Diodes Deemed Well-Positioned for 2013 and 4 Stock Analyses Not to Miss

Albemarle Corp. (NYSE:ALB): KeyBanc believes that Albermarle Corp. has several tools that they  can use to generate growth in 2013. The firm expects the company’s earnings to increase by double digit percentage levels in 2013 and they believe that the stock’s valuation is attractive. The firm maintains a Buy rating on the shares.

Coinstar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSTR): Northland’s checks indicate RB kiosks rental activity has improved from third quarter lows and that last week was one of the strongest since early July. The firm continues to believe RB rental levels are improving in the fourth quarter and are up 15.9% since October. Shares are Outperform rated with a $62 price target.

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Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE:RBA): Jefferies raised their price target for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated, noting improving fundamentals and the company’s better than expected Gross Auction Proceeds for the fourth quarter. The firm keeps a Hold rating on the stock.

Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD): Sterne Agee said Diodes Incorporated’s acquisition of BCD Semiconductor in China is attractive and immediately accretive. The firm believes Diodes is well-positioned for improving leverage into 2013 and reiterates itheir Buy rating and $22 price target.

Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRVL):  Following the negative verdict in the Carnegie Mellon University patent case, Citigroup said Marvell Technology Group Ltd. intends to file post-trial motions and should those not succeed, an appeal will be made. Citi says Marvell asserted that the case is without merit. The firm expects the initial verdict to be an overhang on Marvell shares for some time.

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