Raven Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:RAVN)

CAPS Rating: 4 out of 5

An industrial manufacturer providing a variety of products to customers throughout North America.

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Member Avatar simplemts (< 20) Submitted: 4/23/2014 2:39:00 PM : Underperform Start Price: $31.56 RAVN Score: +30.57

Short-term red, long-term green.

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Member Avatar jtallenmd (99.54) Submitted: 4/21/2014 4:10:40 PM : Outperform Start Price: $33.34 RAVN Score: -34.96

Five star stock bouncing off of recent low.

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Member Avatar smith972 (79.08) Submitted: 1/24/2014 8:34:27 AM : Outperform Start Price: $37.95 RAVN Score: -47.70

I like the no debt and $49 million cash. With that it does not look so expensive. I will consider a real position when it dips.

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Member Avatar mbz113 (26.10) Submitted: 10/25/2013 9:58:08 AM : Outperform Start Price: $33.44 RAVN Score: -42.46

Strong business, cheap nat gas helping manufacturing.

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Member Avatar chris293 (88.29) Submitted: 2/27/2013 12:17:03 AM : Outperform Start Price: $27.56 RAVN Score: -46.68

A 5 star industrial conglomerate with top ratings by ' the know it alls' of the market place is worth a good look. No debt and increased eps, though small with a small dividend should be alright for those investors long term.

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Member Avatar Milo107 (22.87) Submitted: 9/30/2012 3:02:21 PM : Outperform Start Price: $28.53 RAVN Score: -55.00

ag and aerospace dc

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Member Avatar plgodtland (38.31) Submitted: 5/2/2011 12:25:54 PM : Outperform Start Price: $25.04 RAVN Score: -51.31

Good management evident from weathering the financial storm while many recommended selling. Great returns, cash flow and balance sheet history. Fairly diversified product set. All point to a long-term winner.

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Member Avatar subsurfacemapper (44.40) Submitted: 11/17/2010 12:39:34 AM : Outperform Start Price: $19.81 RAVN Score: -47.82

Inside ownership over 10%, no debt, ROE of 24, long term growth est 15%. Screen result.

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Member Avatar nasdaqpicker (< 20) Submitted: 6/14/2010 7:45:32 PM : Outperform Start Price: $16.40 RAVN Score: -33.73

Just had record 1st Q., 72 cents and succession mgt., been there 22 years, very, very sales oriented couple with the operational excellence already present, can't miss. 4 diversifed mfg. divisions complement each other. leading precision ag company in the world.

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Member Avatar MARKP0ST (< 20) Submitted: 6/2/2010 2:14:56 PM : Outperform Start Price: $15.76 RAVN Score: -30.25

the wrightup on RAVN was very good.

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Member Avatar BoringTortoise (95.76) Submitted: 10/18/2009 5:08:12 PM : Outperform Start Price: $12.81 RAVN Score: +7.69

This account tracks the less exciting stocks from my watch list - companies that are easy to understand with clean balance sheets and good track records in relatively straight-forward industries.

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Member Avatar lesailes (< 20) Submitted: 8/14/2009 11:19:22 PM : Outperform Start Price: $12.59 RAVN Score: -9.71

Raven is a really sound company with good prospects unfairly beaten down...

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Member Avatar valari25 (91.38) Submitted: 1/2/2009 7:11:54 PM : Outperform Start Price: $19.31 RAVN Score: -34.53

Covered dividend at 2.3% yield, 20 straight years of raising it and plenty of room to run with it.

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Member Avatar foolalex9 (89.44) Submitted: 10/14/2008 11:43:02 AM : Outperform Start Price: $13.80 RAVN Score: -26.65

mgiv

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Member Avatar Shamr0ck1 (30.54) Submitted: 5/20/2008 7:25:29 PM : Outperform Start Price: $15.93 RAVN Score: +7.40

Company looks to be solid with growth potential. I will be watching close for the next few months to see if the pick up any large government contracts.

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Member Avatar Sepember8 (43.53) Submitted: 5/19/2008 10:13:41 AM : Outperform Start Price: $16.43 RAVN Score: +4.09

I don't know much about this company, but it seems to be doing really good right now.

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Member Avatar 1700WARRIOR (84.26) Submitted: 5/18/2008 1:22:30 PM : Outperform Start Price: $14.65 RAVN Score: +22.46

I HAVE JUST RECENTLY STARTED WATCHING THIS ONE BUT I LIKE WHAT I SEE SOFAR. I MAY BE A BUYER SOON.

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Member Avatar LEGMAKER (< 20) Submitted: 5/17/2008 12:09:25 PM : Outperform Start Price: $14.65 RAVN Score: +22.46

It looks like the flight to aerospace is a good one over the long haul. After a period where many of the higher growth stocks have seen their PE ratios suffer, there may be a recovery at hand. The reason is the recent quarterly earnings, which have been better than expected. Commercial and military should have continued strength in the upcoming months. Agricultural products should also do well as high commodity prices are also delivering strength. Lastly, industrial products also look to do well in the upcoming environment as energy infrastructure builds continue as many emerging markets want to tap this sector while things are still good in the pricing arena.

Raven Industries looks to be well positioned in these upcoming cycles. They currently engage in flow controls, electronic systems and own a subsidiary Aerostar. They produce polyethylene sheeting which is used in packaging and barrier systems for agriculture and industrial uses. They can be used for gas and electrical barriers, moisture retarders and fumigation. An example of a usage would be for concrete slabs under a new building being constructed. Other liners are used for farm ponds, waste ponds or landfills. They also make covers to keep moisture off of hay, or used in conjunction with silos. With respect to drilling they make a plethora of different applications for drill pits and etc.

There electronics division is a full provider of contract manufacturing services. They are 44% industrial, 35% aviation, 10% GPS, 7% military and 4% medical. They offer advantages as they are insulated from the overall economy. They also produce flow controls. These are directly linked the agricultural arena. This particular division provides GPS for farm equipment to increase productivity of their machines. They also provide boom controls, planter controls and assistive steering to help aid in the agricultural sector.

With respect to aerospace and military this company has a division that is very interesting and not thought of much. They produce hot air balloon, parachutes and even military decoys (example is an inflatable tank). Their custom inflatables can be used to air drop supplies to military are conventional relief after a disaster. They also produce protective wear for those in harsh and hazardous environments.

RAVN looks interesting from a chart standpoint has they put a bottom in at $28. When they broke through $32 it looks like the stock will go to $34 in the short term on good earnings. Stockcharts.com has a bullish price objective on the current trend of $48 with respect to their double top breakout on May 2nd.

When you look at the industries they serve (especially agriculture), it looks as though growth estimates from Yahoo Finance could be low as they are coming off of a pretty good year. Earnings growth estimates for this year of 4.6% could be beaten easily in the right pricing atmosphere. On March 17th they increased their dividend 18%. Their flow controls group outperformed in the last quarter and they have a backlog in military parachutes. This is a bit speculative and has a whole lot to do with their performance with respect to agriculture, but I like this one as a long term buy on valuation.

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Member Avatar bhavneesh (< 20) Submitted: 4/30/2008 9:27:19 PM : Outperform Start Price: $13.34 RAVN Score: +35.20

elderhead

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Member Avatar capsterok (< 20) Submitted: 4/24/2008 6:10:34 PM : Outperform Start Price: $12.87 RAVN Score: +35.91

Testing out a portfolio of smallish-cap 5-star stocks found using the CAPS screener. All picks have at least 50 allstars backing them, which should be enough to minimize star rating fluctuations. It's only been about a week, and I expect a LOT of volatility, but I have high hopes for market beating performance. Time will tell...

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