General Cable Corp
Stocks in the typically cyclical electrical equipment sector have largely outperformed the broader market averages in recent months. The representative companies can be categorized according to the sectors served; examples of end markets consist of electronics, commercial and consumer products, industrial, residential and commercial construction, and automotive. While they are usually prone to market fluctuations, expansion opportunities exist in the merger and acquisition form, as well as in emerging international more »
In August of 2011, Hurricane Irene caused over 50 fatalities and more than $19 billion in damage. It is considered one of the biggest and most destructive hurricanes in United States history. Hurricane Sandy just recently hit the United States, and is considered to be much larger in scope, has caused over 60 fatalities (expected to go higher), robbed 8 million people of power, shut down major metropolitan areas like more »
Over the past year, shares of cable manufacturer Belden (NYSE: BDC) have increased 19.6%, outpacing the diversified industrials industry average (17.4%), and its primary competitor General Cable (NYSE: BGC), which has lost 1.5% in value over this time. The 110-year-old company, which is headquartered in St. Louis, designs, produces, and distributes all types of cables, including those of the copper, composite, and fiber optic variety.
Despite a more »