Stryker Dividend Expected and 3 Stock Analyses Sparking Chatter

SanDisk Corp. (NASDAQ:SNDK) is predicted by Lazard Capital to have a stronger seasonal first half of 2013, and the firm recommends that investors purchase the stock. The firm thinks that the recent sell-off in shares reflects the post Thanksgiving NAND price declines, and it keeps its Buy rating on the stock.

Stryker Corp. (NYSE:SYK) could possibly announce a dividend or share repurchase initiative this week, considering the fact that the company has historically announced its quarterly dividend and new share repurchase program during the first week of December, according to RBC Capital. The firm is convinced that Stryker is the company under its coverage that is most likely to issue a special dividend, and it keeps its Outperform rating and a $57 price target on the stock.

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Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO): After the firm met with Flower Foods’ management, BB&T significantly increased its 2013 and 2014 EPS estimates for the company, since the firm believes that the company may possibly benefit from the liquidation of Hostess. The firm keeps its Buy rating on the stock.

Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (NYSE:FIS) is believed by Oppenheimer to have attractive defensive characteristics, and it may potentially benefit from rotation into defensive stocks if market uncertainties rise. The firm predicts that the stock’s multiple will show a gradual rise, and it keeps its Outperform rating and a $42 price target on the stock.

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