5 Best Machinery Stocks For 2016

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June Gold futures are trading lower by $16.60 at $1233.70 In Friday's session. It has been a volatile week for the metal as investors try to decide to determine its next move.

After starting the week at $1234.60, it traded down to $1229 on Tuesday before ending that session at $1254.30. The crazy price action came on Thursday, when it spiked to $1272.40, then retreated to end the session at $1250.30.

Early in today's session, it struggled to hold the $1250 level, but once it gave way for good, the contract fell all the way back to $1228.50, which coincided with Tuesday's low before rebounding back into the $1230 handle.

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5 Best Machinery Stocks For 2016: South Jersey Industries Inc.(SJI)

South Jersey Industries, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the purchase, transmission, and sale of natural gas for residential, commercial, and industrial customers. It also sells natural gas and pipeline transportation capacity on a wholesale basis to various customers on the interstate pipeline system, as well as transports natural gas purchased directly from producers or suppliers to their customers. In addition, it markets natural gas storage, commodity, and transportation assets on a wholesale basis for energy marketers, electric and gas utilities, and natural gas producers in the mid-Atlantic, Appalachian, and southern regions of the United States. Further, the company develops and operates energy-related projects, which provide cooling, heating, and emergency power; and operates landfill gas-fired electric production facilities and solar projects. Additionally, it provides services for the acquisition and transportation of natural gas and electricity for re tail end users; markets total energy management services; installs and services residential and light commercial HVAC systems; provides plumbing services; and services appliances, as well as offers meter reading services. As of December 31, 2010, the company served 347,725 residential, commercial, and industrial customers primarily in southern New Jersey. The company was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Folsom, New Jersey.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    South Jersey Industries Inc (NYSE: SJI) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.80 per share on revenue of $402.65 million.

    Crossamerica Partners LP (NYSE: CAPL) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $479.03 million.

5 Best Machinery Stocks For 2016: HP Inc.(HPQ)


HP Inc. provides products, technologies, software, solutions, and services to individual consumers and small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), as well as to the government, health, and education sectors worldwide. It operates through Personal Systems and Printing segments. The Personal Systems segment offers commercial personal computers (PCs), consumer PCs, workstations, thin client PCs, tablets, retail point-of-sale systems, calculators and other related accessories, software, support, and services for the commercial and consumer markets. The Printing segment provides consumer and commercial printer hardware, supplies, media, scanning device, and software and services; and laserjet and enterprise, inkjet and printing, graphics, and software and web services. The company was formerly known as Hewlett-Packard Company and changed its name to HP Inc. in October 2015. HP Inc. was founded in 1939 and is headquartered in Palo Al to, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    HP Inc (NYSE: HPQ) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.38 per share on revenue of $11.72 billion.

    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.68 per share on revenue of $914.94 million.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    But regardless of the merits, Alcoa (AA), Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) and Bank of America (BAC) are being booted from the index and replaced with Visa (V), Goldman Sachs (GS) and Nike (NKE).

  • [By Nick Taborek]

    Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Visa (V) Inc. and Nike Inc. (NKE) will be added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDU), replacing Bank of America Corp. (BAC), Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) and Alcoa Inc. (AA) in the biggest reshuffling since April 2004.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    On September 10, S&P Dow Jones Indices announced that it was removing three stocks from the the Dow Jones Industrials and replacing them with three others. Out went Alcoa (AA), Bank of America (BAC) andHewlett-Packard (HPQ), while Goldman Sachs (GS), Visa (V) and Nike (NKE) would now be able to call themselves proud members of the blue-chip index.

Hot Logistics Companies To Invest In Right Now: Xplore Technologies Corp(XPLR)

Xplore Technologies Corp. (Xplore), incorporated on June 20, 2007, is engaged in the development, integration and marketing of rugged mobile personal computer systems (PCs). The Company’s rugged tablet PCs are designed to withstand various conditions, such as extreme temperatures, driving rain, repeated vibrations, dirt, dust and concussive shocks. Xplore’s products are used by a range of field personnel, including energy pipeline inspectors, public safety responders, warehouse workers and pharmaceutical scientists. The Company’s tablets are fitted with a range of accessories, including various docking solutions, wireless connectivity alternatives, global positioning system modules, biometric and smartcard options, as well as traditional peripherals, such as keyboards and cases. Xplore’s tablets also include long-term evolution (LTE) and wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) connectivity options for real-time data access. Its products include the iX104 product family, RangerX Pro, Bob cat and Motion.

iX104 Product Family

The Company’s iX104 product line consists of various models, iX104 DMSR, a dual-mode sunlight-readable tablet; iX104 DMSR LTE, a dual-mode sunlight-readable tablet with LTE; iX104 DM, a dual-mode tablet; iX104 DML, a dual-mode lite tablet; iX104 DMSR-M, a dual-mode sunlight-readable tan military tablet; iX104 DMSR-M2, a dual-mode sunlight-readable military tablet, and iX104 DMCR, a dual-mode clean room tablet. The Company’s products offer outdoor-readable display and wireless local area network (wLAN) wireless solutions. Xplore’s Dual Mode Sunlight Readable screen is viewable in various lighting conditions, including direct sunlight and dimly-lit environments, from a range of angles. The iX104C5 product family includes a tool-less removable dual solid state drive (SSD) module, tool-less access to the subscriber identity module (SIM) and Micro secure digital (MicroSD) ports, and an ingress protection rating of Ing ress Protection (IP) 67 for submersion in water. The iX104C5! product family also features the Intel Core i7 processor, and runs on both Windows7 and 8 operating systems.

RangerX Pro

The Company’s RangerX Pro provides storage capacity and is certified rugged, holding both IP65 and military standard (MIL-STD) 810G ratings. RangerX Pro has a battery life of up to 10 hours. The tablet also has an outdoor viewable, multi-touch display. The RangerX Pro also uses the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system, which enables users access to a range of enterprise applications and other downloads through the Google Play store. The operating system also enables users to sync their preferences and downloads on various devices. The Google Play Private Channel enables enterprises to distribute internally crafted applications to their employees. The RangerX Pro also offers functionality that enables telecommunications providers to consolidate the equipment used by their field service engineers into a single device. Through its capacitive screen, utilizing touch screen software, the RangerX Pro can detect electrical impulses on the skin, even if obstructed by a glove. The technology enables field workers in various industries, such as construction, manufacturing, healthcare, and oil and gas exploration and production, the ability to use the RangerX Pro while using their gloves.


The Bobcat is a Windows tablet with standardized interfaces, a range of options through its Xpansion Port and a lightweight design. The Bobcat operates Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 Pro operating systems and is certified fully-rugged, with a MIL-STD 810G certification and IP65 rating. The Bobcat’s direct bonded in-plane switching (IPS) screen, 500 nits of luminance and an 800-to-1 contrast ratio provides for outdoor readability, and also has a 10-finger multi-touch screen. The Bobcat is used in a range of industries, including manufacturing, warehousing and distribution, utilities, telecommuni cations and the military. Bobcat offers a range of standard ! inputs an! d outputs, enabling the transition across different business applications. The Bobcat comes with two universal serial bus (USB) 3.0s, Micro secure digital extended capacity (SDXC), Micro SIM, Micro high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI)-Out, registered jack (RJ)-45 Ethernet, global positioning system (GPS) engine and a serial port connection.

The Company has developed a range of optional features designed to optimize Bobcat for specific industries. Xplore’s Xpansion Port includes integration options, such as a one-dimensional (1D) or two-dimensional (2D) barcode scanner, common access card (CAC) reader and near-field communications (NFC) reader. The Company’s screens also offer dual mode inputs, simultaneous use of a digital pen and finger to control the unit. The Dual Mode supports inputs through the pen with more directional finger touch inputs, all in a single unit with automatic switching capabilities. The Company provides lithium ION batteries that sup port usage times up to 8.5 hours for the iX104 and 10 hours for RangerX Pro. The iX104 also includes a warm swap feature, enabling users to switch batteries in the field without having to power down the system. Xplore’s tablet PCs have a range of wireless communications options, such as wLAN, wireless wide area network (wWAN), Bluetooth, integrated AT&T or fourth generation (4G) LTE and personal area network (PAN), as well as two meter and sub-meter GPS options. Xplore offers a range of add-on modules and accessories, as well as supplies service, desktop, vehicle, forklift, armored vehicle and mobile cart docking systems to its customers.


The Company also offers various product lines of Motion Computing, Inc. (Motion). The Company offers Motion products, such as the R12, the F5m and C5m product families, and the CL920.

The Company competes with Panasonic, Getac, Mobile Demand, DRS Technologies, Samsung, Inc., Dell, Inc., Hewlett- Packard Company, Apple Computer, Inc., Sony and Toshiba.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]


    General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.60 per share on revenue of $3.86 billion. Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.05 per share on revenue of $420.05 million. Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $2.03 per share on revenue of $847.79 million. Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $2.40 per share on revenue of $4.49 billion. Worthington Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WOR) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $692.48 million. Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $94.64 million. UniFirst Corp (NYSE: UNF) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $1.34 per share on revenue of $366.28 million. Exfo Inc (NASDAQ: EXFO) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $60.87 million. OMNOVA Solutions Inc. (NYSE: OMN) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $205.40 million. 8Point3 Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ: CAFD) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.01 per share on revenue of $11.60 million. Park Electrochemical Corp. (NYSE: PKE) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $35.30 million. Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $24.00 million. Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE: IRET) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $56.87 million. Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp. (NYSE: TIK) is estimated to post earnings for the latest quarter. Aethlon Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEMD) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.20 per share. Ossen Innovation Co Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ: OSN) is projected to post ea

5 Best Machinery Stocks For 2016: Trinity Industries Inc.(TRN)

Trinity Industries, Inc. provides products and services to the industrial, energy, transportation, and construction sectors primarily in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Sweden. The company?s Rail Group manufactures and sells railcars, including auto carrier, box, gondola, hopper, intermodal, specialty, and tank cars; and railcar components, such as couplers and axles. This group also offers repair and coating services. It primarily serves railroads, leasing companies, and industrial shippers of various products. Trinity Industries? Railcar Leasing and Management Services group leases tank cars and freight cars to industrial shippers and railroads operating in petroleum, chemical, agricultural, and energy industries with a fleet of 54,595 owned or leased railcars; provides management and administrative services; and manages railcar fleets on behalf of third parties. The company?s Construction Products group produces ready mix concret e; produces and distributes construction aggregates, including crushed stone, sand and gravel, asphalt rock, and specialty sands and gravel; manufactures highway products and other steel products for infrastructure related projects; supplies ready mix concrete; and provides hot-dip galvanizing services for fabricated steel materials. It primarily serves contractors and subcontractors in the construction and foundation industry. Trinity Industries? Inland Barge group manufactures inland barges; and fiberglass reinforced lift covers. It serves commercial marine transportation companies. The company?s Energy Equipment group manufactures structural wind towers, tank containers, and tank heads for pressure vessels; fertilizer containers; and tank heads for non-pressure vessels, LPG tanks, and utility, traffic, and lighting structures. It serves turbine producers, as well as industrial plants, utilities, residences, and small businesses. The company was founded in 1933 and is he adq uartered in Dallas, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Trinity Industries Inc (NYSE: TRN) were down 23 percent to $16.30 after the company issued weak earnings guidance for 2016. Trinity Industries reported upbeat earnings for the fourth quarter, but the company’s revenue missed analysts’ expectations.

5 Best Machinery Stocks For 2016: Rockwell Collins, Inc.(COL)


Rockwell Collins, Inc. designs, produces, and supports communications and aviation systems worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Commercial Systems, Government Systems, and Information Management Services. The Commercial Systems segment provides communications, navigation, and situational awareness and surveillance systems and products, as well as integrated avionics and cabin electronics, electro-mechanical, and simulation and training systems. It also offers satellite-based global voice and data communication products and services; wireless information distribution technologies; and maintenance, repairs, parts, after-sales support services, and aftermarket used equipment. This segment serves original equipment manufacturers of commercial air transport, business and regional aircraft, commercial airlines, and business aircraft operators. The Government Systems segment provides defense-related systems, produc ts, and services comprising communications systems and products; avionics sub-systems; precision targeting, electronic warfare, and range and training systems; and visual system products, and training systems and services. This segment serves U.S. Department of Defense, other ministries of defense, other government agencies, and defense contractors. The Information Management Services segment offers voice and data communication services; flight support services; airport communications and information systems; train dispatching and information systems; mission critical security systems; and backup communications services. This segment serves commercial airlines, business aircraft operators, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, airport and critical infrastructure operators, and passenger and freight railroads. The company markets its products directly to customers, as well as through sales force, dealers, and sales representatives. Rockwell Collins, Inc. was founded in 19 33 and is headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Of the 21 stocks Walton covers, he Buy ratings on eight, including Boeing (BA), Northrop Grumman (NOC), and Rockwell Collins (COL).

    Shares of General Dynamics have dropped 4% to $129 at 2:34 p.m. today, while Boeing has fallen 1.1% to $131.43, Northrop Grumman has declined 0.6% to $193.89, and Rockwell Collins has 0.9% $90.83.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Rockwell Collins (COL) has fallen 2.6% to $68.21 after it was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse.

    General Electric (GE) has gained 1% to $24.25 after signing a bunch of deals and getting a positive mention from my colleague Jack Hough in this weekend’s Barron’s.

  • [By Lu Wang]

    Rockwell Collins (COL) sank 4.9 percent to $70.61. The maker of airplane cockpit instruments forecast revenue in fiscal 2014 will be no more than $4.60 billion. That missed the average analyst estimate of $4.93 billion in a Bloomberg survey.