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$UTX likely to pick up the pace over next few quarters

|Includes: United Technologies Corporation (UTX)

Tim Biggam, TradingBlock  (November 11, 2011, 1:40pm CDT)

Symbol Analyst Target Price Target Date
UTX 82.00 March 30, 2012

 United Technologies Corporation (ticker: UTX), through its various operating units, provide technology products and services to the building systems and aerospace industries worldwide. Otis, Carrier, and UTC Fire and Security serve customers in the commercial and residential property industries. Carrier also serves commercial, industrial, transport refrigeration and food service equipment customers. Pratt and Whitney, Hamilton Sundstrand and Sikorsky serve commercial and government customers in both the original equipment and aftermarket parts and services markets of the aerospace industry.

Known as “GE-lite” for this diverse business portfolio, UTX has an above-market dividend yield of 2.4%, along with a steady revenue growth rate. In the current market environment, I feel stocks that combine steady growth with a decent yield will be the best performers.

UTX, usually highly correlated to the overall market, has under-performed the S&P 500 by nearly 6 over the past six months. I expect this performance divergence to converge back to historic norms, with UTX being a relative out-performer over the next 2 quarters. The recent announcement from Embraer that they will upgrade their existing fleet should benefit UTX revenues.

I look for UTX to head towards its 200-day moving average of 82 by the end of next March. 

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