How These Industrials Stocks are Faring? -- Pentair, Mueller Water Products, Parker-Hannifin, and General Cable

Aug 19, 2016, 07:55 ET from Chelmsford Park SA

NEW YORK, August 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

This morning's attention is directed to four Industrial Equipment and Components equities, namely, Pentair PLC (NYSE: PNR), Mueller Water Products Inc. (NYSE: MWA), Parker-Hannifin Corp. (NYSE: PH), and General Cable Corp. (NYSE: BGC). These stocks belong in the Industrial Goods sector which includes providers of capital goods, commercial services, transportation, and infrastructure. Research firm Charles Schwab has rated the sector "Market Perform." Register now and get full and free access to our downloadable research reports on these stocks at:


On Thursday, shares in Manchester, the UK-based Pentair PLC recorded a trading volume of 628,259 shares. The stock ended the session 0.09% lower at $66.53. The Company's shares have gained 6.62% in the last one month, 14.62% in the previous three months, and 36.85% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 7.97% above its 50-day moving average and 22.25% above its 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of Pentair, which operates as a diversified industrial manufacturing company in the US, Europe, and internationally, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 64.29.

On August 18th, 2016, Pentair announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its Valves & Controls business to Emerson. The cash purchase price is $3.15 billion, subject to customary working capital adjustments. The transaction is anticipated to be completed late in 2016 or early in 2017 and is subject to customary closing conditions and necessary regulatory approvals. Access our complete research report on PNR for free at:

Mueller Water Products  

Atlanta, Georgia headquartered Mueller Water Products Inc.'s stock closed the day 0.33% higher at $12.18 and with a total trading volume of 925,710 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 5.64% in the past month, 17.31% over the previous three months, and 42.76% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 5.62% above its 50-day moving average and 24.38% above its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Mueller Water Products, which manufactures and markets products and services for the use in transmission, distribution, and measurement of water in the United States, Canada, China, and Australia, have an RSI of 58.88.

On August 3rd, 2016, Mueller Water Products announced that for its Q3 ended June 30th, 2016, net sales increased 3.0% to $310.1 million from $301.0 million in the prior year period. The company's net income was $15.5 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, as compared with $16.5 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, in the prior year period.  However, adjusted net income increased 23.1% to $29.3 million, or $0.18 per share, from $23.8 million, or $0.15 per share, in the prior year period.

On August 05th, 2016, research firm DA Davidson reiterated its 'Neutral' rating on the Company's stock with an increase of the target price from $11 a share to $12 a share. The complimentary research report on MWA can be downloaded at:


Shares in Cleveland, Ohio headquartered Parker-Hannifin Corp. recorded a trading volume of 1.47 million shares, which was higher than their three months average volume of 1.11 million shares. The stock ended yesterday's trading session 0.26% lower at $124.04. The Company's shares have advanced 9.63% in the past month, 13.80% in the previous three months, and 29.43% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 9.01% and 16.87%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Parker-Hannifin, which manufactures and sells motion and control technologies and systems for various mobile, industrial, and aerospace markets worldwide, have an RSI of 68.22.

On August 4th, 2016, Parker-Hannifin reported that its Q4 FY16 sales decreased 6% to $2.96 billion compared with $3.14 billion in the same quarter a year ago.  The company's Q4 FY16 net income increased 35% to $241.9 million compared with $179.6 million in Q4 FY15. Register for free on and get access to the latest PDF format report on PH at:

General Cable  

Highland Heights, Kentucky headquartered General Cable Corp.'s stock finished Thursday's session 0.52% higher at $15.45 with a total trading volume of 625,496 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 3.62% in the last one month, 14.28% over the previous three months, and 18.97% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 9.84% and 21.97%, respectively. Additionally, shares of General Cable, which designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes copper, aluminum, and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, industrial, construction, and specialty and communications markets worldwide, have an RSI of 59.52.

On August 18th, 2016, General Cable announced that Juan Mogollon will join General Cable as Senior Vice President of Latin America, effective August 29th, 2016. Mr. Mogollon most recently served as President of Growth Markets at Tyco International. Download your free research report on BGC at:


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