Briggs & Stratton Risk Remains Compelling and 4 Stock Analyses Turning Heads

Covance Inc. (NYSE:CVD): Current Price: $63.74

Baird decided to increase its price target on Covance as a result of better Q4 results than predicted. The firm cited solid guidance,strong orders, and improving segment trends. The firm gives the stock an Outperform rating.

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Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC): Current Price: $35.45

Baird has increased its price target on Brunswick after it released its Q4 results. Baird noted the company’s confident outlook, improving demand,and a bullish consumer leisure outlook. The firm gives the stock an Outperform rating.

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Sterling Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STSA): Current Price: $21.10

Sterling reported slightly lower Q4 core earnings than predicted, influencing Sterne Agee to view the results as being generally favorable. The firm predicts that the bank will benefit as a result of reduced NIM pressure during FY13. The firm keeps its Buy rating on the stock.

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Briggs & Stratton Corp. (NYSE:BGG): Current Price: $23.38

According to Baird, the risk reward for Briggs & Stratton continues to be compelling after the company’s Q2 results, and Baird cited strong profitability guidance, improving market share trends, and organic sales growth. The firm gives the stock an Outperform rating, and the price target was raised to $26 from $23.

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Microsemi Corp. (NASDAQ:MSCC): Current Price: $20.28

Microsemi reported weaker than expected Q1 along with lower than expected Q2 EPS guidance, which causes Stifel to think that Q2 is probably a trough for the company. The firm predicts that Microsemi will continue to grow during the June quarter. and it keeps its Buy rating on the stock.

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