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What do vending machines, pumps, fiberglass RV panels, and airplane brakes have in common? If you answered "huh?" you win - Crane's (CR) many and varied businesses don't always fit together in the most seamless fashion, and the company hasn't really been a model of shareholder value accretion over the years. That said, this is a company with strong market share in many of its businesses and what looks like a renewed focus on margins. Although today's share price doesn't leap out as a bargain, better execution on the new plan(s) could offer some upside.

Mixed News In Q4, With Encouraging Upside

As what amounts to an industrial conglomerate, it was no great surprise that Crane's fourth quarter...

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