A Hidden Reason FMC Technologies's Future Looks Brighthttp://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/03/05/a-hidden-reason-fmc-technologiess-future-looks-br.aspx Seth Jayson
March 3, 2013
Here at The Motley Fool, I've long cautioned investors to keep a close eye on inventory levels. It's a part of my standard diligence when searching for the market's best stocks. I think a quarterly checkup can help you spot potential problems. For many companies, products that sit on the shelves too long can become big trouble. Stale inventory may be sold for lower prices, hurting profitability. In extreme cases, it may be written off completely and sent to the shredder.