Equity Analyst Insights: AXP Stock is a Top Argus Pick, Lennar Has Upside, Buying Opp for Tiffany

On Thursday, investors and traders digested the solid European bond auction and continued review upcoming previews for the currently developing U.S. earnings season. Brokerage analysts released their latest homework on the following companies today:

American Express Company (NYSE:AXP): Argus says American Express top pick.  Argus says American Express is its top pick for the payments industry.  The firm feels AXP is undervalued expecting a fourth quarter report of stronger than expected. The firm maintains a Buy.

Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF): Buying opportunity at Tiffany.  After the recent sell-off, Atlantic Equities says Tiffany is a buying opportunity. Tiffany’s is near the lowest price of its historical and the firm rates TIF Overweight.

Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. (NYSE:PVH): Brean Murra say buy Phillips-Van Heusen on weakness. Lower taxes and saving on interest cost have led the company to issue increased earnings guidance. Brean Murray feels any weakness should be a buy sign for investors. The firm maintains its Buy with an $85 target.

Lennar Corp. (NYSE:LEN): RBC Capital increases Lennar target.  Fourth quarter revenues and margins were higher than expected for the homebuilder.  The firm says new order trends were favorable and maintains an Outperform.

Regions Financial Corp. (NYSE:RF): Regions Financial moving in the right direction according to Deutsche Bank.  The firm says there is additional upside in Regions after the company’s sale of Morgan Keegan, reiterating a Buy.

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