Big Capital Goods Stocks Issuing Solid Profits to Shareholders

Wall St. Watchdog generated a special screen for profitable large cap companies in the Capital Goods sector.  The criteria for the screen are:

  • The company trades on an American exchange.  (This includes foreign-domiciled companies whose stocks trade in the form of ADRs on American exchanges.)
  • The company does not trade on the pink sheets.
  • The company is not located in China (Hong Kong is OK).
  • The company’s market capitalization is at least $50 billion
  • Earnings per share based on average diluted shares outstanding over the past 10 years is greater than $0.01.

Following are the companies in the Capital Goods sector that meet these criteria:

  • The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA): This company operates in the Capital Goods sector. Its market capitalization is $53,900,000,000. It generated $64,306,000,000 in revenues last fiscal year, which represents a change of -5.82% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $73.35, its trailing P/E is 16.21, and its current price-to-book ratio is 13.84. About the company:  The Boeing Company, together with its subsidiaries, develops, produces, and markets commercial jet aircraft, as well as provides related support services to the commercial airline industry worldwide. The Company also researches, develops, produces, modifies, and supports information, space, and defense systems, including military aircraft, helicopters and space and missile systems. Competitors to Watch: Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE:LMT), Embraer SA (NYSE:ERJ), Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN), Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE:NOC), General Electric (NYSE:GE), Honeywell Intl. Inc. (NYSE:HON), Spirit AeroSystems Hldgs., Inc. (NYSE:SPR), General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE:GD), Orbital Sciences Corp. (NYSE:ORB), Alliant Techsystems Inc. (NYSE:ATK), and Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL).
  • Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT): This company operates in the Capital Goods sector. Its market capitalization is $69,100,000,000. It generated $42,588,000,000 in revenues last fiscal year, which represents a change of 31.46% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $108.16, its trailing P/E is 19.25, and its current price-to-book ratio is 5.52. About the company:  Caterpillar Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets construction, mining, agricultural, and forestry machinery. The Company also manufactures engines and other related parts for its equipment, and offers financing and insurance. Caterpillar distributes its products through a worldwide organization of dealers. Competitors to Watch: Deere & Company (NYSE:DE), General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE), Columbus McKinnon Corp. (NASDAQ:CMCO), Manitowoc Company, Inc. (NYSE:MTW), Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI), CNH Global N.V. (NYSE:CNH), Navistar Intl. Corp. (NYSE:NAV), Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX), and Lindsay Corporation (NYSE:LNN).
  • 3M Company (NYSE:MMM): This company operates in the Capital Goods sector. Its market capitalization is $68,540,000,000. It generated $26,662,000,000 in revenues last fiscal year, which represents a change of 15.31% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $96.56, its trailing P/E is 16.55, and its current price-to-book ratio is 4.16. About the company:  3M Co. conducts operations in electronics, telecommunications, industrial, consumer and office, health care, safety, and other markets. The Company’s businesses share technologies, manufacturing operations, brands, marketing channels, and other resources. 3M serves customers in countries located around the world. Competitors to Watch: General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), DENTSPLY Intl. Inc. (NASDAQ:XRAY), Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE:TYC), Honeywell Intl. Inc. (NYSE:HON), Carlisle Companies, Inc. (NYSE:CSL), Siemens AG (ADR) (NYSE:SI), and E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. (NYSE:DD).
  • United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX): This company operates in the Capital Goods sector. Its market capitalization is $81,200,000,000. It generated $54,326,000,000 in revenues last fiscal year, which represents a change of 3.63% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $89.13, its trailing P/E is 18.12, and its current price-to-book ratio is 3.69. About the company:  United Technologies Corporation provides technology products and support services to customers in the aerospace and building industries worldwide. The Company’s products include aircraft engines, elevators and escalators, heating and air conditioning equipment, helicopters, aerospace systems, fuel cell systems, and fire and safety equipment. Competitors to Watch: Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA), General Electric Co. (NYSE:GE), Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON), Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), and Goodrich Corporation (NYSE:GR).

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from screener.co.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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