Howard Rothman

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  • Top Automakers Keep Steering Toward China

    By Howard Rothman - December 22, 2012 | Tickers: F, GM, TM | Editor's Choice

    As 2012 draws to a close, it looks like the battle between the world’s Top 3 automakers will come down to which one is most successful in China. Despite a rough end to the year, Toyota (NYSE: TM) could still reclaim the global crown, with General Motors (NYSE: GM) and Volkswagen duking it out close behind for second place. The difference will be determined by sales in the biggest more »

  • Eastern Exposure: 5 Equipment Makers To Watch in 2013

    By Howard Rothman - December 10, 2012 | Tickers: CAT, CMI, DE, JOY, KMTUY | Editor's Choice

    As China’s once supercharged growth rate has slowed to a more realistic level, Western original equipment manufacturers doing business in the country are finding that expectations there may never again be as lofty as they were during the recent boom years. A huge upside remains for machinery makers with significant exposure, of course, as the Chinese government continues to orchestrate an urbanization program unlike any the world has ever more »

  • 4 Titanic Questions

    By Howard Rothman - December 3, 2012 | Tickers: CAT, CMI, DE, TWI | Editor's Choice

    Titan International Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is a U.S.-based manufacturer of wheels and tires in three segments: earthmoving/construction/mining, agricultural and consumer. The company has lost about 30% of its value since the spring, and had a rough third quarter when production at one of its main U.S. plants fell far short of orders—a problem officials blamed on a new IT system and attributed to tens more »