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  • This Electrical Business Looks Like a Good Buy

    By Anh HOANG - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: ABB, EMR, RBC

    Regal Beloit (NYSE: RBC) has dropped significantly on the market, from around $84.70 per share in March to only around $67 per share currently. Since the beginning of the year, Regal Beloit's share price has decreased 4.75%, while the S&P 500 gained nearly 19% during the same period. Famous investors Chuck Royce and Joel Greenblatt reduced their positions in Regal Beloit significantly in the first quarter more »

  • Emerging Market Opportunities From US Shores

    By Reuben Brewer - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: ABB, AVP, GE, TUP

    Goldman Sachs Group CEO Lloyd Blankfein expects emerging markets to keep expanding. While that growth will come with volatility, it remains an investment opportunity. Intrepid types should consider companies like Avon (NYSE: AVP) and General Electric (NYSE: GE) to take advantage of these opportunities. 

    While discussing the world's economic and investment backdrop with a business group in Sydney, Blankfein was recently quoted by Bloomberg as saying, “It is very more »

  • A Safer Way To Play Emerging Markets

    By Reuben Brewer - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: ABB, TUP, WU

    “Emerging markets performance this year so far has been a disaster,” says Russ Koesterich, Chief Investment Strategist for BlackRock. However, he still sees these countries as “a long-term value investment.” That said, over the next six months or so he suggests investors “selectively trim” this exposure. Consider shifting into Western Union (NYSE: WU), ABB (NYSE: ABB), and Tupperware (NYSE: TUP) to keep a toe in the water.

    Still a Good more »

  • Industrial stocks: Which one to invest in?

    By Zain Raza - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: ABB, GE, SI

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    Despite a declining demand for industrial products such as automation and drive technologies, Siemens(NYSE: SI) still managed to conjure up as much as 20% more orders when compared to the last year, since the Energy and Infrastructure sectors of the company won long-cycle contacts for wind power and trains in Europe. A 6.7% decline in the revenues is a testament to weaker demand, resulting in a more »

  • 3 Tech Stocks Poised To Outperform

    By Victor Selva - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: ABB, EMC, MCHP, VMW

    The tech segment always provides opportunities for those smart or big enough to seize them. The next few years will face ABB (NYSE: ABB), EMC (NYSE: EMC) and Microchip Technologies (NASDAQ: MCHP) with plenty of growth opportunities. The question is: will they be able to make the best out of them? And further: are they good companies to put your money down and expect for returns?

    A power stock

    ABB more »

  • 3 Companies Leading the Second Industrial Revolution

    By Reuben Brewer - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: ABB, GE, SI

    General Electric (NYSE: GE), Siemens (NYSE: SI), and ABB (NYSE: ABB) are a trio of industrial giants helping to lead a new round of the industrial revolution. Investors can tag along as they bring technology to the manufacturing process.

    Assembly line

    There was a time when an assembly line was the height of modern technology. While we've come a long way from that point, there is still a large more »

  • This Electric Company Is a Good Buy

    By Anh HOANG - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: ABB, EMR, RBC

    Recently, Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) shares have experienced a significant drop from $84 in the middle of May to only $64.50 at the time of writing. While Citigroup downgraded the stock from “neutral” to “sell,” Credit Suisse and Barrington Research upgraded the stock to “outperform.” Investment gurus including Chuck Royce and Joel Greenblatt both reduced their holding in the company significantly as of March 2013. Is Regal Beloit more »

  • Some Renewable Energy Businesses

    By Damon Churchwell - June 22, 2013 | Tickers: ABB, FSLR, PWER.DL

    ABB Ltd. (NYSE: ABB), in April, agreed to acquire Power-One (NASDAQ: PWER.DL) for $6.35 per share. Power-One's primary business segment is Renewable Energy Solutions, as the company is a supplier of power supply products. ABB's intent is to gain a greater presence in the market for photovoltaic products, or solar inverters.  Management believes the market is set to grow 10% annually through 2021.

    Companies in the solar more »

  • The $10 Billion Opportunity in Grid Storage

    By Dana Blankenhorn - May 30, 2013 | Tickers: ABB, GE

    One of the biggest bonanzas in the market right now is for grid storage.

    Lux Research estimates that grid storage should be a $10.4 billion market in 2018, as utilities adapt to a new mix of inputs that includes renewable energy, and as the demand for “clean” well-regulated power from computers increases.

    The current market is highly diversified, with 877 organizations and 945 strategic partnerships making up a web more »

  • Industrial Giants Keying In To Big Markets

    By Reuben Brewer - May 8, 2013 | Tickers: ABB, GE, LUFK.DL, PWER.DL

    General Electric (NYSE: GE) and ABB (NYSE: ABB) have both announced big acquisitions, and there are lessons to learn from their purchases.

    Industrial Conglomerates

    GE and ABB are both large industrial conglomerates. ABB hails from Switzerland and has operations in more than 100 countries around the world. GE is a U.S. company with a similar geographic reach. Although GE is over four times the size of ABB, they are more »

  • Advanced Energy - A Solid Growth Company

    By HM Joshi - May 3, 2013 | Tickers: ABB, AEIS, MKSI, PWER.DL

    According to a U.S. Solar Market Insight report, the solar market grew by 7% in terms of megawatts capacity in 2012, as compared to previous year. The market for solar energy devices is growing, as the usage of solar energy grows worldwide. There are several industry-level as well as business-level catalysts that are poised to drive growth for the solar energy sector.

    Advanced Energy (NASDAQ: AEIS) makes power conversion more »

  • Will This Electric Equipment Stock Shine After This Deal?

    By Shas Dey - May 3, 2013 | Tickers: ABB, GE, SI

    Just as ABB (NYSE: ABB) reported higher first-quarter profit, partly due to increased sales on account of acquisition of Thomas and Betts last year, the company announced that it has agreed to acquire the U.S. solar company, Power One. The deal marks the entry of the Swiss electrical engineering company into solar power. The acquisition assumes greater significance in light of the acknowledgment by the CEO that there was more »

  • Finding an Investment Story on the Grid

    By Robert Hanley - May 2, 2013 | Tickers: ABB, AZZ, PWER.DL, POWR

    It’s no secret that America needs to upgrade its electricity grid, the infrastructure that delivers power to millions of homes and businesses across the country.  While fossil fuels provide the source for most of that power today, renewable energy will be increasingly important as its production costs reach parity with traditional fuels.  Even Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has been getting in on the action, with large investments in more »

  • Are These Solar Bets Winners?

    By Jacob Wolinsky - April 30, 2013 | Tickers: ABB, CREE, ENPH

    Swiss industrial giant ABB  (NYSE: ABB) surprised markets by announcing a deal to acquire solar-inverter manufacturer Power-One for nearly $1 billion in cash. The offer price of $6.35 per share was a huge premium of 57% to Power One’s market price, and it was natural for the stock to get a boost after the deal came to public light. This is in contrast to the overall trend for more »

  • This Company Sells at a Huge Discount and Has No Debt

    By Mike Thiessen - April 18, 2013 | Tickers: ABB, EMR, TECUA

    Despite a share-price jump that has increased its market value by about 40 percent during the past quarter, Tecumseh Products Company (NASDAQ: TECUA) continues to trade at a fraction of its tangible book value. As of early April of 2013, the company's market capitalization was just 60 percent of its book value. Incredibly, this marks a tremendous improvement; for much of 2011 and 2012, Tecumseh traded at less than more »

  • Huge Discount To Book and No Debt

    By Mike Thiessen - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: ABB, EMR, TECUA

    Despite a share-price jump that has increased its market value by about 40 percent during the past quarter, Tecumseh Products Company (NASDAQ: TECUA) continues to trade at a fraction of its tangible book value. As of early April of 2013, the company's market capitalization was just 60 percent of its book value. Incredibly, this marks a tremendous improvement; for much of 2011 and 2012, Tecumseh traded at less than more »

  • These Stocks Could Benefit From Sector Strength

    By Damon Churchwell - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: ABB, CHMT, VMI

    Searching through stocks, I have come across the usual suspects in terms of price upside. There might even have been some unwarranted selling off in certain quality issues. Although not without their downside risks, here are a few that could make for wise additions to a portfolio at this juncture.

    Chemtura Corp.

    Chemtura (NYSE: CHMT) resides in the specialty chemical sector, one I've discussed previously, most recently in the more »

  • These Stocks Could Benefit From Sector Strength

    By Damon Churchwell - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: ABB, CHMT, VMI

    Searching through stocks, I have come across the usual suspects in terms of price upside. There might even have been some unwarranted selling off in certain quality issues. Although not without their downside risks, here are a few that could make for wise additions to a portfolio at this juncture.

    Chemtura Corp.

    Chemtura (NYSE: CHMT) resides in the specialty chemical sector, one I've discussed previously, most recently in the more »

  • These Stocks Could Benefit From Sector Strength

    By Damon Churchwell - April 13, 2013 | Tickers: ABB, CHMT, VMI

    Searching through stocks, I have come across the usual suspects in terms of price upside. There might even have been some unwarranted selloff in certain quality issues. Although not without their downside risks, here are a few that could make for wise additions to a portfolio at this juncture.

     Chemtura Corp.

    Chemtura (NYSE: CHMT) resides in the specialty chemical sector, one I've discussed previously, most recently in the blog more »

  • This Stock Should Not Trade Below Book Value

    By Mark Lin - April 12, 2013 | Tickers: ABB, GTI, UTX

    GrafTech International (NYSE: GTI) is not justified trading at a significant discount to its peers, give its status as the market leader in graphite electrodes, a need-to-have product in  electric arc furnaces business. Furthermore it is trading below its book value, the type of valuation reserved for unprofitable and heavily leveraged companies. This is not the case with GrafTech International.

    Headquartered in Parma, Ohio, GrafTech provides graphite material solutions for more »

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