VCA Antech (WOOF)
Company Profile: VCA Antech is an animal healthcare company, providing veterinary services and diagnostic testing to support veterinary care.Current Share Price: $21.69 Potential Upside from June 30: 32% based on a price target of $28 Barrington's Take: VCA Antech is one of three new additions to the Best Ideas List, as analysts are impressed with the company's "appealing long-term growth story" and the stock's attractive valuation. "The market for acquisitions has been relatively slow for WOOF over the past two years, due mostly to the economic downturn and the resulting unwillingness to sell at the bottom/inability to retire due to lower retirement assets," Barrington analysts wrote. "However, we believe expectations have adjusted and WOOF is in for a period of increased acquisition activity, driving growth on the top and bottom line."
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: $55.08 Potential Upside from June 30: 33% based on a price target of $75 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." "NAV's focus on such fuel efficient innovative products together with continued cost reduction efforts should promote sales growth, as well as operational leverage in the upcoming future," Barrington analysts wrote.
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