Johnson Controls Inc. (NYSE:JCI): According to Wunderlich, risk will be increased if Johnson Controls reduces its 2012 revenue and earnings guidance while reporting Q3 results in the middle of July due to the European economic slowdown’s impact on automotive sales. On the other hand, the firm maintains its Buy rating on shares, citing a large chance that government stimulus will be enacted throughout Spain and France directed mainly at autos.
Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST): According to Bernstein’s beliefs, Costco’s long-term international growth may drop lower than expectations, and the firm keeps its Underperform rating on the stock.
Cepheid (NASDAQ:CPHD): Ahead of Q2 earnings, Credit Suisse has begun being more cautious in regards to Science Tools & Diagnostics sector. The firm reduced it’s Q2 and 2H 2012 estimates because of macro uncertainty, European difficulties, foreign exchange headwinds, and U.S. NIH budget reductions. The firm stays bullish on the stock and increases its price target to $50 from $45.
ITT Corporation (NYSE:ITT): According to KeyBank, ITT might see a near-term upside due to underperformance recently, high short interest, reasonable fundamentals, as well as a solid balance sheet. Shares have a Buy rating and a $26 price target.
Xyratex Ltd. (NASDAQ:XRTX) had its price target reduced after Q2 results due to margin pressures and a weak Q3 guidance mainly in the storage area. Shares keep a buy rating.
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