Industrials Lower on Concerns About Tax-Overhaul Prospects -- Industrials Roundup

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Shares of manufacturing and transportation companies ticked down amid doubts about the outlook for economic stimulus in the U.S.

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Analysts at brokerage Morgan Stanley expect a modest tax overhaul bill to ultimately arise from the push for legislation from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. "With data from historical tax cuts as our guide, we continue to expect a modest deficit expansion that delivers little near-term stimulus," said the Morgan Stanley analysts, in a note to clients. "Republicans' conceptual policy agreement on the issue, and desire to avoid squandering one-party control, likely supersede any lingering divisions and help the party continue its progress."

General Electric shares rose after the conglomerate agreed to sell its industrial-solutions business, a maker of electric equipment for utilities, to Switzerland's ABB Ltd., a sign that GE's new chief is moving ahead with efforts to streamline the industrial giant.

Rob Curran, rob.curran@dowjones.com

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September 25, 2017 17:08 ET (21:08 GMT)