United Technologies Corp (NYSE:UTX)

Pentagon

Top 10 US Defense Contractors

U.S. spending on national defense is tightening, but it is still a vast sum. Depending on what is counted, the grand total including items for retirement benefits, the Department of ...
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Warren Buffett

What Precision Castparts Really Adds to Berkshire Hathaway

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) announced this morning that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Precision Castparts Corp. (NYSE: PCP) for $235 per share in a ...
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Will Buffett Buy Precision Castparts?

The word on the Street is that Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) may spend $30 billion (or likely more) to acquire Precision Castparts Corp. (NYSE: PCP). Berkshire Hathaway ...
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The 4 Stocks That Edged the Dow Up on Thursday

July 30, 2015: Markets opened lower on Thursday following a rather disappointing first reading of U.S. second-quarter GDP. Weakness in the Chinese equities market also played a role in the ...
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GE Looking Better Than 3M and United Tech After Earnings

With earnings season well underway, investors have now gotten to digest earnings reports from the second quarter in the three major conglomerates. General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE), 3M Company (NYSE: ...
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Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Boeing, EMC, Hertz, Qualcomm, SanDisk, Twitter, XOMA and More

Stocks were mixed to lower on Thursday morning as investors digesting more and more earnings reports that are hit by soft sales or a strong dollar. Still, the one trend ...
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Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apple, Exxon, LifeLock, Microsoft, PayPal, Chipotle and More

Stocks were lower on Wednesday morning as investors are selling more earnings reports. Still, the one trend that has held up for almost four years now is that investors have ...
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The 4 Stocks That Tanked the Dow on Tuesday

July 21, 2015: Markets opened lower on Tuesday following earnings reports from IBM and United Technologies, both DJIA components. Crude oil has been trading higher most of the day as ...
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What the Sikorsky Sale Means to Lockheed and United Tech

In previous decades, the U.S. military-industrial complex was active in terms of mergers and acquisitions (M&A). However, the public might think that this wave of mergers has ended. Currently there ...
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What a Sikorsky Sale Would Mean for Lockheed and United Tech

The U.S. military industrial complex, or the defense sector, has already seen many mergers in the prior decades to the point that many investors and those in the public might ...
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Will Alcoa Be an Earnings Season Barometer This Time?

Earnings season is coming, and kicking it off is Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA). This aluminum giant is seen by some investors as a barometer for the market going into earnings ...
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The 4 Stocks That Sank the Dow on Thursday

July 2, 2015: Markets opened higher on Thursday but equities slowly and steadily slipped lower and lower as the trading session went on. The non-farm payroll report for June was ...
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Top 10 Federal Contractors Are Major Military Suppliers

According to the Federal Procurement Data System, the top 100 federal contractors in fiscal year 2014, which ended on September 30, 2014, received a total of $235.93 billion in contract ...
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The 4 Stocks That Weighed on the DJIA on Monday

June 15, 2015: Markets opened lower on Monday, once again taking some punishment after negotiations between Greece and some of its creditors were summarily ended on Sunday. The dollar weakened ...
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Does Dumping Sikorsky Really Make a Difference for United Technologies?

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) made it official Monday morning: the industrial giant will “pursue the separation of the Sikorsky Aircraft Business” from the mothership. The company said in March ...
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