Yum! to Exceed China Target and 4 Stock Analyses Demand Attention

LIN TV Corp. (NYSE:TVL) ad revenue is believed by Benchmark Co. to continue to be strong during Q4 after the closing of the New Vision acquisition. The firm keeps its Buy rating and increases its price target on the stock.

Privatebancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:PVTB): According to Raymond James, recent weakness in PrivateBancorp because of NIM concerns creates a buying opportunity. The analyst stated that there has been no deterioration in fundamentals and the company continues to have strong organic loan growth and declining credit costs. Shares keep an Outperform rating and an $18 price target.

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Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:SNSS): Cantor is convinced that the weakness in Sunesis shares could be partially a result of concerns regarding the competitive profile of the company’s vosaroxin drug, but the firm is convinced that these concerns are unwarranted. The firm reiterates its Buy rating and an $8 price target on the stock.

Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM): After the company attended Yum!’s investor meeting, Bernstein predicts that the company’s unit growth in China will surpass the company’s 7 percent target. Furthermore, the firm continues to think that the company could report stronger U.S. results in the near-term than previously predicted, and it keeps its Outperform rating on the stock.

Smithfield Foods Inc. (NYSE:SFD) target has been raised by BMO Capital following the company’s report of higher Q2 EPS than predicted. The firm is convinced that Smithfield is the best positioned protein company, but it is concerned about the company’s capex and acquisitions, and it keeps its Market Perform rating on the stock.

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