We are increased our Model Portfolio holding on Trane Technologies Plc's (TT) recent Q2FY20 earnings, which came in above consensus estimates due to a substantial rise in Residential HVAC bookings. The stock has already given a +28% return since entering the MP and has surpassed our Base case target price since entering the Model Portfolio, and we continue to see long-term value for investors. For more, click here.
05 August 2020
Yesterday was the first day of trading following the unique European Spin-Merger between Metso Corp. (MEO1V FH) and Outotec Corp. (OTE1V FH). This transaction created what is now Neles Corp. (NELES FH) and Metso Outotec Corp. (MOCORP FH), and the resulting valuation mismatch provides an opportunity for investors to see value creation for the Spin-merged mining equipment services company. Meanwhile, NELES (Parent) looks fully valued. Read on for more on their first day's performance.
02 July 2020
In light of recent market movements and to rebalance the Catalyst Model Portfolio, we have increased on several high conviction names and reduced the weighting of the largest holding in a partial booking of profits. Please see inside the alert for the list of actions taken at the end of today's (June 29) VWAPs.
29 June 2020
In order to most effectively communicate our highest conviction ideas to clients and maximize overall performance, we have combined the positions of the Spinoff and Special Situations Model Portfolios, creating the newly unified Catalyst Portfolio. We are also exiting a series of names, details on the full article.
04 June 2020
In its first earnings since the merger between United Technologies Corp. (UTX) and Raytheon Co. (RTN) and the dual Spinoff of Carrier Global Corp. (CARR) and Otis Worldwide Corp. (OTIS) in April 2020, new Parent Raytheon Technologies Corp. (RTX) proves its defense operations maintain their resilience in the ongoing pandemic environment. The recovery in the commercial aviation market will take a couple years to occur, but current levels provide an entry opportunity in RTX.
15 May 2020
Both Carrier Global Corp. (CARR) and Otis Worldwide Corp. (OTIS), the new Spinoff companies from Raytheon Technologies Corp. (RTX), beat expectations in their first earnings post-Spin (April 3, 2020) and saw stock price jumps on the days of their releases. CARR and OTIS are resilient in the face of the ongoing pandemic, with sales back to pre-pandemic levels for the former and the latter seeing increased domestic sales. Continue to hold for long-term value creation from these industry leaders.
13 May 2020
Resilient financials and liquidity as well as sustained bookings in the Americas highlighted the positives of Trane Technologies Plc's (TT) earnings that also saw the suspension of guidance and impacted operations due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Bookings were primarily hit in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions, and the management has opted to not pursue share repurchases in order to conserve its liquidity going forward. We believe TT will see increased traction once the global lockdown eases.
07 May 2020
Following the completion of its simultaneous three-way Spinoff of Carrier Global Corp. (CARR) and Otis Worldwide Corp. (OTIS) and the merger with Raytheon Co. (RTN) to create Raytheon Technologies Corp. (RTX, Parent ex-Spins), the three newly separated companies provided strong returns on a down market day last Friday (April 3). All three entities have long-term value creation opportunities ahead, given their market-leading positions, higher margins and further potential upsides.
06 April 2020
Yesterday (April 1, 2020) marked the first day of regular trading for the newly-separated Howmet Aerospace, Inc. (HWM, formerly Arconic, Inc. - ARNC) and Arconic Corp. (ARNC, Spinoff). The Parent previously made the same move to give its 2016 Spinoff its name and ticker (Alcoa Corp. - AA), resulting in significant market confusion, now being replicated with this new split. We are positive on HWM post-Spin's potential, and recommend looking for lower levels for entry into either entity.
02 April 2020
To take advantage of the market's recent movements, we're adding to our position in Trane Technologies Plc (TT). Our fundamentals remain intact for this company, and the market conditions allow for a lower increase level.
24 March 2020