|Bid||154.59 x 800|
|Ask||157.21 x 1000|
|Day's range||156.21 - 158.44|
|52-week range||119.58 - 162.14|
|PE ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|YTD Daily Total Return||23.54%|
|Beta (3Y monthly)||1.26|
|Expense ratio (net)||0.42%|
The release of earnings results of four major players in the industrial sector makes us study the impact on certain ETFs with high exposure to these in-focus companies.
Though April manufacturing activity index slumped to a two-year low, a dovish Fed, likelihood of a U.S.-China trade deal, decent earnings beat ratio in the first-quarter present industrial ETFs as good bets.
Boeing Stock: Highlights for Investors(Continued from Prior Part)Strong dividend growthBoeing (BA) has always tried to enhance shareholders’ wealth through dividend payments and share buybacks. Dividends and share repurchases depict a company’s
Analyzing Honeywell's First-Quarter Dividend(Continued from Prior Part)Analysts’ consensus on HoneywellCurrently, 23 analysts are tracking Honeywell (HON)—one less than at the end of 2018. Among the analysts, 83% recommended a “buy,” while
Signs of improvement in trade relations between the United States and China and the Fed???s dovish stance have helped industrial ETFs despite mixed earnings.
Honeywell's Q4 Earnings: What Can Investors Expect?(Continued from Prior Part)Analysts’ consensus on HoneywellCurrently, 23 analysts are tracking Honeywell (HON)—one less than during the second quarter. Among the analysts, 75% have a “buy”
3M's Q4 Earnings: What Can Investors Expect?(Continued from Prior Part)Analysts’ consensus on 3M Investors follow analysts’ views, recommendations, and target prices as a guide to the track stock price movement. The number of analysts tracking 3M
Bulls versus Bears: Who Will Rule the Stock Markets in 2019?(Continued from Prior Part)Goldman Sachs’ S&P 500 target As of December 14, Goldman Sachs’ (GS) chief equity strategist, David Kostin, expects the S&P 500 (SPY) to reach 3,000 by
Will Restructuring Initiatives Put GE Back on Growth Trajectory? General Electric’s (GE) Power, Transportation, and Lighting divisions have been struggling for years. The company’s Power segment is struggling to cope with changing industry dynamics as the growing demand for renewables and energy efficiency has eroded the demand for fossil-fuel-based power plants.
There has been a considerable increase in the number of analysts tracking Illinois Tool Works (ITW) in the past six months. Currently, 21 analysts are actively tracking the stock. Among the analysts, 19% recommended a “buy,” 67% recommended a “hold,” and 5% recommended a “sell.” Investors follow analysts’ recommendations and views to track stock price trends.
On December 13, General Electric (GE), going ahead with its business restructuring and realignment initiatives, announced that it will spin off its digital assets and build an independent company. The independent company will focus exclusively on the IoT (Internet of Things) software portfolio. The spin-off announcement along with a rating upgrade from JPMorgan Chase (JPM) analyst Stephen Tusa drove General Electric stock higher during trade on December 13.
FedEx (FDX) has a consensus rating of ~1.93 from analysts polled by Thomson Reuters (TRI), and there’s a consensus “buy” opinion on the stock. Analysts are bullish about FedEx and foresee strong double-digit growth in its stock price. The company’s consistently strong quarterly performances and its encouraging outlook for fiscal 2019 have instilled confidence among analysts, as is reflected in their ratings.
Why Has General Electric Stock Struggled in 2018? The Healthcare segment is the fourth-largest contributor to General Electric’s total revenues. As part of the company’s major restructuring plan in June, General Electric intends to spin off the segment and turn it into a standalone entity.
Apart from the power business, General Electric’s (GE) Transportation and Legacy segment’s lighting division has also struggled for years. Train budgetary cuts in several global economies and massive competition are hurting the transportation businesses’ revenues and margins. Intensified competition from local and regional players in every market is hurting the lighting division’s sales.
Berkshire Hathaway-owned BNSF Railway (BRK.B) reported a 3.1% YoY increase in its rail traffic volume in week 47 due to strong carload traffic growth, which more than offset the weakness in intermodal units. The company reported rail traffic volumes of 187,426—compared to 181,826 units in the same week last year.
After registering a 6.7% rail traffic decline in week 46, Kansas City Southern (KSU) made a remarkable turnaround. The company’s total rail traffic increased 3.9% YoY in week 47 to 43,548 units from 41,917 units in the same week last year. The YoY growth was mainly driven by a strong recovery in carload and intermodal traffic.
Berkshire Hathaway-owned BNSF Railway (BRK.B) reported a 0.5% YoY fall in its rail traffic volume in week 46, as its weak intermodal performance more than offset the benefit of higher carload traffic. The company reported rail traffic volumes of 210,013 compared with 211,148 units in the same week of last year.