5. Stanley Black & Decker (SWK)
Company profile: Stanley, with a market value of $13 billion, is an international provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories and systems. It was created by the March 2010 merger of Stanley Works and Black & Decker.
Dividend Yield: 2.14%
Investor takeaway: Its shares are up 17% this year and have a three-year, average annual return of 36%. Analysts give its shares seven "buy" ratings, three "buy/holds," and five "holds," according to a survey of analysts by S&P. S&P has it rated "buy" with an $83 price target, which is an 8% premium to its current price. S&P analysts say: "We believe it is well-positioned to gain market share in its three customer markets as the global economy recovers and the company benefits from recent acquisitions."4. Emerson Electric (EMR) Company profile: Emerson, with a market value of $38 billion, operates in five business segments: process management, industrial automation, network power, climate technologies, and tools and storage. Its products include: motors, drives, valves, switches, test equipment, air conditioning compressors, electric tools, and home storage solutions. Dividend Yield: 3.10% Investor takeaway: Its shares are up 9.4% this year and have a three-year, average annual return of 18%. Analysts give its shares eight "buy" ratings, four "buy/holds," and 13 "holds," according to a survey of analysts by S&P. S&P, which has it rated "hold," says "Emerson is well-positioned to benefit from any strengthening in the global economy, particularly from spending on infrastructure." However, orders from Europe have been particularly slow over the past few quarters. 3. Timken (TKR) Company profile: Timken, with a market value of $5 billion, sells a broad range of products for friction management and power transmission, as well as alloy steels and other steel components. Is customers are in the industrial machinery, trucks and automobiles, aerospace and defense, and energy industries. Dividend Yield: 1.83% Investor takeaway: Its shares are up 30.5% this year and have a three-year, average annual return of 46%. Analysts give its shares eight "buy" ratings, two "buy/holds," and one "hold," according to a survey of analysts by S&P. 2. Eaton (ETN) Company profile: Eaton, with a market value of $16 billion, makes a variety of power management products it sells to industrial customers, including electrical systems, hydraulics components, aerospace fuel systems, and truck and auto powertrain systems. Dividend Yield: 3.24% Investor takeaway: Its shares are up 9.9% this year and have a three-year, average annual return of 32%. Analysts give its shares 11 "buy" ratings, four "buy/holds," six "holds," and one "sell," according to a survey of analysts by S&P. S&P, which has it rated "hold," on valuation concerns and the continued economic weakness in Europe. 1. Danaher (DHR) Company profile: Danaher, with a market value of $37 billion, is a manufacturer of a wide range of industrial products ranging from hand tools to process and environmental controls. The company has five reporting segments: life sciences and diagnostics, test and measurement, industrial technologies, environmental, and dental. The hand-tool division makes Sears' Craftsman and Matco brand tools. Dividend Yield: 0.18% Investor takeaway: Its shares are up 16% this year and have a three-year, average annual return of 26%. Analysts give its shares 15 "buy" ratings, five "buy/holds," and five "holds," according to a survey of analysts by S&P. T. Rowe Price (9.6%) and Fidelity (5.3%) were its two biggest shareholders at year-end. >>To see these stocks in action, visit the 10 Industrial Stocks Poised for a Rebound portfolio on Stockpickr.
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