Thu, Sep. 3, 3:12 PM
- How bad a year has it been for multi-industry stocks? Year-to-date underperformance relative to the S&P 500 is among the poorest in a decade and has gotten worse in recent weeks, say Goldman analyst Joe Ritchie and team. The negative news is no secret: Broad industrial de-stock, softening oil capex, the strong dollar, and the troubles in China. Because of this, the team remains Neutral on the beaten-up sector, but does have a few names investors should steer clear of:
- With de-stock keeping U.S. industrial growth in a "headlock," the implications are particularly negative for Sell-rated Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR), WW Grainger (NYSE:GWW), and Neutral-rated Parker-Hannifin (NYSE:PH) and Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK).
- With oil capex going from bad to worse, and oil lower for longer, the Street is underestimating the impact of price declines for Dover (NYSE:DOV), Emerson, and Flowserve (NYSE:FLS). On the flip side, lower input costs should be a boon to Buy-rated Illinois Tool Works (NYSE:ITW) and Neutral-rated 3M (NYSE:MMM).
- The weaker China backdrop is most negative for Emerson, and Neutral-rated Eaton (NYSE:ETN) and Colfax (NYSE:CFX). Though Buy-rated Honeywell (NYSE:HON) and ITT Corp (NYSE:ITT) have exposure, growth is more insulated due to their market share gains.
- Source: Barron's Ben Levinsohn
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Tue, Jun. 30, 7:08 AM
- Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) has announced plans to spin off its Network Power unit and explore other strategic actions. Last year, profit in the business fell 17% to $459M, while sales declined 18% to $5.1B.
- The spin-off will be through a tax-free distribution to shareholders and will result in two separate companies with distinct strategies and investment profiles.
- The transactions are expected to be completed by September 30, 2016.
Mon, Jun. 29, 10:57 AM
- Emerson Electric (EMR -0.8%) is poised to buy Spectronix, an Israeli company which develops fire detection systems, for $99M, Globes reports.
- The purchase price consists of $79M in cash and $20M that will be distributed to investors as a dividend.
- Spectronix's 2014 revenue totaled $40.1M; net profit totaled $5.3M.
Fri, May 29, 5:57 PM
- Fresh from narrowly missing the proxy vote at DuPont and following a successful investment in Ingersoll-Rand, Nelson Peltz is looking at potential activist actions within the industrial sector, RBC analyst Deane Dray writes.
- Emerson (NYSE:EMR) "stands out" as Peltz's most likely target, according to Dray, as the stock has fallen from grace in recent years and is trading at a big discount to its peers and historical average after missing 10 of its last 19 quarterly earnings estimates.
- Dray considers Actuant (NYSE:ATU) as the second most likely target, with Eaton (NYSE:ETN), Tyco International (NYSE:TYC) and Grainger (NYSE:GWW) "arguably” targets but less compelling based on “what we know about Trian’s approach."
Thu, May 21, 9:30 AM
- Alongside Goldman's list of 50 stocks appearing most as top holdings at hedge funds is its list of the 50 top shorts.
- New additions this quarter: Baxter Intl (NYSE:BAX), UPS, Marriott (NASDAQ:MAR), NextEra (NYSE:NEE), Ford (NYSE:F), National Oilwell Varco (NYSE:NOV), McDonald's (NYSE:MCD), M&T Bank (NYSE:MTB), CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL), Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN), Pioneer Natural (NYSE:PXD), Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK), Seagate (NASDAQ:STX), AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV), Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO).
- The full list (in order of $ value of short interest): AT&T (NYSE:T), Disney (NYSE:DIS), IBM, Verizon (NYSE:VZ), Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI), Exxon (NYSE:XOM), Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), J&J (NYSE:JNJ), Deere (NYSE:DE), Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT), Exelon (NYSE:EXC), GE, Boeing (NYSE:BA), Halliburton (NYSE:HAL), Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA), Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA), UTX, Regeneron (NASDAQ:REGN), Merck (NYSE:MRK), salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM), AbbVie (ABBV), Conoco (NYSE:COP), Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT), Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY), Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG), Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB), AutoZone (NYSE:AZO), Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC), Emerson (NYSE:EMR), McDonald's (MCD), Reynolds (NYSE:RAI), Target (NYSE:TGT), Accenture (NYSE:ACN), Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO).
Tue, May 5, 11:24 AM
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- Adjusted earnings fell 16% to $0.65 per share vs. $0.77 in the comparable quarter a year ago.
- Revenue by segment: Process Management -3%; Industrial Automation -16%; Network Power -9%; Climate Technologies -6%; Commercial & Residential Solutions +1%.
- Share repurchases accelerated to $869M during the quarter.
- "Emerson faced significant challenges and market headwinds in the second quarter as economic conditions affected demand across our businesses," said CEO David Farr. As a result of the rapid weakening of both orders and sales in Q2, we will further accelerate restructuring.
- The company now expects net sales to decline -7% to -5% in full-year 2015, and anticipates reported earnings per share of $4.17-$4.32 vs. a previous range of $4.50-$4.60.
- FQ2 results
- EMR -1.7% premarket
Tue, May 5, 7:26 AM
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Thu, Apr. 23, 5:49 PM
- At least a half-dozen major industrial companies - including GE, Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) Siemens (OTCPK:SIEGY), Honeywell (NYSE:HON), Dover (NYSE:DOV), Danaher (NYSE:DHR) and Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) - are said to be weighing offers for oilfield services assets worth $5B-$10B that Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) is preparing to sell ahead of its pending merger with Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHI), Bloomberg reports.
- HAL reportedly will send offering materials to those companies, as well as P-E firms and rival oilfield services providers, in the coming weeks; first up likely will be the drill bits unit and another that uses data to track and steer the direction of drills.
- These companies could own an edge over oilfield services companies that analysts have pegged as logical bidders for HAL’s castoffs - such as National Oilwell Varco (NYSE:NOV) and Superior Energy Services (NYSE:SPN) - because HAL might not want to give any more market share to companies that already offer the same services, preferring to sell to new players entering the market.
Tue, Feb. 3, 12:48 PM
Tue, Feb. 3, 8:10 AM
- Net earnings attributable to common shareholders of 525M vs. $462M in the comparable quarter a year ago. Excluding charges, earnings rose to $0.75 per share from $0.65 per share last year.
- Gross profit margin expanded 90 bps to 40.8%.
- Revenue by segment: Process Management +3%; Industrial Automation flat; Network Power -14%; Climate Technologies +15%; Commercial & Residential Solutions +3%.
- The company expects a reported sales decline of 1%-4% in full-year 2015, and anticipates reported earnings per share of $4.50-$4.60.
- FQ1 results
- EMR 0.9% premarket
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