Starbucks Reports In-Line and 4 Stock Analyses Attracting Attention

Mindspeed Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:MSPD): Current Price: $4.76

The company’s price target was raised after Stifel Nicolaus reported stronger Q1 results than predicted. The firm thinks that the company will see benefits resulting from its first to market advantage in various small cell markets. The firm keeps its Buy rating on the stock.

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Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ:SBUX): Current Price: $55.43

Starbucks’ price target was raised by Argus due to the company’s report of in-line Q1 EPS despite several one-time costs. The firm is convinced that the company’s guidance for single digit comp growth in FY13 is conservative and it has more confidence in the company’s multichannel strategy. The firm reiterates its Buy rating on the stock.

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Penn National Gaming Inc. (NASDAQ:PENN): Current Price: $48.00

Brean Capital decided to keep its Buy rating on Penn National despite the company’s Q4 miss. The firm is convinced that the miss resulted from a calendar shift and inclement weather. The firm keeps its Buy rating due to its stellar balance sheet, strong free cash flow, and well run gaming assets. The firm gives the stock a price target of $60.

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Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM): Current Price: $64.95

The company’s price target was reduced by Baird ahead of Q4 results due to the firm’s concerns that the on going media attention concerning the quality of its chicken supply in China. Baird is convinced that these problems are temporary and would selectively add to positions. The firm gives the stock an Outperform rating.

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Ryanair Holdings plc (NASDAQ:RYAAY): Current Price: $40.16

The company’s price target has been increased to $45 from $40 at Imperial Capital.

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