2. As of noon trading, Textron ( TXT) is up $0.42 (1.1%) to $37.75 on light volume. Thus far, 458,992 shares of Textron exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.34-$37.86 after having opened the day at $37.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.33.

Textron Inc. operates in the aircraft, defense, industrial, and finance businesses worldwide. It operates in five segments: Cessna, Bell, Textron Systems, Industrial, and Finance. Textron has a market cap of $10.5 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 1.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Textron a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Textron as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Textron Ratings Report now.

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