Can United Technologies Continue Its Move to All Time Highs?

With shares of United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) trading around $103, is UTX an OUTPERFORM, WAIT AND SEE, or STAY AWAY? Let’s analyze the stock with the relevant sections of our CHEAT SHEET investing framework:

T = Trends for a Stock’s Movement

United Technologies provides technology products and services to building systems and aerospace industries all around the world. The company operates in six segments: Otis, Carrier, UTC Fire & Security, Pratt & Whitney, Hamilton Sundstrand, and Sikorsky. Air travel and defense have been on the rise over the last several years as governments around the world consistently demand improved aerial technology. Companies and consumers also demand improved efficiency and reduced prices, further fueling demand. Aerial technology is gaining market share as a preferred method of transportation, so look for companies like United Technologies to see rising profits.

United Technologies, which supplies the U.S. military with helicopters and jet engines, has said that 5,000 jobs may be at risk due to the government shutdown. United Technologies said on Wednesday in an announcement seen by Bloomberg that an extended shutdown would lead to 2,000 jobs in Connecticut, Florida, and Alabama being cut on October 7. Two thousand more layoffs within United Technologies would occur at Pratt & Whitney and UTC Aerospace Systems if the shutdown extended into the next week.