Description: Illinois Tool Works Inc (ITW) is a member of the S&P 500 and a member of the Broad Dividend Achievers™ Index. The company is a diversified manufacturer operates a portfolio of about 750 industrial and consumer businesses located throughout the world.
Quantitative Stock Analysis: Updated: 5-09-2009
Comments: Updated: 5-9-2009
ITW has a strong balance sheet with a relatively low debt and generates high levels of free cash flow relative to net income. Looking ahead, ITW should continue to grow EPS via acquisitions and share repurchases. Risks would include a continued downturn in industrial activity and/or capital spending, integration of acquisitions and continued escalation of raw material costs.