Many rapid prototyping firms have deteriorating business fundamentals and are trading at lofty valuations after a strong runup.
Efforts to increase service revenue pay off.
Industrial activity remains slow and steady, giving companies a chance to navigate the environment.
We like 3-D printer firms' growth fundamentals, but current valuations limit long-term investor returns.
The market's overvaluing growth prospects for 3D Systems and Stratasys.
Our moat rating upgrade is a direct result of the automation firm's expansion into new markets.
3D Systems and Stratasys add a new dimension to manufacturing.
Several companies in the sector, with their constant portfolio pruning and operations improvements, are apt to withstand oncoming headwinds.
Earnings growth is coming from areas where management has made explicit investments which are finally starting to bear fruit, says Morningstar's Daniel Holland.
Profit was below expectations, but the firm sees double-digit earnings growth in 2012, according to Morningstar's Daniel Holland.
The market has yet to reward this firm for its decade of diligent work.
Reaping the rewards of investment, Rockwell is our favorite.
Management's double-digit earnings growth expectations for 2012 are in line with our thinking, given the late-cycle nature of GE's end markets.
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An in-depth look at small- and mid-cap diversified industrial firms.
The second quarter's strong performance should be a prelude to a strong showing for the next several quarters.
This quarter's strong performance punctuates our long-term thesis for GE
Despite their vigorous rebound, we think these stocks still have room to run.
Near-peak margins from industrials warrant scrutiny, but the space bears some gems.
We highlight companies that have done an exceptional job investing free cash flow (and those that have not).
Experienced manufacturers help a new industry mature.