StockCall Study on Emerson Electric and Mueller Water Products: Industrial Components Companies Back on Track

  StockCall Study on Emerson Electric and Mueller Water Products: Industrial
                      Components Companies Back on Track

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LONDON, February 26, 2013

LONDON, February 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Industrial equipment sector is back on track with the improvement in economy.
The companies have reported encouraging results and the stock prices followed
the suit, scoring good growth. Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE: EMR) announced
strong Q1 results and provided healthy outlook for the fiscal year. The stock
has also performed well. Conversely, Mueller Water Products Inc. (NYSE: MWA)
generated good institutional interest. The company is banking on the revival
of housing sector and construction activity improvement. Mueller Water
Products Inc. also reported good quarterly performance and its stock also
provided good returns to the investors. StockCall free coverage on Emerson
Electric and Mueller Water Products is available upon registration at

Mueller Water Products Inc. Announces Quarterly Results 

Mueller Water Products stock is popular among hedge fund investors and major
investors like Chuck Royce and David Tepper holds stake in the company. The
company stock surged 86 percent in the past 12 months, proving its investors
right. The company deals in transmission and distribution of water. Register
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It reported $245.1 million in revenue for its fiscal first quarter of the year
while analysts were expecting the revenue to be at $231.1 million. It also
beat its previous year performance by 14 percent. However, its EPS missed the
mark with -$0.02 per share figure. Consensus estimates were pegged at 1 cent
per share in earnings. Mueller Water Products managed to improve its operating
and net margins.

The company is expected to benefit from the housing sector revival and uptick
in construction activities. Mueller Water Products provides a good investment
opportunity. The stock offers subdued dividend yield at 1.29 percent, but this
more than makes up for it with a steep increase in its market value. However,
its payout ratio is a mere 25 percent, presenting scope for dividend increase
in future.

Emerson Electric Co. Provides Good Outlook

Emerson Electric Co. is a well diversified industrial technology company and
its stock recently hit its new 52-week high. The company also offers 2.94
percent dividend yield. For its first quarter of the year, Emerson Electric
reported 62 cents per share in net income, up from 50 cents per share in net
income it had reported for the corresponding quarter of the last year. Its
revenue also increased 5 percent to $5.55 billion. Download the free technical
research on Emerson Electric Co. by signing up at 

Emerson Electric also provided strong outlook as it expects its full year
revenue to grow by 2 to 5 percent. Earnings for the full year are expected to
be in the range of $3.53 and $3.63 per share. On the basis of this forecast,
the stock is likely to perform well in the future, despite its 8 percent run
up so far this year.

The company has considerable overseas interest and will benefit from the
economic revival in emerging markets like China. Emerson Electric draws a
major chunk of its revenue for its process management business and two third
of this revenue is derived from the outside of the U.S. The segment has
performed well and improvement in European economy is likely to drive the
revenue up. Emerson Electric also has strong balance sheet position, providing
its good cushion against any headwinds. 

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