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Following is the list of Citi Investment Research’s top Mid Cap buy recommendations:

Company Name

Symbol

Industry

Current Price

Citi's Target

Hain Celestial Group Inc

HAIN

Leisure

$32.28

$34.00

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc

BMRN

Biotechnology

$25.13

$31.00

TW Telecom

TWTC

Wireline Services

$19.20

$22.00

MEMC Electronic Materials Inc

WFR

Semiconductor Equipment

$12.96

$18.00

Bemis Co Inc

BMS

Packaging

$32.81

$38.00

Corn Products International Inc

CPO

Food Manufacturers

$51.82

$60.00

Energizer Holdings Inc

ENR

Consumers

$71.16

$81.00

Advanced Micro Devices

AMD

Semiconductors

$8.60

$12.50

Warner Chilcott Plc

WCRX

Pharmaceuticals

$23.26

$29.00

Liberty Capital

LCAPA

Broadcasting

$73.67

$95.00

Och-Ziff Capital Management

OZM

Asset Managers

$16.32

$21.00

Celanese Corp

CE

Chemicals

$44.37

$53.00

XL Group

XL

P&C

$24.60

$27.00

Avago Technologies

AVGO

Specialty Semiconductors

$31.10

$40.00

JC Penney

JCP

Retailing - Broadlines

$35.91

$50.00

Dr Pepper Snapple Group

DPS

Beverages

$37.16

$42.00

Here are some of the specifics about these companies, including brief description of their business, growth rates (topline and bottomline) and valuation:

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. manufactures, markets, distributes and sells organic products under brand names, which are sold as better-for-you products. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 1.29 and next year is 1.48. According to the consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 17.10% current year and 6.50% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 35.56. Out of 12 analysts covering the company, 8 are positive and have buy recommendations, and four have hold ratings.

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. develops and commercializes pharmaceuticals for serious diseases and medical conditions. Its EPS forecast for the current year is -0.39 and next year is 0.02. According to the consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 19.30% current year and 15.30% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 1272.5. Out of 21 analysts covering the company, 9 are positive and have buy recommendations, and 12 have hold ratings.

TW Telecom inc. is a provider of managed network services, specializing in Ethernet and data networking, Internet access, local and long distance voice, virtual private network, voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) and network security services to enterprise organizations and communications services companies throughout the United States. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 0.40 and next year is 0.57. According to the consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 6.40% current year and 7.10% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 34.24. Out of 16 analysts covering the company, 8 are positive and have buy recommendations, and 8 have hold ratings.

MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. is engaged in the development, manufacture, and sale of silicon wafers. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 1.16 and next year is 1.39. According to the consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 52.70% current year and 6.40% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 9.17. Out of 27 analysts covering the company, 10 are positive and have buy recommendations, 4 have sell recommendations and thirteen have hold ratings.

Bemis Company, Inc. is a manufacturer of flexible packaging products and pressure sensitive materials, selling to customers throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, and Asia. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 2.40 and next year is 2.68. According to the consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 8.40% current year and 3.80% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 12.35. Out of 13 analysts covering the company, 5 are positive and have buy recommendations, 1 has a sell recommendation and 7 have hold ratings.

Corn Products International, Inc. manufactures and sells a number of ingredients to a variety of food and industrial customers. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 4.05 and next year is 4.41. According to the consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 36.70% current year and 4.20% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 11.93. Out of 8 analysts covering the company, 5 are positive and have buy recommendations, and 3 have hold ratings.

Energizer Holdings, Inc. incorporated in 1999, is a manufacturer and marketer of primary batteries, portable lighting and personal care products in the wet shave, skin care, feminine care and infant care categories. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 5.30 and next year is 6.21. According to the consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 6.80% current year and 3.90% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 11.56. Out of 14 analysts covering the company, 10 are positive and have buy recommendations, and 4 have hold ratings.

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. is a global semiconductor company. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 0.53 and next year is 0.54. According to the consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 4.20% current year and 5.20% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 15.48. Out of 37 analysts covering the company, 11 are positive and have buy recommendations, 8 have sell recommendations and 18 have hold ratings.

Warner Chilcott PLC, formerly Warner Chilcott Limited, is a Bermuda-based specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the women’s healthcare and dermatology segments of the United States pharmaceutical market. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 3.65 and next year is 4.01. According to the consensus estimates, its topline is expected to decline 7.90 % current year and 3.90% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 5.99. Out of 17 analysts covering the company, 14 are positive and have buy recommendations, and 3 have hold ratings.

Liberty Media Corporation is a holding company, and through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the video and online commerce, media, communications and entertainment industries. Its EPS forecast for the current year is -0.57 and next year is -0.01. According to the consensus estimates, its topline is expected to decline 27.00% current year and 12.80% next year. Out of 12 analysts covering the company, 8 are positive and have buy recommendations, and 4 have hold ratings.

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC is an institutional alternative asset manager. The company provides asset management services through its funds, which pursues a range of global investment opportunities through the Och-Ziff Funds segment. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 1.42 and next year is 1.70. According to the consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 21.30% current year and 16.00% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 9.55. Out of 10 analysts covering the company, 7 are positive and have buy recommendations, and 3 have hold ratings.

Celanese Corporation is a technology and specialty materials company. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 3.99 and next year is 4.58. According to the consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 6.60% current year and 5.20% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 9.70. Out of 12 analysts covering the company, 9 are positive and have buy recommendations, and 3 have hold ratings.

XL Group plc through its subsidiaries, is a global insurance and reinsurance company providing property, casualty and specialty products to industrial, commercial and, professional firms, insurance companies and other enterprises on a worldwide basis. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 1.79 and next year is 2.19. According to the consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 1.30% current year and -0.10% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 11.31. Out of 17 analysts covering the company, 7 are positive and have buy recommendations, and 7 have hold ratings.

Avago Technologies Limited is a designer, developer and global supplier of a range of analog semiconductor devices with a focus on III-V based products. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 2.56 and next year is 2.63. According to the consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 9.40% current year and 8.20% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 11.98. Out of 14 analysts covering the company, 9 are positive and have buy recommendations, and 5 have hold ratings.

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. is a holding company whose principal operating subsidiary is J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc. (NYSE:JCP). Its EPS forecast for the current year is 2.03 and next year is 2.39. According to the consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 1.10% current year and 2.60% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 15.06. Out of 15 analysts covering the company, 4 are positive and have buy recommendations, 2 have sell recommendations and nine have hold ratings.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. is an integrated brand owner, manufacturer and distributor of non-alcoholic beverages in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 2.74 and next year is 2.98. According to the consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 4.00% current year and 3.70% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 12.58. Out of 15 analysts covering the company, 8 are positive and have buy recommendations, 1 has a sell recommendation and 6 have hold ratings.

Source: A Look at Citi Investment Research's Top Mid Cap Buy Recommendations