This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
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
Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS - See his portfolio and get alerts BEFORE every trade. Learn more NOW!

5 Rocket Stocks for a Short Trading Week

United Technologies

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

2013 is panning out to be a good year for United Technologies (UTX - Get Report). Shares of the $82 billion firm have climbed more than 10% since the first trading day in January, outpacing even the broad market's brisk climb. UTX is an industrial conglomerate that owns a big portfolio of construction, aviation and security products. The company's brands include everything from Carrier air conditioners to Sikorsky helicopters.

If there's a single word to describe UTX's total business, it's "cyclical."

Each of the key product lines that United Technologies makes is subject to some serious ebbing and flowing with the economic cycle, and as a result, when it rains economically, it pours for this company. To fix that, UTX has been working to diversify its product lineup to include more recession-resistant offerings.

In the meantime, service and parts have been a saving grace for UTX's bottom line. Because the elevators and jet engines that UTX makes are big ticket items, keeping them serviced well is a good investment for the firm's customers -- and it means that UTX can lay claim to consistent, sticky revenues for its troubles.

While acquiring aviation firm Goodrich added considerable debt, the firm's balance sheet is in reasonable shape. Ample cash flows help to finance a 2.36% dividend yield in shares -- and rising analyst sentiment bodes well for this stock right now.

2 of 6

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
Try it NOW
Only $9.95
Try it NOW
14-Days Free
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
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!
ACN $93.69 -0.77%
APC $82.81 -1.24%
CMI $138.64 -1.07%
EBAY $57.68 -0.42%
UTX $117.20 -1.37%


DOW 17,776.12 -200.19 -1.11%
S&P 500 2,067.89 -18.35 -0.88%
NASDAQ 4,900.8850 -46.5560 -0.94%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs