There were some positives from 3M's earnings report, but a cut in guidance raises questions about the highly rated stock's right to command a premium rating.
The network security company kept up its track record of sky-high margins and cash flow generation.
The staffing company continues to see growing end markets.
Cash flow and earnings from GE's aviation and power businesses are likely to be significantly stronger just a couple of years from now.
The company's recent results were well received, and there's evidence that it's on the right track to generate returns for investors.
Though the toolmaker looks like a good value, now might not be the best time to open a long-term position in its stock.
The engineering and construction company has plenty of upside potential, but it might not be the best way to play a potential recovery in heavy-industries capital spending.
GE's earnings are more about its future direction than where the company has been in the last three months.
The aerospace giant has had a great couple of years, and it looks like there's more to come.
The machine vision company had a disappointing 2018, but its long-term growth prospects remain intact.
The flight paths of these two aviation-focused companies have diverged significantly in recent years.
The multi-industry industrial faces headwinds in 2019, but it's still looking like a good value.
Stocks in the trucking sector got battered in 2018, even as their near-term outlook improved.
O'Reilly and the other auto-parts retailers had a great year, and the near-term outlook looks good too.
The construction engineering company disappointed on two fronts.
The railroad sector is front and center of the debate on the industrial economy in 2019.
The crane manufacturer's 2018 didn't quite live up to expectations.
GE has a relatively easy way to raise cash, pay down more debt, and satisfy shareholders and bondholders alike.
The company's transformation into a building and security products company is being overshadowed by economic weakness.
The specialty retailer is being sold off on fears rather than anything it's actually reported yet.