Argus Maintains Buy on Aetna Shares, Hain Celestial Has Momentum, EA Bullish Upside

Aetna Inc.(NYSE:AET): After Aetna reported in-line Q4 results, Argus notes that the company expects its pricing to keep pace with an expected rise in medical utilization in 2012. The firm maintains a Buy rating on the stock.

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.(NASDAQ:HAIN): Cowen said Hain Celestial’s Q2 results showed a continuation of top line momentum which positions it to pass along price increases inflation continues. The firm also noted the company’s channel expansion of core brands with its recent UK based Daniels acquisition. Shares are Outperform rated.

Electronic Arts Inc.(NASDAQ:EA): Cowen said Electronic Arts reported better than expected Q4 results and management provided bullish commentary on 2013 earnings. The firm believes the commentary for 2013 was more important than the current year’s guidance and believes Electronic Arts is well positioned for future growth. Shares are Outperform rated. After Electronic Arts reported stronger than expected Q3 results, Sterne Agee believes that the launch of the company’s Star Wars game was successful, and the firm reiterates a Buy rating on the stock.

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