Wednesday, March 3, 2010

JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM): Terex (NYSE:TEX) for Sale?

Terex for Sale?

Analysts at JPMorgan said that Terex Corp. (NYSE:TEX) could be offering itself for sale, generating strong movements in the price of the shares of the stock.

This comes on the heals of Terex selling its highly profitable mining equipment business last month to Bucyrus International for $1.3 billion.

With the mining equipment business being its most consistent performer, it was highly criticized when they sold the unit, probably what has generated the idea the entire company may be for sale, or parts of the company which make the rest of the whole.

Considering the mining industry should boom for years to come, it didn't make much sense when Terex CEO Ron DeFeo said it was a first step in transforming Terex into a more diverse company which manufactures niche industrial products and machinery.

The construction side of the equation is easy to understand, but the mining part makes little sense, unless it had to be included in the recent sale to make the deal happen.

Terex for Sale?

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