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2 Top-Rated Industrial Products Stocks to Buy for Growth

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The Industrial Products sector is often a good area of the economy to find growth and innovation with these prospects harder to come across amid high inflation.

With that being said, here are two Industrial Products stocks that have soared this year as their growth prospects remain intriguing.  

Altair Engineering (ALTR - Free Report) )

Among the Industrial Products sector, Altair Engineering stock stands out sporting a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and its Engineering R and D Services Industry in the top 17% of over 250 Zacks industries.   

Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes, and decisions for business performance.  

Altair’s earnings estimate revisions have continued to trend higher over the last 30 days. Fiscal 2023 EPS estimates have now gone up 12% throughout the quarter with FY24 estimates up 9%. Altair’s earnings are expected to rise 11% this year and jump another 13% in FY24 at $1.12 per share. On the top line, sales are forecasted to be up 8% in FY23 and rise another 6% next year to $654.63 million.

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Trading around $70 a share, Altair’s growth in recent years is starting to justify the premium being paid for the stock after going public in 2017. To that point, Altair stock is up a stellar +56% year to date to largely outperform the S&P 500’s +5% and the Engineering/R&D Services Markets +7%.

More impressive, Altair stock has now climbed +265% since its 2017 IPO to crush the benchmark and its Zacks Subindustry’s +53% during this period.  

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The Manitowoc Company (MTW - Free Report) )

The growth of The Manitowoc Company is intriguing as well. Manitowoc stock also sports a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) with the Manufacturing-Construction and Mining Industry in the top 7% of all Zacks industries.

Manitowoc is a leading provider of engineered lifting solutions, including lattice-boom cranes and boom trucks. Notably, earnings estimate revisions have soared 66% for FY23 over the last 90 days with FY24 estimates jumping 50%.

Fiscal 2023 earnings are now projected to decline -20% after a very solid year that saw EPS at $1.06 in FY22. However, fiscal 2024 earnings are expected to rebound and grow 35% at $1.14 per share. Sales are forecasted to be up 1% this year and rise another 2% in FY24 to $2.10 billion. 

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Trading at $16 a share, Manitowoc stock has soared +82% this year to largely outperform the S&P 500 and the Machinery-Construction/Mining Markets -6%. More impressive, over the last three years, Manitowoc stock is now up +96% to easily beat the benchmark and slightly top its Zacks Subindustry’s +92%.

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Bottom Line

The rising earnings estimate revisions are a great sign that the strong performances in Altair and Manitowoc stock could continue along with their rapid growth over the last few years. Furthermore, both stocks look like viable investments to consider for 2023 and beyond.

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