This Day On The Street
Continue to site
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Top Five Mid-Cap Stocks

However, AptarGroup operates in markets that are highly competitive, especially in regard to price. This, along with increasing raw-material costs over the past few years, could affect the company's operating results.

Goodrich (GR), which supplies aerospace and defense security products, has been rated a buy since August 2005. Third-quarter earnings grew 25.9%, driven by commercial aircraft equipment sales. Net income increased to $126.80 million, or 99 cents a share, for the quarter. (Excluding items, earnings for the quarter were $1.10 a share, which beat the consensus estimate of 91 cents a share.)

Third-quarter revenue rose 14.8% to $1.40 billion compared with the same period last year, and the company's overall operating margin rose to 17.23% from 14.47% in a year earlier. During the quarter, Goodrich declared a dividend of 20 cents a share. Goodrich agreed to sell its Aviation Technical Services business to Macquarie Bank for about $90 million.

Any decline in government spending and the weakened condition of the airline industry are among the downside risks.

Greif (GEF) manufactures and distributes industrial packaging products. It has been rated buy since November 2005. The company maintains a largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels, robust revenue and EPS growth and a solid stock price performance. These strengths should outweigh the company's low profit margin.

Third-quarter revenue climbed 27% over a year ago to $874.2 million, outpacing the industry average of 19.2%. EPS increased 25.6% over the same period. Greif has demonstrated a pattern of positive EPS growth over the past year and this trend is expected to continue. Return on equity has improved slightly when compared with the same quarter one year prior.

2 of 3

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG
GEF.B $47.10 0.58%
ATR $62.79 -0.35%
FMC $58.85 0.48%
RRC $61.28 -0.13%
AAPL $132.65 1.82%

Markets

DOW 18,037.97 -42.17 -0.23%
S&P 500 2,108.92 -8.77 -0.41%
NASDAQ 5,060.2460 -31.8390 -0.63%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs