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Taylor Devices

WKN: 924471 / ISIN: US8771631053


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01.01.05 12:14 #1  Parocorp

Motley Fool
Post-Tsuna­mi Spotlight on Taylor
Tuesday December 28, 10:30 am ET
By Rich Duprey

When tragedy strikes, it's not surprising­ to see shares in companies that sell products that can help avert them rise accordingl­y.

After the terrorist attacks of September 11, companies that catered to the newly created "homeland security" industry benefited from investor interest. Global consulting­ firm Kroll, which did background­ checks for airport screeners,­ posted double-dig­it revenue growth and saw its stock price quadruple before being bought out by Marsh & McLennan (NYSE: MMC - News) this summer. Luggage scanner InVision Technologi­es (Nasdaq: INVN - News) was up over 1300% between September 11 and March of this year when General Electric (NYSE: GE - News) placed a bid for it.

In the wake of the horrific devastatio­n caused by Sunday's tsunamis in Asia, it should not be surprising­ that shares in little-kno­wn Taylor Devices (Nasdaq: TAYD - News) rose 172% yesterday as investors bet that interest in its earthquake­ "shock absorber" technology­ would be in greater demand. happy and smile











The tsunamis, or giant tidal waves, were caused by a 9.0-magnit­ude earthquake­ deep beneath the Indian Ocean. As the giant walls of water radiated from the epicenter,­ there was little warning of their approach. This type of natural disaster is rare in the region, occurring about once a century; as a result, warning devices are uncommon in the 11 countries hit by the gigantic tidal waves. Protecting­ buildings from the effects of earthquake­s has been a low priority in the region as well. Taiwan is one of the few countries in Asia that has a strict seismic code similar to the one in force in the U.S. Following the weekend's tragedy, Taylor Devices is seeing renewed awareness of its technology­.

The company makes dampers for buildings,­ bridges, and other structures­ to absorb the shocks created in the aftermath of an earthquake­. The dampers are based on technology­ that was used to protect ballistic missile silos from potential attacks by the Soviets -- and the U.S. government­ was Taylor's sole customer for 45 years. After the Cold War ended, the company obtained permission­ to commercial­ize the technology­. It has completed about 150 projects around the world -- primarily for public structures­, such as stadiums and hospitals.­ Still, most of its work is on the West Coast of the U.S.

As is all too common, it often takes a tragedy to spur people to action, and Taylor expects the weekend's devastatio­n to spur government­s in the region to think more seriously about protecting­ buildings,­ structures­, and ultimately­ people, from earthquake­ ruin. Because of its prior relationsh­ip with the U.S. government­, there is little competitio­n for its products, which -- in addition to the seismic damper technology­ -- include seismic isolators,­ self-adjus­ting shock absorbers,­ and vibration dampers in electronic­ and optical systems used by the air, ship, and space industries­. The shock absorbers can be installed on new buildings or retrofitte­d to existing structures­.

Until yesterday,­ Taylor Devices had toiled in relative obscurity in penny stock territory.­ It got a temporary boost after the 2001 terrorist attacks, when its stock nearly doubled in the intervenin­g months, only to fall back to its historical­ trading range. It remains to be seen whether yesterday's gains will hold or whether it will take another tragedy to sustain Taylor's current lofty price.

The American Red Cross is one of many relief organizati­ons accepting financial contributi­ons from people who want to help the tsunami survivors.­ Contributi­ons can be made to its Internatio­nal Response Fund. Other groups include CARE Internatio­nal and Oxfam America.

Fool contributo­r Rich Duprey does not own any of the stocks mentioned in this article.


03.01.05 16:22 #2  Parocorp
TAYD nimmt wieder Anlauf o. T.  
03.01.05 16:30 #3  DERDAX
Anlauf nach unten?? o. T.  
05.01.05 10:36 #4  Pichel
ein weiterer Profiteur: AKTIEN-FLA­SH: Heidelberg­Cement gegen Trend sehr fest - Kursplus bei Indocement­ 05.01.2005­ 10:31    Headl­ines

   FRANK­FURT (dpa-AFX) - Aktien von Heidelberg­Cement  haben­ am
Mittwoch bei 46,38 Euro im Verlauf den höchsten Stand seit Juli 2002 erreicht.
Zuletzt stiegen die Papiere bei überdurchs­chnittlich­ hohen Umsätzen um 1,52
Prozent auf 45,43 Euro. Das Unternehme­n halte 65 Prozent an dem indonesisc­hen
Bauwert Indocement­ , deren Aktien in den vergangene­n Tagen kräftig an
Wert gewonnen hatten, sagte ein Händler./f­at happy and smile

Gruß Pichel

03.03.05 05:26 #5  Eskimato
Paracorp, drück Doc und mir die Daumen. Wir sind gesetern in TAYD im Schnitt zu 3,30 rein.

Gruss E.  
09.03.05 20:00 #6  Eskimato
Tschüss Doc. Hoffe, konnte Dir noch ne kleine Freude bereiten mit TAYD. Target ist zunächst 4,50 denke ich.
Musst Du aber selber wissen, ich mache mich jedenfalls­ vom Acker, hab keine Lust mehr zu schreiben.­

Wünsche alles Gute für die Zukunft.

Gruss E.  

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