This split will make pure-play leaders

United Technologies recently completed its acquisition of Rockwell Collins—a rival maker of aircraft parts. Like most big acquisitions, this one adds risk, but it also comes with several long-term benefits. Those include giving United Technologies more clout when negotiating new deals with big aircraft makers… Read More

Q: Hello. I am just wondering what your thoughts are on Patriot One. Its innovative security system could become something interesting. Speculative, I’m sure, but who knows? Thanks.

A: Patriot One Technologies, $1.80, symbol PAT on the Toronto Venture Exchange (Shares outstanding: 117.0 million; Market cap: $224.8 million; www.patriot1tech.com), develops radar devices and software.

The company hopes to offer a system it calls PATSCAN CMR. It’s a covert, radar-screening device and software system to… Read More

Purchase raises UTX’s clout

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. $123 (New York symbol UTX; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 801.0 million; Market cap: $98.5 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.5; Dividend yield: 2.3%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.utc.com) has completed its acquisition of Rockwell Collins Inc. (New York symbol COL) now… Read More

China may hold up Rockwell deal

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. $122 (New York symbol UTX; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 800.1 million; Market cap: $97.6 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.6; Dividend yield: 2.3%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.utc.com) has won approval from U.S. regulators for its acquisition of Rockwell Collins Inc… Read More