NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- By now it's clear that Donald Trump has a good chance of winning the Republican primary and the White House.

It's also been made abundantly clear how valuable taking advantage of certain presidential priorities can be for your portfolio. For instance, one of the Reagan administration's key initiatives led to a major tax loophole that's still active today.

Not one to hold back, Trump has made his priorities clear if elected, and from his promises, we can speculate what companies might benefit.

So let's have a little fun here, and assume for a moment that by looking at his personal portfolio we can gather clues into what companies might benefit. (Of course, Trump's personal financial holdings would be held in a blind trust if he becomes President.)

Good Fences for Bad Neighbors

Trump loves the construction business, so his promise to build a wall along the Mexican border is something that he might attempt. Massive building projects need big machines, and Trump owns stock in heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar (CAT) - Get Report . With a current dividend yield of 4.2%, you can wait to see if this project occurs.

Of course, it's going to take a lot of cement and other materials to build something of that size. Trump believes that he will get Mexico to pay for it, or else risk losing a lot of trade with the United States.

If Mexico ends paying for this wall, then I'd expect them to insist that its national cement company CEMEX (CX) - Get Report be the primary source of concrete. (Trump doesn't have a stake in it.) In fact, CMEX is already one of the largest cement vendors in North America, with a market cap of $100 billion. It currently pays no dividend and is losing money, but all that could change if it suddenly gets an order for ten billion tons of concrete.

Outsourcing Bureaucracy

Trump's disdain for government bureaucracy is no secret, so he would certainly do everything he could to outsource as much of our federal payment processing and record keeping as possible. Who better to manage the enormous complexity of that undertaking than Trump portfolio holding IBM (IBM) - Get Report , which is moving aggressively away from hardware and into services.

It could spur IBM, whose share price has lost 25% of its value over the past year.

Also, Trump could shore up his increasingly strained relationship with women voters by making a deal with IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, who needs to show her board of directors how she'll be able to improve the company's performance. You won't go broke waiting for this deal to happen, either: IBM currently pays an annual dividend of $5.20 (3.6% yield) and has enough cash flow to keep it at that level for a while.

For a different perspective on whether you should invest in these stocks, click through to see year-to-date performance as well as TheStreet Ratings analysis for whether these stocks are a buy. 

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TheStreet Ratings team rates CATERPILLAR INC as a Hold with a ratings score of C+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate CATERPILLAR INC (CAT) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed ? some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • 35.04% is the gross profit margin for CATERPILLAR INC which we consider to be strong. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Regardless of the strong results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 5.76% trails the industry average.
  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Machinery industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, CATERPILLAR INC has underperformed in comparison with the industry average, but has exceeded that of the S&P 500.
  • Net operating cash flow has declined marginally to $2,088.00 million or 6.66% when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite a decrease in cash flow of 6.66%, CATERPILLAR INC is in line with the industry average cash flow growth rate of -13.86%.
  • The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 2.24 and currently higher than the industry average, implying increased risk associated with the management of debt levels within the company. Along with the unfavorable debt-to-equity ratio, CAT maintains a poor quick ratio of 0.95, which illustrates the inability to avoid short-term cash problems.
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: CAT
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TheStreet Ratings team rates CEMEX SAB DE CV as a Hold with a ratings score of C-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate CEMEX SAB DE CV (CX) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed ? some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • CEMEX SAB DE CV reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. This trend suggests that the performance of the business is improving. During the past fiscal year, CEMEX SAB DE CV continued to lose money by earning -$0.35 versus -$0.64 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.00 versus -$0.35).
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Construction Materials industry. The net income increased by 57.1% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $74.02 million to $116.31 million.
  • CX, with its decline in revenue, slightly underperformed the industry average of 2.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 11.7%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.
  • The gross profit margin for CEMEX SAB DE CV is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 33.97%. Regardless of CX's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, CX's net profit margin of 3.15% compares favorably to the industry average.
  • CX's stock share price has done very poorly compared to where it was a year ago: Despite any rallies, the net result is that it is down by 40.82%, which is also worse that the performance of the S&P 500 Index. Investors have so far failed to pay much attention to the earnings improvements the company has managed to achieve over the last quarter. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock's sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: CX
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TheStreet Ratings team rates INTL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP as a Buy with a ratings score of B-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate INTL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP (IBM) a BUY. This is driven by a number of strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the IT Services industry and the overall market, INTL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP's return on equity significantly exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Net operating cash flow has slightly increased to $3,884.00 million or 8.52% when compared to the same quarter last year. The firm also exceeded the industry average cash flow growth rate of -2.01%.
  • INTL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP's earnings per share declined by 15.4% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, INTL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP increased its bottom line by earning $15.66 versus $15.37 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($15.75 versus $15.66).
  • Regardless of the drop in revenue, the company managed to outperform against the industry average of 21.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 13.4%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • The gross profit margin for INTL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP is rather high; currently it is at 55.19%. Regardless of IBM's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 16.57% trails the industry average.
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: IBM

This article is commentary by an independent contributor. At the time of publication, the author held no positions in the stocks mentioned.