The company's earnings fell but it has been focusing on improving efficiencies with new processes and technologies across the product line.
US markets are set for a higher open on China's possible stimulus moves as more corporate results are on tap.
The sector has been lagging the S&P 500. Its relative underperformance may present an opportunity for investors.
Several corporate earnings are on tap, including Dow component McDonald's, and could shape trading.
US markets are set for a higher open ahead of Alcoa reporting results later in the day.
Crude oil nearly hits $100 a barrel in New York as Egypt's political standoff gets more dangerous. Stocks tumble, despite strong June auto sales.
Rising tensions over the civil war in Syria pushes energy prices higher. Brent crude, which affects gasoline prices, approaches $107 a barrel.
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