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Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO): Current price $33.28
After conducting a survey, Wells Fargo believes that tobacco industry trends are improving. The industry is benefiting from accelerating pricing, easing competition, and tobacco stock valuations are attractive, according to the firm. Wells maintains Outperform ratings on Altria Group Inc., Lorillard (NYSE:LO), Philip Morris (NYSE:PM), and a Market Perform rating on Reynolds (NYSE:RAI).
Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG): Current price $70.58
UBS expects Procter & Gamble Co. to have a strong quarter, relative to guidance, and sees an upward bias for shares, however, they expect the company to underperform peers on a number of metrics. The firm maintains their Neutral rating and $66 price target.
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AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI): Current price $33.10
William Blair believes now is a good time to buy commercial insurance stocks, with the sector coming out of a cyclical trough. The firm expects earnings to rebound quicker than usual and highlights AmTrust Financial Services Inc., Argo Group (NASDAQ:AGII), and AIG (NYSE:AIG) as their top picks in the sector.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP): Current price $48.95
After Check Point reported a lower than expected fourth revenue, Pacific Crest believes the company’s product revenue is set to rebound in 2013. The firm maintains an Outperform rating on the stock.
Zillow Inc. (NASDAQ:Z): Current price $36.01
After conducting checks, Pacific Crest reported that nearly all agents are sticking with Zillow Inc., during its model transition. The firm continues to believe that the transition will boost the company’s monetization over the longer term and they maintain an Outperform rating.
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