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Estee Lauder (NYSE:EL) Improving Operating Margins

Although they don’t like the valuation of Estee Lauder (NYSE:EL) at this time, UBS (NYSE:UBS) does believe they’re making strong progress toward improving operating margins.UBS said, “We believe Estée Lauder is making solid progress towards improving operating margins, all while investing behind top-line growth…We are raising our 2013 margin estimate from 14% to 14.5%, and our FY 2011-FY 2013

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American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) Has Margin Opportunties

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Even with sourcing challenges, American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) has margin opportunities heading into 2011, and UBS (NYSE:UBS) say they’re maintaining their “Neutral” rating on them.UBS said, “We are encouraged by inventory improvement, store closures (25-30 NY) and cost cuts, all of which are boosting EPS, but it is consistency of product as well as comp and gross margin gains that we expect

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Quidel’s (NASDAQ:QDEL) Rapid Flu Test Should Drive them Soon

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With flu season not too far away, Quidel Corp. (NASDAQ:QDEL) should soon be the beneficiary, along with their shareholders, of their trusted rapid flu test.”We reiterate our rating on QDEL as we believe Quidel’s strong brand reputation and loyalty for its rapid flu test will serve it well when the 2010/2011 flu season finally emerges (we estimate late Q1/11)…We believe QDEL deserves to trade

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Continental Resources (NYSE:CLR) NAV Driven Higher by Activity, Exploration

Continental Resources (NYSE:CLR) was upgraded by Jefferies today from “Neutral” to “Buy,” citing an expected higher NAV. Jefferies said, “Accelerated activity, positive exploration datapoints, and downspacing success in the Williston drive our NAV higher. Unaccounted for is a meaningful Niobrara position and a growing Cana presence. 1st long lateral Niobrara well to spud next month. Positive

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Deere (NYSE:DE), AGCO (NYSE:AGCO), CNH (NYSE:CNH) Up on Bullish Farm Equipment Outlook

Filed in agco, CNH Global, deere, earnings, Gold Prices, o, price-target, revenue, ubs, upgrade by on November 19, 2010 0 Comments

With the price of crops pushing revenue and earnings up for farmers, farm equipment producers like Deere & Company (NYSE:DE), AGCO (NYSE:AGCO) and CNH Global NV (NYSE:CNH) are in favor with analysts, and UBS (NYSE:UBS) raised their ratings and/or price target on the companies. This is centered around the probably assumption farmers will add newer equipment over the next year because of more cash

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Goldcorp (NYSE:GG) Growth Looks Good for Short- and Long Term

Growth for Goldcorp (NYSE:GG) looks good over the near and long term, according to Barclays, who maintains their “Underweight” on the gold miner whil raising their price target.Barclays said, “The company’s growth profile continues to develop in both the near and long term. Over the next several months, Goldcorp anticipates to complete scoping studies at Cochenour and Noche Buena, environmental

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Goldcorp (NYSE:GG) Soars and Scores in Third Quarter

Goldcorp (NYSE:GG) soared over 5 percent by the close of trading Thursday, ending the session at $44.29, after a stunning performance in the third quarter. What was most impressive was its management of costs, even though the reported story will probably be the fact they increased profits y four times the same quarter last year, reaching $4.66.5 million, or 63 cents a share. That’s up from

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Freeport (NYSE:FCX) Outlook Strong on Increased Production, Chino Mine

Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:FCX) was upgraded by Argus Research, citing the company’s guidance on increasing production and the restarting of its Chino mine in New Mexico. The rating was upgraded because it “reflects the company’s decisions to increase production in 2010 and to restart its Chino mine in New Mexico, as well as continued copper purchases from China,” said Argus. Freeport also

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New Gold (Amex:NGD), Hecla Mining (NYSE:HL), Thompson Creek (NYSE:TC) Downgraded by UBS (NYSE:UBS)

UBS (NYSE:UBS) took aim at some companies it feels are weak in the mining sector, and downgraded New Gold, Inc. (Amex:NGD), Hecla Mining (NYSE:HL), Thompson Creek Metals (NYSE:TC).Hecla was downgraded from “Buy” to “Neutral,” New Gold from “Buy” to “Neutral,” and Thompson Creek Metals was cut from “Buy” to “Neutral” as well.Thompson Creek Metals closed the trading day Tuesday at $10.76, losing

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Apple (AAPL): Higher Price Targets Still Ahead

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Apple (AAPL): Higher Price Targets Still Ahead

Filed under: Earnings Reports , Apple Inc (AAPL) , Newsletters , Stocks to Buy “After trading higher following its past nine quarterly earnings reports, investors finally found a reason to be disappointed in Apple ( AAPL ); however, despite the negative investor reaction, it was still an outstanding quarter from the tech giant,” says Geoffrey Seiler . The editor of BullMarket.com report, “Apple reported a fiscal Q4 profit of $4.31 billion, or $4.64 a share, up 70% from $2.53 billion, or $2.77 cents a share, a year ago. Revenue soared 67% to $20.3 billion. The results easily surpassed the analyst consensus of $4.08 in EPS on sales of $18.9 billion. “One area of contention with investors was gross margins, which fell to 36.9% from 41.8% a year ago. Analysts were looking for gross margins of 38.1%. However, gross margins were 190 basis points above Apple’s own guidance. Continue reading Apple (AAPL): Higher Price Targets Still Ahead Apple (AAPL): Higher Price Targets Still Ahead originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Tue, 19 Oct 2010 10:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Gammon Gold (NYSE:GRS) Price Target Raised by Canaccord Genuity

Canaccord Genuity announced it is raising its price target on Gammon Gold Inc. (NYSE:GRS), citing Ocampo production and valuation. Canaccord maintains a “Hold” on Gammon.”Gammon recently released Q3/10 operating results from its 100%-owned Ocampo Au/Ag operation in Mexico. We have also increased our peak Au and Ag assumption, which we apply to Ocampo in our valuation, to US$1,500/oz Au from US

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Citigroup (NYSE:C) Drops Freeport (NYSE:FCX) from "Top Picks Live" List

Citigroup (NYSE:C) cut Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:FCX) from its “Top Picks Live” list, citing recent valuation. Increase in copper and gold prices has pushed the stock up to levels that Citigroup seems to think are unsustainable, as the share price of Freeport drop in response. Even so, Citi is maintaining a “Buy” on the firm, saying “the company’s growth prospects, discounted valuation relative

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