The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which industrials editor and analyst Brendan Byrnes and consumer-goods editor and analyst Austin Smith discuss topics around the investing world.
In today's edition, Brendan and Austin discuss Manitowoc's recent earnings release and subsequent stock decline. The crane and food-service company missed analyst expectations, but it did manage to eke out a small profit, making it the fourth consecutive profitable quarter for Manitowoc. Still, shares of Manitowoc have sold off hard since the earnings announcement, but Brendan thinks this creates opportunity. He sees solid demand for cranes, especially in emerging markets like Brazil, where the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics will be held, and where Manitowoc has been expanding its presence. In addition, the company's shares are cheap, trading at around 8 times forward earnings.
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