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Bank of America Merrill Lynch Rated Fortune Brands as a ‘Buy’
Price movement Fortune Brands Home & Security (FBHS) has a market cap of $9.3 billion. It rose 0.81% to close at $58.67 per share on September 23, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were 4.6%, -7.0%, and 6.6%, respectively, on the same day. FBHS is trading 2.9% below its 20-day […]
3M’s Dividend Yield on a (Slow) Sliding Path
As of December 6, 2017, 3M’s (MMM) dividend yield is ~2%, the lowest in the past four years.
How Does SWK Intend to Finance Its Newell Tools Acquisition?
~$1.3 billion of the purchase price will be funded by a combination of short-term and long-term debt.
Emerson’s 2Q16 Earnings Up on Efficiency Gains, Lower Share Count
Emerson Electric (EMR) released its 2Q16 earnings before the Market opened on May 3, 2016. Emerson’s earnings release resulted in a price action of -1%, and the stock closed at $54.67 on the day of the earnings release.
Stanley Black & Decker Had a Stellar Performance
So far, Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) has given investors good returns among its industrial peers. As of June 5, Stanley Black & Decker has risen 20.70%.
Caterpillar: Is Debt Servicing a Big Issue?
Caterpillar has been generating strong free cash flows. In the past five years, Caterpillar has generated an average free cash flow of ~$4.0 billion per year.
Why Did ROK Beat Analysts’ Fiscal 1Q17 Revenue Estimates?
For fiscal 1Q17, Rockwell Automation (ROK) reported ~$1.5 billion in consolidated sales compared to analysts’ expectations of ~$1.4 billion.
Why Lincoln Electric’s Revenues and Profits Declined in 2015
Lincoln Electric’s 2015 revenues have declined by 16% to $2.5 billion when compared to $2.8 billion in 2014.
UTX’s Otis Elevator Beats Out Competition in China
On September 28, 2016, KONE Corporation stated that it expected its elevator sales in China to fall as much as 10% in 2016. UTX’s stock was essentially unmoved by this revelation.
Macquarie Rated Fortune Brands Home & Security as ‘Outperform’
Fortune Brands Home & Security reported 3Q16 net sales of $1.3 billion, which is a YoY (year-over-year) rise of 3.2% over its net sales of $1.2 billion in 3Q15.
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.
How Has Lincoln Electric’s Stock Fared ahead of Its 1Q16 Earnings?
Lincoln Electric’s (LECO) stock has been in a downward trend since March 2015. This can be attributed to the softness in demand and weakness in the oil and gas sector and US export markets.
What’s the Rationale behind SWK-Newell Deal?
Stanley Black & Decker’s (SWK) record of harvesting synergies from its acquisitions is among the best.
Understanding the Strong and Weak in Emerson Electric’s 4Q Results
Emerson Electric’s Industrial Automation and Process Management segments saw sales declines of 7% and 11%, respectively, in organic terms.
Introducing the Gotham Neutral Fund Institutional Class (GONIX), an Alternative Mutual Fund
GONIX is an alternative mutual fund that seeks long-term capital appreciation with minimal correlation to the stock market.
Organic Growth Drives Up 3M’s 1Q17 Revenues
The rise in 3M’s revenue was primarily driven by better-than-expected organic growth across all segments, with the exception of the Consumer segment.
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.
Revenue Synergies Add to Attractiveness of the SWK-Newell Deal
The Newell tools (NWL) portfolio is comprised of two brands, Irwin and Lenox.
How Did Fortune Brands Home & Security Perform in 3Q16?
Fortune Brands Home & Security (FBHS) has a market cap of $8.2 billion. It rose 1.6% to close at $53.16 per share on October 26, 2016.
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.
Restructuring, Margin Improvements Save the Day for Emerson Electric’s Latest Results
The consensus estimate for Emerson Electric’s adjusted EPS was $0.89, but the company posted adjusted EPS of $0.96, which is 3.2% higher than in 4Q15.
How Is Stanley Black & Decker’s Financial Performance Trending?
Annual revenues for Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) increased from $7.4 billion in 2010 to $11.1 billion in 2015 at a compounded annual growth rate (or CAGR) of 8.5%.
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.
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%.
Why Stanley Security Changed Gears
Profit margins in Stanley Security increased from 10.2% in 2013 to 11.4% in 2015.
The Lowe’s-Rona Transaction: Sizing Up the Potential Synergies
Lowe’s (LOW) expects the Rona (RON.TO) transaction to be accretive to its earnings per share or EPS from the very first year after the acquisition.
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.
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.
Can Stanley Black & Decker Beat Analyst Earnings Estimates in 1Q18?
Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) is expected to post adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.35 in 1Q18, an increase of ~4.7% YoY (year-over-year).
Fortune Brands Declared Dividend of $0.16 per Share
Fortune Brands’ cash and cash equivalents and inventories rose by 6.3% and 7.6%, respectively, in fiscal 1Q16 compared to fiscal 4Q15.
Porter’s 5 Forces: Lowe’s Position in a Competitive Industry
Lowe’s (LOW) operates in the home improvement industry where most products, especially building materials, are largely standardized and undifferentiated.
Natural gas prices stay under $5 per MMBtu as winter weather ends
The front month contract for natural gas closed at $4.43 per MMBtu (millions of British thermal units) on March 14, marginally lower than the prior week’s close of $4.61 per MMBtu.
Stanley Black & Decker to Pay Second-Quarter Dividend
In a press release on April 17, Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) announced the key dates and rate for its second-quarter dividend.
Stanley Black & Decker’s Dividend Yield Is Recovering
As of May 31, Stanley Black & Decker’s (SWK) dividend yield stood at 2.07%.
3M’s Q1 Earnings Disappointed Investors
3M (MMM) announced its first-quarter earnings on April 25.
3M’s Stock Performance since Its Q4 Earnings
In a press release on April 21, 3M (MMM) said that it will announce its first-quarter earnings results before the market opens on April 25.
3M Launches Expanded Beam Ferrule and Connector System
In a press release on March 5, 3M (MMM) announced that it unveiled its new Expanded Beam Optical Connector System.
3M Announces 100% Global Renewable Electricity Goal
In a press release today, 3M (MMM) announced that it’s committed to implementing a 100% renewable electricity program in all of its facilities around the world.
Deere Announces Regular Quarterly Dividend
In a press release today, Deere (DE) announced the key dates for the first quarter of 2019’s dividend.
Does UBS’s Caterpillar Downgrade Signal an Economic Slowdown?
Today, American industrial giant Caterpillar’s (CAT) stock was trading on a negative note in the premarket session.
Honeywell to Pay First-Quarter Dividend
Honeywell (HON) announced the key dates for its first-quarter dividend. The dividend is slated to be paid to eligible shareholders on March 8.
Ingersoll Rand Plans to Acquire Precision Flow System
In a press release on February 11, Ingersoll Rand (IR) announced that it made a binding offer to acquire Precision Flow System.
Honeywell Declares a Quarterly Dividend of $0.82 in Q1 2019
Today, Honeywell (HON) declared a regular cash dividend for the first quarter of 2019.
The 3M Company Announces Leadership Changes
Today, the 3M Company made an announcement that its board of directors would be nominating CEO Mike Roman to the position of chairman.
Honeywell Rises on Its Q4 Earnings Beat and Better 2019 Outlook
Honeywell International (HON) announced its fourth-quarter earnings results before the market opened on February 1, 2019.
Analyzing 3M’s Stock Performance since Its Q3 Earnings
In a press release on November 28, 3M said that it would announce its fourth-quarter earnings results before the market opens on January 29.
How Caterpillar Stock Performed since Its Q3 Earnings
In a press release on January 14, Caterpillar said that it will announce its fourth-quarter earnings results before the market opens on January 28.
Stanley Black & Decker Stock Falls More than 15% on Weak Outlook
Today, Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) posted its fourth-quarter earnings results.
Stanley Black & Decker: Analysts’ Recommendations
Currently, 21 analysts are actively tracking Stanley Black & Decker. Among the analysts, 67% recommend a “buy,” while 33% recommend a “hold.”
Can Stanley Black & Decker’s Q4 Earnings Beat the Estimates?
Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) is expected to post an adjusted EPS of $2.1 in the fourth quarter—a decrease of ~4.7% YoY (year-over-year).
Stanley Black & Decker: Record Q4 Revenues?
Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) is expected to report revenues of $3.62 billion in the fourth quarter.
Analyzing Stanley Black & Decker’s Stock Performance
Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) is scheduled to announce its fourth-quarter earnings on January 22 before the market opens.
3M and ON Semiconductor Collaborate to Improve Road Safety
On January 9, 3M (MMM) announced that it has entered into a collaboration with ON Semiconductor to improve the road safety.
Deere Raised Its Cash Dividend: Second Increase in 2018
To be eligible for the dividend, investors should hold Deere stock as of December 31. Deere is expected to pay dividends on February 1.
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.
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.
Stanley Black & Decker: Institutional Holdings
The 13F filings on September 30 indicated that institutional investors own ~87.9% of Stanley Black & Decker’s (SWK) outstanding shares.
Stanley Black & Decker’s Q4 2018 Dividend: Key Dates and Rates
For the fourth quarter, Stanley Black & Decker declared a dividend of $0.66 per share.
3M’s Stock Prices Could Recover from the Current Levels
As of November 21, 3M (MMM) stock is trading well below its high of $258.7. On a year-to-date basis, 3M stock has declined 15.6%.
3M: Investors’ Fourth-Quarter Dividend
Investors who hold 3M stock as of the close on November 23 in the company’s record will be eligible for the fourth-quarter dividend.
Deere Misses Analysts’ Q4 Expectations but Still Rises
Deere (DE) reported its earnings results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 before the market opened on November 21.
3M’s Quarterly Dividend and New Share Repurchase Program
Last week, 3M stock had a positive week. The stock gained 3.9% and closed at $209.00 for the week ending November 16.
Honeywell Increased Fourth-Quarter Dividend
Honeywell declared a fourth-quarter dividend of $0.82 per share, an increase of 10% over the corresponding quarter of last year.
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.
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.
Stanley Black & Decker Investor Update: Debt Pricing
SWK stock bounced back sharply after falling due to its third-quarter earnings. The stock gained 12.7% and closed at $124.24 last week.
Stanley Black & Decker’s Exclusive Partnership with Home Depot
Stanley Black & Decker announced that Home Depot will be the exclusive retailer for its Stanley hand tools and storage product portfolio.
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.
Honeywell’s Q3 Adjusted EPS Beat Estimates, Stock in the Red
Honeywell (HON) announced its Q3 2018 earnings on October 19. It reported adjusted EPS of $2.03, implying a 16.7% growth year-over-year.
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.
Honeywell Beats Estimates Again in Q3 2018: Stock Rises
Honeywell (HON) reported third-quarter adjusted EPS of $2.03, an increase of 16.7% year-over-year, beating analysts’ expectation of $1.99.
Caterpillar Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend—Makes No Changes
On October 10, Caterpillar declared its latest quarterly dividend. The company said that its board had approved a dividend of $0.86 per common share.
Updates on 3M Company’s Product Launches
3M Company (MMM) remained busy last week, launching two new products in different segments.
Could 3M’s Free Cash Flow Help Improve the Funding Ratio?
With a significant portion of 3M’s FCF going towards shareholders, there’s little scope for 3M to divert its FCF to other financial activities.
3M’s Free Cash Flow Could Help Its Debt Reduction
3M has the ability to redeem its bonds early and reduce its debt. 3M appears to have given share repurchases more priority than reducing its debt.
3M Stock Continued to Struggle, Remained in the Red
As of September 26, 3M (MMM) stock continued to trade sideways and remained in the red. On a YTD basis, 3M stock has declined 10.3%.
How Much Is Deere’s Fourth-Quarter Dividend?
Deere has declared a fourth-quarter dividend of $0.69 per share, which is an increase of 15% compared to last year.
What Are Institutional Investors’ Positions on Celanese?
Second-quarter 13F SEC filings indicate that institutional investors own 95.3% of Celanese’s (CE) outstanding shares.
Caterpillar Is Part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index
Caterpillar had a strong week with its stock prices gaining ~2.5%. The stock closed at $144.90 for the week ending September 14.
3M Included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index
3M stock fell 2.2% and closed at $207.88 for the week ending September 14. 3M traded 2.6% above its 100-day moving average price of $202.55.
Stanley Black & Decker to Acquire 20% Stake in MTD Products
Stanley Black & Decker stock gained ~6.6% and closed at $148.34 for the week ending September 14. Stanley Black & Decker has an RSI of 62.
3M Unleashes Improved Emphaze AEX Hybrid Purifier
3M (MMM) stock remained positive for the week ended September 7, as it gained 0.8% and closed at $212.57.
Caterpillar to Divest Its Purpose-Built Forestry Business
On August 29, Caterpillar announced that it intends to sell its purpose-built forestry business. Caterpillar entered into a preliminary agreement with Weiler.
3M’s Valuations Compared to Its Peers
3M is trading at a higher multiple than its peers. 3M’s valuations corrected after it made a downward revision to its fiscal 2018 EPS.
Can 3M’s Stock Price Recover Some Lost Ground?
Currently, 3M is trading above the 100-day moving average price of $203.08. However, 3M’s 100-day moving average price has declined.
3M’s Dividend Yield Is Steady: Could It Increase?
As of August 30, 3M’s dividend yield was at 2.60%, which shows signs of stabilization. 3M has witnessed a continuous decline in the dividend yield.
3M Files Another Lawsuit on Metal Mesh Conductor Technology
On August 20, 3M (MMM) filed a lawsuit against Tovis, alleged patent violations for its display products.
Deere Misses Q3 2018 Adjusted EPS Expectation, Cites Higher Costs
Deere (DE) reported its Q3 2018 results on August 17 before the markets opened. Its adjusted EPS was $2.59, a growth of 31.5% YoY.
Stanley Black & Decker to Acquire IES Attachments Business
On August 7, Stanley Black & Decker announced that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire International Equipment Solutions Attachments Group.
Analyzing Caterpillar’s Resource Industries Segment
Caterpillar’s Resource Industries segment is the company’s lowest revenue contributor. The segment had a revenue share of 18% in the second quarter.
Caterpillar’s Q2 2018 Earnings Beat Estimates, Stock Trades Flat
Caterpillar (CAT) reported revenue of $14.01 billion for Q2 2018 today, reflecting growth of 23.7% over Q2 2017.
3M Won a Contract from the U.S. Department of Agriculture
The 3M stock gained 1.9% and closed at $201.18 for the week ending July 13. The stock traded 1.0% below its 100-day moving average price of $203.13.
Deere Increases Dividend after a Gap of Four Years
In a press release on May 30, Deere announced that it will pay dividends on August 1 to shareholders of record as of June 29.
Is 3M Stressed Out on Mounting Debt?
Since 2012, 3M’s debt has grown significantly, from $6 billion to $15.7 billion at the end of Q1 2018.
3M Is an Official PGA Tour Sponsor
On June 18, 3M (MMM) announced that it’s an official sponsorer of the PGA. A PGA Tour event will be held in the Twin Cities in 2019.
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 […]
Have Bears Strengthened Their Grip on SWK?
SWK’s short interest increased dramatically after its first-quarter earnings.
SWK’s Dividend Yield Is on the Rise: Is It Attractive Enough?
As of May 30, Stanley Black & Decker’s dividend yield stood at 1.7%, showing an upward trend once again in comparison with the first-quarter dividend yield.
Stanley Black & Decker’s Q2 Dividend: Rates and Key Dates
SWK has declared a second-quarter dividend of $0.63 per share, an increase of 8.6% over the previous year.
3M’s Stock Performance since Its 4Q17 Earnings
In a press release, 3M (MMM) said that it plans to announce its 1Q18 earnings on April 24, 2018, before the market opens.