American Eagle Outfitters Expects Increased Margins and 4 Stock Analyses to Follow

ICON PLC. (NASDAQ:ICLR): Current price $28.75

Following recent commentary from an investor conference, Baird raised their price target on ICON PLC. The firm believes bookings were solid in the current quarter and expects to see continued strength in core clinical development, resourcing services, and consulting operations. Shares are Outperform rated.

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QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE:QEP): Current price $29.81

After shares of QEP Resources, Inc. dropped almost 6.5% this week, Wells Fargo believes that the stock has a number of upcoming potential positive catalysts, including conservative guidance and potential asset divestitures. The firm maintains an Outperform rating on the stock.

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Cree Inc. (NASDAQ:CREE): Current price $31.99

Susquehanna believes that long term growth prospects for Cree Inc. remain intact in spite of seasonal trends and an adverse margin profile. The firm believes there will be acceleration in the adoption of LED’s into general lighting. Shares are Positive rated and the price target was raised from $32 to $34.

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Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F): Current price $14.00

J.PMorgan views Ford Motor Co.’s dividend raise as a signal of management confidence and balance sheet strength. The firm reiterates an Overweight rating on the stock.

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American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO): Current price $19.81

B. Riley Caris expects American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. to improve in several areas under their new management. The firm believes that the company can increase their margins and unit growth and they keep a $27 price target and Buy rating on the stock.

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