Hill-Rom FACING Slowdown and 4 Stock Analyses to Note

Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE:S) price target was increased by 50c by Citigroup after meeting with the company’s management. The firm keeps a Buy rating on the stock, and it believes that Sprint shows favorable progress during the early phases of the Network Vision deployment.

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Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC): After it met with Hill-Rom’s CFO, Wells Fargo reports that the company is still cautious regarding the volume environment, and it continues to mention that it had limited visibility into future orders. The firm believes that the company still faces a slowdown, and it does not believe that the company will exceed its guidance. The firm keeps an Outperform rating on the stock.

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) price target was raised by RBC Capital after the company significantly increased its dividend and announced that it wishes to return a minimum of 50 percent of its FCF via dividends and repurchases. The firm reiterates a Sector Perform rating on the stock.

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCRX): Recently, the government issued stop-work orders for two government funded Ebola virus programs, causing JMP Securities to believe that it is not probable that the government will take similar actions as BioCryst’s influenza treatment, permavir. The firm views the stock’s valuation as attractive and reiterates its Outperform rating.

Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE:TYC): According to UBS, it continues to see an upside to Tyco shares after the separation and will see a large upside if either ADT or Tyco Fire & Security are acquired, or if ADT attempts an aggressive strategy. Shares have a Buy rating and a $66 price target.

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