Tag Archives: United Technologies

DowDuPont Spinoff Dow Will Replace DowDuPont In Dow Jones Industrial Average(Not Related)

A spinoff of a Dow Jones Industrial Average component is not an everyday occurrence.  GE(GE), a former Dow component, recently spun off its transportation business into Wabtec(WAB), but the struggling company was removed from the Dow last June. United Technologies(UTX) plans to split in three next year. Even rarer, in this case, the child will join the Dow,… Read More »

After a Rough Year for Dan Loeb’s Third Point Can Spinoffs Turn Around 2019?

When we last checked in on Dan Loeb’s Third Point it was mid 2017 and the fund was cruising while also singing the praises of Baxter International (BAX). Unfortunately, 2018 was a rough year for the firm and performance, at -11.3%, lagged the overall S&P 500. Market Folly shares the fund’s recent Q4 mea culpa letter which offers… Read More »

Lockheed Martin Delays Decision On Spinoff Or Sale Of IT Business

In July, as Lockheed Martin(LMT) announced its acquisition of Sikorsky helicopter from United Technologies(UTX), it also announced it was considering a sale or spinoff of its IT business.  A decision had been expected by year end. Last week, the company said that although it was still very likely to divest the division, the decision would be pushed into… Read More »

Lockheed Martin To Buy Sikorsky; May Spin Off Its IT & Technical Services

United Technologies (UTX) had been considering its strategic options for its Sikorsky helicopter operations for quite some time. At first, it seemed the storied chopper company would end up flying solo via a spinoff due to tax reasons, but, as time went by, a sale seemed to be more and more likely. Eventually, the WSJ (and others) identified… Read More »

United Technologies Will Now Officially Separate Sikorsky

The aviation industry is gathered in France for the Paris Air Show. The focus is usually on the orders for industry giants Airbus and Boeing (BA), but this year also featured an interesting announcement from United Technologies (UTX). During its Investor Day presentation, the company confirmed that it would exit the helicopter business, with either a spinoff or… Read More »

United Technologies Explores Spinning Off Sikorsky Helicopters

Back in March, United Technologies (UTX) announced that it was exploring its strategic options for its Sikorsky aircraft business. Naturally, a tax free spinoff is one of the options currently under consideration and was the only one called out by name in the press release. The company is famous for its helicopters and is one of the largest ‘primes’ in… Read More »