LONDON, February 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Industrial goods sector felt the brunt of recession and is slowly crawling back towards normalcy. Demand is slowly picking up giving a respite to industrial goods companies. The sector is also seeing technological advancements which are remodeling the landscape. Robotic automation is expected to be a big part of the sector in near future. ABB Ltd. (NYSE: ABB) recently made an acquisition to bring about automatic process to its Crane and Harbour unit. Automation is expected to be the biggest catalyst for the industry. Improved economic scenario is vital to smaller companies like Capstone Turbine Corp. (NASDAQ: CPST) as well. StockCall free coverage on ABB Ltd. and Capstone Turbine Corp. is available upon registration at
ABB Ltd. Makes Acquisitions
ABB Ltd. is looking to capture global terminal automation market. For achieving this, the company finalized the acquisition of APS Technology Group, a privately held OCR company. The acquisition will help ABB Ltd. to spruce up its Crane and Harbour automation business. While the companies did not disclose financial terms of the deal, this deal will assist ABB Ltd. to reduce their operating costs in the long-run. Register now and get access to the free analysis on ABB Ltd. at
Industrial sector is recovering from economic sluggishness and is still down from its pre-recession high. Despite the recent downturn, ABB Ltd. sports a healthy balance sheet and good valuation metrics. The company has also been able to make some acquisitions and integrate them well into its business. ABB Ltd. made a number of acquisitions in past 2 years to consolidate its position in the market. The company also has the benefits of being a global company, which shields it from the economic meltdown in regional economies but at the very same time it is smaller in size, making it more nimble and more adaptable to changes.
ABB Ltd. is one of the leading companies in the industrial equipment sector. The company delivers good margins, better than industry average, and thus is in good position to provide better returns to its shareholders. The stock is a good addition to the long-term investment portfolio as the company provides good upside potential and dividend yield.
Capstone Performs Better in Q3
Capstone Turbine is one of the smaller players in industrial goods sector. The company is mainly engaged in the power generation segment and deals in micro turbines. After a rather subdued performance, the company and its stock is finally showing some movement. Its stock moved 9 percent up this year so far due to revived demand for its turbines. Improved gas and oil industry is also contributing to the increased demand. Capstone Turbine also expects its margins to improve significantly, providing a good catalyst for its stock prices. Download the free technical research on Capstone Turbine Corp. by signing up at
Capstone Turbine reported good results for its third quarter. Its revenue for the quarter stood at $33.3 million, slightly below the consensus estimate of $33.7 million. At the very same time, its EPS stood at -$0.02, better than previous year's quarter loss of 2 cents per share. Capstone Turbine stock is in good momentum. The company is seeing positive demand from oil industry companies looking to install their mini turbines at their drilling sites. With enhanced demand and better results, Capstone Turbine can deliver good value to its investors.
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