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    Analyzing Stanley Black & Decker’s Stock Performance

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    Illinois Tool Works: Analysts’ Recommendations

    Among the 21 analysts tracking Illinois Tool Works stock, 19% recommended a “buy,” 67% recommended a “hold,” and 5% recommended a “sell.”

    By Peter Neil
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    Illinois Tool Works’ Dividend Yield Is Rising

    As of December 20, Illinois Tool Works’ dividend yield stood at 2.84%—an increase of 32 basis points compared to the third quarter.

    By Peter Neil
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    Illinois Tool Works’ Fourth-Quarter Dividend

    In the first three quarters of 2018, Illinois Tool Works has generated a free cash flow of $1.72 billion.

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    Stanley Black & Decker: Institutional Holdings

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    Stanley Black & Decker’s Q4 2018 Dividend: Key Dates and Rates

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    ITW’s Short Interest Is at Its Highest Point: What Could It Mean?

    In the latest short interest report, the data indicated that Illinois Tool Works’ short interest was at its highest point of 2018.

    By Peter Neil
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    Can ITW Use Its Free Cash Flow to Bring Down Its Debt Level?

    In this article, we’ll see whether ITW’s free cash flow can help to reduce its debt.

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    ITW’s Debt Declines, Debt-to-Equity Continues to Rise

    Illinois Tool Works (ITW), a specialized industrial equipment manufacturer, reported debt of $7.40 billion at the end of the third quarter.

    By Peter Neil
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    Stanley Black & Decker Investor Update: Debt Pricing

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    Cummins Stock Up on Q3 2018 Earnings Beat

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    Illinois Tool Works: Q3 Earnings Beat the Estimates

    Illinois Tool Works (ITW) reported its third-quarter earnings on October 24. The company reported an EPS of $1.90.

    By Peter Neil
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    How Did Caterpillar’s Resource Industries Segment Perform in Q3?

    Caterpillar’s (CAT) Resource Industries segment is the smallest contributor to the company’s overall revenue.

    By Peter Neil
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    Caterpillar’s Q3 Revenue Continued Upward Trend

    Caterpillar (CAT) reported revenues of $13.51 billion in the third quarter, an increase of 23.7% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis.

    By Peter Neil
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    Honeywell’s Home and Building Technologies Segment in Q3 2018

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    Analyzing Caterpillar Stock since Its Q2 Earnings

    Currently, Caterpillar is trading 8.5% below its 100-day moving average of $143.54, which implies weakness in its stock.

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    General Electric: Analysts’ Recommendations

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    Caterpillar: Institutional Investors’ Latest Position

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    Illinois Tool Works Announced a Higher Dividend

    On August 3, Illinois Tool Works stock ended positively. For the week ending August 3, the stock declined ~0.5% and closed at $139.55.

    By Peter Neil
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    What General Electric’s High Dividend Yield Means to Investors

    General Electric, a former dividend aristocrat, hasn’t been able to retain that label with the events in the recent past.

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    Did GE Calm Wall Street Anxiety with Unchanged Q2 Dividend?

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    SWK Down By 15.1% in 2018 So Far – Can it Recover?

    Stanley Black & Decker stock performance in 2018 Stanley Black & Decker’s (SWK) stock has been struggling so far in 2018. On a year-to-date basis, the stock has left investors poorer by 15.1%. Its other industrial peers, Dover (DOV), Illinois Tool Works (ITW) and 3M (MMM) are also in red and have declined by 3.4%, 12.6%, and […]

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    How General Electric Stock Has Trended ahead of Its 1Q18 Earnings

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    Can 1Q18 Earnings Help SWK’s Stock Price Bounce Back?

    SWK is expected to deliver yet another solid earnings performance in 1Q18.

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    Should Investors Expect GE to Further Cut Its Dividends?

    General Electric (GE) announced a 50% cut in its quarterly cash dividend to shareowners in November 2017.

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    Did General Electric Meet Analyst Revenue Estimates in 4Q17?

    General Electric (GE) failed to meet analyst revenue estimates in 4Q17.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Why General Electric Has Fallen 5.1% since 4Q17 Results

    General Electric (GE) announced its 4Q17 earnings on January 24, 2018. The company’s adjusted earnings came in at $0.27 per share, 6% below analyst estimates of $0.29.

    By Samuel Prince
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    General Electric to Give Key Investor Update on November 13

    Industrial behemoth General Electric (GE) will announce plans to revitalize the company at an investor update event on November 13, 2017.

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    Emersion Electric’s Dividend Woes

    Emersion Electric’s (EMR) 2016 net sales fell 11.0% due to a fall in every segment.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Behind General Electric’s 2Q17 Revenue Slump

    GE proved analysts wrong by surpassing their 2Q17 revenue estimates of $28.9 billion. However, the most vivid aspect of its results was the 12% fall in its quarterly revenue.

    By Samuel Prince
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    GE Healthcare’s John Flannery to Lead General Electric

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    By Samuel Prince
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    How Analysts View General Electric Leading Up to 1Q17

    In this article, we’ll review analysts’ recommendations for General Electric (GE) ahead of its 1Q17 earnings release on April 21, 2017. Wall Street analysts seem to be divided over GE.

    By Samuel Prince
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    This Sector Has Been Good for the Franklin Growth Fund in 2016

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    Leggett & Platt Will Discuss Its Target and Opportunities on September 14

    LEG rose by 0.27% to close at $51.84 per share during the fifth week of August, with weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were 0.27%, -1.8%, and 25.1%.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    How Big Is Komatsu in the Construction and Mining Equipment Space?

    Komatsu is the largest manufacturer of construction and mining equipment in Japan. Its the second-largest globally, after US-based Caterpillar (CAT).

    By Jessica Stephans
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    Why Analysts Expect Joy Global’s EPS to Increase in Fiscal 3Q16

    Joy Global’s fiscal 3Q16 EPS estimate is ~$0.11 per share. The company witnessed EPS of -$0.12 and -$0.01 in fiscal 1Q16 and fiscal 2Q16, respectively.

    By Jessica Stephans
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    Raymond James Downgrades Leggett & Platt to ‘Market Perform’

    Leggett & Platt (LEG) has a market capitalization of $7.2 billion. The stock fell by 1.3% to close at $51.87 per share on August 1, 2016.

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    Why Roper Technologies Fell Short of Market Expectations in 2Q16

    Roper Technologies (ROP) announced its 2Q16 results on July 25, 2016, before Market hours. The company missed its earnings forecasts for 2Q16, sending ROP shares downward.

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    Lower Volumes Still Impacted Lincoln Electric’s Revenues in 2Q16

    Lincoln Electric’s (LECO) 2Q16 revenue for 2Q16 was $592.4 million, nearly 0.5% above Market consensus of $589.7 million.

    By Jessica Stephans
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    Why Mining for Profits Proved Ineffective for Joy Global

    Mining equipment supply and services to US coal mining companies accounted for 76% of Joy Global’s US revenue.

    By Jessica Stephans
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    How Komatsu Benefits from Acquiring Joy Global

    From its acquisition of Joy Global, Komatsu expects to double the size of its manufacturing equipment business and to strengthen its core mining business.

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    Can Lincoln Electric Increase Its Dividend Payouts in Fiscal 2016?

    For fiscal 2016, Lincoln Electric is targeting $400 million of share repurchases while $399 million was achieved in fiscal 2015.

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    How Did Lincoln Electric’s Stock Fare ahead of Its 2Q16 Earnings?

    For over 120 years, Lincoln Electric (LECO) has designed and manufactured welding and cutting products. It has a global position in the brazing and soldering alloy market.

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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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    Is General Electric Attractively Valued?

    As a large industrial conglomerate, GE’s performance relates to the performance of the macroeconomy. So you could say it’s cyclical in nature.

    By Jessica Stephans
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    What’s the Market Expecting from General Electric in 2Q16?

    General Electric (GE) will release its 2Q16 earnings on July 22. The estimate for its 2Q16 revenue is ~$23.5 billion, which is 18.2% less than its 2Q15 revenue.

    By Jessica Stephans
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    Will General Electric Maintain Guidance for Fiscal 2016 after Q2?

    General Electric (GE) is scheduled to release its 2Q16 earnings on July 22. The release will contain key financial and operating metrics from April 1 through June 30.

    By Jessica Stephans
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    Inside Joy Global’s Fiscal 2Q16 Revenue Drop across Segments

    Joy Global’s (JOY) fiscal 2Q16 revenues came in at $602 million, which was below the analyst estimate of $606 million.

    By Jessica Stephans
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    What Do Analysts Expect from Joy Global’s Fiscal 2Q16 Earnings?

    Joy Global’s (JOY) fiscal 2Q16 EPS (earnings per share) estimate is ~-$0.01. In fiscal 1Q16, JOY’s EPS came in at -$0.23, which was below the Market’s expectation of -$0.12.

    By Jessica Stephans
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    Can Joy Global Beat Analysts’ Revenue Estimates for Fiscal 2Q16?

    Joy Global (JOY) will release its fiscal 2Q16 earnings on June 2, 2016. The estimate for fiscal 2Q16 revenue is ~$605.6 million.

    By Jessica Stephans
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    Oil and Gas End Market Subdues Emerson Electric’s 2Q16 Sales

    Emerson’s (EMR) consolidated revenues fell 8.7% year-over-year to $4.9 billion in 2Q16.

    By Shannon Black
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    Why Did Dover Stock Fall after 1Q16 Earnings Release?

    Dover (DOV), a diversified industrials (XLI) company, released its 1Q16 earnings before the Market opened on April 21, 2016. The stock reacted negatively to the company’s performance.

    By Shannon Black
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    What Drove Stanley Black & Decker’s Industrials Segment?

    Stanley Black & Decker’s industrials segment is its smallest business unit by sales contribution.

    By Shannon Black
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    Stanley Security: A Story of Margin Recovery

    Stanley Security is Stanley Black & Decker’s (SWK) second-largest business unit and contributed to 18.9% of the company’s sales in 1Q16.

    By Shannon Black
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    Stanley Black & Decker’s Tools and Storage: Global Sales

    Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) derives more than half of its tools and storage sales from the United States, making it the company’s largest regional market.

    By Shannon Black
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    SWK: How Did Tools and Storage Sales Affect 1Q16 Results?

    Stanley Black & Decker’s (SWK) tools and storage business, its largest unit, contributed to 63.9% of total sales in the first quarter of 2016.

    By Shannon Black
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    How Has General Electric Stock Fared ahead of 1Q16 Earnings?

    General Electric (GE) stock has outperformed since mid-2015. It comes on the back of its plan to take away a significant portion of its GE capital business.

    By Jessica Stephans
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    Will Weak Macro Environment Affect General Electric in 1Q16?

    General Electric (GE) will release its 1Q16 earnings on April 22, 2016. The estimate for 1Q16 revenue is $28 billion, which is 5% lower than $33.8 billion in 1Q15.

    By Jessica Stephans
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    Why Lincoln Electric Is Included in Dividend Channel SAFE 25 List

    For fiscal 2015, Lincoln Electric (LECO) successfully gave back $486 million to its shareholders.

    By Jessica Stephans
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    Can Stanley Black & Decker Capitalize on a Light Capital Structure?

    Stanley Black & Decker’s (SWK) long-term debt was roughly the same as last year at $3.8 billion. 26% of the total long-term debt, or $998 million, will mature by 2020.

    By Shannon Black
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    Has Lincoln Electric Outperformed Its Peers?

    For fiscal 2015, Lincoln Electric (LECO) successfully gave back $486 million to its shareholders.

    By Jessica Stephans
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    Lincoln Electric’s Position in Global Welding and Cutting Industry

    The global welding product market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.5% until 2020. The market is expected to touch $23.8 billion by the end of 2020.

    By Jessica Stephans
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    Lincoln Electric’s Asia-Pacific Welding Segment’s Margin in 2015

    In fiscal 2015, Lincoln Electric’s (LECO) Asia-Pacific Welding segment contributed approximately 7% to its total revenue and 2% to its consolidated operating profit.

    By Jessica Stephans
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    Foreign Currency Impacted Lincoln’s Europe Welding Segments Revenue

    In fiscal 2015, Lincoln Electric’s (LECO) Europe Welding segment contributed approximately 13% to its total revenue, as well as 8% to its consolidated operating profit.

    By Jessica Stephans
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    Lincoln’s Foothold in Welding Market Benefits Its Shareholders

    For over 120 years, Lincoln Electric (LECO) has designed and manufactured welding and cutting products. It has a global position in the brazing and soldering alloy market.

    By Jessica Stephans
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    A Look at Joy Global’s Surface Mining Segment

    During 2015, Joy Global’s (JOY) Surface Mining segment contributed 46% to the company’s total revenues. Its operating margin stood at 11.5% in 2015.

    By Jessica Stephans
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    Why Middleby Corporation’s Income Fell in 3Q15

    The PowerShares DWA Consumer Cyclicals Momentum ETF invests 2.0% of its holdings in Middleby. The ETF tracks an index of US consumer cyclical firms.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Manitowoc enhances shareholder value with capital investment

    During the third quarter, Manitowoc’s cash from continuing operations was $59.9 million versus $116.1 million in the prior-year quarter.

    By Diana Key
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    How Manitowoc’s 3Q results reflect “muted demand environment”

    Manitowoc has a global footprint with presence in all major geographies and serves diversified end markets.

    By Diana Key
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