HCA Offering Enhances Liquidity and 4 Stock Analyses Attracting Attention

Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA): Current price $38.58

Citing their potential for margin expansion and higher capital returns for both near term and beyond, Brean Capital believes Comcast Corporation is well-positioned in 2013. The firm also noted their unique scale, revenue mix, and potential for a double digit increase in free cash flow. Shares are Buy rated and the price target was raised from $40 to $45.


HCA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HCA): Current price $36.21

Susquehanna believes the 50 million share offering of HCA Holdings by private equity holders Bain Capital and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts reduces a private equity overhang and enhances the company’s liquidity. Shares are Positive rated with a $45 price target.

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Rick’s Cabaret International Inc. (NASDAQ:RICK): Current price $8.71

Following better than expected first quarter results, Brean Capital remains a buyer of Rick’s Cabaret International. The firm cited their solid results at their newly acquired Jaguar club, an effort to reduce drink discounts, and their new restaurant concept openings. Shares are Buy rated with a $14 price target.


Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW): Current price $33.86

Sterne Agee believes that Con-way’s LTL operations were solid during the fourth quarter, providing evidence that the company’s new strategies may be working. The firm maintains a $40 price target and Buy rating on the stock.


Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO): Current price $28.13

DA Davidson believes that if Flower Foods wins their bid for Hostess, they will have to pay for the market share that they are currently getting for free. If Flowers loses the bid, they will have more competition, according to the firm, which maintains an Under perform rating on the stock.


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