Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wisconsin is a popular tourist destination. The most visited places within the state are: The Wisconsin Dells, House on The Rock, and the Circus World Museum. Some interesting facts about Wisconsin follow:
1. Wisconsin’s largest forest product is papermaking, and it employs more than 100,000 people.
2. Gravel and construction sand represent 80% of Wisconsin’s nonfuel mineral production.
3. Wisconsin’s top agricultural products are dairy beef and calves, and corn
4. Workers in the papermaking industry of Wisconsin are the highest paid within the manufacturing industry.
5. Wisconsin tourism industry employs 177,000 workers and generated about $6 billion in revenue.
6. Wisconsin’s major exporter industries are the computer, machinery, and the transportation.
7. Wisconsin’s main exports go to Canada, Japan, and Mexico.
8. One of the largest ore bodies of zinc copper is located in Wisconsin.
9. Wisconsin offers property tax exemptions for certain manufacturing companies.
10. Business taxes in Wisconsin are among the 15 lowest in the country.
The following companies are headquartered in Wisconsin:
Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI) develops and sells energy saving technologies, among other services. The stock has a market cap of $12.37 billion, a PE of 9, a PEG of 0.73, and it pays a yield of 2.0%.
Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) is a retail chain with operations throughout the United States. The stock has a market cap of $9.79 billion, a PE of 10, and a PEG of 0.74.
Harley-Davidson, Inc. (HOG) develops and manufactures motorcycles, accessories and parts for motorcycles worldwide. The stock has a market cap of $6.45 billion, a PE of 8, a PEG of 0.88, and it pays a yield of 4.5%.
Fiserv, Inc. (FISV) renders information management systems services in the United States. The stock has a market cap of $5.79 billion, a PE of 9, and a PEG of 0.70.
Wisconsin Energy Corporation (WEC) delivers natural gas and electric services in Wisconsin and Michigan. The stock has a market cap of $4.24 billion, a PE of 12, a PEG of 1.51, and it pays a yield of 2.6%.
Marshall & Ilsley Corporation (MI) is a bank providing financial services to corporate, institutional, and government customers. The stock has a market cap of $3.62 billion, a PE of 8, and it pays a dividend of 7.3%.
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (ROK) designs and provides software and solutions for industrial automation of different processes. The stock has a market cap of $3.75 billion, a PE of 6, a PEG of 0.52, and it pays a yield of 4.0%.
Joy Global, Inc. (JOYG) makes, and sells mining gear. The stock has a market cap of $3.00 billion, a PE of 9, a PEG of 0.67, and it pays a dividend of 2.2%.
Alliant Energy Corporation (LNT) generates, delivers and sells electric power in Minnesota, and Iowa. The stock has a market cap of $2.66 billion, a PE of 6, a PEG of 1.74, and it pays a yield of 5.1%.
Manpower Inc. (MAN) offers employment services in the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Japan, Australia, and Argentina. The stock has a market cap of $2.26 billion, a PE of 5, a PEG of 0.46, and it pays a yield of 2.2%.
Don't forget to check out stocks from some of the other states, such as Missouri stocks, Minnesota stocks, Kansas stocks, and Iowa stocks.
Author owns HOG.
Posted by Stockerblog at 9:34 PM