Cyclical stocks have a way of outdoing expectations both for good and bad. That makes it tricky to feel all that confident that Joy Global (NYSE:JOY) is bottoming out, particularly when there are still long-term issues with the coal market that makes up a large percentage of the company's equipment revenue base. What Joy Global has done, though, is significantly improved its manufacturing process and shifted its capital focus from M&A to returning cash to shareholders. Provided that coal isn't in perpetual decline as a global energy source, these shares could still have some appeal even after a 20% run from recent lows.
This Isn't A Recovery Yet
There is always that tension between what is going on...
|FREE||SA PRO MEMBERS|
|IDEA GENERATOR||X||Exclusive access to 10 PRO ideas every day|
|INVESTING IDEAS LIBRARY||X||Exclusive access to PRO library of more than 15,000 ideas|
|SECTOR EXPERT NETWORK||X||Exclusive access to all sector experts for direct consultation|
|PERFORMANCE TRACKING||X||Track performance of all PRO stock ideas|
|PROFESSIONAL TOOLS||X||Professional Idea Filters to zero-in based on industry, market cap and more|