This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Toronto-Dominion, WellPoint: Ratings Changes

Stocks in this article: TD BF.A OB Ratings provides exclusive stock, ETF and mutual fund ratings and commentary based on award-winning, proprietary tools. Its "safety first" approach to investing aims to reduce risk while seeking total return performance.

BOSTON ( TheStreet) --'s stock-rating model upgraded Brown-Forman (BF.A), the maker of Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, to "buy."

The numbers: Fiscal fourth-quarter net income decreased 19% to $80 million and earnings per share dropped 35% to 53 cents, hurt by a higher share count. Revenue declined 12% to $537 million. Its gross margin increased from 68% to 69% and its operating margin grew from 23% to 24%. A quick ratio of 0.9 indicates less-than-ideal liquidity. But a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.6 is less than the industry average, demonstrating restrained leverage.

The stock: Brown-Forman has fallen 4% this year, underperforming major U.S. indices. The stock trades at a price-to-earnings ratio of 17, a discount to the market and other distillers. The shares offer a dividend yield of 2.4%.

The model upgraded OneBeacon Insurance Group (OB) to "hold."

The numbers: Second-quarter profit surged 439% to $128 million, or $1.35 a share, as revenue increased 28% to $653 million. Its gross margin rose from 13% to 30% and its operating margin climbed from 12% to 29%. The company has a strong financial position, with $603 million of cash and $641 million of debt. A debt-to-equity ratio of 0.5 indicates conservative leverage.

The stock: OneBeacon is up 29% this year, outpacing major U.S. indices. The stock offers a 6.2% dividend yield, higher than the average of companies in the S&P 500 Index.

The model upgraded chemical maker Olin (OLN) to "buy."

The numbers: Second-quarter net income declined 22% to $28 million, or 36 cents a share. Revenue decreased 11% to $383 million. Its gross margin remained steady at 23%, but its operating margin decreased from 10% to 9%. Olin has a strong financial position, evident in its quick ratio of 1.9 and debt-to-equity ratio of 0.3.

1 of 3

Select the service that is right for you!

Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!


DOW 17,802.82 +24.67 0.14%
S&P 500 2,068.71 +7.48 0.36%
NASDAQ 4,757.7510 +9.3550 0.20%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs