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  • Water Stocks—Time to Dive In

    By Preetam Kaushik - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: AWK, CWT, PNR

    You’ve heard the sound byte—water is a $1 trillion-dollar opportunity! Could water be the new gold?

    Those looking to invest can either choose to invest in water ETFs or directly in stocks themselves. The companies fall into two broad types—Industrials who manufacture the equipment and technologies that go into water processing and distribution, and the Utilities who supply water to homes and businesses. Also, while emerging markets more »

  • Industrial Equipment Companies That Shouldn’t Be Missed for Long-Term Growth

    By Madhukar Dubey - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: B, PH, PNR

    According to a Global Industry Analyst report, the global industrial machinery market will reach $514 billion by 2015, with an annual growth rate of 7.2% from 2012. Companies in this industry are establishing their foothold by looking at inorganic growth options and improving their operational efficiencies. Also, they are working to improve their margins which will result in gaining investors’ confidence.

    I have analyzed three companies from this sector more »

  • Water, Water Everywhere; An Overlooked Investment Opportunity

    By Jeff Stouffer - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: FIW, FLS, PLL, PNR

    Editor's Note: This post has been modified to better discuss Pall's business model.

    As common as water is and all the everyday uses it has, the taken-for-granted posture of most people keeps this crucial resource out of mind for seeking profits.

    According to a Congressional Budget Office report created in 2002, the average annual investment in water and wastewater infrastructure is estimated between $11.6 billion to $20 more »

  • Keep An Eye On This Filtration Company

    By Matthew Frankel - May 22, 2013 | Tickers: FLS, GE, PLL, PNR

    Pall (NYSE: PLL) is one of the leading producers of filters for use in a variety of industries. With the market at, or very close to, all-time highs, it becomes more important than ever to hunt for the remaining bargain plays. A lot of times you can find these in sectors that don’t get much coverage by the financial media, and that is what leads me to take a more »

  • Multi-Million Dollar Hedge Fund Focusing on Water, Utilities

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - March 18, 2013 | Tickers: AWK, SBS, ITRI, PNR, SJW

    Although the average investor often turns a blind eye to hedge fund activity, paying attention to the best managers can be both wise and profitable. Here at Insider Monkey, we track the U.S.’s top 450 funds, and our research shows that, historically, their consensus small-cap picks have beaten the market handily (see just how much here).

    One such fund is manager John I. Dickerson’s Summit Global Management more »

  • Strong Performance After Spin-Off

    By Mike Thiessen - February 27, 2013 | Tickers: ADT, PNR, TYC

    On Oct. 1, 2012, defense and security conglomerate Tyco International (NYSE: TYC) completed its spin-off of residential security firm ADT Corp. (NYSE: ADT). The split created a company that boasted $3.25 billion in annual revenues and an EBITDA of $1.36 billion. ADT is by far the largest home security and automation business in the United States and enjoys a substantial presence in Canada as well.

    Following the split more »

  • Gateway Investment Advisers’ Big Buys in the Fourth Quarter

    By Aubrey Tabuga - January 28, 2013 | Tickers: BRK-B, GILD, KRFT, PNR, V

    Gateway Investment Advisers is one of the longest-running option hedging portfolios. Gateway has earned popularity for its hedge equity strategies that serve risk-conscious investors.  It relies on near-term performance of the stock market to a lesser extent if compared to most fund managers that utilize the equity strategy.

    The Cincinnati-based fund manager had a total of $10.325 billion worth of assets under management by the end of 2012 with more »

  • One Mid-Cap for Your Portfolio

    By Jon Quast - November 27, 2012 | Tickers: CX, FTI, LINTA, MMP, PNR

    My personal portfolio is a little small-cap heavy right now.  So I've been doing some research to get a little more diversification.  In my article The Best of the Big Boys, I explored which of the five largest publicly traded companies offers the best investing opportunity to buy and hold investors.  In a similar fashion, I want to explore some mid-cap stocks.  Mid-cap companies are companies with a $1- more »

  • Don’t Rush To Buy “Sandy Stocks”

    By Shmulik Karpf - November 13, 2012 | Tickers: HD, PNR, WM

    The media is in love with action. Anything that is out of the ordinary is given a warm embrace and is promoted to become the “event of the day.” “Sandy”, the terrible storm that shook America a week ago, most definitely deserved its place in the news: It has taken the lives of many people and caused massive destruction that is estimated at around $60B. But, what are the financial more »

  • Breaking Up Is Easy To Do

    By Eric Fox - October 10, 2012 | Tickers: HY, KRFT, MDLZ, NC, PNR, TYC

    NACCO Industries (NYSE: NC) completed the spinoff of its materials-handling operations through a stock dividend at the end of September 2012, with the new company operating as Hyster-Yale Materials Handling (NYSE: HY).  

    Spinoff

    On Sept. 12, NACCO Industries declared a stock dividend of one share of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Class A and Class B stock for each share of NACCO Industries Class A and Class B shares owned.  The spinoff more »