Reading Time: < 1 minute This morning, Ingersoll Rand (NYSE: IR), the diversified industrial company makes procucts to air conditioner (Trane) to Schlage locks, reported its Q4 2008 earning this morning. Some highlights: it wrote down $3.7 billion (pre-tax, $3.4 b after tax) from Trane acqusition, or a loss of $10.56 per share. Interestingly, the stock went up about 15%… Continue reading Ingersoll Rand: huge write down, stock still up?
Reading Time: < 1 minute Company web page; Google Finance; Yahoo Finance; quick facts on Trane unit. 2Q 2008 results (Bloomberg), released on Aug 1. ====== Ingersoll-Rand Co., the maker of Thermo King and Hussmann refrigeration equipment, said second- quarter profit rose 26 percent after acquiring air conditioner- maker Trane Inc. Profit from continuing operations climbed to $262.5 million, or… Continue reading Ingersoll Rand