Posts Tagged ‘construction’

CNH Global NV (CNH) stock growing after profit figures released

Monday, July 25th, 2011

CNH Global NV (NYSE: CNH) U.S.-listed shares rose 10.9% to $41.34 after the Dutch farm-equipment manufacturer raised its outlook for 2011 sales growth. Volume for the stock surmounted 1.2 million shares, or three times its normal daily volume.

A news release out July 25 stated that the company saw net sales increase 24% (18% on a constant currency basis) to $4.9 billion as a result of favorable trading conditions for agricultural equipment, as well as higher comparative construction equipment demand in every region. Equipment Operations posted an Operating Profit of $521 million as a result of higher revenues, increased industrial utilization and improved product pricing.

Net equipment sales for the quarter were 79% agricultural equipment and 21% construction equipment. The geographical distribution of revenue for the period was 42% North America, 35% EAME & CIS, 15% Latin America, and 8% APAC markets.

Net income before restructuring and exceptional items for the quarter was $320 million as a result of improved top line and industrial operating performance, improved results from the Group’s unconsolidated subsidiaries, and a lower tax rate. This resulted in the Group generating a significant increase in diluted earnings per share to $1.33 (before restructuring and exceptional items) compared to $0.59 per share in the comparable period of 2010.

Management of CNH did not comment in the release, although it did hold a conference call to take questions about its bottom line figures.
CNH Global N.V. is a world leader in the agricultural and construction equipment businesses.

TRTB sees beautiful price rises, TLGN, HHWW trade widely, INBG stumbles

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

True 2 Beauty Inc. (Pink Sheets: TRTB) saw a healthy price leap of 26.32 percent to 24 cents Wednesday by noon. Volume in the stock was 407,950 shares, compared to usual daily volume of 94,598 shares. True 2 Beauty, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and distributor of male sexual potency pills and liquid products in the United States.

Totally Green Inc. (Pink Sheets: TLGN) traded in 1.12 million Wednesday, dwarfing its usual volume of 416,698. Prices for the stock hiked 24.07 percent to 17.99 cents. Share prices for this Tulsa, Oklahoma-based supplier of food-service industry beverages and bottled water have been steadily following a company name and ticker symbol this month.

Horiyoshi Worldwide Inc. (OTCBB: HHWW) did 859,540 shares Wednesday noon, rapidly approaching its daily average of nearly 1.8 million shares. The price improved 1.53 percent to $1.655. HHWW announced today that the company has expanded its international retail distribution with luxury department store, Harvey Nichols.

International Building Technologies Group Inc. (OTCBB: INBG) scaled back in price 66.67 percent early Wednesday afternoon to one-100ths of a cent, on volume of 36.2 million, about nine times its usual average. This City of Industy, California-based developmental stage company supplies building panels used in construction industries around the world.

Fortress International Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: FIGI) Buzz Stock of the Day

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Shares of Fortress International Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: FIGI) skyrocketed more than 100 percent today on news that the company had been awarded six new contracts totaling nearly $40 million.

The contracts will span all three divisions of the company: technology consulting, construction management and facilities management. Including the new project awards, the company said it has closed $46.5 million in new business since the end of the second quarter.

The majority of the new business comes from four substantial design and construction projects for two of Fortress International’s co-location customers totaling $36.4 million. The company said the revenues from these projects will span the next 8 months.

In addition, Fortress was also awarded a $2.7 million facility management contract over a three year period to commission and service multiple containerized data center modules.

“Our private sector project wins are the direct result of the credit markets opening up in our sector,” said Chief Executive Officer Thomas P. Rosato in a statement. “Capital spending has been very slow since October of 2008. We are now beginning to see our capacity-constrained data center customers executing their facilities expansion plans to meet pent up demand. The credit markets are responding favorably to this segment and we expect to see increased project spending over the next few quarters.”

Finally, the US Social Security Administration has selected Fortress International to be a part of a professional services team assembled to assist in the development and design of a new data center in Baltimore, MD. The contract, which will be executed by Fortress International’s technology consulting division, is initially for $300,000 but due to the volume and complexity of the project, the company believes additional involvement will evolve from the initial deal.

Fortress International Group, Inc. is a leading provider of consulting and engineering, construction management and 24/7/365 site services for mission-critical facilities. The company’s announcement Monday boosted share prices to an intraday high of 97 cents. More than 2.1 million shares changed hands by 11 a.m. EDT Monday, compared to the stock’s 50-day average daily volume of 82,000, according to Nasdaq. Fortress International has a float of 4.5 million shares with a short interest float of only 0.5 percent as of Sept. 25, according to Yahoo. More than 61 percent of the company’s shares are held by insiders with another 4.9 percent owned by institutions.