SAN FRANCISCO, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Merriman Capital, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: MERR), initiated equity research coverage on CUI Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: CUI) ($4.96) earlier this week with a Buy rating.
CUI Global is a technology company dedicated to the development, commercialization, and distribution of new, innovative electro-mechanical products. CUI Global has become a recognized name in electronic components worldwide in the areas of power, interconnect, motion control, and sound.
Research analyst, Jesse Herrick, summarized in his initiation report:
Following the Company's recent capital raise, we believe the company is well positioned for executing on its business model and is sufficiently funded for sustained profitability. We feel comfortable applying a P/E ratio of 24-26x to forward earnings which yields a price target in the $14-15 per share range. We feel this range gives plenty of room for additional upside, while tempering expectations and taking into account the higher risks associated with a smaller company in this space.
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