United Technologies shares were down on Friday morning after the company released a weak outlook.
Inside the Guidance
United Technologies now expects to see FY2014 earnings of $6.80 per share. Previously, UTX expected to see earnings between $6.75 and $6.85 per share. On average, analysts expect the company to report EPS of $6.87.
Sales are expected to about $65 billion, compared to analysts’ estimate of $65.2 billion.
The company expects earnings to be between $7.00 and $7.20 per share, while analysts expect to see earnings of $7.27 per share.
Sales are expected to be between $66 billion and $67 billion. Analysts expect sales of $67.5 billion.
Mutual Funds to Watch
For investors seeking a mutual fund investment with exposure to UTX, one of the funds below may be considered. These funds currently hold the largest stakes in UTX.
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The Bottom Line
The funds above are a great way for investors to gain exposure to a diverse bundle of securities and industries. Investors interested in UTX may also be interested in Honeywell (HON) and General Electric (GE).
Shares of UTX have been flat YTD.