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Joy Global adds to gains as BofA upgrades shares to Buy

  • Joy Global (JOY+1.1% premarket, following up on yesterday's 6.7% gain after reporting better than expected FQ2 earnings.
  • Shares are upgraded to Buy from Neutral with a $70 price target at BofA/Merrill, which says it was encouraged by the increase in the company's service bookings despite a brutal coal operating environment.
  • JOY's aftermarket business (70% of sales) is putting a floor under earnings, BofA says, and aftermarket orders were up 10% for the second quarter in a row.
  • RBC raises its target price on JOY to $67 from $62.
Comments (4)
  • PalmDesertRat
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    It always amazes me to see "experts" upgrade a stock when it's hitting new highs. Whatever happened to buy low, sell high?

     

    Took some JOY profits off the table today at 62.40
    6 Jun 2014, 09:57 AM Reply Like
  • jokes21
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    "encouraged by the increase in the company's service bookings"

     

    Thought bookings fell over 7% Y/Y? So sales down, earnings down, demand down, but we're supposed to go out and buy the stock. OK thanks for the sage advice.
    6 Jun 2014, 10:03 AM Reply Like
  • CornStove
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    JOY is able to "sell" Analysts that they have everything under control and the prospects are good DESPITE the fact they are losing both revenues and profits. It is a great lesson in investor relations for other publicly-owned companies to follow.
    6 Jun 2014, 10:06 AM Reply Like
  • BGDD
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    Generally speaking it pays to do the opposite of what analyst recommends: http://bit.ly/1lbiCs3
    6 Jun 2014, 11:00 AM Reply Like
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