Market Intelligence Center  Jun 23  Comment 
MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's patented algorithms have selected a trade on Textron Inc. (TXT) that returns 3.70% in 87 days for an annualized return rate of 16%. This diagonal spread pairs a short position in the Sep. '15 $44.00 call, with a long...
Reuters  Jun 17  Comment 
Textron Inc is not interested in selling its Bell Helicopter business, despite the current downturn in the commercial sector, the company's chief executive, Scott Donnelly, said.
Forbes  Jun 17  Comment 
To commence this transaction, Sikorsky will be made a subsidiary of United Technologies. and then the bidder will be able to merge with the newly created subsidiary. For a RMT to be successful, UTC shareholders should have a majority stake in the...
Market Intelligence Center  May 21  Comment 
Textron Inc. (TXT) is an excellent choice for either a diagonal spread or a covered call expiring in Sep. '15 at the $45.00 level according to MarketIntelligenceCenter.com’s patented algorithms.A covered call on Textron for a net debit of about...
Forbes  May 5  Comment 
The multi-industry company reported an overall revenue growth of 7.9% driven by increased volume in the aviation segment. Bell helicopter revenues continued to witness a decline, while the industrial segment’s revenue growth was partially offset...
TheStreet.com  Apr 28  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Textron shares are up 1.72% to $44.40 in trading on Tuesday after the aerospace and defense company reported its first quarter earnings results before the opening bell today.The Providence, RI-based company reported that...
Benzinga  Apr 28  Comment 
Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) slipped 6.33 percent to $185.30 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat Q1 results and lowered its FY15 earnings forecast. Coach Inc (NYSE: COH) shares fell 5.50 percent to $40.00 in...
newratings.com  Apr 28  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Textron Inc. (TXT) reported that its first quarter 2015 net income increased to $128 million from the prior year's $85 million, with earnings per share improving to $0.46 from $0.30 last year. Income from continuing...


Textron (NYSE: TXT) makes the best-selling Cessna small aircraft and military helicopters.[1] Cessna represents 42% of the Textron's 2009 revenues. Textron's military segment, Bell, makes the Osprey Tilt-rotor aircraft and is dependent on U.S. military contracts, which account for 27% of total sales. The company acquired United Industrial (UIC) in 2007, expanding its business into the growing unmanned military market.[2]

Textron also has a stable but low-margin plastic business that makes parts for use in a wide range of consumer products such as cars, plumbing, and electrical connections.[3] Textron competes against large companies like Boeing Company (BA) and Raytheon Company (RTN) for government contracts and Bombardier (BBD.B) and General Electric Company (GE) within the aircraft and Industrial supplies sector.

In 2009, Textron had total revenues of $10.5 billion. Despite this, Textron posted a net loss of $31 million in 2009. The loss in 2009 is largely because Textron's revenues in 2009 were significantly lower than the $14.25 billion in 2008 revenues, which allowed Textron to earn a net income of $344 million.

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Textron competes against a wide variety of companies for government contracts and for private customers. Textron also competes against a large number of companies whose products rival the Bell, Cessna, and Industrial segments. These companies include:

  • Boeing Company (BA) which competes against Textron's Cessna and Bell segments. Although the two companies work in association on some projects, like the V-22 Osprey, they compete for contracts and customers on most ventures.[4]
  • United Technologies (UTX) which owns Pratt and Whitney, the leader in terms of sales of business and small aircraft jet engines.[5]
  • Raytheon Company (RTN) competes for government contracts in the fields of defense systems and technological services.[6] Raytheon and Textron compete for many of the same contracts.
  • Bombardier (BBD.B) is the 3rd largest producer of civilian aircraft and competes against the Cessna segment of Textron.[7]
  • Honeywell International (HON) produces automotive supplies, engines, and turbo chargers which compete with the Industrial segment of Textron.
  • ITT Corporation (ITT) produces defense electronics for the U.S. military in addition to highly engineered products for military aircraft and gears and shock absorbers for general aviation.[8]


  1. Google Finance:"Textron Inc"
  2. Boston Globe Business: "Textron buys United Industrial Unmanned Army aircraft target of $1.1b purchase"
  3. TXT 10-K 2009 Item 1 Pg. 3
  4. Google Finance: "The Boeing Company"
  5. Eclipse Aviation "Eclipse Finds an Engine for Its Jet"
  6. Google Finance: "Raytheon Company"
  7. Hoovers Bombardier Inc. "Bombardier Company Description"
  8. Reuters: ITT Corp
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