Goodrich: Gaining Altitude

S&P likes the aerospace & defense equipment outfit's long-term growth prospects and rates the shares strong buy

We believe Goodrich (GR; recent price, $64) offers investors the opportunity to capitalize on long-term growth in both the commercial aerospace and defense markets. We also like the company for its continuing growth in three key measures: return on invested capital, profit margins, and free cash flow. Given our expectation of about 15% earnings-per-share growth over the next three years, we view the stock as attractive at current price levels. The stock carries Standard & Poor's highest investment recommendation of 5 STARS (strong buy).

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