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August 17, 2014
16:07 EDTTEXTerex may benefit from pickup in 'big construction,' WSJ says
Terex, which makes cranes and other large machines, may have 30% upside during the next year, says the Wall Street Journal. One opportunity for the equipment maker may come from a pickup in "big construction jobs" like office buildings, hospitals and schools, added the Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
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January 27, 2015
12:22 EDTTEXCaterpillar sinks after guidance cut, drags down machinery peers
Shares of Caterpillar (CAT) are falling after the company reported lower than expected profit and reduced its full-year guidance to well below analysts' consensus outlook. WHAT'S NEW: Caterpillar reported fourth quarter earnings per share, excluding certain items, of $1.35, versus analysts' consensus outlook of $1.55. The company's Q4 revenue came in slightly above expectations. However, Caterpillar provided fiscal 2015 EPS guidance, excluding certain items, of about $4.75, versus the consensus outlook of $6.67, and its revenue outlook was about $50B, compared with analysts' consensus estimate of $55B. In October, Caterpillar had provided a "preliminary outlook" for 2015 of no change to a slight increase in its revenue, versus 2014 levels. In 2014 the company reported revenue of $55.18B. Caterpillar blamed its disappointing guidance on weak commodity prices that are negatively impacting its Energy & Transportation business, as well as its mining equipment unit. Caterpillar also lowered its expectations for construction equipment sales in China, noting that while its market position in China has improved, 2015 expectations for the construction industry in China are now lower. ANALYST REACTION: In a note to investors, Wells Fargo wrote that Caterpillar's results are a bad sign for other machinery makers, including Cummins (CMI), Deere (DE), and Terex (TEX). The firm kept a Market Perform rating on Caterpillar. PRICE ACTION: in early afternoon trading, Caterpillar fell 7.5% to $79.61, Cummins dropped 4.6% to $141, Deere declined 3% to $85.76, and Terex fell 4.4% to $22.50.
08:58 EDTTEXCaterpillar guidance to be negative for shares, says Wells Fargo
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January 15, 2015
10:59 EDTTEXManitex completes acquisition of PM Group, SpA
Manitex International (MNTX) announced that it has successfully completed its previously announced acquisition of PM Group S.p.A. The purchase price of $91M, which reflects exchange rate changes in effect at the closing, compares to the previously announced price of $107M, and consisted of cash consideration of $21M, assumed non-recourse debt of $60M, and one million shares of Manitex common stock. Financing for the cash portion of the purchase price was provided by Manitex's recently announced new bank credit facilities and the issuance of new convertible subordinated notes to institutional investors. David J. Langevin, Chairman and CEO of Manitex International, stated, "The PM acquisition is expected to be accretive to our net earnings in 2015 and beyond. The addition of PM, together with ASV, our new joint venture with Terex Corporation (TEX), positions Manitex to start 2015 at an annual sales run rate of approximately $500M."

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