Fastenal and MSC Industrial made some relatively bullish noises on the industrial sector recently. Here is what they said, and why it's important.
Illinois Tool Works reported a solid 2013 recently, and it's managing a slow economy very well. What can investors expect in 2014?
While short-term headwinds persist, the container freight industry will grow faster than the global economy as a whole, and Textainer will be a player to watch.
The ISM manufacturing data has got a lot stronger recently, so is Fastenal a buy now? What does its valuation look like relative to MSC Industrial and Grainger?
With a proven ability to grow revenue, earnings, and dividends in even the most challenging of atmospheres, W.W. Grainger has demonstrated that it is one of the most reliable companies in the nation, beyond competitors WESCO International and Applied Industrial Technologies.
H&E Equipment has had a nice run in 2013, leveraging strength in the domestic construction sector. Should new investors take a position?
Despite disappointing financial results, it is not time to write off Textainer just yet.
Advanced technology makes newer planes more fuel-efficient -- and Air Lease has a much younger fleet than its rivals.
Air Lease reports earnings this week. Can it continue to fly laps around Aircastle, AerCap Holdings, and Fly Leasing?
The industrial-products seller has seen revenue grow more quickly than MSC Industrial and Grainger, but will Fastenal earnings keep moving higher?