Investors in Pentair (NYSE:PNR), which have not paid too much attention to recent developments, came in for a shock when seeing the stock dive. The lower price of Pentair is artificial as the company has spun-off the electrical business which is now called nVent.
Like in many cases where a company is being spun off from the “mother” business, its valuation looks relatively appealing, as this is the case with Pentair麓s spin-off nVent as well, at least in my opinion. While the pro-forma earnings power is still not 100% clear to me, nVent looks to be valued at rather attractive multiples, making me a buyer if shares dip toward the $20 mark.
The Spin-Off Details
A while ago Pentair decided to spin-off the electrical business in a one-for-one exchange ratio. The reason behind the separation is very clear and comes straight out of the textbook as both individual businesses have greater strategic focus and can control their own capital allocation.
nVent is the former electrical business of Pentair which focuses on connection and protection while it generates $2.1 billion in annual sales. Roughly two-thirds of these sales are generated in the US and Canadian market, complemented by a sizeable presence in Europe and a more modest presence in developing countries.
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- [By Max Byerly]
Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp boosted its position in Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM) (TSE:CM) by 54.3% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 911,300 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 320,800 shares during the quarter. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce comprises approximately 1.0% of Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 19th largest position. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp’s holdings in Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce were worth $103,633,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
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- [By Logan Wallace]
A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (TSE: CM) recently:
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CM traded up C$0.59 on Wednesday, reaching C$115.86. 987,570 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,290,708. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce has a fifty-two week low of C$103.84 and a fifty-two week high of C$124.37.
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- [By Logan Wallace]
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- [By Paul Ausick]
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- [By John Bromels]
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- [By Matthew DiLallo]
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- [By Stephan Byrd]
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- [By Stephan Byrd]
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- [By Garrett Baldwin]
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- [By Matthew Frankel]
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- [By Chris Lange]
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