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John Bean Technologies: Full Steam Ahead

Apr. 06, 2021 9:35 AM ETJohn Bean Technologies Corporation (JBT)


  • John Bean Technologies saw its share price move up about 40% since my previous article, and I fear the train has left the station.
  • Looking back at 2020, JBT performed pretty well despite the circumstances.
  • The net debt is decreasing fast thanks to the robust cash flows and monetizing some of its working capital positions.
  • I will keep an eye on the share price performance this year and I will just have to pay a higher price than what I had in mind.
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It’s been almost five months since I had a closer look at John Bean Technologies (NYSE:JBT) here on Seeking Alpha. I liked the company for its exposure to the food industry and the food safety sector but I

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