Larry Robbins (Trades, Portfolio) of Glenview Capital Management has recently initiated a long position in Manitowoc (MTW) by buying over 8.6 mn shares of the company. Last quarter, another noted investor Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) bought Manitowoc's shares with intention to force management to spin-off the company's Food Service equipment business. Icahn also added more shares to his position in January and currently holds 10,582,660 shares of Manitowoc.
The Manitowoc Company, Inc. is a multi-industry, capital goods manufacturer operating in two principal markets: Cranes and Related Products (Crane) and Foodservice Equipment (Foodservice). The company's Crane segment is recognized as one of the world’s leading providers of engineered lifting equipment for the global construction industry, including lattice-boom cranes, tower cranes, mobile telescopic cranes and boom trucks. It accounts for ~62% of the company's top line. Manitowoc's Foodservice segment is one of the world’s leading innovators and manufacturers of commercial food-service equipment serving the ice, beverage, refrigeration, food-preparation, holding and cooking needs of restaurants, convenience stores, hotels, healthcare and institutional applications. It accounts for ~38% of the company's revenues. Continue Reading »