Weather a Non-factor for Under Armour, Sears Deal Unlikely, PNC a Buy, CAKE Price Target Up
As investors continue to lift the overall stock market today, major brokerage firms revealed their analysis on these four companies:
Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE:UA): Sterne Agee says warm weather shouldn’t bother Under Armour. A warm winter and recent promotions by Under Armour aren’t bothering Sterne Agee. Nor does third quarter inventory cool its view of the company as it maintains a Buy.
Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:SHLD): Credit Suisse doesn’t see a leveraged buyout (LBO) of Sears Holdings. The firm feels negative cash flow, even before interest expense and less working capital, eliminates a LBO scenario. Shares are Underperform with a $20 price target.
PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE:PNC): Sterne Agee says PNC Financial should beat 2012 expectations. Despite reporting fourth quarter adjusted earnings-per-share lower than expected, the firm sees healthy loan growth and expects profit improvements. The firm continues to recommend a Buy.
The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ:CAKE): Lazard Capital raises target for Cheesecake Factory. Ending a strong fourth quarter, the firm keeps a Buy and raises target from $34 to $37.
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