Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) price target has been increased by BMO Capital due to strong sales, but EPS estimates for the company remain conservative. The company predicts continued benefits from healthier eating trends as well as a significant appreciation to the stock in the long-term. The firm keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE:FDO): Following Family Dollar’s reports of slightly lower than estimated Q3 EPS and comps, RBC Capital still increased its target due to longer-term potential for growth via its operational improvements and quick new store growth. The firm views this as a buying opportunity and keeps an Outperform rating on the stock.
VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) Channel checks by FBR suggest activity in the VMware continues to track well. The firm views the growth trajectory of the company as on track although there are macro headwinds. The firm keeps an Outperform rating and a $130 price target on the stock.
News Corp. (NASDAQ:NWSA) may split up, and RBC Capital predicts that this will cause multiple expansion for the company as well as attract incremental share buyers. The firm reiterates its Outperform rating on the stock.
A123 Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:AONE) cash balance continues decreasing following yesterday’s filing of an amended S-3 which detailed its financial situation, says Wunderlich. The firm adds that the current cash burn rate will force A123 to act before October 10. The firm predicts that over the next 18 months, A123 will need $400M more just to survive. The firm keeps a Sell rating with a 50c price target on the stock.
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