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Illinois Tool Works (ITW): Innovation, Growth, Above-Average Yield and Low Valuation: (Part 7 of 7)

2011-08-05

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Illinois Tool Works (ITW) is a diversified industrial manufacturer with a history of growth through innovation, and through acquisitions.  A quote from their introductory video sums up Illinois Tool Works’ business units very nicely: “if it’s wrapped, scrapped, fastened or welded; built, connected, balanced, or sliced; decorated, packaged, labeled or protected; chances are Illinois tool […]

Johnson Controls (JCI) Price Chart V Bottom Spelled Victory and Huge Profit (Part 6 of 7)

2011-08-04

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Introduction This article is Part 6 of a 7-part series that is looking at the incredible opportunity that a cyclical company can represent as earnings recover coming out of a recession. A primary objective of this series of articles is to illustrate that price drops of well-established companies are usually temporary even after earnings are cyclically weak. […]

Ingersoll-Rand Corp. (IR) If Only You Bought On the Bad News? (Part 5 of 7)

2011-08-02

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We have long held the investing philosophy that the best companies to invest in, are those that have the most consistent and highest earnings growth over time.  This philosophy is oriented to the long-term buy and hold investor.  In other words, we feel that companies with the best long-term track records are the most likely […]

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) Piling Up Profits: Part 4 of 7

2011-08-01

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Introducing Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) is known and recognized worldwide for their construction equipment, farm machinery and heavy duty trucks.  Like most industrial companies, their business can be very cyclical at times.  However, the company is capable of generating strong profits when times are good.  The following description is taken directly from their […]

Crane Co. (CR) Powerful Post Recession Performance? Part 3 of 7

2011-07-29

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Crane Co. (CR) is an industrial company that manufactures and distributes products for the construction, aerospace, defense and miscellaneous other industries.  Their primary products are industrial pumps, fluid control devices, vending machines, fiberglass panels, aircraft brake systems and valves.  The following description is taken directly from their website: “Crane Co. is a diversified manufacturer of […]

F.A.S.T. Graphs™ video blog on 3M Co. (MMM) and Emerson Electric Co. (EMR)

2011-07-29

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At the special request of readers of our recent blog post titled Six High-profile Industrials with Staggering Three-year Performance? (Part 1) we have prepared a short video blog looking at 3M Corp. and Emerson Electric through the lens of our F.A.S.T. Graphs™ research tool.  Click this link to view the video:  youtu.be/EJrIx9sxhQ4

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