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Stock Screen: Engineering & Construction Stocks With Strong Price Appreciation Potential

Aecom Technology (ACM) and Fluor (FLR) are featured in this screen of the Engineering & Construction Industry.Read more

From the Survey: Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain Incorporated (IRM) is committed to enhancing shareholder value. The company’s biggest focus lately has been converting its business structure to real estate investment trust (REIT) compliance, while awaiting a tentative U.S. Internal Revenue Service ruling that would support its capital deployment methods.Read more

Restaurant Roundup — April 10, 2014

There have been many noteworthy developments in the restaurant space recently. Some of these will likely have a material impact on the companies in the sector and the markets they serve.

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Stock Screen: Highest Yielding REITs - April 9, 2014

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR) and HCP Inc. (HCP) are two REITs with relatively high yields.Read more

Taper Tumble: Rising Interest-Rate Risk For Bond Fund Investors

From the first announcement, last spring, that the Federal Reserve intended to start tapering its quantitative-easing program, the net asset value (NAV) of most closed-end bond funds plunged. With further tapering and even interest rate rises on the Fed’s horizon, bond investors should be wary.Read more

The 2014 Bank Stress Tests: What Has Changed? How Did The Banks Do?

The Federal Reserve’s bank stress tests, in their fourth year, are still evolving and remain somewhat controversial. Nonetheless, the industry’s performance in the latest stress test exercise was encouraging, for the most part.Read more

Net Neutrality Legislation Change Could Be A Gold Mine

Recent legislation has changed the laws surrounding net neutrality, offering some of the nation’s largest Internetproviders a big opportunity to cash in.  However, new bills have been brought before congress to potentially thwart this undertaking. Nevertheless, it remains a story worth following.Read more

From the Survey: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

Air Products and Chemicals (APD) is one of the world’s leading suppliers of atmospheric gases and chemicals for industrial applications. These gases include hydrogen, helium, nitrogen, and other gases commonly used in industrial manufacturing. The company also sells specialty gases in addition to performance materials and chemicals. Air Products has a solid business model and intriguing growth prospects over the long term.
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Using The Value Line Page: Playing It Safe With United Technologies

An investor seeking to add to his portfolio a “safe” stock that generates steady income, with possibly some long-term growth potential need not look very far. In this review, we will focus on United Technologies (UTX) and discuss what makes it a fairly attractive selection among its blue-chip brethren.Read more

A Spotlight on Activist Investing

Activist investors, known for taking large positions in companies where they view room for improvement as a pathway to potential gains, have long been touted as corporate raiders out for themselves alone. However, the tone has changed a bit of late, as these major players are becoming a more integral part of the market. IndeedRead more

Technology Round Up - April 1, 2014

There have been many noteworthy developments in the technology space recently. Some of these will likely have a material impact on the companies in the sector and the markets they serve. Companies featured include Sony (SNE), Facebook (FB), Oculus Rift, Microsoft (MSFT), Apple (AAPL), and King Digital Entertainment Plc. (KING).Read more

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Financial Strength

This article touches on the importance of having an understanding of balance sheet considerations when investing, particularly during tougher economic times. We describe Value Line’s Financial Strength ratings system, and list the main factors that determine individual categories. We also note some of the different capital structures among industries.


Industry Analysis: Aerospace and Defense

The Aerospace/Defense Industry serves, as its name represents, two main markets: Aerospace, which largely comprises the production, sale, and service of commercial aircraft. And Defense, which is dependent on the nation's need for military weapons and systems designed to operate on land, sea, and in the air. Also included in this industry is the production of general aircraft (mostly for business use) and space vehicles, usually satellites, for both military and commercial use.

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