue?

    For 2015, Ingersoll Rand’s (IR) total revenue increased organically. Excluding the foreign exchange impact, the revenue would have been more.

    By Jessica Stephans
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Ingersoll Rand’s Position in the Global HVAC Industry

    Ingersoll Rand (IR) has been making air compressors for more than 150 years. The company claims to be technologically advanced and a leader in the field.

    By Jessica Stephans
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Ingersoll Rand: Its Segments and Restructuring Efforts

    Ingersoll Rand (IR) hopes demand will continue to drive its business, but it also plans to help solve some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.

    By Jessica Stephans
  • uploads///Scout International Fund Vs Peers
    Company & Industry Overviews

    UMBWX’s Volatility Is Low, but Other Key Metrics Are Shaky

    The Scout International Fund (UMBWX) is invested in stocks of companies like Syngenta (SYT), Aflac (AFL), ABB (ABB), Barclays (BCS), and Novartis (NVS).

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Polish Zloty Recovered, Central Bank Kept Rates Unchanged

    The Polish zloty recovered against the US dollar on January 15, 2016, after falling sharply in the previous day’s session.

    By David Meyer
  • uploads///Swiss
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Macros Indicate Strong Swiss Franc, SNB Might Have Other Plans

    The Swiss franc had a volatile start to 2015. The euro-Swiss franc ceiling was taken out by the SNB ahead of the ECB’s decision to go for easing.

    By David Meyer
  • uploads///CHF Dec
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Swiss Franc Fell, Followed the KOF Economic Barometer

    The Swiss franc fell against the US dollar on December 23, 2015, after an unexpected drop in the KOF barometer—a leading economic indicator.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Swiss Franc Fell after Swiss National Bank Maintained Rates

    The US dollar to the Swiss franc currency pair, which is inversely related to the Swiss franc, rose on December 10, 2015.

    By David Meyer
  • uploads///CHF Dec
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Swiss Franc Unaffected by Lower-than-Expected GDP Data

    The Swiss franc was trading slightly higher versus the US dollar on December 1, 2015, even as the GDP reports pointed toward slowing growth in the Swiss economy.

    By David Meyer
  • Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Stock Picks Helped the Europe-Focused AEDAX in September

    The Invesco European Growth Fund Class A (AEDAX) fell by 1.8% in September 2015 from the previous month. In the YTD period, the fund was up by 0.9%.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///CHF Nov
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Swiss Franc Falls on Lower Inflation and Dovish SNB

    The Chairman of the Swiss National Bank, Thomas Jordan, made a dovish statement on Tuesday, stating that the Swiss franc remains significantly overvalued.

    By David Meyer
  • uploads///CHF Oct
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Swiss Franc Falls as Manufacturing and Retail Sales Slump

    The Swiss franc depreciated against the US dollar by 0.4% on October 1, 2015, as August retail sales released below expectations.

    By David Meyer
  • uploads///Swiss GDP
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Swiss Franc Rises as the GDP Releases on a Positive Note

    The Swiss franc rose against the US dollar on August 28, 2015. Better-than-expected GDP (gross domestic product) figures lifted the sentiment for the franc.

    By David Meyer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding the structure of the global power sector

    While the power sector differs country by country, the operational structure of the sector across the world is pretty much the same.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
  • Energy & Utilities

    Overview: China’s transmission and distribution sector

    The majority of China’s power transmission is carried out by the government enterprise State Grid Corporation of China (or SGCC). SGCC covers 88% of China’s territory—spread across six separate grids.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Consumer

    Must-know: India’s transmission and distribution sector

    With over 280,000 circuit kilometers (or cKm), India’s transmission network is one of the largest and most complicated in the world. The majority of inter-state and inter-regional transmission is carried out by the PowerGrid Corporation of India. It’s owned by the state. It has a network of ~110,000 cKm.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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