Universal Health Dubbed Top Idea and 4 Stock Analyses to Note
Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE:UHS): Current price $50.79
Based on current valuation, Susquehanna called Universal Health Services Inc. their top idea in the healthcare facilities group, which does not accurately reflect the behavioral/acute business contribution to EBITDA. Shares are Positive rated with a $66 price target.
Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. (NYSE:QIHU): Current price $32.45
Stifel increased their estimates on Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. to reflect the company’s partnership with Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) and monetization of Qihoo’s search engine. The firm maintains a Buy rating on Qihoo.
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Monsanto Co. (NYSE:MON): Current price $99.70
Susquehanna believes that Monsanto signaled that they expect to see strength in their seed business when guidance was uncharacteristically raised. The firm noted increases in the company’s pipeline and has confidence in Monsanto’s ability to generate solid, long term earnings growth. Shares are Positive rated with a $115 price target.
Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE:TYC): $30.44
Citi lists Tyco Internatioinal Ltd., Danaher (NYSE:DHR), General Electric (NYSE:GE), SPX Corp. (NYSE:SPW), and Pentair (NYSE:PNR) as the Multi-Industry companies most likely to have capital allocation driven catalysts in 2013. Citi said that Danaher is most likely to make an important acquisition, this year, while Tyco is likely to attract suitors, given their position as a pure-play, as well as the consolidation trend in building services. The firm named SPX Corp. as most likely to attract activist interest, and GE as most likely to make a stock-moving divestiture.
Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ): Current price $15.70
Bernstein carried out a sum of the part valuation of Hewlett-Packard Company using a valuation of 0.2x LTM sales for the company’s PC business, which is the valuation at which several computer businesses have been sold. The firm obtained a valuation for HP’s printer business by attaching a multiple 15% lower than the one given to Xerox (NYSE:XRX) and Lexmark (NYSE:LXK) in light of the challenges facing the consumer printing market. Bernstein does not see a break-up of HP as imminent, but maintains a $29 price target and Outperform rating on the stock.
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