The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which industrials editor/analyst Brendan Byrnes addresses topics from across the investing world.
In today's edition, Brendan focuses on Navistar, which has had a rough run of it lately. An appeals court recently ruled that Navistar can no longer pay fines to sell engines that don't comply with federal emissions laws, a big blow for the company. This comes after the company last week lowered its profit forecast for the year, concerned about lower demand for commercial trucks. Brendan likes that Navistar is investing in natural gas engines and has a partnership with Clean Energy Fuels, but serious benefits could be a ways off. In the video below, Brendan gives his opinion on rumors of a possible acquisition by Volkswagen or Fiat, and whether the beaten-down stock deserves your money.
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