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Brendan Wood International Investor Conviction Intel – Global Industrials

October 3rd, 2023 by TopGun Press

Brendan Wood International Investor Conviction Intel – Global Industrials

New York, NY, October 3rd, 2023 (TopGun Press)

Below are some of the most topical Industrials Stocks on the BWI Shareholder Confidence Index based on our daily chats with global investors. Below is a link to the Investor Conviction Intel on Union Pacific.

Union Pacific Corporation: UNP had been voted for by investors as a potential turnaround story prior to Jim Vena’s appointment as CEO. Some inventors believe that the UNP board was more reactive to investors’ concerns and forced to hire Vena, however investors at large now believe the turnaround playbook for UNP is in motion. Many cite Vena as being one of the best operators in the space, attributing TopGun votes to Vena based on his track record and reputation in the industry. Investors feel that UNP has a great franchise, and with Vena at the helm, there is anticipation that he will hire a new team, forcing significant positive change at UNP. Investor Commitment to Own Union Pacific increased +12% Quarter over Quarter (3Q2023 at Sept 28 vs. 2Q2023).

Click here for the full report on UNP

Emerson Electric Co. CEO, Lal Karsanbhai, gained traction with the investment community early in his tenure for initiatives that involve reshaping the portfolio, selling major businesses and deploying capital toward digital assets. However, Momentum ofInvestor Confidence has stalled as investors wait for the current strategy and execution of the portfolio to be proven out. Investors are mixed on whether or not an industrial super cycle will occur in the foreseeable future. Emerson’s recent acquisition of National Instruments and capital deployment is under scrutiny. Investor Commitment to Own Emerson decreased -2.9% Quarter over Quarter (3Q2023 at Sept 28 vs. 2Q2023).

XPO Inc: There is a buzz around Yellow Corp declaring bankruptcy and the potential benefits to XPO’s business. XPO’s CEO, Mario Harik, is cited by investors as executing well and doing a good job of bringing in external people who are reputable operators. Dave Bates, former Old Dominion Vice President of Operations, is viewed by investors as a positive addition to the XPO team. Investor ratings of the confidence in XPO’s CEO and both Short and Long Term Growth Potential improved in 3Q. Overall, investors are excited to see how the new story unfolds.

FedEx Corporation:
 FedEx has been one of the most voted-for potential turnaround names within the industrials space since 4Q 2022. Ownership Penetration and Investor Commitment to Own FedEx, steadily increased from 3Q 2022 through 2Q 2023. Momentum slowed in 3Q 2023 in-parallel with, but remains above, its peers. The appointment of CEO, Raj Subramaniam, in 2022 as well as the recent addition of new CFO, John Dietrich, is addressing investors’ long time desire for a fresh culture at FedEx. Subramaniam, thus far has been gaining creditability with investors on the cost-cutting and execution front. However, investors are waiting to see how the structural changes at FedEx will pan out. Some investors feel that Subramaniam still has a lot of proving out to do before they are fully comfortable with the Growth profile and continued Price Appreciation Potential.

Largest Changes in Investor “Commitment to Own” Global Industrials 
Stocks (Quarter over Quarter) (3Q2023 at Sept 28 vs. 2Q2023):

Triumph Group Inc +65.7%
Aston Martin +58.7%
RBC Bearings Incorporated +43.9%
Spirit Airlines Inc -20.0%
United Parcel Service Inc -17.3%
Southwest Airlines -17.2%

Brendan Wood Investor Conviction Intel in Other Sectors

Click here for the Investor Conviction Intel for Banks & Financial Services Sept 2023

Click here for the Investor Conviction Intel for Oil & Gas Sept 2023

Click here for the Investor Conviction Intel for REIT/ Real Estate Sept 2023

Click here for the Investor Conviction Intel for Consumer Sept 2023

Click here for the Investor Conviction Intel for Healthcare Sept 2023

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