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MKS Instruments, Inc. (MKSI - Free Report) , is a Premium scientific & technical instruments company. The company  reported in-line earnings for second-quarter 2017. It also noted that the successful integration of Newport Corporation (acquired in Apr 2016) significantly boosted its top- and bottom-line performance in the reported quarter. Adjusted operating margin in the reported quarter was up considerably, year over year, as well. Making this Zacks #1, Strong Buy, even more attractive, is its strong earnings estimate revision history,  solid earnings projections and strong industry. Everything is going in the right direction for this stock.

Caterpillar Inc (CAT - Free Report) , is the world's largest manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, engines and more. This Zacks #1, Strong Buy, is a good choice for investors right now because the Manufacturing - Construction and Mining space is seeing solid earnings estimate revision activity, and is in great company from a Zacks Industry Rank perspective. The company has seen solid earnings estimate revision activity over the past month, suggesting analysts are becoming a bit more bullish on the firm’s prospects in both the short and long term. It also has a positive record of earnings surprises and juicy dividend. For a stand out pick in a strong industry, consider Caterpillar.

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