|Bid||196.90 x 0|
|Ask||197.02 x 0|
|Day's Range||187.74 - 212.80|
|52 Week Range||187.74 - 255.70|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.32|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||2.28|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||7.00 (3.31%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
Sweden's Atlas Copco reported lower than expected third-quarter orders on Friday and forecast softer demand for the remainder of the year, sending shares in the industrial equipment maker tumbling. Atlas Copco, which makes compressors, vacuum pumps and industrial tools, reported an order intake of 23.4 billion Swedish crowns ($2.59 billion) for the third quarter, down 1 pct year-on-year on a like-for-like basis and well below the 24.4 billion expected by analysts. A major part of the company's vacuum business relies on the semiconductor industry which it is feared may be entering a slower phase of capital spending following years of booming demand.
Swedish compressor and vacuum pump maker Atlas Copco is buying U.S.-based Brooks Automation's cryogenic business in a $675 million cash deal to expand its vacuum technology portfolio, the companies said late on Monday. The deal is Atlas Copco's biggest since the 2014 acquisition of Britain's Edwards Group, the base for its current Vacuum Technique business area. The acquisition also includes Brooks Automation's 50 percent share of Ulvac Cryogenics, Inc., a joint venture which had total sales of around $100 million in the fiscal year ending in June.
Sweden's Atlas Copco (ATCOa.ST) expects double-digit organic order growth in its vacuum business this year helped by "enormous growth" in demand for lithium batteries and despite a rise of just 2 percent in the first quarter, the head of the unit told Reuters. The company, whose vacuum technology is used in clean rooms for manufacturing semiconductors and other products, makes about a quarter of its sales from its Vacuum Technique unit, which it has built through a series of acquisitions starting in 2014. Vacuum Technique's high exposure to the cyclical semiconductor industry, which accounts for the majority of its business, has made some investors fear the unit could be nearing the peak of the cycle.
Atlas Copco's (ATLKY) Klingel Joining Technologies buyout to strengthen its product offerings in the automotive markets. Klingel Joining will be integrated with the Industrial Technique business.
The man running the best-performing Swedish stock fund says he expects to continue doing better than his peers by betting on manufacturers.
Atlas Copco (ATCOa.ST) on Friday missed fourth quarter profit forecasts and forecast stable demand this quarter, knocking shares in the Swedish engineering company. The maker of compressors and underground mining equipment said operating profit rose to 6.23 billion Swedish crowns ($791 million) from 5.79 billion, falling short of the 6.51 billion expected by analysts in a Reuters poll. Orders in the fourth quarter were up 14 percent year on year on an organic basis at 30.4 billion crowns, in line with the 30.3 billion forecast by analysts.
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Atlas Copco AB is embarking on its biggest transformation since World War II after a doubling of the Swedish manufacturer’s market value to 431 billion kronor ($51 billion) in four years.