Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Seeking Alpha: Techtronic Still Worth A Look As A Housing Recovery Play

My Top Idea call on August 20, 2013 to buy Techtronic (OTCPK:TTNDY) worked okay for a while, as the stock rose almost 20% through to year-end. Shortly thereafter, worries about the soundness of the housing play as an investing them started to creep into the market, stimulated by weaker housing starts and existing sales and worries about the economy as a whole. That took a lot of the steam out of Techtronic, as well as rival Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) and major retailing partner Home Depot (HD).

I believe the Techtronic story remains an appealing one. Techtronic has been a share-gainer in the U.S. with its Ryobi and Milwaukee tool lines, and still has yet to really address the European or major emerging markets in a big way. Likewise, I continue to believe that the company can do better with its floor care business, with a resulting uplift to margins. With margins and returns on capital heading in the right direction and a housing market only in the early phases of recovery, I still believe Techtronic has a lot to offer at these levels.

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Techtronic Still Worth A Look As A Housing Recovery Play

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