Company Profile: Sirona Dental Systems makes advanced dental equipment.Current Share Price: $51.90 (April 11) Potential Upside from March 31: 9.6% based on a price target of $55. Barrington's Take: Sirona is the first of two new additions to Barrington's best stock picks list. Analysts say Sirona "offers investors an opportunity to leverage the overall recovering dental industry and rapidly growing high-tech dental-equipment market with a company that has a competitive advantage as the technological leader in the industry." "We highlight SIRO's ability to grow faster than expectations and believe there could be upside to both our estimates and price target," Barrington analysts wrote.
Navistar International (NAV) Company Profile: Navistar produces International brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce brand diesel engines, IC Bus brand school and commercial buses, Monaco RV brands of recreational vehicles, and Workhorse brand chassis. Current Share Price: $67.50 (April 11) Potential Upside from March 31: 15.4% based on a price target of $80 Barrington's Take: Navistar remains a top pick for Barrington "due to the company's low valuation relative to the expected growth rate in commercial vehicles." "We believe the combination of NAV's new engine technology (EGR) and dealer focus on the large U.S. trucking fleets will help the company leverage a smaller cost base into higher profits," Barrington wrote. "In short, NAV's commercial vehicle operations are currently profitable at a low level of industry demand. We believe that a more robust 2011 truck recovery combined with stable market share should result in significantly higher operating profits."