Conglomerates Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about today’s action in the Conglomerates sector:

Gainer (% price change)

  • Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT): The shares closed at $16.76, up $1.01, or 6.41%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $4.65 billion. About the company: Textron Inc. is a global, multi-industry company with operations in aircraft, defense, industrial products, and finance. The Company’s products include airplanes, helicopters, weapons, and automotive products. Textron’s finance division offers asset based lending, aviation, distribution, golf, and resort finance, as well as structured capital.
  • Federal Signal Corp. (NYSE:FSS): The shares closed at $5.15, up $0.2, or 4.04%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $320.25 million. About the company: Federal Signal Corporation manufactures and supplies safety, signaling, and communications equipment. The Company’s equipment includes fire rescue products, street sweeping and vacuum loader vehicles, parking control equipment, custom on-premise signage, carbide cutting tools, precision punches and dies, and plastic injection mold components.
  • Siemens AG (NYSE:SI): The shares closed at $93.28, up $3.28, or 3.64%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $81.53 billion. About the company: Siemens AG manufactures a wide range of industrial and consumer products. The Company builds locomotives, traffic control systems, automotive electronics, and engineers electrical power plants. Siemens also provides public and private communications networks, computers, building control systems, medical equipment, and electrical components. The Company operates worldwide.
  • Leucadia National Corp. (NYSE:LUK): The shares closed at $28.59, up $0.9, or 3.25%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $6.99 billion. About the company: Leucadia National Corporation is a diversified holding company. The Company is involved in a variety of businesses, including manufacturing, telecommunications, property management and services, gaming entertainment, real estate activities, medical product development and winery operations.
  • Fortune Brands, Inc. (NYSE:FO): The shares closed at $58.11, up $1.52, or 2.69%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $8.98 billion. About the company: Fortune Brands, Inc. is a holding company with operating companies that offers home and hardware products, produces wines and spirits, and offers golf products.

Loser (% price change)

  • Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN): The shares closed at $41.07, down $0.02, or 0.05%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $14.52 billion. About the company: Raytheon Company operates in defense, homeland security and other government markets. The Company provides electronics, mission systems integration in the areas of sensing, effects, command, control, communications and intelligence systems, and mission support services. Raytheon provides products and services worldwide.

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

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