Analysts: DuPont Spin-Off Won’t Unlock Much Shareholder Value and 3 More Research Notes to Look Over

DuPont (NYSE:DD): Citigroup’s sum-of-parts analysis has yielded an upside of $63 per share, signaling that a break-up or spin-off of Ag and/or TiO2 may not unlock much shareholder value. Citigroup also finds that Nelson Peltz may have to take on more of a strategic and operational role. Citi has a Neutral rating on the shares, with a $55 price target.

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Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP): Following the company’s report of higher-than-expected EPS, but lower-than-expected revenue, Argus has raised its price target to $179 from $155, as it expects the company to grow significantly more quickly than its peers. The firm keeps a Buy rating on the shares.

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Western Alliance (NYSE:WAL): Sterne Agee sees the company’s results as being favorable, and the firm expects analysts’ estimates for the company to rise in the near-term. Sterne Agee keeps an $18 price target, and a Buy rating on the stock.

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Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI): Wells Fargo thinks the company appears to be on the verge of getting all its businesses moving in the right direction at the same time, after it reported higher-than-expected third quarter EPS, but lower-than expected-revenue. The firm says it’s now more confident that the company can generate EPS of at least $4 in 2015, and keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.

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