Generac Holdings

  • 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 »

  • Attractive Opportunities to Invest in On-Site Power Generation

    By Greg Williamson - July 11, 2013 | Tickers: CPST, CMI, GNRC

    Electricity is wonderful, very convenient, and critical in some cases. The human population expects to have power available constantly, and any disruption is simply not acceptable. Unfortunately, there is an ever-increasing threat of power outages due to the aging electric infrastructure, severe weather, and natural disasters.

    On-site power generation

    In order to ensure that power is available around the clock, consumers are more than willing to purchase on-site power generation 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 »

  • Building a Watch List from Your Garage

    By William Bias - May 6, 2013 | Tickers: GNRC, KMB, SWK, WDFC

    A watch list serves as an important tool in the process of gathering investment ideas and keeping track of them in order to determine their worthiness for your portfolio. You can find great investment ideas simply by walking around in your garage.

    As you walk around your garage you may see a box of Scott shop towels made by personal care conglomerate Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB). In addition, the company also more »

  • Intentional Investing : Tough Love on Housing Recovery (Part 1)

    By Penny Czarra - April 12, 2013 | Tickers: AOS, AAON, EMR, FBHS, GNRC, IR, LII, LXU, NTK, WHR

    I am actually quite enthusiastic about the current economic trend in "housing." There is an obvious discrepancy between housing inventory and housing demand. "Households" are even beginning to form again. I believe this "recovery" is real, but just not as robust as many would have us think. 

    Demographic shifts are definitely at work and I want to consider these before making any investment decisions. The "new normal" would suggest that more »

  • Intentional Investing : Tough Love on Housing Recovery (Part 1)

    By Penny Czarra - April 8, 2013 | Tickers: AOS, AAON, EMR, FBHS, GNRC, IR, LII, LXU, NTK, WHR

    I am actually quite enthusiastic about the current economic trend in "housing". There is an obvious discrepancy between housing inventory and housing demand. "Households" are even beginning to form again. I believe this "recovery" is real, but just not as robust as many would have us think. 

    Demographic shifts are definitely at work and I want to consider these before making any investment decisions. The "new normal" would suggest that more »

  • Intentional Investing : Can I Actually EARN Something From The Housing Recovery ?

    By Penny Czarra - February 25, 2013 | Tickers: AOS, AAON, ADT, AMWD, APOG, AWI, BECN, BLDR, CSTE, CLGX, EXP, ELLI, FBHS, GNRC, GFF, HW, HD, JHX, LII, LOW, LXU, LL, LEDR, MLM, MAS, MOVE, NCS, NTK, OC, PFIN, PATK, PGTI, PPG, NX, RPM, SHOS, SNA, SWK, TXI, VAL, TTS, USCR, USLM, URI, UFPI, USG, VRSK, VMC, WSO, Z

    I don't like "noise". I try to avoid it whenever / wherever I can.

    Yep , call me what you want, but I'm a "retail investor". I know this to be true because everyone (and I mean Everyone) is always trying to sell me something. This means high decibels and lots and lots of BOLD PRINT.

    "Renovation Nation". "Renters Nation". "Housing Recovery". "The ONE sure, market-beating stock for your Long-Term more »

  • Billion Dollar Hedge Fund’s Top Picks for 2013

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - February 21, 2013 | Tickers: FEIC, GNRC, HP, SKT, VRSK

    At Insider Monkey, we track the smart money’s best and brightest managers—about 450 give or take a few. Based on our research, it’s important to monitor this group of hedge funds, and we’ve shown that historically, retail investors that pay attention to this world have beaten the market handily. We also recently teamed up with MarketWatch to create the Billionaire Hedge Fund Index. In 2012, this more »

  • Generate Big Returns with this Top Stock

    By Joseph Solitro - February 13, 2013 | Tickers: CMI, GNRC, HMC

    There never seems to be a year without disaster striking in the United States. Whether its a hurricane, a flurry of tornadoes, floods, or anything else for that matter, Americans are left stranded in their dark homes. With Americans becoming more prepared, one of the top emergency preparedness needs is a generator. If you buy a generator in North America, there is a good chance it was made by Generac 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 »

  • The Story of Mr. Buyer and Mr. Investor

    By William Bias - December 12, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, COH, GNRC, PII

    Here’s a tale of two people: Mr. Buyer and Mr. Investor. Mr. Buyer lives paycheck to paycheck because he likes to spend it all. He also likes to brag about his purchases to his best friend; the soft spoken Mr. Investor, who smiles as he listens to his boisterous friend talk about what he bought, the brand, how much was spent, and where he bought it from. Let’s more »

  • Rip Van Winkle Dream Stocks

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - December 6, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, GNRC, GOOG, TSLA

    Editor's Note: Per a TIAA-CREF spokesperson, TIAA-CREF should be referenced as a financial services organization, not a pension fund. This version has been corrected.

    After a rip roaring night of bowling and booze in the 1700's, Rip Van Winkle fell asleep for 20 years. So the Washington Irving story goes. Twenty years is a long time, considered a generation or in the Gettysburg Address a score. Let's more »

  • Big-Time Insider Sells That You Should Monitor Closely

    By Brian Nichols - December 6, 2012 | Tickers: GNRC, CRM, TZOO, TRMB, V

    When an insider sells his or her stock it sometimes is part of a preplanned strategy, or to avoid higher taxes, but then sometimes it is more and a sign of what’s to come. These insiders have knowledge of fundamentals, demand, supply, and all other business related catalysts prior to it becoming public knowledge. Therefore, we should continue to monitor trends, and in this article I am looking at more »

  • Does Declining Demand Indicate Falling Profits for Caterpillar in Prospective Periods?

    By Muhammad Bazil - November 19, 2012 | Tickers: CAT, CNH, FCX, GNRC

    Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) is one of the largest manufacturers of construction and mining equipment, natural gas and diesel engines, diesel-electric locomotives, and industrial gas turbines. The major segment of the company is machinery and power systems, and this segment is expected to witness a fall in demand as the mining companies attempt to lower their capital expenditures. A major proportion of Caterpillar’s revenue is formed by sales of equipment more »

  • Taking A Deeper Look into Four Picks from Cramer

    By Dr. Osman Gulseven - November 13, 2012 | Tickers: CYOU, GNRC, PPL, SWKS

    Mad Money is among the most popular finance shows in the U.S. Jim Cramer, the host, defines Mad Money as the money one can gain from stock trading. Cramer provides all kinds of advice to stock traders in a unique, entertaining style. During the Lightning Round, what I think is the most fun part of the show, Cramer accepts viewers' challenges. He spends a few seconds before making a 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.

  • Stocks That Needn’t Worry About Sandy!

    By Sonam Chamaria - November 4, 2012 | Tickers: GNRC, LOW, VZ

    With hurricane Sandy finally hitting New York City last week, things look grim for Wall Street. While the last week has been a tough one for all major companies, some of them seem to be bracing themselves for a rough ride ahead. Following the massive flooding, companies located in Lower Manhattan in NYC are facing big problems with losses running up to the millions of dollars.

    Call me, Maybe more »

  • Post-Sandy Profits

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - November 1, 2012 | Tickers: GNRC, HD, TSCO

    Hope all you East Coast Fools are up and running again; but more importantly, I hope you paid attention to my two previous posts in which I pounded the table for Generac (NYSE: GNRC), maker of residential and commercial generators. If you bought in before the special dividend and the Oct. 31 earnings report, you are probably feeling pretty smug right now with the stock up 20% immediately after earnings more »

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