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

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 Read more about Ingersoll-Rand Corp. (IR) If Only You Bought On the Bad News? (Part 5 of 7)[…]

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

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 Read more about Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) Piling Up Profits: Part 4 of 7[…]

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

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 Read more about Crane Co. (CR) Powerful Post Recession Performance? Part 3 of 7[…]

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

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 Please follow and Read more about F.A.S.T. Graphs™ video blog on 3M Co. (MMM) and Emerson Electric Co. (EMR)[…]

Six High-profile Industrials with Staggering Three-year Performance? (Part 1)

Introduction This will be the first in a series of articles that look at when risk can be disguised as opportunity.  The article will cover six high profile and well-known industrial companies that have outperformed the S&P 500 as our economy has come out of the recession of 2008 and 2009.  Each of the six Read more about Six High-profile Industrials with Staggering Three-year Performance? (Part 1)[…]

Cummins Inc. (CMI) Staggering Three-Year Annualized Performance? (Part 2 of 7)

Cummins Inc. (CMI) is best known as a manufacturer of some of the world’s best diesel engines. Founded in Columbus, Indiana in 1919; as the Cummins Engine Company they built their reputation on the economy, power, reliability and durability of their engines. The following description is taken directly from their website: “Cummins Inc., a global Read more about Cummins Inc. (CMI) Staggering Three-Year Annualized Performance? (Part 2 of 7)[…]

Is Dover Corp. (DOV) a Cyclical, Growth or Dividend Growth Stock?

Dover Corp. (DOV) reported their earnings today.  The following excerpt from their press release summarizes their excellent quarter. It was recently suggested that we prepare an article on Dover Corp. (DOV), and therefore, felt it was appropriate to prepare this review on earnings day.  Dover is a company that has been on our focus list Read more about Is Dover Corp. (DOV) a Cyclical, Growth or Dividend Growth Stock?[…]

Six Attractively Valued Dividend Growth Stocks Reporting Earnings!

Investors today have instant access to minute by minute changes in the stock prices of their portfolio holdings in real time. Since stock prices tend to fluctuate wildly from one day to the next, I for one do not feel that this information overload is a good thing. What makes matters even worse is how Read more about Six Attractively Valued Dividend Growth Stocks Reporting Earnings![…]

Should Dividend Growth Investors Forgive General Electric? Part 2 The Jeffrey R. Immelt Era – Part 2

Jeffrey R. Immelt is only the 12th person to serve as leader of General Electric Co. (GE) since Thomas Edison founded the company in 1878. Upon taking over the reins of this great American corporation, Jeffrey R. Immelt faced two difficult challenges: First, he had to fill the shoes of Jack Welch, one of the Read more about Should Dividend Growth Investors Forgive General Electric? Part 2 The Jeffrey R. Immelt Era – Part 2[…]

Should Dividend Growth Investors Forgive General Electric? Part 1 – The Jack Welch Era

Should Dividend Growth Investors Forgive General Electric?  Part 1 – The Jack Welch Era There was a time in the not-too-distant past when General Electric Co. (GE) was the darling of Wall Street and everybody’s favorite stock to own.  This was especially true during the Jack Welch Era, which spanned the years 1981 to 2000.  Read more about Should Dividend Growth Investors Forgive General Electric? Part 1 – The Jack Welch Era[…]