According to a recent Baird survey, investment in industrials is expected to remain a focus in 2016 despite continued headwinds stemming from weaker commodities and lower export activity. Nearly half (46 percent) of investors plan to increase their investment in industrials in 2016, with another 45 percent reporting they will allocate an unchanged or similar amount in the year ahead. Only 9 percent of respondents said they were planning to scale back. The survey polled institutional and private equity investors, portfolio managers, analysts and industrial executives at the 45th annual Baird Industrial Conference, and was designed to identify what industrial professionals believe are the key drivers and threats to profitable growth in the industry in the year ahead.
For more information, read Baird’s news release and survey results.