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Companies developing robotic technology could benefit from increased demand in the industrial, defense and services sectors.
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The robots are coming! With advancements in automation technology, companies are finding they can employ machines that offer improved safety features, software interfaces, weight-lifting capabilities and dexterity. Already a million-and-a-half robots work in manufacturing assembly, and they're now finding a growing market in the defense sector's increasing embrace of drones. It's estimated that global spending on unmanned aerial vehicles will almost double over the next spending to $11.3 billion a year.
Major players are getting into the act. Google acquired eight robotics firms in the second half of 2013, while Amazon and DHL are testing drones for package delivery. Taiwan-based Foxconn, the company that assembles 40% of the world's consumer electronics, plans to buy a million robots during 2014-2017. Meanwhile, Apple plans to spend $10.5 billion on supply-chain robots and machinery to help make iPhones and iPads. Step aside, humans.
We identified US-listed stocks and American Depository Receipts of companies that are engaged in activities relevant to this watchlist's theme. We then filtered out companies that have a share price of less than $1.00 or a market capitalization less than $100 million, and excluded illiquid stocks by screening companies for liquidity i.e. average bid-ask spreads, dollar volume traded etc. Finally the proprietary Motif Optimization Engine determined the constituent stocks. Learn more about how we select our watchlists.Who made these selections?
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|Watchlist||Change Today||1 Month Return||1 Year Return||Total Return|
|Symbol||Company Name||Last Price||Change||% Change||Market Time||Volume||Avg Vol (3 month)||Market Cap|
|LMT||Lockheed Martin Corporation||395.14||-0.80||-0.20%||4:04 p.m. EDT||2.63M||1.23M||110.46B|
|ABB||ABB Ltd||25.86||-0.21||-0.81%||4:00 p.m. EDT||1.81M||1.95M||54.94B|
|EMR||Emerson Electric Co.||67.85||-1.24||-1.79%||4:04 p.m. EDT||3.47M||2.67M||40.55B|
|ROK||Rockwell Automation, Inc.||218.96||-3.24||-1.46%||4:05 p.m. EDT||748.81k||600.76k||25.39B|
|TER||Teradyne, Inc.||76.37||-1.27||-1.64%||4:00 p.m. EDT||16.91M||2.41M||12.68B|
|NDSN||Nordson Corporation||192||-2.75||-1.41%||4:00 p.m. EDT||568.69k||270.76k||11.14B|
|CGNX||Cognex Corporation||61.52||-1.47||-2.33%||4:00 p.m. EDT||1.63M||858.63k||10.65B|
|ESLT||Elbit Systems Ltd.||124.96||-0.02||-0.02%||4:00 p.m. EDT||8.44k||23.07k||5.54B|
|BRKS||Brooks Automation, Inc.||45.51||-0.14||-0.31%||4:00 p.m. EDT||1.30M||462.99k||3.36B|
|IRBT||iRobot Corporation||78.23||+0.38||+0.49%||4:00 p.m. EDT||697.74k||668.91k||2.19B|
|AVAV||AeroVironment, Inc.||63.42||-0.99||-1.54%||4:00 p.m. EDT||400.17k||207.48k||1.53B|
|KAMN||Kaman Corporation||44.3||-2.13||-4.59%||4:00 p.m. EDT||1.12M||187.32k||1.23B|
|HOLI||Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd.||11.36||+0.27||+2.43%||4:00 p.m. EDT||472.37k||315.69k||687.70M|
|OII||Oceaneering International, Inc.||4.17||-0.08||-1.88%||4:00 p.m. EDT||2.43M||1.36M||414.03M|
|ARAY||Accuray Incorporated||2.65||+0.30||+12.77%||4:00 p.m. EDT||3.09M||588.32k||241.68M|
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