Textron Inc.‘s (NYSE:TXT) Q2 EPS estimate has been elevated by UBS from 42c to 45c due to somewhat higher delivery predictions for Cessna and reduced diluted share count and expense. Shares are rated Buy.
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Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD): CRT Capital believes the U.S. coal sector will recover by 2014 due to an evaluation of supply cuts, lowering inventory stockpiles, and a recovery in natural gas. CRT thinks some less impressive companies might not make it, but plans on the major players to outlast margin pressures in 2012-2013. The firm downgraded Arch Coal (NYSE:ACI) due to valuation, and still names Alpha Natural (NYSE:ANR) as the best way to play a coal recovery. The firm holds to a Buy rating on the Alpha stock.
Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ:DISH) stock has come to an appealing entry point, Wells Fargo thinks, based on belief that a number of bear theories are wrong. The firm does not find evidence that Dish Chairman Charlie Ergan will construct a wireless spectrum solo, and Wells thinks AT&T (NYSE:T) might acquire Dish’s spectrum. Wells Fargo reiterates an Outperform rating on the stock.
F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV): According to Pacific Crest expectations, F5 will supply guidance lower than usual seasonality for its September quarter. But the firm suggests purchasing the stock on weakness due to thought that the company can fuel growth in the midteens, and reiterates an Outperform rating on the stock.
Level 3 Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:LVLT): FBR Capital reduced its price target for Level 3 following talks with its carriers demonstrating top line revenue pressure and rising access costs. The firm maintains a Market Perform rating on the stock.
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