The security products and services company is scheduled to report second-quarter results on Thursday."We believe there is significant embedded TYC value to be unlocked because of the separation," Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts wrote in a report Monday. "Independent of the separation, TYC shares should also continue to benefit from margin runway, share repurchase, and the overall company's relatively defensive portfolio mix (roughly 50% of sales from recurring, highly predicatable services) against a backdrop of economic uncertainty." Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 1.8% Rated "A (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: The company's first-quarter gross profit margin increased from the previous year. Tyco has weak liquidity. Its Quick Ratio is 0.83, which demonstrates a lack of ability to meet its short-term cash needs. In the first quarter, stockholders' net worth remained about the same as the prior year. TheStreet Ratings' price target is $64.01.
Williams-Sonoma The home goods company reported on March 8 fourth-quarter earnings of $1.3 billion, or $1.17 a share, up from year-earlier earnings of $1.2 billion, or $1.05 a share. "We believe WSM's dominant e-commerce business remains a significant growth catalyst," Canaccord analysts wrote in an April 2 report. "WSM is the clear leader in home furnishings ecommerce, generating $1.4B in FY11 online revenues, nearly 3x the size of its closest competitor." Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 2.3% Rated "A- (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: The company's fourth-quarter gross profit margin was about the same as it does the previous year. Williams-Sonoma has weak liquidity. Its Quick Ratio is 0.99, which demonstrates a lack of ability to meet its short-term cash needs. In the fourth quarter, stockholders' net worth was basically the same as the prior year. TheStreet Ratings' price target is $43.97. -- Written by Alexandra Zendrian
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