Stephen Simpson, CFA
Long only, growth at reasonable price, value, research analyst

Cummins Getting A Lot Of Benefit Of The Doubt

With the stock up almost 40% from its October 2012 lows and less than 10% from its 52-week high, it seems safe to say that investors are feeling pretty good about Cummins' (NYSE:CMI) recovery prospects. Though I have little doubt that anything is changing in regards to the company's top-notch quality, I do wonder if investors are too quick to assume that emerging market growth is just going to go back to where it was. I would love to accumulate these shares at attractive prices, but today's valuation already assumes a pretty optimistic scenario.

Q4 Earnings Show A Tough Environment, But Ongoing Improvement

Given prior reports from companies, including Honeywell (NYSE:HON), Eaton (NYSE:ETN), Volvo...

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