Construction-equipment manufacturer Manitowoc ( MTW) has earned a buy rating since December 2004. The company has three main markets: cranes, food service equipment, and marine services in the Great Lakes region. Manitowoc boasts a number of strengths, including notable return on equity, robust revenue growth, consistent EPS growth, intriguing increases in net income, and good cash flow from operations. With mainly positive measures across the board, the company's low profit margins are nothing to be overly concerned about.
Welding-equipment maker Lincoln Electric ( LECO) has secured a buy rating since December 2004. The company shows a convergence of positive investment measures, which include a decent return on equity, revenue growth that has outpaced its industry, reasonable debt levels and EPS growth.