PMFG, Inc. (NASDAQ:PMFG): After the company reported weaker than expected first quarter results, JMP Securities lowered their target on PMFG, Inc. However, the firm still thinks the stock’s risk/reward ratio is attractive even though their shares fell 31% over the past three months. They maintain an Outperform rating.
Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE:KSS): Citing improved top line results, rapid e-commerce growth, and the potential for incremental share repurchases and steady dividend payments, Baird believes that Kohl’s Corp. is a high quality defensive stock. Shares are Outperform rated with a $62 price target.
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Mattress Firm Holding Corp (NASDAQ:MFRM): After meeting with management, Piper Jaffray reiterated an Overweight rating on Mattress Firm Holding Corp. and called the stock one of their favorite investment ideas for the next 12 months. Piper believes the current risk/reward on shares significantly favors the upside over the next 12 months.
Microsemi Corp. (NASDAQ:MSCC): After Microsemi Corp. reported in-line fourth quarter results but provided weaker than expected first quarter guidance, Oppenheimer noted that the company’s gross margin is expected to increase in the first quarter and they believe that it is executing well.
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDRX): Following disappointing third quarter results, Cowen believes that the takeout scenario of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. seems more likely. They cited management’s comments that they are exploring strategic alternatives and because of the impact the process is having on their business, Cowen believes a resolution will occur sooner rather than later. Shares are Outperform rated.
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