MidSouth Bancorp (AMEX:MSL): MidSouth Bancorp agreed to merge with PSB Financial, causing Sterne Agee to expect the deal to bring about significant EPS accretion together with manageable TBV dilution. The firm predicts that EPS estimates for MidSouth will rise from current levels as cost savings from the deal occurs, and it keeps its Buy rating on the stock.
Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. (NYSE:CRL) is believed by Sterne Agee to keep gaining share within the outsourced preclinical market. The firm believes that the company’s new business wins could be significant, and it recommends aggressively purchasing the stock into 2H12 results.
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Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) price target has been increased by Susquehanna after its Q4 results, due to its solid revenue growth, an acceleration in emerging markets, and share repurchases. Shares have a Positive rating.
SanDisk Corp. (NASDAQ:SNDK): Micron (NASDAQ:MU) reported that NAND pricing leveled as demand for SSDs continues to be strong, causing Pacific Crest to see that SanDisk (NASDAQ:SNDK) is seeing significant benefits from both trends. The firm still recommends buying SanDisk.
Landec Corp. (NASDAQ:LNDC) target has been raised by Roth Capital after the company reported stronger Q1 results than predicted, and the firm said that Landec was “tracking well” towards reaching its FY13 guidance. The firm believes that the company’s earnings will grow at an annual rate of 20 percent or higher, and it keeps its Buy rating on the stock.
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