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5 Ex-Dividend Stocks With Buy Ratings

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Intuit

The financial management solutions company reported on Feb. 21 second-quarter earnings of $118 million, or 40 cents a share, up from year-earlier earnings of $73 million, or 24 cents.

"With ~40% of 2012 tax season returns still outstanding per IRS data, plenty of opportunity remains for TurboTax to improve upon its 8% y/y unit growth YTD through 3/17/12," Oppenheimer analysts wrote in a March 30 report. "Additionally: 1) TurboTax service offering mix; 2) ~week earlier y/y annual late season price increase; and 3) increased fee services y/y should augment FY12 volume growth with revenue/return growth. Additionally, Intuit's Small Business offerings (QuickBooks/Payroll/Payments) are also well positioned for FY12 double-digit revenue growth, driven largely by the company's focus on mobility services. Maintaining our estimates, we reiterate our Outperform rating."

Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 1%

Rated "A+ (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: The company's second-quarter gross profit margin was basically the same as it was a year ago.

Intuit has weak liquidity. Its Quick Ratio is 0.79, which demonstrates a lack of ability to meet its short-term cash needs.

In the second quarter, stockholders' net worth decreased 2.15% from the prior year.

TheStreet Ratings' price target is $69.10.






OGE Energy

The energy company reported on Feb. 16 fourth-quarter earnings of $36.4 million, or 37 cents a share, up from year-earlier earnings of $30.7 million, or 32 cents.

"OGE reported 2011 EPS of $3.45 versus $3.10 a year ago," Wunderlich Securities analysts wrote in a Feb. 17 report. "The 2011 results included $0.30 from hot weather (versus normal), while 2010 had a $0.15 benefit. Assuming normal weather in 2012, lower weather-related sales will be a headwind. However, higher utility revenues from the rate case along with higher transmission earnings should offset this. With gathering volume growth in 2012, Enogex results should increase with a full year of operation at the Cox City and South Canadian plants."

Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 2.9%

Rated "A (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: The company's fourth-quarter gross profit margin was basically the same as it was last year.

OGE Energy has very weak liquidity. Its Quick Ratio is 0.33, which demonstrates a lack of ability to meet its short-term cash needs.

In the fourth quarter, stockholders' net worth increased 11.95% from the prior year.

TheStreet Ratings' price target is $68.87.

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