Briggs & Stratton Corp

  • Should You Buy This Rainy Day Stock Before Earnings?

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - July 25, 2013 | Tickers: BGG, CMI, GNRC

    The sounds of a ripping good storm are music to the ears of Generac Holdings (NYSE: GNRC) shareholders. The power generator company has been reaching out to businesses with its free risk assessment program and scaring them silly with statistics on money lost per day without power, $125,000 for a retail store, $25,000 for a convenience store or gas station, $15,000 for a restaurant, $10,000 for more »

  • Generac Is the One to Watch Out For

    By usman iftikhar - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: BGG, CMI, GNRC

    Power outages are getting more common in US and Canada.

    The energy crisis has taken over the whole world and its adverse effects are encompassing the residential and commercial sectors alike. According to the estimates of U.S. Department of Energy, power cuts cost businesses an average $80 billion loss per year. This has opened the gates for standby energy source providers in the market to take advantage of this more »

  • If I Had a Billion Dollars...

    By Ryan Palmer - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: BGG, NR, NDLS

    If I had a billion dollars there are a couple of things I would invest in before the stock market. I would want a house, a new car, and a private jet has always looked like tons of fun. Of course once the basics were covered I would use that money in a way that benefited people besides myself.

    But what if a magic genie gave me that amount of more »

  • Special Dividend, Secondary Offering, & Growth Prospects

    By Mike Thiessen - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: BGG, CAT, GNRC

    Editor's Note: The original article misspelled Cummins, this article has been corrected.

    Generac Holdings (NYSE: GNRC) is doing two financial transactions of interest currently. First, a private equity fund is selling its shares in a secondary offering. The company is also restricting its debt and paying a $5 per share special dividend in the second quarter - a move seen previously in other industries. Generac’s stock has performed well more »

  • Batten Down the Hatches for a Generac SWOT Analysis

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - June 4, 2013 | Tickers: BGG, CMI, GNRC

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting an active to very active Atlantic hurricane season for the six months starting June 1 with a 70% chance of 3 to 6 major hurricanes (winds above 111 mph), more than double the usual three major hurricanes.

    After Superstorm Sandy areas that never worried before about weather events are hyperaware. More people realize that areas far inland can be devastated by storm more »

  • Machinery Stocks at Insanely Bad Prices

    By Chris Hodge - April 30, 2013 | Tickers: BGG, IEX, PHG

    There are some great deals in the market right now. While the panic of 2008 is just barely in most investors' minds anymore, some companies are still clinging to low prices because the market has forgotten about them. The companies we're about to discuss, however, are definitely not being sold for bargain-basement prices. The following is a warning list of some companies that may be great to watch but more »

  • The Quest for Great Small Cap Machinery Stocks

    By Chris Hodge - April 12, 2013 | Tickers: BGG, MKSI, RAVN

    Small caps are great because they have a lot of potential room to grow, and I like diversified machinery stocks because their underlying companies tend to have stability because their bread and butter is long-term contracts. Let's see whether a few candidates from this group warrant your further attention.

    Briggs & Stratton (NYSE: BGG) carries a $1.15 billion market cap and trades at a reasonable 2.5 times book more »

  • The Quest for Great Small Cap Machinery Stocks

    By Chris Hodge - April 9, 2013 | Tickers: BGG, RAVN

    Small caps are great because they have a lot of potential room to grow due to their generally low share prices, and I like diversified machinery stocks because their underlying companies tend to have stability because their bread and butter is long-term contracts. Let's see whether a few candidates from this group warrant your further attention.

    Briggs & Stratton carries a $1.15 billion market cap and trades at an more »

  • Made in America: Generators

    By Robert Hanley - January 9, 2013 | Tickers: BGG, CMI, GNRC

    When the lights go out, most businesses idle their production until the electricity is restored by the power company.  However, a periodic disruption in utility service is exactly the time when the power generation industry’s products spring into service.

    Generators provide backup power to homes and businesses, generally delivering between 800 watts and 9 megawatts of power through diesel, propane, natural gas, or bio-fuel sources. The industry has attracted more »

  • 4 Companies that Will Benefit from a Failing Electric Grid

    By William Bias - November 5, 2012 | Tickers: BGG, CAT, GNRC, MTZ

    An extended power outage lasting for more than one day was a rare event once upon a time.  Now power outages lasting for extended periods are occurring with higher frequency. Last June, a wind storm called “Derecho” knocked out power in my local area for 8 days. Other nearby areas was without power for 2 weeks. On the morning of Oct. 30, a snowstorm brought on by Hurricane Sandy knocked out power in my area for nearly 4 days. As I write this, the lights still blink at random giving me concern as to whether to have my generator on standby. It seems that we are in a new reality where a less reliable electric grid is the norm and I believe four companies will benefit.

  • Should You Buy This Hurricane Winner Now or Later?

    By Palwasha Saaim - October 31, 2012 | Tickers: BGG, CMI, GNRC

    As Frankenstorm leaves the east coast, Bloomberg estimates economic losses from Sandy to reach $20 billion. CNN reports that over 5.3 million people are going to face long power outages, thanks to this hurricane. Millions are expected to incur losses of property, if hopefully not life, at the hands of mother nature. Yet, there are some who'll win. 

    Before the market closed on Friday, Wall Street was abuzz more »

  • Generac has the Power

    By 2012-07-09 00:00:10 - July 9, 2012 | Tickers: BGG, GNRC, HP, BWC

    When you need power -- and when you want electricity again – I've learned no price is too steep to pay. It's why I'm seriously considering a generator ... and investing in companies that make them, like Generac Holdings (NYSE: GNRC).

    A week after a powerful derecho spanked a swath of land stretching from the Midwest to the East Coast, there are still those without power. Ours was recently restored more »