As far as your other points, Burgersboat, the one that gives me some pause is the lack of buying by current management insiders. I would certainly be reassured if I saw these guys "putting some money where their mouth is".
I'm surprised, Burger. MTW is doing well. Major new marine contracts for Coast Guard vessels and ferries; continuing crane orders despite downturn in major construction; and...well...everyone needs ice!!!!
Seriously, though Burger, if I recall correctly without doing a lot of investigation, I thought you have historically been an MTW loyalist. Am I wrong? If not, why the change of heart? I'm in for the long haul, but I also recognize that these Yahoo! boards don't effect squat! Given your analysis of your track-record, apparently you would agree!! lol...
Please let me know why you are selling off? Is it just because the stock is doing well and you want to take some profits?
It historically splits in the $44 range. It is generally a 3 for 2 split. We saw several of these in a relatively short time a couple of years ago, but none since. Hopefully, we will return to the steady modest growth we had in the 90's.