Institutional Investors Are Trading These Capital Goods Stocks Now

Wall St. Watchdog looks at institutional investor sentiment in large cap Capital Goods stocks.

  • United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX): Institutional investors bought 47,457,390 shares of this company in the last quarter and sold -36,683,960 shares over the same period. This represents a net instiutional investment of 10,773,430 shares. The shares recently traded at $82.92 and the company’s market capitalization is $75,350,480,000. 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.
  • Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT): Institutional investors bought 29,770,740 shares of this company in the last quarter and sold -27,853,110 shares over the same period. This represents a net institutional investment of 1,917,630 shares. The shares recently traded at $99.64 and the company’s market capitalization is $64,237,170,000.
  • 3M Company (NYSE:MMM): Institutional investors bought 30,891,630 shares of this company in the last quarter and sold -30,301,640 shares over the same period. This represents a net instiutional investment of 589,990 shares. The shares recently traded at $87.57 and the company’s market capitalization is $62,225,260,000. 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.
  • The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA): Institutional investors bought 50,200,050 shares of this company in the last quarter and sold -38,592,510 shares over the same period. This represents a net instiutional investment of 11,607,540 shares. The shares recently traded at $70.66 and the company’s market capitalization is $52,365,530,000. 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.
  • Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON): Institutional investors bought 34,493,960 shares of this company in the last quarter and sold -31,436,320 shares over the same period. This represents a net instiutional investment of 3,057,640 shares. The shares recently traded at $53.00 and the company’s market capitalization is $41,468,540,000. About the company: Honeywell International Inc. is a diversified technology and manufacturing company with operations around the world. The Company provides aerospace products and services, control technologies, automotive products, and power generation systems. Honeywell also provides specialty chemicals, fibers, plastics, and electronic and advanced materials.
  • Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited (ADR) (OTC:SUHJY): Institutional investors bought 63,870 shares of this company in the last quarter and sold -28,600 shares over the same period. This represents a net instiutional investment of 35,270 shares. The shares recently traded at $15.00 and the company’s market capitalization is $38,835,549,693. About the company: Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited is engaged in holding investments in various subsidiaries. During the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010 (fiscal 2010), the principal activities of the Company is the development of and investment in properties for sale and rent, hotel operation and telecommunications.
  • Mitsui + Co., Ltd. (ADR) (OTC:MITSY): Institutional investors bought 274,290 shares of this company in the last quarter and sold -105,230 shares over the same period. This represents a net instiutional investment of 169,060 shares. The shares recently traded at $372.36 and the company’s market capitalization is $34,140,673,443. About the company: MITSUI & CO., LTD. is a Japan-based trading company. The Company is engaged in the sale, import, export, offshore trading and manufacture of various products in the fields of iron and steel product, metal resource, machine and project, chemical, energy, food and retail, as well as consumer service and information industry.
  • Deere + Company (NYSE:DE): Institutional investors bought 27,424,310 shares of this company in the last quarter and sold -29,496,460 shares over the same period. This represents a net instiutional investment of -2,072,150 shares. The shares recently traded at $79.39 and the company’s market capitalization is $33,320,710,000. About the company: Deere & Company, together with its subsidiaries (John Deere) operates in three business segments: agriculture and turf, construction and forestry and credit. The agriculture and turf segment manufactures and distributes a line of farm and turf equipment and related service parts including large, medium and utility tractors; loaders; combines, cotton and sugarcane harvesters and related front-end equipment and sugarcane loaders; tillage, seeding and application equipment.
  • Komatsu Ltd. (ADR) (OTC:KMTUY): Institutional investors bought 1,656,380 shares of this company in the last quarter and sold -424,430 shares over the same period. This represents a net instiutional investment of 1,231,950 shares. The shares recently traded at $31.18 and the company’s market capitalization is $31,392,552,583. About the company: KOMATSU LTD. is a global company which manufactures, develops, markets and sells industrial-use products and services. The Constructing Machine and Vehicle segment provides excavation, loading, land-clearing, base course use, transporting, forestry, underground construction and resources recycle machines, industrial vehicles, foundry pieces, as well as transportation, storehouse and packing related services.
  • Tenaris S.A. (ADR) (NYSE:TS): Institutional investors bought 16,388,520 shares of this company in the last quarter and sold -10,529,470 shares over the same period. This represents a net instiutional investment of 5,859,050 shares. The shares recently traded at $43.56 and the company’s market capitalization is $26,302,360,000. About the company: Tenaris SA is a Luxembourg-based holding company active in the supply of tubes and related services mainly for the energy industry and certain other industrial applications. The customers of the Company include oil and gas and engineering companies engaged in constructing oil and gas gathering, transportation and processing facilities.

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

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