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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What’s the Industrials Sector’s Dividend Yield?
The industrials sector has an average dividend yield of 1.7%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.