Capital One Banks on Underlying Trends and 4 Stock Analyses Demanding Attention

Alliant Techsystems Inc. (NYSE:ATK) should be purchased due to its low valuation, negative sentiment, and compelling sum-of-the-parts value, according to Cowen. Shares have an Outperform rating.

Jive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:JIVE): Needham claims that its channel checks suggest a strengthening demand trend for Jive Software, and there is no evidence of pricing pressure or delayed sales cycles. The firm keeps its Buy rating and a $20 price target on the stock.

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Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) is believed by Stifel Nicolaus to have the possibility of missing Q3 EPS expectations, but the firm believes that the company will report strong underlying trends, such as historically low credit losses and strong revenue yields. The firm believes that the stock is undervalued, and it keeps its Buy rating and a $71 target on the stock.

Akamai Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM) is expected by Cowen to report better revenue growth than expected, and the firm believes that 2013 Street estimates are too low. Shares have an Outperform rating.

Level 3 Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:LVLT): Cowen has named Level 3 as a favorite idea, and the company is well positioned heading into 2013 due to possible improved revenue growth and expectation that EBITDA will show continued strength. Shares have an Outperform rating.

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