CHICAGO, May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zacks Equity Research highlights Ubiquiti Networks (Nasdaq:UBNT)as the Bull of the Day and Donaldson Company (NYSE:DCI) as the Bear of the Day. In addition, Zacks Equity Research provides analysis on Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON), American Vanguard Corp. (NYSE:AVD) and OM Group Inc. (NYSE:OMG).
Full analysis of all these stocks is available at http://at.zacks.com/?id=2678.
Here is a synopsis of all five stocks:
Ubiquiti Networks (Nasdaq:UBNT) Has put together back to back positive earnings surprises and that stock has risen to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). It is the Bull of the Day.
The airMax line is a point to point and point to multipoint wireless service that has seen eight consecutive quarters of double digit growth. The UniFi product is all about scalable WiFi, network management. The airVision division deals with security cameras. airMax has seen 8 consecutive quarters of double digit sequential growth. Unifi has seen its revenues triple since it was first introduced in March of 2011. The airVision product just started shipping in 2Q12.
Ubiquiti Networks is a communications technology company, that offers a portfolio of communications networking products and solutions in the outdoor wireless, enterprise WLAN, video surveillance, wireless backhaul, and machine-to-machine communications markets worldwide.
Donaldson Company (NYSE:DCI) has sprung a leak as it has missed its last two earnings reports. Today it is a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell), and is the Bear of the Day.
The company provides filters for engines for both on and off road as well as the Aerospace and Defense Industry. The engine segment represents ~63% of the total sale while the industrial unit accounts for 37% of sales.
Donaldson Company is a worldwide manufacturer of filtration systems and replacement parts. The Company's product mix includes air and liquid filtration systems and exhaust and emission control products. The Company operates in two segments: Engine Products and Industrial Products
It was back to the October 2012 quarter, if you are looking for the last time that the company posted a positive earnings surprise. Since that time there have been two negative earnings surprises and previous to the two misses there was a one earnings meet.
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Monsanto Increases Fiscal Outlook
The agricultural solutions provider, Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) recently enhanced its outlook for fiscal 2013 as well as fiscal 2014, on the back of significant growth in the core business.
Monsanto's Chairman, President and CEO, Mr. Hugh Grant made the announcement at the Sanford Bernstein 29th Annual Strategic Decisions Conference, held on May 29, 2013. According to Mr. Grant, Monsanto is likely to benefit from the continued growth trend experienced in the first half of the ongoing fiscal.
In the fiscal second quarter 2013 earnings, announced on Apr 3, Monsanto projected its ongoing earnings per share of $4.40-$4.50 and $4.42-$4.52 on an as-reported basis for fiscal 2013. However, it has now increased its outlook to $4.50-$4.55 per share on an ongoing basis as well as $4.52-$4.57 on an as-reported basis for the same period.
The earnings per share growth for fiscal 2013 is now estimated to be 20.0% higher than the year ago. Also, third quarter of fiscal 2013 is expected to generate earnings in the range of $1.55-$1.60 per share. Loss expectations for fiscal fourth quarter 2013 are also trimmed down.
Monsanto's Agricultural Productivity segment experienced a year-over-year revenue rise of 36.7% in the fiscal second quarter of 2013. It is expected that this segment will continue to benefit the company and increase the total revenue generation in fiscal 2013 and beyond.
The Roundup Ready business of the company is flourishing and mid-teens sales growth in Monsanto's cotton platform this year is also expected. Corn business in Latin America is thriving and Monsanto is expanding in other regions like Brazil, North America and Eastern Europe.
Monsanto is due to release its fiscal third quarter 2013 results on Jun 26, 2013, with a Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.70 per share. The stock currently carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). Other stocks worth a look in the chemicals industry are American Vanguard Corp. (NYSE:AVD) and OM Group Inc. (NYSE:OMG); each carrying a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).
Get the full analysis of all these stocks by going to http://at.zacks.com/?id=2649.
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