Product Line Expansion, Development Updates, Declared Dividends, Executive
Appointment, and Closing of Transactions - Analyst Notes on A.O. Smith,
Arotech, Belden, CIRCOR, and EnPro
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NEW YORK, March 12, 2014
NEW YORK, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding A.O. Smith
Corporation (NYSE: AOS), Arotech Corporation (NASDAQ: ARTX), Belden Inc.
(NYSE: BDC), CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE: CIR), and EnPro Industries,
Inc. (NYSE: NPO). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of
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A.O. Smith Corporation Analyst Notes
On March 3, 2014, A.O. Smith Corporation (A.O. Smith) announced the launch of
its latest high-efficiency residential water heater - the Vertex 100 Power
Direct Vent 75-Gallon Gas Water Heater. The Company noted that the product is
ENERGY STAR® qualified and has up to 96% thermal efficiency. "With the
addition of the 75-gallon Vertex, the best gas water heater on the market gets
better. This Vertex gives homeowners even more of what they want most out of
their water heater: plenty of hot water when they need it and a
high-efficiency design that reduces their energy costs and protects the
environment. Vertex is able to provide these key benefits for homeowners all
while giving our contractors the flexibility they need for a simple
installation," said David Chisolm, Vice President of Marketing at A.O. Smith.
The full analyst notes on A.O. Smith Corporation are available to download
free of charge at:
Arotech Corporation Analyst Notes
On March 6, 2014, Arotech Corporation (Arotech) announced advancement in the
development of an iron flow battery to provide storage for grid power by its
Battery and Power Systems Division. The Company informed that the announcement
has come after achieving promising results in lab tests, and that the Company
has also filed a patent application covering this new technology. "We are very
pleased with the results from lab tests on this new technology, which opens a
huge new market for us. While flow batteries themselves are not new
technologies, with over fifty flow batteries installed globally as at the end
of last year, our design uses a patent-pending iron chemistry providing the
highest ROI, with the lowest total lifecycle, capital and maintenance costs.
While this will be a multi-year development effort until commercialization, we
believe that given the sheer size of the market, which is expected to exceed
$400 billion by 2020, this is a project highly worthy of our R&D investment,"
said Robert S. Ehrlich, Chairman and CEO of Arotech. The full analyst notes on
Arotech Corporation are available to download free of charge at:
Belden Inc. Analyst Notes
On March 5, 2014, Belden Inc. (Belden) announced that its Board of Directors
has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.05 per share. The dividend is
payable on April 2, 2014, to all shareholders of record as of March 18, 2014.
The full analyst notes on Belden Inc. are available to download free of charge
CIRCOR International, Inc. Analyst Notes
On March 6, 2014, CIRCOR International, Inc. (CIRCOR) announced the
appointment of Vincent Sandoval to the position of Group President of CIRCOR
Aerospace & Defense division, effective March 19, 2014. Sandoval is currently
the President of TransDigm Group, Inc.'s Semco Instruments subsidiary. "Vince
has a proven track record of improving the operational performance and organic
growth of global businesses under his command. I am confident that he is the
right person to take the reins at CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense, as we continue
to pursue our goal of improving operating margins, improving customer
relationships and leveraging our existing businesses in this key segment,"
said Scott Buckhout, President and CEO of CIRCOR. The full analyst notes on
CIRCOR International, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:
EnPro Industries, Inc. Analyst Notes
On March 5, 2014, with a focus on product line and geographic expansion in its
Sealing Products segment, EnPro Industries, Inc. (EnPro) announced the closing
of transactions. Detailing the transactions, EnPro informed that its Stemco LP
(Stemco) subsidiary has acquired the remaining interest of the Stemco Crewson
LLC joint venture from Tramec, LLC; while Garlock Taiwan Corporation has
acquired the assets of Strong-Tight Co. Ltd. (Strong-Tight). "Stemco Crewson
enables Stemco to continue to grow in an attractive segment of its heavy-duty
truck market. Strong-Tight provides Garlock an important toehold to increase
the brand's presence in Asia. We look forward to their benefit," said Steve
Macadam, President and CEO of EnPro. The full analyst notes on EnPro
Industries, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:
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