Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Investopedia: Illinois Tool Works Comes Up Short On Growth

Margins typically drive industrial stocks over the long term, but growth can certainly impact share prices on a more short-term basis. That's working to the detriment of Illinois Tool Works (NYSE:ITW), as this high-quality industrial has broken from the peer group this quarter in reporting pretty weak growth numbers. As is typically the case with this company, the shares are not particularly cheap today and even the company's quality edge isn't quite enough to argue strongly for buying today.

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