industrial stocks

U.S. Stocks Rise as Tech, Industrial Earnings Roll In

Strong earnings reports from big U.S. companies helped push the Dow Jones industrial average to its eighth gain in nine sessions Tuesday. DuPont, Verizon and Travelers Cos., three of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow, closed higher after reporting their financial results for the final quarter of 2012.

Earnings Report Shows All's Not Well With Alcoa

When is a 27% increase in sales, and a doubling of profits, bad news? It certainly sounds like an exceptional circumstance, but that's where Alcoa finds itself today, having missed earnings estimates and facing a discouraging free cash flow.

An Industrial Powerhouse Few Investors Know Of

Ever heard of Globe Specialty Metals? If not, you've got company. It surely isn't a household name, and investors hardly know it. But the products it makes end up mostly in every household. It's stock has been gaining smartly, and should stay hot for a while.