Courtesy of Fortive

    In the two years since Fortive separated from parent company Danaher, its stock has popped 60%. The conglomerate has two broad divisions. One focuses on instruments that measure and monitor, like gas detectors and electricians’ tools. The other sells equipment, services, and software to the transportation and auto repair industries. Fortive recently acquired Accruent, a software provider that helps businesses manage real estate and facilities—and whose subscription business model is the kind Wall Street prizes for its predictability.

    Company Information

    Overall Score3
    SectorIndustrials
    IndustryMachinery
    CEOJames A. Lico
    Websitewww.fortive.com
    Employees26,000
    HQ LocationEverett, Wash.
    Revenues ($M) (Past 12 Months)$7,089
    Profits ($M) (Past 12 Months)$1,161
    Market Value as of Oct. 10, 2018 ($M)$26,768