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  • Aerospace and Defense Companies Battling it Out

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: NOC, TXT, BA

    The global Aerospace and Defense, or A&D, Industry is expected to grow at a rate of around 2.5% over the period of 2012-2015 to reach $544.7 billion. The companies in this sector are striving hard to cash in on the underlying growth opportunities, and in order to gain most are entering into joint ventures and signing more contracts. A&D companies have growth potential, and they are more »

  • 5 Top Mid-Cap Aerospace/Defense Stocks to Consider

    By Damon Churchwell - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: KAMN, MOG-A, TDY, TXT, TGI

    With the aid of the CAPS Community Stock Screener, I narrowed down a list of 40 aerospace/defense companies to just five top-performing entities with healthy balance sheets. The first parameter was that the stocks must be mid-capitalization, or between $1 billion and $10 billion in market value. This alone helped to reduce the list to 24 entities.

    Additional criteria included a long-term debt-to-equity ratio less than 1.0; a more »

  • More Steam Left In Auto Parts Rally

    By Jacob Wolinsky - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: FDML, REMY, TXT

    As the markets trade at all time high levels, it is becoming more and more  difficult to get value bargains. As a result, the focus is shifting to finding decent companies with strong earnings potential. These picks of course come at relatively higher levels than what investors were able to lay their hands on six months ago. Federal-Mogul (NASDAQ: FDML), Textron (NYSE: TXT), and Remy International (NASDAQ: REMY) are some more »

  • 1 Aerospace Company to Buy, 2 to Hold

    By Zain Abbas - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: TXT, TDG, TGI

    Earnings season is on a go and the market has established different expectations for different companies. Discussions on earnings might sound short-term and myopic to long-term investors. However, the fact is that conference calls always present a long-term strategy of the company. Management’s guidance reflects outlooks which eventually help to build long-term investment theses.

    It has been some time since I began covering aerospace companies. Before I discuss the more »

  • These Companies Will Defend Your Portfolio

    By Shweta Dubey - July 14, 2013 | Tickers: NOC, RTN, TXT

    The U.S. has the world’s largest aerospace and defense market. The U.S. Navy, Army, and Air Force enter into long-term agreements with aerospace and defense companies to meet their required needs for defense equipment and systems. Unlike other countries, the U.S. is more dependent on private sector companies to meet defense system needs. Many companies have generated new products and technology to survive in the competitive more »

  • The Market Wants to Break up With Textron

    By Matthew Luke - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: GD, NOC, TXT, BA, UTX

    The market has made its feelings clear. It wants to break up. Over the past couple of years, we have witnessed many high-profile corporate breakups that have been great success stories. There was the Fortune Brands breakup into Beam and Fortune Brands Home & Security in 2011, the Kraft Foods breakup into Mondelēz International and Kraft Foods Group in 2012, and the Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie breakup on January 1 of more »

  • Ken Heebner’s Cheap Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: DHI, DFS, GS, RKT, TXT

    Ken Heebner’s asset management firm Capital Growth Management is one of the hundreds of hedge funds and other notable investors we track in our database of quarterly 13F filings. We’ve found that 13Fs can be useful sources of investment information; the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds generate an average excess return of 18 percentage points per year, and we think that other strategies are possible more »

  • This Aerospace Conglomerate Will Thrive in the Economic Recovery

    By Matthew Frankel - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: GD, TXT, UTX

    Textron (NYSE: TXT) is an aerospace conglomerate that manufactures airplanes, helicopters, and a variety of other products, with some well-known brand names among its product portfolio. Since taking a big revenue hit as a result of lower discretionary spending brought on by the financial crisis, Textron’s sales have been steadily climbing and the company has been increasingly more profitable every year since then. With some of their key business more »

  • 3 Aerospace Companies to Buy

    By Madhukar Dubey - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: GD, LMT, NOC, TXT

    The U.S. is the world's largest aerospace and defense market. But recently, there was a cut in the military budget from $531 billion last year to $525 billion this year. The decline in the budget has reduced the backlogs of various aerospace and defense companies. Hence, some companies have planned new and enhanced products to maintain market share.  Here are 3 that are particularly interesting. 

    New orders

    Textron more »

  • The Best Investments for the Coming Drone Craze

    By Daniel Cawrey - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: FDX, GOOG, NOC, TXT

    By 2015, it is expected that the Federal Aviation Administration will begin to allow commercial unmanned flying vehicles, commonly know as drones, to operate within the U.S. airspace. That means there is potential for many publicly-traded companies to boost their revenues as drones take to the skies for security, logistical, and information-gathering purposes.

    Right now, private drone operations are limited to hobbyists that can operate with a ceiling of more »

  • Are These 3 Aerospace & Defense Stocks a Buy?

    By John Timmes - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: LMT, RTN, TXT

    The budget problems surrounding the United States have had an impact on aerospace and defense stocks. The US defense budget has been a prime target for cuts, and defense stocks clearly will feel the pain of the cuts. Global defense spending also dropped by 0.5% in 2012, according to The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, the first decrease since 1998. However, with most of the anticipated cuts priced in more »

  • 3 Defense Stocks With Tremendous Upside Potential

    By Daniel Paterson - June 9, 2013 | Tickers: HON, TXT, UTX

    We are about four months since the sequestration kicked in, and defense stocks have yet to plunge off of some imaginary cliff. Surprisingly, companies in this industry were able to achieve successful Q1 results despite the impending cutbacks. 

    A cutback in government spending can provide a powerful opportunity for great businesses that can manage costs to maintain, and maybe even increase, their market share. The larger government contractors, especially those more »

  • Why Erickson Air-Crane Is a Buy On This Pull Back

    By Daniel Paterson - June 3, 2013 | Tickers: EAC, TXT, UTX

    We have all seen it. Firefighters risking their lives fighting a wild fire somewhere out west. Out of the sky a helicopter drops tons of water directly onto the fire decimating the blaze. Saving lives and thousands of homes. How about owning a company that is essential to fighting these wild fires?

    Erickson Air-Crane (NASDAQ: EAC) manufactures and operates Erickson S-64 Aircrane (S-64) heavy-lift helicopters. The company operates through two more »

  • China Is Building Its War Machine: Part 2

    By Reuben Brewer - May 10, 2013 | Tickers: GD, TXT, BA

    China is confident enough after having worked on one aircraft carrier to signal that it intends to ramp up production with bigger and better versions. That's a concerning sign since tensions with neighbors has been increasing. The U.S. military/Industrial complex could be long-term winners.

    Bulking Up

    Bloomberg reports that China's defense spending has more than doubled since 2006. A huge increase that shows just how important more »

  • Surprising Additions for the Great Gatsby Index

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - April 15, 2013 | Tickers: BC, HOG, MPX, NLS, TXT

    "So we beat on, boats against the current, borne ceaselessly into the past," are the last words of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" as well as the words on his gravestone. Very apt as we examine this surprising addition to Jim Cramer's basket of luxury stocks titled the Great Gatsby index. It includes high end names like Toll Brothers, Saks, Coach, Tiffany, and more.

    Boats, bowling, billionaires more »

  • 3 Key Earnings Reports Scheduled for April 17

    By Damon Churchwell - April 15, 2013 | Tickers: NE, PLXS, TXT

    As the earnings season kicks in, it will be interesting to see if the market gains or loses momentum. By most estimates, the economy improved modestly, possibly at a 2% plus pace, but better than the 0.4% fourth-quarter advance. The following are just three of the earnings releases on tap for Wednesday, April 17, when nearly 70 companies plan to post results.

    Textron (NYSE: TXT)

    The defense contractor with more »

  • Triumph Group To Benefit From Airline Industry Drivers

    By HM Joshi - April 12, 2013 | Tickers: AAR, HEI, HXL, PCP, SPR, TXT, TGI, UTX

    Triumph Group (NYSE: TGI) is involved in designing and manufacturing products and providing services to the military as well as commercial aviation industry. Its main business segments include aero-structures, aerospace systems and aftermarket services. In the past few quarters, the company's EPS as well as revenue has been increasing, and there are several business and market drivers that will help this company register stronger gains in the coming quarters more »

  • Which companies provide robotics systems to the military?

    By Frank Tobe - March 18, 2013 | Tickers: AIR, AVAV, ATNY, D, ESLT, EXPO, FLIR, HON, IRBT, LLL, LMT, NOC, RTN, COL, TDY, TXT, BA

    By Frank Tobe, Editor and Publisher, The Robot Report

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    Elbit Systems' unique VIPeR Robot

    My friends at Robohub.org are running a week-long series of focused stories about robotics for defense, security and surveillance purposes. In an attempt to add to the conversation, here is a list of some of the companies that produce these types of robotic devices. This list is comprised of publicly-traded stocks in various stock exchanges more »

  • Billionaire Ken Griffin's Newest Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - March 3, 2013 | Tickers: ADT, ADSK, CIE, GPOR, TXT

    The end of earnings season does not mean the end of excitement for us at Insider Monkey; we keep our ears to the ground for the round of 13F filings that usually post during and after each quarterly earnings season. Hedge funds are required by the SEC to disclose many of their equity, option, and bond positions, and we analyze these documents to glean the most impactful information out of more »

  • How United Technologies Can Assist Your Portfolio

    By Damon Churchwell - February 19, 2013 | Tickers: GE, TXT, UTX

    United Technologies (NYSE: UTX), the Dow 30 industrial giant, is setting out for what should be a year of solid profit gains resulting in earnings in the vicinity of $6.00 a share, according to analysts’ estimates. This compares with last year’s tally of $5.35. The strong growth expectation is attributable to the company’s transformation last year to one focused on aerospace businesses and commercial construction.

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