|Bid||268.80 x 0|
|Ask||268.90 x 0|
|Day's range||268.45 - 273.25|
|52-week range||220.20 - 291.95|
|PE ratio (TTM)||19.30|
|Forward dividend & yield||7.00 (2.52%)|
|1y target est||377.57|
Sweden's Atlas Copco (ATCOa.ST) expects double-digit organic order growth in its vacuum business this year helped by "enormous growth" in demand for lithium batteries and despite a rise of just 2 percent in the first quarter, the head of the unit told Reuters. The company, whose vacuum technology is used in clean rooms for manufacturing semiconductors and other products, makes about a quarter of its sales from its Vacuum Technique unit, which it has built through a series of acquisitions starting in 2014. Vacuum Technique's high exposure to the cyclical semiconductor industry, which accounts for the majority of its business, has made some investors fear the unit could be nearing the peak of the cycle.
While auto workers in Germany and South Korea fight to save their jobs, one of China's youngest auto brands is gearing up to build sport utility vehicles at a new factory with digitally-connected robots and a fresh workforce of 1,800 people. A three-hour drive from the Chinese capital Beijing, the Lynk & Co plant in Zhangjiakou combines technology and manufacturing know-how from the Geely and Volvo Cars units of China auto giant Zhejiang Geely Holding Group.
Atlas Copco's (ATLKY) Klingel Joining Technologies buyout to strengthen its product offerings in the automotive markets. Klingel Joining will be integrated with the Industrial Technique business.
The man running the best-performing Swedish stock fund says he expects to continue doing better than his peers by betting on manufacturers.
Atlas Copco (ATCOa.ST) on Friday missed fourth quarter profit forecasts and forecast stable demand this quarter, knocking shares in the Swedish engineering company. The maker of compressors and underground mining equipment said operating profit rose to 6.23 billion Swedish crowns ($791 million) from 5.79 billion, falling short of the 6.51 billion expected by analysts in a Reuters poll. Orders in the fourth quarter were up 14 percent year on year on an organic basis at 30.4 billion crowns, in line with the 30.3 billion forecast by analysts.
Kaman Corporation's (KAMN) aerospace segment receives contract modification for providing Joint Programmable Fuzes (JPF) of more than $17 million to the U.S. Air Force.
Atlas Copco's (ATLKY) Hy-Performance Fluid buyout will boost its product line in the mining and infrastructure markets. It will be integrated with the Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business.
Dover (DOV) acquires German company, Ettlinger, to fortify presence in the plastics and polymers processing equipment industry.
DXP Enterprises' (DXPE) Application Specialties buyout will boost its metal working business. Expansion of product offerings and easy penetration in the U.S. Pacific Northwest market are positives.
Atlas Copco AB is embarking on its biggest transformation since World War II after a doubling of the Swedish manufacturer’s market value to 431 billion kronor ($51 billion) in four years.
Ericsson (ERICb.ST) has picked the former boss of high-flying mining gear maker Atlas Copco as its new chairman, boosting hopes of a recovery at the Swedish mobile equipment company. Shares in Ericsson rose as much as 2.2 percent on Monday after it said Ronnie Leten would succeed Leif Johansson as chairman, pending a shareholder vote planned for March 28. Investors said Leten, under whose leadership Atlas Copco (ATCOa.ST) shares rose twice as much as the European industrial sector index, was a good choice, despite a lack of experience in the telecoms sector.