2 Stocks Hit 52-Week Highs: VRSN, WOLF
JPMorgan analysts raised their price target on VeriSign to $40 from $38 on Tuesday.
"We are raising our 1Q12 net add estimate to 2.75M up from 2.5M as sources indicate better traction through the quarter," JPMorgan analysts wrote. "This adds
Shares of VeriSign hit a 52-week high on Wednesday of $39.54. The stock's 52-week low of $27 was set on Sept. 22.
VeriSign has an estimated price-to-earnings ratio for next year of 17.53 times; the average for computer services companies is 23.31. For comparison, Teradata(TDC) and Equinix(EQIX) both have higher forward P/Es of 22.54 and 42.21, respectively.
Ten of the 16 analysts who cover VeriSign rated it buy. Five analysts gave the stock a hold rating and one rated it sell.
TheStreet Ratings gives VeriSign a B- grade with a buy rating and $44.98 price target. The stock has risen 10.58% year to date.
Great Wolf Resorts
KSL Capital Partners and Apollo Management are in a bidding war over Great Wolf Resorts.
Speaking of the bid from Apollo Management, Hillard Lyons analysts wrote in a March 14 report that, "Should the transaction not be completed, we believe fundamentals could carry the shares to our previous price target of $6 per share or more in two years."
Shares of Great Wolf Resorts hit a 52-week high Wednesday of $7.58. The stock's 52-week low of $2.04 was set on April 12, 2011.
Two of the three analysts who cover the stock rated it hold; one analyst gave Great Wolf Resorts a buy rating.
TheStreet Ratings gives Great Wolf C- grade and hold rating. The stock has risen 156.21% year to date.
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