10 Best Cheapest Stocks For 2016

Shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX) have lost half their value today after it missed earnings forecasts, offered disappointing guidance and said it could default on its debt. But hey, if you liked it at $70, you have to like it at $35, right? S&P Global Market Intelligence’s Jeffrey Loo explains why he’s keeping his Buy rating on Valeant’s shares:

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We lower our 12-month target $30 to $90 on well below peers 9X our ’16 EPS estimate of $10.00, down $3.75, from ongoing challenges. We lower ’17 EPS $4.45 to $12.55. Q4 EPS of $2.50 vs. $2.58 is $0.15 below our estimate.Valeant updates ’16 sales guidance to $11.0B-$11.2B from $12.5B-$12.7B and EPS to $9.50-$10.50 from $13.25-$13.75. We are surprised by the large revision on some inventory destocking, along with challenges with third party vendors. Still, we believeValeant has several attractive assets and we anticipate improved stability, aided by Walgreens (WBA) deal, beginning in 2H ’16.

10 Best Cheapest Stocks For 2016: Dean Foods Company(DF)

Dean Foods Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a food and beverage company in the United States. It operates in two segments, Fresh Dairy Direct-Morningstar and WhiteWave-Alpro. The Fresh Dairy Direct-Morningstar segment manufactures, markets, and distributes various branded and private label dairy case products, including cream, ice cream mix, and ice cream novelties; creamers and other extended shelf life fluids; yogurt, cottage cheeses, sour creams, and dairy-based dips; fruit juices, fruit-flavored drinks, iced teas, and water; half-and-half and whipping creams; and items for resale, such as butter, cheese, eggs, and milk shakes. This segment sells its dairy case products to retailers, distributors, foodservice outlets, educational institutions, and governmental entities. The WhiteWave-Alpro segment manufactures, develops, markets, and sells various branded dairy and dairy-related products, such as milk and other dairy products; organic dairy products; plant-based beverages, such as soy, almond, and coconut milks; and soy food products, coffee creamers, and creamers and fluid dairy products. It also provides branded soy-based beverages and food products in Europe under the Alpro and Provamel brands. This segment sells its products to various customers, including grocery stores, club stores, natural foods stores, mass merchandisers, convenience stores, drug stores, and foodservice outlets. The company was formerly known as Suiza Foods Corporation and changed its name to Dean Foods Company on December 21, 2001 as a result of merger between the former Dean Foods Company and Suiza Foods Corporation. Dean Foods Company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Analysts are expecting Dean Foods Co (NYSE: DF) to have earned $0.38 per share on revenue of $1.89 billion in the latest quarter. Dean Foods shares slipped 0.30 percent to $18.15 in after-hours trading.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Dean Foods Co (NYSE: DF) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.38 per share on revenue of $1.89 billion.

    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $888.78 million.

10 Best Cheapest Stocks For 2016: Broadcom Corporation(BRCM)

Broadcom Corporation (Broadcom), incorporated in August 16, 1991, provides semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. The Company offers a portfolio of system-on-a-chip solutions (SoCs) that deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments. The Company operates in two segments: Broadband and Connectivity, and Infrastructure and Networking. The Companys solutions are used globally by manufacturers and are embedded in an array of communications products.

Broadband and Connectivity

The Companys Broadband and Connectivity segment includes set-top box solutions, broadband modem solutions, connectivity solutions and a range of other technologies. The Companys products include set-top boxes (STBs), central office broadband access equipment, residential gateways, stand-alone broadband access modems and a range of consumer devices, including smartphones and tablets, wearable dev ices, personal computers (PCs), laptops and access points, among others. Set-top box solutions include transcoding, digital video recording functionality, networking capabilities, and tuners to enable channel change and simultaneous recordings. The Company offers platform solutions for cable, satellite, Internet Protocol and terrestrial STBs. The Company also offers platform solutions for digital subscriber line (DSL), cable and fiber for both central office deployments and consumer premise equipment (CPE).

Broadcoms connectivity solutions include integrated and discrete Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and near field communication (NFC) solutions. The Company offers its wireless connectivity solutions to devices, such as smartphones; tablets; laptops and related peripherals; wireless home routers and gateways; printers; handheld media devices; home gaming systems; smart TVs and connected STBs, as well as a range of wearable and connected devices, including watches and glass es, smoke alarms and thermostats. The Company also offers hi! gh performance, low power Wi-Fi chipsets. The Company supports a range of value added features on top of its Wi-Fi solutions, including WiFi Direct, WiFi Display and Miracast.

The Company offers Bluetooth silicon and software solutions. The Companys other broadband and connectivity technologies include small cell/femtocell solutions, location (GPS) and touch controllers. It offers third generation (3G) or fourth generation (4G) platform solutions for femtocells and small and residential cells. The Company also offers a family of GPS, assisted GPS (A-GPS) and GNSS semiconductor products, software and data services. Its location-based services technology delivers data to its GNSS devices. In addition, the Company offers touch controllers to one customer, which are integrated circuits designed to process signals from touch screens on mobile devices.

Infrastructure and Networking

The Companys Infrastructure and Networking segment incl udes Ethernet switches and PHYs, which includes switches and fabrics; copper and optical transceivers; backplane and optical front-end physical layer devices; processors, including multicore processors. It offers other Infrastructure and Networking technologies, including knowledge-based processors, voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) solutions, microwave backhaul solutions and radio head digital front ends. The Company also offers a family of Ethernet controllers. The Companys products include service provider metro equipment; edge and core routers, wireless infrastructure and wireless access points; switches and routers; servers and workstations; network interface cards; local area network (LAN) on motherboard applications; optical networks and dense wave division multiplexing applications; security appliances; storage controllers; microwave links for wireless backhaul; cellular remote radio heads; automobile Ethernet networks; point-of-sale equipment, and other embedde d system-on-a-chip (SoC) subsystems.

The Compan! y offers ! a set of Ethernet switching products that are optimized for service provider networks, data center implementations, and enterprise and small-and-medium businesses. The Companys service provider switch portfolio enables carrier or service provider networks to support a number of services in the wireless backhaul, access, aggregation and core of their networks. For enterprise applications, the Company offers product families that combine multi-layer switching capabilities and wire-speed Gigabit, 10, 40 and 100 gigabits per second (Gbps) Ethernet switching performance for unified wired and wireless enterprise business networks. Its ethernet copper transceivers are used for high-speed network connections and support energy efficient Ethernet, data encryption and time synchronization at one or 10 Gbps.

Broadcoms BroadR-Reach automotive solutions allow multiple in-vehicle systems, such as infotainment, on-board diagnostics and automated driver assistance to simu ltaneously access information over unshielded single twisted pair cable. Its automotive Ethernet product portfolio consists of five devices, including three integrated switches with embedded PHYs and two stand-alone PHY solutions. The Company offers a portfolio of 10G and 40G Ethernet transceivers, 100 Gbps gear boxes, forward error correction solutions, and chips for backplanes and optical interconnect to address data traffic both in data centers and service provider networks.

The Company provides multicore processors, integrated processors and networking solutions. The Company offers Ethernet controllers for servers, workstations and desktop and notebook computers, supporting multiple generations of Ethernet technology. It also supplies application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) controllers through a relationship with QLogic Corporation. Broadcoms knowledge-based processors enable decision-making for packet processing in a variety of devices in the ente rprise, metro, access, edge and core networking spaces. The ! Company! s family of microwave and millimeter modems and radio frequency (RF) chip sets allows its customers to build wireless backhaul and LAN extension products for service providers. Its family of VoIP solutions allows its customers to build VoIP-enabled telephony products for the enterprise environment. The Company offers a family of remote radio head digital front-end processors (DFE) products that can be found in wireless infrastructure deployments. In addition, the Company offers customers a range of custom ASIC products.

The Company competes with Intel Corporation, Marvell Technology Group Ltd., Mediatek Inc., Qualcomm Incorporation, STMicroelectronics NV, Cavium, Inc., Freescale Semiconductor,Ltd. and Mellanox.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shauna O’Brien]

    Susquehanna reported on Tuesday that it has raised its rating on Broadcom Corporation (BRCM).

    The firm has upgraded BRCM from “Neutral” to “Positive,” and has lifted the company’s price target from $33 to $35. This price target suggests a 23% upside from the stock’s current price of $26.91.

    Analyst Chris Caso commented: “Our downgrade of BRCM in May was predicated on already high Street expectations on handsets and no notable improvement in networking to drive upside. We think expectations and the stock price have now been sufficiently reset ahead of what we expect to be catalysts in 2014 including the iPhone 6 product cycle, potential improvement in networking and the impact from the recent Renesas acquisition. In addition, after several years of overspending on their handset initiatives, we think we are now closer to the point where the company either captures a return on that investment or is forced to moderate spending either of which benefit profitability. We see the upcoming December analyst meeting as a potential intermediate catalyst.”

    Broadcom shares were up 38 cents, or 1.41%, during pre-market trading Tuesday. The stock is down 19% YTD.

Top 10 Up And Coming Stocks To Own Right Now: Euro/Yen(EJ)

E-House (China) Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as a real estate services company in China. It provides primary real estate agency services, secondary real estate brokerage services, real estate information and consulting services, real estate advertising services, real estate promotional event services, real estate online services, and real estate investment fund management services. The company offers primary real estate agency services to real estate developers. Its secondary real estate brokerage services include offering advisory services on choices of properties; accompanying potential buyers on house viewing trips; drafting purchase contracts; negotiating price and other terms; and providing preliminary proof of title, as well as coordinating with the notary, the bank, and the title transfer agency. The company also provides real estate information services comprising data subscription services and data integration services; and real estate cons ulting services, including land acquisition consulting, development consulting, marketing consulting, and comprehensive solution consulting. In addition, it offers real estate advertising services consisting of advertising design and sales in print and other media; and real estate promotional event services, including securing venues, hiring caters and other various service providers, formulating event themes, and inviting speakers and guests for real estate promotional events. Further, the company provides real estate online services, including real estate news, information, property data, and access to online communities to real estate consumers and participants through local Web sites; and involves in real estate investment fund management activities that consist of investments in China?s real estate sector. E-House (China) Holdings Limited was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People?s Republic of China.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Belinda Cao]

    E-House China Holdings Ltd. (EJ), a real estate brokerage, gained 9.2 percent to $9.70, extending it advance to a third week. Its American depositary receipts retreated 3.1 percent Sept. 20 from the highest level since May 2011.

10 Best Cheapest Stocks For 2016: Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc.(SKT)

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). The company, through its subsidiary, Tanger Properties Limited Partnership, engages in acquiring, developing, owning, operating, and managing factory outlet shopping centers. As of September 30, 2005, Tanger owned and operated 33 factory outlet centers in 22 states totaling 8.7 million square feet of gross leasable area. It also provides development, leasing, and management services for its outlet centers. The company has elected to be taxed as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code. As a REIT, it would not be subject to Federal income taxes provided it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its shareholders. Tanger Factory Outlet Centers was founded by Stanley K. Tanger in 1981. The company is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shauna O’Brien]

    Jefferies announced on Wednesday that it has cut its rating on Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. (SKT).

    The firm has downgraded SKT from “Buy” to “Hold,” and has lowered the company’s price target from $40 to $35. This price target suggests an 8% upside from the stock’s current price of $32.22.

    Analyst Omotayo Okusanya commented: “We expect near-term headwinds for the mall and outlet mall segment as tenant sales growth appears to be slowing.”

    “At SKT, development yields on two projects have also been reduced. Further, rising interest rates negatively impact our DDM-derived PT. Our lowered PT of $35 represents a 10% total return over the next-twelve-months (NTM); we are downgrading to Hold,” added the analyst.

    Tanger Factory Outlet shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading Wednesday. The stock is up more than 5% YTD.

10 Best Cheapest Stocks For 2016: Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc.(HLX)

 

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides specialty services to the offshore energy industry primarily in the Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, the Asia Pacific, and West Africa regions. It operates through three segments: Well Intervention, Robotics, and Production Facilities. The company engineers, manages, and conducts well construction, intervention, and abandonment operations in water depths ranging from 200 to 10,000 feet; and operates remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), trenchers, and ROVDrills for offshore construction, maintenance, and well intervention services. It also offers Well intervention; intervention engineering; production enhancement; inspection, repair and maintenance of production structures, trees, jumpers, risers, pipelines and subsea equipment; and life of field support. In addition, the company provides reclamation and remediation services; well plugging and abandonment serv ices; pipeline abandonment services; and site inspections. Further, it engages in the installation of subsea pipelines, flowlines, control umbilicals, manifold assemblies, and risers; burial of pipelines; installation and tie-in of riser and manifold assembly; commissioning, testing, and inspection; and cable and umbilical lay and connection. Additionally, the company offers oil and natural gas processing services to oil and natural gas companies; and fast response system services. It serves independent oil and gas producers and suppliers, pipeline transmission companies, alternative energy companies, and offshore engineering and construction firms. The company was formerly known as Cal Dive International, Inc. and changed its name to Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. in March 2006. Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. was incorporated in 1979 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Friday, energy shares gained by 2.70 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Denbury Resources Inc. (NYSE: DNR), up 14 percent, and Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE: HLX), up 16 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, energy shares fell by 1.01 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE: HLX), down 11 percent, and CARBO Ceramics Inc. (NYSE: CRR), down 10 percent.

10 Best Cheapest Stocks For 2016: LyondellBasell Industries NV(LYB)

LyondellBasell Industries N.V. manufacturers and sells chemicals and polymers, refines crude oil, produces gasoline blending components, and develops and licenses technologies for production of polymers. The company?s Olefins and Polyolefins segment offers olefins, including ethylene, propylene, and butadiene; aromatics, such as benzene and toluene; polyolefins, which comprise polypropylene (PP), high-density polyethylene, low-density polyethylene, and linear low-density polyethylene; specialty polyolefins, including catalloy process resins, PP compounds, and polybutene-1 resins; and ethylene derivatives, which comprise ethanol. Its Intermediates and Derivatives segment provides propylene oxide (PO); PO co-products, including styrene monomers and TBA derivative isobutylene; PO derivatives, such as propylene glycol, propylene glycol ethers, and butanediol; acetyls, such as methanol, acetic acid, and vinyl acetate monomers; ethylene derivatives, which comprise ethylene oxide , ethylene glycol, and ethylene glycol ethers; and flavor and fragrance chemicals. The company?s Refining and Oxyfuels segment offers gasoline and components, ultra low sulfur diesel, jet fuel, and lube oils; diesel, feedstock, fuel oil, gasoline, and bitumen; and gasoline blending components, including methyl tertiary butyl ether, ethyl tertiary butyl ether, and alkylate. Its Technology segment develops and licenses polyolefin and other process technologies. This segment also develops, manufactures, and sells polyolefin catalysts, as well as provides technology services, which comprise safety reviews, training and start-up assistance, engineering services for process and product improvements, and manufacturing troubleshooting. LyondellBasell Industries N.V. has operations in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and internationally. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Rotterdam, Netherlands. LyondellBasell Industries N.V. is a subsidiary of Prochemie GmbH.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chad Tracy]

    TransCanada is not the only company that stands to profit from the possible Keystone XL approval. Refiners such as Valero and LyondellBasell Industries (NYSE: LYB), as well as construction companies Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE) and Quanta Services (NYSE: PWR) all stand to gain if Keystone XL gets the green light.

10 Best Cheapest Stocks For 2016: Energy XXI Ltd.(EXXI)

 

Energy XXI Ltd engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and operation of oil and natural gas properties onshore in Louisiana and Texas, and on the Gulf of Mexico. As of June 30, 2015, the company had net proved reserves of 183.5 million barrels of oil equivalent. It operated or had an interest in 567 gross producing wells on 388,199 net developed acres, including interests in 52 producing fields. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Energy XXI Ltd (NASDAQ: EXXI) were down 72 percent to $0.181 after the company announced that it and some of its subsidiaries have entered into a Restructuring Support Agreement (RSA) with holders of more than 63 percent of its secured second lien 11.0 percent notes. Energy XXI added that in order to implement the terms of the RSA, it has commenced cases under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.

10 Best Cheapest Stocks For 2016: S&P Smallcap 600(PH)

Parker Hannifin Corporation manufactures fluid power systems, electromechanical controls, and related components worldwide. Its Industrial segment offers pneumatic and electromechanical components, and systems; filters, systems, and instruments to monitor and remove contaminants from fuel, air, oil, water, and other liquids and gases; connectors that control, transmit, and contain fluid; hydraulic components and systems for builders and users of industrial and mobile machinery and equipment; critical flow components for process instrumentation, healthcare, and ultra-high-purity applications; and static and dynamic sealing devices. This segment sells its products to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and their replacement markets in the manufacturing, transportation, and processing industries. The company?s Aerospace segment provides flight control systems and components, including hydraulic, electrohydraulic, electric backup hydraulic, electrohydrostatic, and electro -mechanical components for precise control of aircraft rudders, elevators, ailerons, and other aerodynamic control surfaces. It also provides electronics thermal management heat rejection systems, and single-phase and two-phase heat collection systems for radar, ISAR, and power electronics. This segment markets its products primarily to OEMs in the commercial, military, and general aviation markets, as well as to end users. Its Climate and Industrial Controls segment offers systems and components primarily for use in the mobile and stationary refrigeration, and air conditioning industry; and in fluid control applications in various industries, such as processing, fuel dispensing, beverage dispensing, and mobile emissions. This segment serves OEMs and their replacement markets. Parker-Hannifin Corporation markets its products through direct-sales employees, independent distributors, wholesalers, and sales representatives. The company was founded in 1918 and is headquartered i n Cleveland, Ohio.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Charles Mizrahi, President and CEO, Hampton Investors, Inc.]

    Parker Hannifin (PH) generates strong revenue from its aerospace division, while its primary industrial segment is lagging.

    Overall, we like the company’s balanced portfolio. PH had solid order rates this past year with backlog of $3.6 billion between its industrial and aerospace segments.

10 Best Cheapest Stocks For 2016: Home Federal Bancorp Inc.(HOME)

Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for Home Federal Bank that provides financial products and services to consumers and businesses. The company?s deposit products include checking accounts, money market deposit accounts, savings accounts, and certificates of deposits. Its loan products portfolio comprises one-to-four family residential real estate, real estate construction, and commercial and multifamily real estate loans; commercial business loans for various business purposes, such as working capital and equipment financing, and capital and general investment; and consumer loans, including home equity loans and lines of credit, savings account loans, automobile loans, recreational vehicle loans, and personal unsecured loans. The company offers its products and services in the Treasure Valley region of southwestern Idaho, including Ada, Canyon, Elmore, and Gem counties; the Tri-County region of Central Oregon comprising the counties of Crook, Desc hutes, and Jefferson, as well as the communities of Eugene, Grants Pass, and Medford; and Lane, Josephine, Jackson, and Multnomah counties in Western Oregon. As of January 27, 2012, it operated 28 full-service banking offices. The company was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Nampa, Idaho.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sofia Horta e Costa]

    Sanofi fell 2.6 percent after withdrawing a U.S. application for a diabetes drug. Cie. Financiere Richemont (CFR) SA dropped 2.3 percent as revenue missed analysts estimates. Vivendi SA advanced 2.7 percent after saying it will begin a formal study to separate its French phone unit from its media businesses. Home Retail Group Plc (HOME) surged 5.4 percent to a two-year high as sales exceeded projections.

10 Best Cheapest Stocks For 2016: Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The)(MTW)

The Manitowoc Company, Inc. (MTW), incorporated on July 15, 1920, is a multi-industry, capital goods manufacturer. The Company operates in two principal markets: Cranes and Related Products (Crane) and Foodservice Equipment (Foodservice). Crane is a provider of engineered lifting equipment for the global construction industry, including lattice-boom cranes, tower cranes, mobile telescopic cranes and boom trucks. Foodservice is a manufacturer of commercial foodservice equipment serving the ice, beverage, refrigeration, food-preparation, holding and cooking needs of restaurants, convenience stores, hotels, healthcare and institutional applications. Its Crane products are principally marketed under the Manitowoc, Grove, Potain, National Crane, Shuttlelift and Manitowoc Crane Care brand names. Its Foodservice products, services and solutions are marketed under brands, including Cleveland, Convotherm, Dean, Delfield, Fabristeel, Frymaster, Garland, Inducs, Kolpak, Koolaire, Lin coln, Manitowoc Beverage Systems, Manitowoc Ice, Merco, Merrychef, Moorwood Vulcan, Multiplex, RDI Systems, Servend, TRUpour, U.S. Range and Welbilt, and are supported by Manitowoc KitchenCare.

Cranes and Related Products

The Company’s Crane segment designs, manufactures and distributes a diversified line of crawler-mounted lattice-boom cranes, which the Company sells under the Manitowoc brand name. Its Crane segment also designs and manufactures a diversified line of top-slewing and self-erecting tower cranes, which it sells under the Potain brand name. It designs and manufactures mobile telescopic cranes, which it sells under the Grove and Shuttlelift brand names, and a range of hydraulically powered telescopic boom trucks, which it sells under the National Crane brand name. The Company also provides crane product parts and services, and crane rebuilding, remanufacturing, and training services, which are delivered under the Manitowoc Crane Care br and name. In some cases its products are manufactured for th! e Company or distributed for the Company under strategic alliances. Its crane products are used in a range of applications throughout the world, including energy production/distribution and utilities, petrochemical and industrial projects, and infrastructure applications, such as road, bridge and airport construction, plus commercial and residential construction.

The Company, under the Manitowoc brand name, designs, manufactures and distributes lattice-boom crawler cranes. Lattice-boom cranes consist of a lattice-boom, which is a fabricated steel structure that has approximately four chords and tubular lacings, mounted on a base, which is either crawler or truck mounted. The Company offers models of lattice-boom cranes with lifting capacities of over 2,500 United States tons, which are used to lift material and equipment in a range of applications and end markets, including heavy construction, bridge and highway, duty cycle and infrastructure and energy-related projects. These cranes are also used by the crane rental industry. The Company also offers its lattice-boom crawler crane customers various attachments that provide its cranes with capacity in terms of height, movement and lifting. Its principal attachments are MAX-ER attachments, luffing jibs and RINGER attachments.

The Company, under the Potain brand name, designs and manufactures tower cranes utilized primarily in the energy, building and construction industries. The Company offers a range of tower crane products, including top slewing, luffing jib, topless, self-erecting and special cranes for dams, harbors and other building projects. Top-slewing cranes are the traditional form of tower cranes. Self-erecting cranes are bottom-slewing cranes, which have a counterweight located at the bottom of the mast and are able to be erected, used and dismantled on job sites without assist cranes. Top-slewing tower cranes have a tower and multi-sectioned horizontal jib. It offers over 20 models of top-slewing tower cranes with ma! ximum jib! lengths of over 80 meters and lifting capabilities ranging between 3 and 80 metric tons. Topless tower cranes are a type of top-slewing crane and have no cathead or jib tie-bars on the top of the mast. It offers approximately 20 models of topless tower cranes with maximum jib lengths of over 70 meters and lifting capabilities ranging between 1.1 and 16 metric tons. Luffing jib tower cranes, a type of top-slewing crane, have an angled jib. The Company offers over 10 models of luffing jib tower cranes with maximum jib lengths of over 60 meters and lifting capabilities ranging between 1.6 and 32 metric tons. Self-erecting tower cranes are mounted on axles or transported on a trailer. It offers approximately 20 models of self-erecting cranes with maximum jib lengths of over 50 meters and lifting capacities ranging between 0.65 and 8 metric tons, which are utilized in low to medium rise construction and residential applications.

The Company, under the Grove brand na me, designs and manufactures over 30 models of mobile telescopic cranes utilized primarily in industrial, commercial and construction applications, as well as in maintenance applications to lift and move material at job sites. Mobile telescopic cranes consist of a telescopic boom mounted on a wheeled carrier. The Company offers over four types of mobile telescopic cranes capable of reaching tip heights of over 440 feet with lifting capacities approximately 550 United States tons, which include rough-terrain, all-terrain, truck-mounted and industrial. Rough-terrain cranes are designed to lift materials and equipment on rough or uneven terrain. The Company produces, under the Grove brand name, over 10 models of rough-terrain cranes capable of tip heights of over 310 feet and maximum load capacities of approximately 150 United States tons. All-terrain cranes are cranes designed to lift materials and equipment on rough or uneven terrain. The Company produces, under the Grove bra nd name, over 10 models of all-terrain cranes capable of tip! heights ! of approximately 450 feet and maximum load capacities of over 550 United States tons. It produces, under the Grove brand name, three models of truck mounted cranes capable of tip heights of over 230 feet and maximum load capacities of over 110 United States tons. Industrial cranes are designed for plant maintenance, storage yard and material handling jobs. It manufactures, under the Grove and Shuttlelift brand names, approximately 10 models of industrial cranes. It produces industrial cranes with over 20 United States ton capacity and tip heights of over 80 feet. The Company offers hydraulic boom truck products under the National Crane product line. It offers, under the National Crane brand name, over 20 models of telescoping boom trucks. This type of cranes are capable of reaching maximum heights of over 200 feet and have lifting capacity of over 60 United States tons.

The Company competes with Hitachi Sumitomo, Kobelco, Liebherr, Sumitomo/Link-Belt, Terex, XCM G, Zoomlion, Sany, Comansa, Terex Comedil/Peiner, FM Gru, Jaso, Raimondi, Viccario, Saez, Benezzato, Cattaneo, Yongmao, Wolffkran, Kato, Locatelli, Broderson, Manitex, Altec, Elliott and Tadano.

Foodservice Equipment

The Company’s Foodservice Equipment business designs, manufactures and sells primary cooking and warming equipment; ice-cube machines, ice flaker machines and storage bins; refrigerator and freezer equipment; beverage dispensers and related products; serving, warming and storage equipment; and aftermarket parts and service solutions. Its range of products are used by commercial and institutional foodservice operators, such as full service restaurants, quick-service restaurant (QSR) chains, hotels, caterers, supermarkets, convenience stores, business and industry, hospitals, schools and other institutions.

The Company designs, manufactures and sells an array of ranges, griddles, grills, combination ovens, convection ovens, c onveyor ovens, induction cookers, broilers, tilt fry pans/ke! ttles/ski! llets, braising pans, cheese melters/salamanders, cook stations, table top and counter top cooking/frying systems, fryers, steam jacketed kettles and steamers. It sells traditional oven, combi oven, convection oven, conveyor oven, rapid cooking ovens, range and grill products under the Convotherm, Garland, Lincoln, Merrychef, U.S. Range and other brand names. Fryers and frying systems are marketed under the Frymaster and Dean brand names, while steam equipment is manufactured and sold under the Cleveland brand.

The Company designs, manufactures and sells ice machines under the Manitowoc brand name and Koolaire brand names. The Company designs, manufactures and sells commercial upright and undercounter refrigerators and freezers, blast freezers, blast chillers and cook-chill systems under the Delfield brand name. The Company manufactures, under the brand name Kolpak, modular and fully assembled walk-in refrigerators, coolers and freezers, and prefabricated cooler and freezer panels for use in the construction of refrigerated storage rooms and environmental systems. It also designs and manufactures refrigeration systems under the RDI brand name. The Company produces beverage dispensers, blended ice machines, ice/beverage dispensers, beer coolers, post-mix dispensing valves, backroom equipment and support system components and related equipment use by quick-service restaurant chains, convenience stores, bottling operations, movie theaters and the soft-drink industry. Its beverage and related products are sold under the Servend, Multiplex, TRUpour and Manitowoc Beverage Systems brand names. It designs, manufactures and sells a range of cafeteria/buffet equipment stations, bins, boxes, warming cabinets, display and deli cases, insulated and refrigerated salad/food bars, and warmers. Its equipment stations, cases, food bars and food serving lines are marketed under the Delfield and other brand names.

The Company provides par ts and aftermarket service, as well as provides a range of s! olutions ! under the KitchenCare brand name. The end-customer base for the Foodservice segment consists of a range of foodservice providers, including multinational and regional chain restaurants, convenience stores and retail stores; chain and independent casual and family dining restaurants; independent restaurants and caterers; lodging, resort, leisure and convention facilities; healthcare facilities; schools and universities; business and industrial customers, and other foodservice outlets.

The Company competes with Aucma, Brema, Follett, Hoshizaki, Ice-O-Matic, Scotsman, Vogt, Automatic Bar Controls, Celli, Cornelius, Taylor, Vin Service, American Panel, Arctic, Bally, Beverage Air, ICS, Master-Bilt, Nor-Lake, Thermo-Kool, Traulsen, True Foodservice, TurboAir, Ali Group, Dover Industries, Duke, Electrolux, Henny Penny, ITW, Middleby, Rational, Alto Shaam, Cambro, Hatco, Standex and Vollrath.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    With a neutral sector rating, we are working on evaluating risks to negative calls, and identifying potential value opportunities. Last week we noted more work might be worthwhile on Wabco Holdings (WBC), Terex, Manitowoc (MTW), and Caterpillar, two of those names have rallied for other reasons but the attractive price made the upside/downside skew up. We remain positive (OW) on Allison Transmission Holdings (ALSN) & United Rentals. Our and consensus 2017Allison Transmission Holdings estimates have fallen by 2% vs. ~15% for the group, while the shares are down 10% since launch. We continue to see United Rentals as the best value in our group…