Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V., Gafisa
S.A., Supertex, Inc., Motorola, Inc. and General Electric Co.
CHICAGO -- October 03, 2008
Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day
the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events
impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the
blog include: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. (NYSE: PHG), Gafisa S.A.
(NYSE: GFA), Supertex, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUPX), Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) and
General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE).
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Here are highlights from Thursday’s Analyst Blog:
Philips N.V. Drifts Forward
Headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Koninklijke Philips Electronics
N.V. (NYSE: PHG) is one of the world's largest electronics companies and the
biggest in Europe, with sales of 27 billion in 2007 and 12.4 billion in 1H08.
The company has worked to improve its cost structure, as its EBITA margins
remained flat along with modest revenue performance despite the
weaker-than-expected dollar. Based on these results, we are maintaining our
revenue estimates for 2008.
Gafisa S.A. Affected by U.S. Crunch
Gafisa S.A. (NYSE: GFA) is extremely well positioned in the Brazilian real
estate market. The company is a recognized brand and has been growing through
acquisitions in order to consolidate its leading position.
The recent joint venture with Tenda will enhance the company's presence on the
low-income segment. The long-term potential for growth in the local mortgage
business is huge, and its massive inventory of land already acquired, as well
as construction in progress, land bank and finished units is positive.
Supertex Risks Accounted For
Supertex (Nasdaq: SUPX) designs and sells high-voltage analog and mixed signal
integrated circuits. The company targets the telecommunications, imaging, and
medical electronic markets. In fiscal 2008, Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT) and
General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) accounted for 13% of total sales each.
The company reported revenues of $22.8 million in Q1 of fiscal 2009, up 9.6%
from a year ago and up 16.0% sequentially, mainly due to growth in shipments
of medical ultra sound products which achieved record sales of $9.5 million.
Operating margin also improved to 21.6% from 11.6% recorded in the previous
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