• Will efficient energy and rising construction open growth opportunities for these companies?

    By Hussain Asghar - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: AYI, HUB-B

    Rising energy prices, demand for energy conservation, rising construction, energy efficiency regulations, greater energy awareness, and rebounding economic conditions are the key factors contributing to growth in the lighting market. This market has also been witnessing an increasing penetration of LEDs, in an effort to reduce electricity costs. Furthermore, federal, state, and local governments continue to seek ways to cost-effectively upgrade public buildings and infrastructure. As a major user of more »

  • Buys for Commercial and Industrial Construction Exposure

    By Damon Churchwell - June 26, 2013 | Tickers: ETN, HUB-B, UTX

    Activity in the commercial/non-residential construction sector, including institutional projects such as hospitals and schools, tends to lag that of the housing market. In light of the ongoing positive metrics in the home-building industry, such as rising housing starts and new home sales, along with dwindling supply, commercial and industrial spending is apt to remain on the upswing as well.

    Participants in these markets have been apparently aiming to boost more »

  • Good Dividends in Diversified Machinery

    By Chris Hodge - April 29, 2013 | Tickers: GE, HUB-B, ITW

    Machinery companies are some of the cornerstones of our economy. They produce what we use every day, help our police and military to keep us safe and provide potentially awesome returns to us shareholders. But in my opinion, the best returns are solid dividends that I can reinvest over the long term. 

    Storied history

    General Electric (NYSE: GE) is a massive company with a storied history and a high ranking more »

  • Windy City Hedge Fund's Top Plays for 2013

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - March 4, 2013 | Tickers: COF, ETN, HON, HUB-B, BA

    Hedge funds are always an important indicator for individual investors to follow, and this is something we harp on here at Insider Monkey. While most believe that the smart money’s methods are old and underwhelming, research actually finds that the best picks of the best money managers have potential. Our small-cap strategy beat the market by 18% a year for more than a decade in our back tests, and more »

  • Will Amphenol’s Earnings Impress Once Again?

    By Damon Churchwell - January 16, 2013 | Tickers: AYI, APH, HUB-B

    Electrical product manufacturer Amphenol (NYSE: APH) is scheduled to release fourth-quarter results on January 17th. Earnings per share has exceeded analyst consensus estimates in each of the last four quarters, including a record showing of $0.90 for the September period. Expectations are that it will match that figure when it reports profits this week. Shareholders appear optimistic, with the shares having attained a 52-week apex recently.

    Here’s more »

  • Eaton Powers Up with Cooper Deal

    By Tony Daltorio - May 31, 2012 | Tickers: ABB, CBE, ETN, GE, HUB-B

    The management at US industrial components manufacturer Eaton Corp. (NYSE: ETN) has decided to do a complete makeover of the company, moving it away from its roots in the auto parts industry. To help effect this change, it recently launched a $12.6 billion offer for Cooper Industries PLC (NYSE: CBE). Cooper is a leader in the electrical equipment sector and had been the center of a lot of takeover more »