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Credit Suisse's 5 Industrial Stocks To Avoid


In a recent report, analysts at Credit Suisse outlined their 2015 outlook for industrial stocks. Here’s a breakdown of their top stocks to avoid in 2015.

  1. C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRW): Analysts believe that past structural issues will continue to plague the company in 2015, as well as lower margins and multiple compression for the stock. They forecast a deceleration in productivity and a slowdown in earnings growth from 15 percent to 9 percent. Price target: $67.00
  2. ManTech International Corp (NASDAQ: MANT): Analysts point to negative revenue growth and declining Afghanistan revenues (from $200 million in 2014 to as low as $75 million in 2015) as reasons to avoid the stock. Price target: $24.00
  3. Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE: VMI): The company is highly exposed to the irrigation and power utility end-markets, both of which have shaky sales growth outlooks. Analysts see falling sales numbers, contracting margins and below-average earnings. Price target: $132.00
  4. Willbros Group Inc (NYSE: WG): About two-thirds of the company’s sales are made up of oil and gas, and 25 percent of sales are tied to the particularly oil price-sensitive Canadian oil sands. Analysts believe that efforts by the new CEO and management team to turn around the company’s unprofitable oil and gas business might be even more difficult in the current oil market. Price target: $4.50
  5. Anixter International Inc. (NYSE: AXE): Analysts see uncertainty in the company’s primary markets of data and security products, and they see lower growth in the higher-margin cable and wire business. Price target: $83.00

Latest Ratings for CHRW

Feb 2021Morgan StanleyMaintainsUnderweight
Jan 2021Morgan StanleyMaintainsUnderweight
Nov 2020CitigroupUpgradesNeutralBuy

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