Today, analysts Brendan Byrnes and Austin Smith discuss United Tech's recent move to shed some assets. The company is financing its $16.5 billion acquisition of Goodrich by issuing debt and selling a few peripheral businesses, a necessary move considering the upside of the Goodrich purchase.

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