Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE:KSS): Following a meeting with management, Stifel Nicolaus predicts that the increase in inventory for the company will provide the opportunity to drive sales and increase market share. The firm believes that Kohl’s margins will fall this quarter before leveling out during the remainder of the year. The firm keeps a Buy rating and a $58 price target on the stock.
Capital One Financial Corp.’s (NYSE:COF) core profitability should surpass expectations due to its HSBC U.S. card business acquisition, states Stifel Nicolous. The firm also predicts a boost to the company’s results because of stronger credit trends. The firm keeps its Buy rating on the stock.
Calix Inc. (NYSE:CALX) price target was lowered by ThinkEquity following the announcement that its preliminary revenue was well below its May 1 guidance, but the firm keeps its Buy rating on the stock.
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. (NASDAQ:CTSH) and Accenture (NYSE:ACN) fundamentals stay positive following Infosys’ (NASDAQ:INFY) missed earnings expectations and decreased 2012 outlook, according to Citigroup. Citi mentions that a large reason for Infosys’ revenue miss can be traced to a client-specific cancellation of a European project. The firm believes there will be near-term weakness in Cognizant and Accenture shares after Infosys’ earnings report, but states that both other companies possess better execution as well as competitive positioning. Citi maintains Buy ratings on both stocks.
Liquidity Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:LQDT) should report strong Q3 GMV, according to Roth Capital’s expectations. The firm also expects an increase in the company’s multiple. The firm keeps a Buy rating and a $68 price target on the stock.
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