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A global multi-industry company with operations in four business segments: Bell, Cessna, Industrial and Finance.
Recent misses in Defense contracts, losing out to BA and others. Recent acquisition of simulator businesses, will be stressed to integrate in operations. Expect stall speed warning for next year or so. near non existent dividends, over the mark P/E most metrics look mediocre. Stay clear for at least a year...
Strong showing from Bell Helicopter. Looking for long term growth at Cessna as corporate jet market rebounds
Upcoming earnings should beat estimates.
s&p 5 star
Eventually, you can no longer put off upgrades to your aircraft.
Under valued currently
People are way too excited that the personal jet business will rebound. It will improve, but not that much. If you own the stock, sell it when the price gets a little higher.
to high it will never earn that money
Operational Excellence basket
ProfileTextron Inc.40 Westminster StreetProvidence, RI 02903United States - MapPhone: 401-421-2800Fax: 401-421-2878Website: www.textron.comDetails Index Membership: S&P 500S&P 1500 Super Comp Sector: Conglomerates Industry: Conglomerates Full Time Employees: 32,471 Business Summary Textron Inc. operates in the aircraft, defense, industrial, and finance businesses worldwide. It operates in five segments: Cessna, Bell, Textron Systems, Industrial, and Finance. The Cessna segment manufactures business jets, single engine turboprops, and single engine piston aircraft, as well as provides aftermarket services. The Bell segment manufactures and supplies helicopters, tiltrotor aircraft, and helicopter-related spare parts and services for military and commercial applications. The Textron Systems segment produces armored security vehicles, advanced marine craft, precision weapons, airborne and ground-based surveillance systems and services, the unmanned aircraft system, training and simulation systems and countersniper devices, and intelligence and situational awareness software for U.S. and non U.S. governments in the defense and aerospace industries, and general aviation markets. The Industrial segment develops and manufactures blow-molded fuel systems, light trucks, all-terrain vehicles and watercraft, and windshield and headlamp washer systems; catalytic reduction systems and engine camshafts for the automotive market; and bottles and plastic containers for food, household, laboratory and industrial uses. It also manufactures powered equipment, electrical test and measurement instruments, hand and hydraulic powered tools, and electrical and fiber optic assemblies; golf cars and off-road utility vehicles powered by electric and internal combustion engines; and turf-maintenance equipment and turf-care vehicles. The Finance segment provides finance for aircraft, helicopters, and golf and turf-care equipment. The company sells its products through a network of sales representatives, distributors, and authorized independent sales representatives, as well as directly to end users, home improvement retailers, and original equipment manufacturers. Textron was founded in 1923 and is based in Providence, the Rhode Island.***All above information from YAHOO FINANCE***
Here is the recommendation:http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2011/01/13/rising-star-buy-textron.aspx?source=ihpsitota0000001&lidx=9
'Twas at a price of 24.19 on 1-7-11 when I first caught wind of Textron's foul odor through the Smelloscope.It smelled just like it scored: 30 points out of 100. One of the worst ranking stocks the Smelloscope has ever smelt.Here's why:Negative, unstable ROE%, ROA%, and Net Profit margins. Decreasing gross margin. A mediocre P/E and an inconsistent book value per share. An unstable debt to equity ratio and a weak dividend. Negative insider trading. Over 8% short interest (as a percentage of float). The bottom line:While Textron does have an intriguing P/FCF and P/Sales... I wonder if that could be partially because their long term debt is 2/3 the size of their total current assets. Again, I don't know a lot about this industry or the company... but I wonder if Textron's customers are really going to be purchasing enough Cessna's over the next few years (in a struggling world economy) to make up for their moldy fundamentals.I wouldn't put real money on shorting this stock. But I'll sure give it a downthumb with the Stankometer!~djshagggyd(official nose of the Stankometer)Full Discloser:TheSmelloscope is a value rating system created to evaluate stocks for fun. It is operated by a novice investor named djshagggyd. NOVICE being the key word. Do not follow the Stankometer's advice without conducting your own due diligence.
TEXTRON IS A VERY TIGHTLY RAN COMPANY, THAT HAS MADE EFFORTS TO REDUCE ITS DEBT IN SOME WORST TIMES IN THE U.S. HISTORY AND IS ALWAYS TRYING TO IMPROVE THE BOTTOM LINE FOR NEW PRODUCTS AS WELL ITS INVESTORS.
Just bought an EZ GO. Everyone needs one of these! First an EZ GO, next a 172 Cessna.
Special Causes for recent decline. Will recover nicely in the long term
Overpriced. Look for a correction soon.
ASV, Bell - they own companies that are indispensable to Americans
I believe Textron will be back to its $50 range by March of 2011.
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