Pacific Premier Bancorp Deemed Undervalued and 4 Stock Analyses Attracting Attention
Pacific Premier Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:PPBI) reported higher Q3 EPS than expected, causing DA Davidson to think that the stock is undervalued, although the bank has above peer profitability and improving deposit base. The firm keeps its Buy rating on the stock.
Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) stock saw a 20 drop over the past month, and DA Davidson predicts that the shares will show a significant rebound through the next few quarters, driven by strong cash generation, low valuation, and normal seasonality in Q1. The firm keeps its Buy rating and a $20 target on the stock.
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Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:DFRG) is expected by Wells Fargo to easily meet its 3 to 4 percent 2012 SSS guidance, and the firm believes that the stock’s multiple will expand throughout 2013 as the company proves that it has the ability to maintain low single digit SSS growth. The firm keeps its Outperform rating on the stock.
Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB): The company’s Connect on mobile is believed by Capstone to be driving game user growth, but it is showing lower average-revenue-per-user, or ARPU. According to the firm, Facebook’s game growth has been on the iOS or Android platforms via Facebook connect and not on Facebook.com or its app. The analyst thinks that this may be a long-term issue for games, but notes that game companies might spend more on Facebook ads because of growing competition. Shares have a Buy rating and a $26 price target.
Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE:S) confirmed its talks with Softbank regarding the possible investment by that company in Sprint, and Pacific Crest believes that an investment like this has the ability to facilitate future accretive acquisitions by Sprint. The firm believes that Softbank’s interest validates the firm’s positive outlook on Sprint’s margins, and Pacific Crest keeps its Outperform rating on the stock.