Polypore Deemed UNDERVALUED and 4 Stock Analyses Sparking Chatter

Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) target has been increased by RBC Capital since the firm believes that the company’s fundamentals remain strong and its fashion is attractive. The firm reiterates an Outperform rating on the stock.

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Polypore International Inc. (NYSE:PPO): ┬áNeedham thinks that improvements in the 80 percent or more of Polypore’s core businesses not concerning electric car batteries are being overlooked. The firm also thinks that the stock is undervalued, and it keeps a Strong Buy rating on the stock.

Joy Global (NYSE:JOY): RBC Capital was not satisfied by Joy’s Q3 results, but mentions that the company thinks that commodity demand has reached the bottom. The firm lowered its target on the shares to $70 from $84 but it keeps an Outperform rating on the stock.

Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD): According to UBS, Gilead’s new HIV, HCV product cycles are underappreciated and it keeps its favorite name in the large cap biotech space. The firm increased its price target to $65 from $61 after the Stribild approval, and also increased its HCV estimates following Bristol-Meyers’ failure of BMS-094. Shares have a Buy rating.

Southern Company (NYSE:SO): Atlantic Equities is concerned that Southern Company’s new nuclear unit projects located in Georgia will suffer from further delays as well as cost overruns when the company submits its 6-month regulatory update tomorrow. Shares have an Underweight rating and a $42 price target.

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