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5 Ex-Dividend Stocks With Buy Ratings

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Cypress Semiconductors

"Despite low visibility, we are encouraged by improving backlog building for the next few quarters," ThinkEquity analysts wrote in a March 16 report. "We expect CY to benefit from new touch tablet and ereader wins which we expect should begin ramping starting in 3Q12. We also expect CY to increase share in smartphone touch across existing and new Tier-1 customers. Longer-term, we expect CY to gain share in memory as competitor Samsung winds down this segment."

Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 2.8%

Rated "B- (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: The company's fourth-quarter gross profit margin decreased from the previous year.

Cypress Semiconductor has weak liquidity. Its Quick Ratio is 0.83, which demonstrates a lack of ability to meet its short-term cash needs.

In the fourth quarter, stockholders' net worth decreased 43.17% from the prior year.

TheStreet Ratings' price target is $18.19.






Cohen & Steers

The investment management services company announced earlier this month that it started the Cohen & Steers Real Assets fund, which tries to maximize real returns in inflationary times.

"US real estate strategies, advisory separate accounts and mutual funds had net inflows in 4Q, and gross redemptions were flat sequentially, suggesting that CNS has robust products and channels to drive future organic growth," Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts wrote in a Jan. 30 report. "Still, we did reduce our forecast 2012 inflows to $4.6bn, an 11% organic growth rate."

Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 2.3%

Rated "B (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: The company's fourth-quarter gross profit margin increased from the previous year.

TheStreet Ratings' price target is $36.86.

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