StockCall Study on ABB Ltd. and Capstone Turbine: Small Industrial Equipment Companies Show Positive Momentum

Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:01am EST

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LONDON,  February 13, 2013  /PRNewswire/ --

Industrial goods sector felt the brunt of recession and is slowly crawling back
towards normalcy. Demand is slowly picking up giving a respite to industrial
goods companies. The sector is also seeing technological advancements which are
remodeling the landscape. Robotic automation is expected to be a big part of the
sector in near future. ABB Ltd. (NYSE: ABB) recently made an acquisition to
bring about automatic process to its Crane and Harbour unit. Automation is
expected to be the biggest catalyst for the industry. Improved economic scenario
is vital to smaller companies like Capstone Turbine Corp. (NASDAQ: CPST) as
well. StockCall free coverage on ABB Ltd. and Capstone Turbine Corp. is
available upon registration at

ABB Ltd. Makes Acquisitions

ABB Ltd. is looking to capture global terminal automation market. For achieving
this, the company finalized the acquisition of APS Technology Group, a privately
held OCR company. The acquisition will help ABB Ltd. to spruce up its Crane and
Harbour automation business. While the companies did not disclose financial
terms of the deal, this deal will assist ABB Ltd. to reduce their operating
costs in the long-run. Register now and get access to the free analysis on ABB
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Industrial sector is recovering from economic sluggishness and is still down
from its pre-recession high. Despite the recent downturn, ABB Ltd. sports a
healthy balance sheet and good valuation metrics. The company has also been able
to make some acquisitions and integrate them well into its business. ABB Ltd.
made a number of acquisitions in past 2 years to consolidate its position in the
market. The company also has the benefits of being a global company, which
shields it from the economic meltdown in regional economies but at the very same
time it is smaller in size, making it more nimble and more adaptable to changes.

ABB Ltd. is one of the leading companies in the industrial equipment sector. The
company delivers good margins, better than industry average, and thus is in good
position to provide better returns to its shareholders. The stock is a good
addition to the long-term investment portfolio as the company provides good
upside potential and dividend yield.

Capstone Performs Better in Q3

Capstone Turbine is one of the smaller players in industrial goods sector. The
company is mainly engaged in the power generation segment and deals in micro
turbines. After a rather subdued performance, the company and its stock is
finally showing some movement.  Its stock moved 9 percent up this year so far
due to revived demand for its turbines. Improved gas and oil industry is also
contributing to the increased demand. Capstone Turbine also expects its margins
to improve significantly, providing a good catalyst for its stock prices.
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Capstone Turbine reported good results for its third quarter. Its revenue for
the quarter stood at  $33.3 million, slightly below the consensus estimate of 
$33.7 million. At the very same time, its EPS stood at -$0.02, better than
previous year's quarter loss of  2 cents  per share. Capstone Turbine stock is
in good momentum. The company is seeing positive demand from oil industry
companies looking to install their mini turbines at their drilling sites. With
enhanced demand and better results, Capstone Turbine can deliver good value to
its investors.

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