Capital Goods Sector Review: Sweet 4Q Report for Honeywell, Defense Department’s Investment Wish List

General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE:GD): Defense Secretary Leon Panetta discussed the Pentagon’s FY13 budget request yesterday, and indicated that the administration would like all three types of Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE:LMT) Joint Strike Fighter to continue to be funded, according to Defense News. However, the Pentagon is looking to “curtail” Raytheon’s (NYSE:RTN) Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System the publication said. Meanwhile, the department also wants to invest in new air-to-air missiles, new radars for tactical aircraft and ships, more electronic warfare and communications capabilities, the publication reported.

The shares closed at $70.35, down $1.16, or 1.62%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $25.08 billion.

Honeywell Intl. Inc. (NYSE:HON) reported Q4 Automation & Cotnrol profit rose 14%, with sales rising 4%. Performance Materials & Tech Sales prfoit rose 30%, with sales up 24%; Transportation Systems profit rose 14%, with sales up 10%.

The shares closed at $58.27, up $0.44, or 0.76%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $45.07 billion.

The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA): Defense Secretary Leon Panetta discussed the Pentagon’s FY13 budget request yesterday, and indicated that the administration would like all three types of Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE:LMT) Joint Strike Fighter to continue to be funded, according to Defense News. However, the Pentagon is looking to “curtail” Raytheon’s (NYSE:RTN) Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System the publication said. Meanwhile, the department also wants to invest in new air-to-air missiles, new radars for tactical aircraft and ships, more electronic warfare and communications capabilities, the publication reported.

The shares closed at $74.55, down $0.76, or 1.01%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $55.52 billion.

Columbus McKinnon Corp. (NASDAQ:CMCO) reported Q3 revenue $142.8M vs. consensus $139.8M.

The shares closed at $15.16, up $1.25, or 8.99%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $294.22 million.

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